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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other sources recently compiled a statistical rating of 381 major U.S. metropolitan areas in order to identify the 20 drunkest cities in America. Incredibly, or maybe not, 10 of the nation’s 20 most ... Read more

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Daylight shrinks, temps plummet, you yearn to escape and tropical jet setting is not an option. Fear not, Dejected Wanderer. Close to home are beautiful options, including this quick Top Ten. Read more


The Wisconsin Area Music Industry will hold their annual WAMI Awards in Appleton again this year. The organization will announce the winners of its 36th annual awards at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 17.Tickets are $29.5.. Read more

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Appleton’s Tenement just released one of the year’s most invigorating rock albums. But who’s paying attention? Read more

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Appleton, Wis. is kicking off the summertime music festival season with the sonic equivalent of a punch to the face. No Tomorrow Festival, taking place June 14 and 15 (with a pre-show occurring Fri,Music Feature Read more

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Subject to band availability and any number of other chaotic variables, bills for smaller club dates are usually something of a mixed bag, typically including at least one group that’s sort of su,Concert Reviews Read more

Concert Reviews

One might have thought Cory Chisel would have been disappointed when it became obvious... Read more

Music Feature

It’s often hard to like amazingly talented bands. Talent can breed pretentiousness, and pretentiousness can breed assholes. That’s why bands like Appleton-based Tenement are so noteworthy: They put out great... Read more

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For Grant Pauly, owner of and brewmaster for the new 3 Sheeps Brewing Co. in Sheboygan, Wis., brewing beer... Read more

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It's hard to believe that Teenage Pagans, the 12-song debut album from Appleton-based Technicolor Teeth, was made by a collection of musicians a few years out of high school. Teenage Pagans sounds confident and cohesive, as if the players..... Read more

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Yellow Ostrich singer-guitarist Alex Schaaf, who recorded 2011's The Mistress alone in his Appleton bedroom, is the kind of guy who once relied only on his boyish voice and a drum machine to make one EP (Fade Cave) and drew lyrics exclusive... Read more

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Renaissance Theaterworks opens its season with Reasons to Be Pretty , the final chapter in contemporary playwright Neil LaBute’s thematic trilogy about society’s obsession with physical appearance. Having debuted in New York in 2008 Read more

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The long-rumored move was finally made and the Brewers class A club will now be located in Appleton.The Crew's single-A affiliate had been in West Virginia, but that team recently signed on with the Pittsburgh Pirates.Rumblings had been going on f.. Read more

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Perched onan elevated platform, the “mad gothic organist” Jack Forbes Wilson The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful. ,Theater Read more