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02.10.2014 | 67 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Anybody who purchased the debut from the Brooklyn indie-rock ensemble San Fermin on the strength of their live show must have been a little disappointed to discover the group's most commanding presence wasn't even featured on that record. Singers Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig handled the female vocal parts on the group's self-titled debut, but on tour those duties fall to Milwaukee native Rae Cassi...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

DJ Shadow headlines the producer battle’s 2013 finale

 When Jordan Lee, aka DJ Madhatter, started the Miltown Beat Down in 2005, Milwaukee’s hip-hop scene was as segregated as the city itself, divided by geography, race and culture. For years the chasm between East Side rap
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012
Matt & Kim keyboardist Matt Johnson knows the duo’s live shows are one of its biggest assets. The concerts have become legendary for the inclusive, participatory vibe
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012
 On the debut of Milwaukeean Paul Schwarzkopf's one-man band, Manual Controller, vintage electronic instruments fashion a retro-futuristic sound. Within Schwarzkopf’s peppy dystopia, he conjures a keyboard-driven...
Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

Jan. 30, 2014

When he played an acoustic show at a Madison club in 2001, Kip Winger took requests from the rambunctious crowd, with one caveat: “I won’t play ‘Seventeen,’ because she’s now 30,” he sa
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Ramble John “RJ” Krohn, better known by his stage name RJD2, still remembers the moment that inspired him to begin creating the instrumental hip-hop compositions that would become his signature. “The big light bulb went off in my head the first time I bought a sampler,” says the producer. “I vividly remember the first time I made a beat and having this rude...

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