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Accordion

Were polka to ever regain the popularity of its 1940s-’50s commercial heyday, Milwaukee bandleader/accordionist/singer Tom Brusky could be a star. more

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Brooklyn-based vocalist Eva Salina explores the songs of Serbian-Roma singer Vida Pavlović, a prominent recording artist in the former Yugoslavia, on her new album. more

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Milwaukee’s Alyssia Dominguez incorporates her Hispanic roots into the pop end of country for a sound that seems poised for popularity. Given the mariachi brass in Johnny Cash’s �,Album Reviews more

Album Reviews

Kochanski’s Wednesday night polka jams draw a spirited crowd of musicians—but one that won’t be around forever. more

Local Music

Summer Theatre is always a bit weird come July/August. Between The Sunset Playhouse’s production of Hair and Nicholas Cialdini’s Boomtown, this weekend is an impromptu area theatre tribute to baby boomers. There are musicals and comedies opening .. more

Theater

Dimsum, the Chinese equivalent of tapas or small plates, makes for aunique dining experience. Larger restaurants boast cart service, withnumerous carts bearing a variety of items. One former Milwaukee,Dining Out more

Dining Preview

When Hal Rammel isn’t hosting “Alternating Currents,” WMSE’s Sunday night experimental music showcase, or inventing his own instruments (he’s proudly patented the triolin, the snath, the aerolin and the hydro-aerolin), he fin more

Today in Milwaukee

I hate when this happens: A band improves by leaps and bounds between albums, with the implied promise of even better things to come—and then doesn't deliver. The latest offenders are Asobi Seksu, the beauty-seeking New York shoegaze band that thr.. more

On Music

In the increasingly rare moments that my grandfather remembers what I do for a living long enough to make conversation about it-I write about music, among other things, I tell him when he asks-he'll pose a follow-up question: "What's your favorite.. more

On Music

Here's one that's been circulating around the music blogs, courtesy of Unkut.com: A raw, early version of A Tribe Called Quest's "Scenario" featuring a very different arrangement and unheard verses from Dres from Black Sheep and Posdnous from De L.. more

On Music

One of the most enticing curiosities on the Milwaukee music scene, The Scarring Party play old timey, tuba- and accordion-driven jazz; classic American music as re-imagined through the lens of Tom Waits records and haunted carnival rides. Althoug... more

Today in Milwaukee

La India Canela is a young woman whoplays accordion at supersonic speed, leaving the fast Daughters of the Dust ,CD Reviews more

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