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Flanked by local pros from the Milwaukee music scene, singer/songwriter Joe Crockett draws from the chillier corner of new wave on Rx Drugs’ debut album. Read more

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Phox, Aretha Franklin, Peter Frampton and more! Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

Like most bands, Space Raft is the product of a score for a shelved low-budget horror movie, an insomnia-induced list of puns and members from some of the state’s renowned rock acts joining forces. Read more

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Compiling an annual list of the most noteworthy Milwaukee albums is always one of the most difficult assignments of the year, but this year it was easy in some respects. On one hand, there’s no way to do justice to the breadth Read more

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Weeks off don't always come at a good time for football teams, but the breaks broke right for the Badgers and Packers. A bye last week gave UW a chance to recover from a painful loss to Michigan State and prepare Read more

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“Winter is on its way,” Joe Crockett cautions on The Championship’s new album, in a rested baritone that makes him sound like he himself has just woken from a deep hibernation. In some ways, he has. High Feather... Read more

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Nobody would claim that Milwaukee doesn't have a fondness for American music. Spend a week or two going to shows in Bay View, Riverwest or on the East Side, and you'll witness a wide variety of local Americana, folk, folk-rock, roots-rock..... Read more

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In the new year, White Fish Bay’s Bay Players community theatre will be staging a production of Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore’s Wrong Window—it’s an Alfred Hitchcock tribute something on the order of the  recent comic stage adaptatio.. Read more

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One of Milwaukee's many rock stations, 97.3 The Brew, quietly changed formats last week. It is now a Top 40 station called Radio Now, with a playlist that includes Katy Perry, Jay-Z, B.o.B., Kings of Leon and Lady Gaga. While th.. Read more

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I was recently at a very traditional religious wedding. Knowing the couple in question very little, I felt a bit out of place. I wish the two of them nothing but the best and hope to, at some point, get to know them a little better. They seem li.. Read more

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By the end, RiverSplash was on life support. For two decades, the event had marked the unofficial start of Milwaukee’s festival season the first weekend of each June, but following years of bad weather and even worse press after a 2008 shoo... Read more

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Being really strange, new and novel, Youngblood Theatre’s Spirits To Enforce (which opens next week) has been foremost in my mind going into this month, but there are a number of really good plays that have opened in addition to it. Next Act’s Th.. Read more

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Radio Milwaukee 88.9 announced this afternoon the winners of its annual Milwaukee Music Awards. Unlike last year, when the burgeoning soul revival band Kings Go Forth dominated the awards, winning five categories, this year's awards were much more.. Read more

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News this weekend that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett plans to run for governor next year, in a race that could pit him against Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, should leave the thirtsty politicos who meet monthly as part of the Drinki... Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Once again, Milwaukee enjoys the spillover from a major Chicago music festival. Atlanta psychedelic rockers Gringo Star and Montreal classic-rock revivalists The Sam Roberts Band, both already in the region this weekend for Lollapalooza, wi... Read more

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The best political rap tells hard truths. The worst tells obvious truths. Mr. Lif's new album, I Heard It Today, out today, tells the most obvious truths of all, the ones that are plastered above the fold on newspaper and stream 24-hours a day on .. Read more

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Want to clean up Milwaukee for Earth Day but don’t know how to help? Here are some options: The Milwaukee Riverkeeper and Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful are sponsoring river and stream cleanings at 46 sites throughout the region on Satur.. Read more

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Congratulations to the Badger Women's Hockey Team on winning their third National Championship in fourth years!They defeated the Mercyhurst Lakers 5-0 with five different players scoring those points.Brooke Ammerman opened the scoring early in the.. Read more

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