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The two veteran troubadours alternated sets on Brewed Café's cozy window stage on Saturday. Read more

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Shaun Boothe comes to Milwaukee with his Unauthorized Biography series, and numerous local artists are playing this week in Milwaukee. Read more

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Eric Blowtorch keeps grooving with the second volume of his Quality Items Radio mixtape, recently released. Read more

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You might ask: How does a Milwaukee musician resurrect an iconic Clash song by recruiting a reggae titan to sing vocals? He simply does it. Eric Blowtorch longtime ringleader, troublemaker and activist has assembled a four song collection t... Read more

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Confirming what everyone knew anyway, Dan Bice is reporting that you won’t have Mike Tate to kick around anymore.Tate sent out anemail announcing he’s stepping down as the head of the state Democratic Partyin June, when his term ends.It’s be.. Read more

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In Influenced, we talk to Milwaukee musicians about the artists that shaped and inspired them, both as performers and listeners.Eric “Blowtorch” Beaumont has been a fixture in the Milwaukee music,Music Feature Read more

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Spend enough time on the streets of Milwaukee's East Side and you'll surely encounter Eric Blowtorch... Read more

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Sometimes angry and always stripped back to a shaky voice and a fiery, plucked electric guitar, Eric Blowtorch summons the spirit of one of his heroes, Billy Bragg, on The Promise of Power. Largely recorded in his bedroom with minimal accom... Read more

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The latest vinyl from Milwaukee's white socialist/pacifist reggae emissary is an electro treat with Chinese dulcimer and pots ’n ’ pans ’n ’ paint buckets programmed among the synths. It finds our man mixing romance and social cons Read more

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