Experimental Music

One of the great acquired tastes of Milwaukee's ambient/experimental scene has shared two audacious new compositions. Read more

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On Milwaukee power electronics maestro Peter J. Woods’ Today Is Horrible, the music’s largely low-key nature reflect the insidiousness, paranoia and, simmering disquietude of the concepts he assays. Read more

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A musical wind vane of sorts, the improvisational ensemble Weather Warlock played off the warm, humid conditions Thursday night at High Dive. Read more

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The Milwaukee musician’s first song-based solo project in nearly two decades is a prickly song cycle about mankind’s thirst for war. Read more

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Peter J Woods’ new series of electronic shows and workshops puts the focus on women in experimental music. Read more

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Generous doses of acid house kept the crowd dancing at the most recent installment of Milwaukee’s long-running MELT concert series. Read more

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The experimental jazz trio Noh Band pushed their sound to metal-esque extremes for a sold-out show at the Sugar Maple. Read more

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In its inaugural year, Synth Fest MKE aims to bring together disparate corners of Milwaukee’s electronic music scene. Read more

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The clarinetplays a decisive role in the history of jazz and American improvised music. Inthe context of early New Orleans jazz, the function of the clarinet was tocontribute an ornamental obbligato that filled space left open by the cor.. Read more

Happening Now

Milwaukee’s noise music scene is in flux, but Alex Kmet remains committed to it. His noise project, Climax Denial, appears at Bremen Café in Milwaukee’s Riverwest on Thursday, May 5, along with Echo Beds, Lucky Bone, and Venereal Crush. Read more

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Producer Tyler St Clair’s CAUTION, Milwaukee’s latest experimental electronic music series, aims to pick up where MELT left off. Read more

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In a recent OffThe Cuff interview,Hal Rammel waxed optimistic about the future of improvised music in Milwaukee:“There has been an explosion of interest and activity in the past few yearsthat puts Milwaukee on par with Chicago.” June alo.. Read more

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Utech Records aims to create an experimental music festival that even genre outsiders can enjoy. Read more

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The heyday of the one-man experimental bedroom project is over. Interest in this stuff peaked several years ago, when a corp of bloggers (some of them writing for Pitchfork’s affiliate site Altered Zones) scoured the Internet, eager to share any u.. Read more

On Music

Percussionist/composer Jon Mueller has had a banner year, releasing two absolutely visionary records with his project Death Blues as well as an ambient collaborative LP with minimalist musician Duane Pitre, all between long stretches on the road w.. Read more

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It takes a whole crew to man a ship. With that in mind, Milwaukee’s Speakerdust approaches their improvisations as a group effort. Released on the winter solstice, Golden Sessions Vol. 1 captures the essence of the collective Read more

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Conceptually speaking, many people draw a lot of stark lines when it comes to music, separating genres and marking distinctions between electronic and acoustic Read more

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Saturday’s show at Cactus Club, curated by Peter J. Woods for the Experimental Milwaukee series, featured four very different experimental acts from in and around Wisconsin. Woods, himself one of the major nodes of Read more

Concert Reviews

For 35 years, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s technically dazzling production of Charles Dickens’ classic tale A Christmas Carol has been one of Milwaukee’s most cherished Christmas traditions. This year’s production, whic Read more

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