Dope Folks

Let's be honest: This isn't an ideal day to be dropping new music. Kendrick Lamar's latest album, DAMN. , hit streaming services late last night, and even if it weren't fantastic (it is), it would still be sucking all of the oxygen out of the room.. more

Apr 14, 2017 6:38 PM On Music

Milwaukee's Dope Folks Records specializes in vinyl pressings of rare and unreleased golden age hip-hop. Most of its releases, then, have come from relatively unknown names like Disco Beave, Reggie Capers and Bolaji, rappers who embodied their era.. more

Mar 13, 2014 10:00 PM On Music

Milwaukee's Dope Folks Records launched several years ago with the mission of pressing rare, unreleased and long-of-print hip-hop to vinyl; in the process they've revealed how vast and rich the genre's vaults are. Most of their releases are from '.. more

Dec 3, 2013 3:00 PM On Music

The Rusty Ps aren't as active as they used to be, but then again, very few Milwaukee acts are as active as The Rusty Ps used to be. Lest anybody think the veteran hip-hop duo has thrown in the towel, though, Dope Folks Records posted a new single .. more

Aug 28, 2013 9:00 PM On Music

This summer the Milwaukee hip-hop duo AUTOMatic released either their best or their worst song yet, depending on your tastes: “Move,” a thumping, electro-funk throwback that divided listeners who had grown accustomed... more

Sep 26, 2012 4:26 PM Local Music

For the last couple of years, the guys at Milwaukee\'s Dope Folks Records have been digging up rare, forgotten and downright obscure hip-hop from the \'80s and \'90s and reissuing it to vinyl. For those who haven\'t been following their output, t.. more

Jun 12, 2012 3:00 PM On Music

It has become something of a given that the Internet age has been less than kind to record labels... more

Jan 4, 2012 12:00 AM Music Feature

Abetted by fellow veteran Milwaukee folkie Jym Mooney, among others, acoustic music elder stateswomen The Moxie Chicks have been gigging at feedback-free venues for a few years. Recorded live at The Coffee House, Middle Aged Garage Band fin... more

Jan 17, 2011 12:00 AM Album Reviews 1 Comments

Milwaukee rapper Tonye Dabipi didn't waste much time following up his 2010 debut album The Illmenship Memoirs. His new The Intrepid EP arrives just two months after that record, and like its predecessor, it splits the difference between hard-hitti.. more

Dec 13, 2010 4:59 PM On Music

The president of a bank has precisely one hour to make a Communist taxi driver look like a high-powered capitalist executive. Why? Well, the daughter of a potential business partner has secretly married the man. The bank president must cons... more

Sep 22, 2010 12:00 AM Theater

Once again downtown Milwaukee’s four-day Bastille Days celebration commences with the “Storming of the Bastille” 5k run, and once again the health benefits of all that exercise will be summarily undone for many by copious consumption of more

Jul 8, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee 3 Comments

It’s only fitting that California roots-rocker Jackie Greene titled his latest EP Grateful , since he owes much of his notoriety to the Grateful Dead, whose bassist Phil Lesh recruited the young player to join his Phil Lesh and Friends more

Mar 8, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Helping meet the demand of young audiences weaned on jam music and now hungry for bluegrass, Greensky Bluegrass, a five-member banjo-strumming, dobro- and mandolin-playing bluegrass group from Michigan, spends much of its time on the dusty more

Feb 6, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

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Jan 15, 2010 12:00 AM Film Reviews

Author Joan Didion’s husband died of a sudden heart attack on Dec. 30, 2003; a year and a day later, Didion had completed her memoir about dealing with his death, A Year of Magical Thinking, which became one of 2005’s most acclaimed and,Tod... more

Oct 15, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Fresh from their three-game series against the Chicago Cubs, the Milwaukee Brewers begin a three-game set against the Cincinnati Reds tonight with a 7:05 p.m. game at Miller Park.,None more

Apr 13, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee