For their first show under their truncated new name, Death From Above treated loyal fans to a mix of “crusty new songs and crusty old ones." more

Jul 5, 2017 10:30 AM Concert Reviews

After UW-Eau Claire professor B.J. Hollars discovered a book of photographs of now-extinct birds, he began a yearlong journey to uncover the reasons why so many North American avian animals have vanished from the globe. Flock Together: A Lo... more

Mar 14, 2017 1:00 PM Books

The unwritten history of Milwaukee’s unheard music has been updated in Steven Nodine’s Brick Through the Window: An Oral History of Punk Rock, New Wave and Noise in Milwaukee, 1964-1984, a launch event for which takes place at 7 p.m. on Fri... more

Feb 14, 2017 3:41 PM Books

Trying to adequately describe Passage of Gaia, the new album by Milwaukee-based Arctic Sleep, is no easy task. The band, made up of core members Keith Dulemba (vocals, bass and cello) and Mike Gussis (guitar), note that their sound has bee... more

Nov 18, 2014 9:29 PM Music Feature 1 Comments

A LexisNexis search shows that, over their 15 year run, English-speaking newspapers have called The New Pornographers a supergroup at least 770 times. That doesn’t include much of the music press—like Rolling more

Nov 12, 2014 11:52 AM Music Feature

By the mid-’80s, The Monkees were far from Micky Dolenz’s mind. Though the singer had dabbled in a few Monkees tie-in projects in the years following the made-for-TV band’s split, he eventually put the group behind him as he cobbled togethe... more

May 27, 2014 12:00 AM Music Feature 1 Comments

Our society hides death in a haze of euphemism (what did he pass, a kidney stone?) and antibacterial has become a lifestyle, yet we also live in a culture where gruesome flourishes and horror are an industry. These are among the paradoxes e... more

May 22, 2012 12:00 AM Books

There wasn't a name for what Mark Shurilla was doing when he started a Milwaukee band called the Electric Assholes in the mid-1970s. A couple of years later when punk rock came to town, Shurilla found a context for his inventive spoofing... more

May 15, 2012 12:00 AM Local Music 5 Comments

In their introduction, Oxford Hindu studies professor Gavin Flood and American poet Charles Martin make their case for the enduring relevance of the Bhagavad Gita. Aside from its canonical status in the Hindu scriptures, with its emphasis..... more

May 7, 2012 12:00 AM Books

Jean Feraca's mellifluous voice is a familiar presence for Wisconsin Public Radio listeners; her choice of guests and her conversations on “Hear on Earth: Radio Without Borders” evince a thoughtful, intuitive and tolerant mind... more

Oct 31, 2011 12:00 AM Books

No singer better exemplified the intersection of rap and R&B in the '90s than Nate Dogg, the Long Beach hook singer who died yesterday at age 41 after years of failing health. R&B singers had been adopting hip-hop attitudes for years before Nate .. more

Mar 16, 2011 4:39 PM On Music

It won't surprise too many fans to hear that the new Flaming Lips song is about death—many of the band's are. But death for the Flaming Lips hasn't been a particularly scary proposition in a long, long time. Since Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, .. more

Aug 19, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

Waukesha-born Les Paul, a rock and jazz pioneer and inventor who created the electric guitar as we know, died today of pneumonia, the Associated Press is reporting. He was 94. Paul was lucid and active in his final years, playing concerts.. more

Aug 13, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

Michael Jackson music videos ran on a constant loop on cable this weekend, while radio recommitted itself to his songbook—at one point I caught three Milwaukee radio stations all playing different Jackson songs at the same time. Although.. more

Jun 29, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

Michael Jackson died this afternoon, the Los Angeles Times has confirmed. The news marks the end of the singer's long, painful decline. Michael Jackson was, without a doubt, the most tragic pop star the world has ever known. Other singers and rock.. more

Jun 25, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

A Milwaukee native who relocated to Minneapolis and began recording for Kill Rock Stars, Jeff Hanson was found dead Friday, apparently from an accidental fall. He was 31. On a trio of folk-pop records for Kill Rock Stars beginning with 2003's So.. more

Jun 7, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

In part because of a reluctance to insinuate that Wilco might be past their prime, obituaries for Jay Bennett, the former Wilco multi-instrumentalist who died in his sleep yesterday of unknown causes, have downplayed Bennett's contributions to the.. more

May 25, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

RalphLarsen was in the thick of all things countercultural in Milwaukee in UWM Post ,None more

Mar 25, 2009 12:00 AM Off the Cuff 2 Comments

Mainstream contemporary pop fans may be puzzled by the opening track, "Intro/Normal P Esque ,CD Reviews more

Oct 20, 2008 12:00 AM Album Reviews