Home / Tag: indie rock
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
 Jack Tell didn’t just write songs for Animals in Human Attire’s latest album, Ourmegadawn. He drew them. As he tells it, “I’d been playing a lot of Legend of Zelda at the time,” particularly The Wind Waker
02.21.2014 | 58 days ago | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
It's a Milwaukee Day miracle! The late, great indie-rock band Decibully, which played their last show in 2011, and the rootsy rock band Juniper Tar, which went on hiatus last year after singer-guitarist Jason Mohr moved away, will reunite for "one night only" performances as part of Milwaukee's favorite made-up holiday. The show will be Monday, April 14 (4-14, like the area code) at Turner Hall Ba...
02.03.2014 | 76 days ago | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
There are so many folk-rock bands kicking around Milwaukee right now that the scene could have easily breached its saturation point, yet so many of these bands continue to carve out space for themselves with truly unique spins on a style that could easily scan as stale. One of the best of these newer bands is Twin Brother, a trio that released a striking self-titled debut last year that combined s...
Monday, Nov. 18, 2013

Nov. 15, 2013

Whereas many of Built to Spill's slacker-rock contemporaries broke up nearly a generation ago, frontman Doug Martsch and company have soldiered on heartily for more than two decades, putting out s
11.13.2013 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
A Milwaukee dream-pop group that guarded vulnerable emotions behind a punky sneer, Heartthrob quietly released a raw but extremely promising debut EP earlier this fall, the WMSE live session Love Efficient. Now it looks like their won't be a followup: The band's show Thursday at the Riverwest Public House will be there last. They'll share the bill with Genders (from Portland), Work (from here) and...
10.24.2013 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Remember when Sat. Nite Duets debuted a few years ago and all anybody could do was compare them to Pavement? It seemed as apt a point of reference as any at the time, but it doesn't even begin to do justice to the hyped-up, jittery, shape-shifting Looney Tunes cartoon that they've evolved into. The Milwaukee ensemble's latest LP, Electric Manland, is their wildest, most curveball-dense recording y...
10.23.2013 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
I can’t recall the exact wording, but there’s a great quip about the way age shapes how we identify with music: Everybody believes that the greatest period for music just happened to occur when they were young. There’s a lot of truth to that, of course. Music never sounds quite so thrilling or important as it does during youth, where you're experiencing it for the first time and still fleshi...
Monday, Oct. 14, 2013

Oct. 13, 2013

Some bands never want to grow up. Perhaps that’s because the shift from juvenilia to adulthood can derail a group’s creative process. Philadelphia vaudevillian rock act Man Man, fresh off their

0|1