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Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry discusses her songwriting and the glossier sound of the band’s latest album, “Love is Dead.” more

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Frankie Cosmos’s Greta Kline discusses the unlikely inspirations behind her songs. more

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The long-running Milwaukee indie-rock band announced its breakup. more

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The indie-rocker describes her acclaimed new album “Historian” as a song cycle of loss, perseverance and, ultimately, optimism. more

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The personable electro-pop duo delivered a set fit for the hugest festival stages at their kinetic Pabst Theater show this weekend. more

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“It is an overwhelming sad honor,” Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner says of bonding with listeners through traumatic experiences. more

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The Milwaukee duo's gleefully unromantic new EP flaunts some seriously great songwriting. more

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The Nashville indie-rock outfit shared some all-too-relatable songs Sunday afternoon for a rapt crowd. more

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Fourteen years into their reunion, the reinvigorated indie-rock legends returned to Milwaukee with a renewed sense of purpose. more

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Ahead of the band’s show at Summerfest, Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor talks about their latest album and reflects on their New York roots. more

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Surgeons in Heat’s endearingly odd third album “Bored Immortals” is the result of some unusual studio tinkering. more

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In a wide-ranging interview, Hop Along singer Francis Quinlan discusses songwriting, John Steinbeck, Built to Spill, the Bible and painting. more

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The iconic former Pavement frontman stayed true to his laidback ways at Saturday night’s sold-out show. more

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The veteran indie-rock band will make their long-awaited return to Milwaukee July 31 at the Riverside Theater. more

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The Shepherd Express is excited to premiere the long-awaited new album from Milwaukee's most harmonic indie-folk band. more

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Though sloppiness and slack may be Twin Peaks’ signature style, the indie rockers’ set Saturday was slicker and more refined than ever. more

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“I think that a lot of managing depression and anxiety is just learning to remind ourselves that the hurt is finite.” more

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“I was one of those girls who was called ‘intense,’” Mitski quipped. “But it got me here, so…” more

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Former Sat. Nite Duets songwriter Stephen Strupp fights off winter’s sorrow on his band Soda Road’s deeply personal debut. more

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“I think there’s a sense of magic in having people come in expecting a quiet acoustic evening, and then end up taking their clothes off and dancing on the tables.” more

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