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Tim Kasher has never recorded a concept album where he literally sleeps with his mother, kills his father then blinds himself, but he's come pretty damn close at least two or three times. Unfolding,Concert Reviews more

Mar 31, 2014 10:22 AM Concert Reviews

Not everyone was a fan of Minus the Bear's fourth album, Omni, even within the band. more

Sep 5, 2012 12:00 AM Music Feature

"When I see all of you here, I don't know what to say, " began Tom Uttech at his gallery opening on Saturday afternoon, February 12.  "I hope I make it worth your time today." Tory Folliard brought back Uttech for his 8th solo show at her gal.. more

Mar 1, 2011 4:25 AM Visual Arts

PJ Harvey’s seventh album, Let England Shake, is her grand statement about war and its psychological toll on her homeland. For a grand statement, though, it’s mighty ambiguous. In a girlish, incongruously chipper voice, Harvey sings about the horr.. more

Feb 15, 2011 2:48 PM On Music

With music blogs thriving, there were more outlets covering music than ever before in 2009, but you wouldn't know it to look at this year's best albums of the year lists, which were as homogenized as I've ever seen. Critics united near unanimously.. more

Dec 15, 2009 11:00 PM On Music

Sometimes the venue makes all the difference. When Cursive toured through Milwaukee in 200 13 Songs ,Concert Reviews more

May 8, 2009 12:00 AM Concert Reviews 1 Comments

After beginnings playing fairly traditional, albeit unusually cerebral hard-edged emo in the ’90s, Omaha’s Cursive began moving in more ambitious directions, recording elaborate song-cycles like 2003’s Ugly Organ, and 2006’s,Today more

May 7, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

It seemed like the perfect set list at the time. Since they were booked at a South by Sout Domestica ,Music Feature more

May 5, 2009 12:00 AM Music Feature 1 Comments

Critics were divided on Mama, I'm Swollen, the sixth album by Omaha's curve ball-throwing indie-rock band Cursive, but we're not. Though it tones down the foam-mouthed punk of their earlier, more overtly emo releases, it replaces it with richly or.. more

Mar 16, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

Another quick self-servicing plug: Set your dials to FM 102.1 this Sunday at 11 p.m., when I'll be on Ryan Miller's Indie Soundcheck again, chatting with the friendliest man in radio about that new Cursive album I've been beaming about all week.  more

Mar 6, 2009 5:00 AM On Music

If Conor Oberst must dedicate himself to a band that isn't Bright Eyes, couldn't he at least reunite Desaparecidos? This Mystic Valley Band that he's spent the last couple years with just isn't cutting it, yet Oberst doesn't seem to be getting the.. more

Mar 4, 2009 5:00 AM On Music

Cursive has laid out a novel pricing plan for its latest album, Mama, I'm Swollen. On Sunday, the band began selling 320 Kbps mp3s of the album for $1, raising the price a buck each day until it tops off at $9 on the album's release date. It's a.. more

Mar 3, 2009 5:00 AM On Music

Sportsrelated surprises include finding a Honus Wagner baseball card in your deadgrandfa Playboy ,Jim Cryns on Sports (Online Exclusive) more

Jul 16, 2008 12:00 AM More Sports

Grace and Julian, a collaboration between two New York University students, vocalist Grace Weber and pianist Julian Pollack, divide their time between up-tempo jazz pop and sultry adult-contemporary jazz ballads on their self-titled 2007 album. A... more

Jul 9, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee 31 Comments

A company called You've Been LeftBehind LLC has begun offering an e-mail service to Christians who arepreparing for the Rapture, in which all “true” Christians ascend toheaven to meet their Lord. The company, knowing that some Christiansbelieve... more

Jul 9, 2008 12:00 AM News of the Weird

Lacking the get-up-and-go beat or melodic ambience of acts like Aphex Twin or Telefon Tel Aviv, Milwaukee’s Dartanjal feels perhaps purposely far from conventional music. As practitioners of both audio and visual art, music makers Jon Minor and J... more

Jul 8, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee