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Nomadic Milwaukee songwriter Brett Newski is always looking for new ways to stand out. Read more

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“Tripping balls” on cold medicine, Liz Phair energetically revisited Exile in Guyville favorites, as well as songs from her entire career. Read more

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Lou Barlow’s passion offset Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis’s trademark indifference Tuesday night. Read more

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Gin Blossom singer Robin Wilson on the band’s jangly new album, his new side gig fronting The Smithereens, and why the Gin Blossoms beat the hell out of Deep Blue Something. Read more

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The underrated alt-rock band's Throwback Thursday gig was hardly the kind of show rock-star fantasies are made of, but they enjoyed themselves anyway. Read more

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“I was basically writing an album that my adolescent self would like,” says Sean Lehner of the shape-shifting Milwaukee outfit Fuzzysurf. Read more

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Looking to move beyond “Take Me Out,” Franz Ferdinand took inspiration from Greek composer Yiannis Markopoulos on their latest record. Read more

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On their debut EP, the Milwaukee quartet Dodgeball Club spike their lively pop-punk with ’80s hair-metal guitar theatrics. Read more

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Reflecting on his band’s breakout 1993 album, Gentlemen, Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli admits “it was mean-spirited." Read more

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It has a lot of competition, but the most overusedword in music may be “supergroup," since that term projects a degree of fame that few purported supergroups every actually live up to. So what do you call aband featuring talented but not nece.. Read more

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Beck is one of the defining artists of my generation. So why doesn’t his music mean more to me? Read more

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“I don’t like young people," Melvins leader King Buzzo says, as he discusses the band’s ambitious new double album. Read more

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For its Throwback Thursday promotion, Summerfest experimented with booking actual headliners before 10 p.m. Read more

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Their influences may be familiar, but the Mike Benign Compulsion pack their latest album with surprises. Read more

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While many of the emo acts they grew up listening to have moved on to pop, Milwaukee’s Dreamhouse vow to keep the guitars front and center. Read more

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The Milwaukee band Sacred put a contemporary spin on aggressive ’90s rock. Read more

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The Head and The Heart

FM 102.1’s annual Big Snow Shows are usually some of the year’s most memorable alternative rock concerts. Yesterday the station announced this year’s lineup from the rooftop of the Rave at a concert that featured Catfish and the Bottlemen, and as .. Read more

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In a set that leaned heavily on his early ’90s output, power-pop master Matthew Sweet let his songs speak for himself. Read more

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Lydia Loveless would like to dispel the notion that she’s a badass. Read more

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The eclectic alternative duo Twenty One Pilots did their best to tune out outside input going into their sophomore album. Read more

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