Dead Confederate

Pop starlet Katy Perry leaves nothing to chance on her sophomore album, Teenage Dream, a calculated set that builds on the brassy club pop and steel-reinforced ballads of her debut. The mood is ostensibly playful, but the rigid perfectionism of Pe.. more

Aug 24, 2010 2:32 PM On Music

Well, the tea party crowd got what they wanted, I guess. Media attention and the announcement from Tommy that he’s not going to run. So predictable. Cory Liebmann over at Eye on Wisconsin has awesome insight on why the tea partiers weren.. more

Apr 15, 2010 7:20 PM Daily Dose

As is the case with any of the more iconic figures of the 20th century, it is very difficult to imagin Karl Marx as a normal person in “real life.” The every day life of one of the more influential thinkers of the last century gets examined in How.. more

Apr 9, 2010 10:53 PM Theater

So here's the thing about wedding disc jockeys: They're usually right. Much as the more discriminating members of the wedding party may loathe hearing ABBA's "Dancing Queen" or an Elvis mega-mix, wedding disc jockeys play these songs because t.. more

Jul 2, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

Though Dead Confederate’s ghostly, implied twang and unhurried storytelling nods to the Southern songwriting tradition, the Athens, Ga., band’s dominate influences aren’t remotely Southern. Instead, the band looks toward the North, minin more

Jul 1, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Having just returned to Milwaukee, the early summer trip to American Players Theatre is fully behind me. Full reviews of each of the three outdoor shows will appear in print over the course of the next couple of weeks. On the whole, it was one of .. more

Jun 29, 2009 4:00 AM Theater

Just a heads up: In the next couple of months, we'll all be hearing a ton about the debut album from Volcano Choir, the collaboration between Milwaukee's Collections of Colonies of Bees and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, Unmap. It's one of the most ant.. more

Jun 24, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

There's no fourth wall to break in Lingo Dancetheater's "Inhabit" performance, the next event in the yearlong Alverno Presents series, because the fourth wall doesn’t exist. The show’s dancers drink wine and mingle with the audience, as the... more

Mar 6, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

For nearly a decade, they were one of the city’s most prominent bands, but when they Light Eyed and Villainous ,Today in Milwaukee more

Jan 17, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Chris Vos admits the timing of his epiphany wasn't ideal. Vos' band, Freshwater Collins, h Light Eyed & Villainous ,Music Feature more

Jan 14, 2009 12:00 AM Music Feature

As part of the Community Media Project’s weekend-long African Beyond film fest in th Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation ,Today in Milwaukee more

Oct 4, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

My Morning Jacket has evolved rapidly since the psychedelic Southern rock of their early a Evil Urges ,Today in Milwaukee more

Oct 3, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

   Though his band's name seems pretty self-explanatory to him, Dead Confederate Nevermind ,Music Feature more

Oct 1, 2008 12:00 AM Music Feature

Like the murder ballad or songs about cars, sad songs will always have a special place in the American songbook. This week is a great one for sad music, seeing the release of two wonderfully downtrodden albums from wildly different genres: .. more

Sep 18, 2008 4:00 AM On Music

A certain sassy grandmother never appears in Tyler Perry’s latest play, The Marriag The Marriage Counselor ,Today in Milwaukee more

Apr 9, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee 4 Comments