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Monday, Feb. 20, 2012

The Lost Album

Mississippi Cactus' The Lost Album, recorded several years ago, before singer/guitarist Brian Kasprzak's temporary West Coast relocation, finds the Milwaukee band as musically diverse as their club-packing shows were lengthy—and those could run upward...
09.03.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Even long after their studio albums lost me�which is to say pretty much after their flawless debut EP, though I'm in the minority here�TV on the Radio remained one of indie-rock's most blisteringly passionate live bands; their set at Lollapalooza this year, for instance, was one of the festival's highlights. I had hopes of a long overdo Milwaukee appearance from the band, but those were crushed to...
12.17.2007 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
At her saddest, the voice of Edith Piaf was sorrow itself, intimating that love is a state of unsatisfiable yearning and life is melancholy without end. When she was ebullient, however, Piaf was a bolt of electricity. She was France’s analog to Billie Holiday and like the American jazz singer, led a troubled life and died too young. One of 2007’s great films, La Vie en Rose, has been...
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009

Solo Cubano

The beautiful invitation to “I Love the Eisner,” designed by Lauren Rubin, set the stage for an evening of Cubaninspired fun. The well-planned event included great Cuban music by salsa band Clave Y Afinque, led by Jesus (Joey) Burgos, plus 250 square feet of auctioned art, casino gambling and Cuban cocktails.
10.12.2007 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Steve Albini? Check. Will Oldham? Check. Lasers? Check. It's on. I can't help but feel bad for all the artists who planned to release their new albums this week. They staked out a quiet little release date for themselves, then—BAM!—with just 10 days notice, Radiohead announces they'll be dropping their progressively priced, mega-newsworthy new album at the same time. Imagine if the NFL sudden...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Though theyre not the first band to disco-up (or Panic at the Disco-up) the old Duran Duran playbook, The White Tie Affair wins points for earnestness. Without falling.

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