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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Each season arrives with its own specialty brews, from the light, crisp pilsners of summer to the heavy, robust stouts and double bocks of winter. Many of these seasonal offerings fall into familiar patterns—every beer drinker can expect the usual offering...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
“I wanted to put a name on the forward thrust of what we're doing,” Paul Cebar says of his decision to change band names a few years ago. Except for the group he once shared with John Sieger, the R&B Cadets, he had performed under the handle of Paul Cebar...
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summerfest's Cascio Stage spotlights Milwaukee

For much of Summerfest's history, local bands were an afterthought. With so many touring acts dominating the schedule, local bands were left to compete for unglamorous day slots, with preference often given to reliable draws like cover bands over groups with edgier or more esoteric sounds...
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009

At the Repertory Theater

The show runs from December 9 through December 27 and its run time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Several years ago Jerry Grillo was one of the most prolific jazz performers in town, recording no less than seven CDs from 1994 through the middle of the present decade and singing consistently in local clubs. He didn't fall silent as much as he became quieter, playing modest duets at Paddy's Pub and weddings and corporate parties with the Nick Contorno...
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009
The irony of MTV's ongoing music-video purge is that it may have actually created more opportunities for independent musicians than a decade of "TRL" ever did. With so many hours of reality programming to soundtrack, MTV has turned toward small and emerging artists for songs.No Milwaukee-area singer/songwriter has benefited more from MTV's aggressive song licensing than Jayme Dawicki, who in the past eight months has lent five songs-one half of her 2008 album Shatter Queen-to different incarnations of "The Real World." Most recently her song "Here I Go" appeared in the January season premiere...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008

shop locally and online

Order your gift certificates online! Shop Blush online for a holiday gift guide, stocking stuffers, hostess gifts and the gift of beauty for her and the gift of grooming for him...
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008
It's been a while since anything in the world of hardcore punk surprised me, but I was genuinely taken aback by the lyrics on Herds' recently released 7-inch EP. With an almost haiku-like simplicity, vocalist Mike Priehs lays out the story of an erupting volcano in "Katmai": "Katmai made the sky turn to ash/ Isolated eruption/ The Valley of 10,000 Smokes." The juxtaposition of such a strange subject for a hardcore song with the sonic wallop that...
Monday, Sept. 22, 2008

Where Ya Gone? (Maxtone)

Milwaukee veterans The Invaders may be considered part of ska's third wave, but the group's sixth album is at its best when the band recalls the genre's '60s formative era in witty little story songs. The group achieves its own twist with the inclusion of harmonica and violin amid the requisite brass, keyboards and hyperactive rhythm section...

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