Two great Milwaukee punk bands team up for a split, while Interpol comes to town and Styx plays an Admirals game. Read more

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Madison musician/producer Chants’ name might not ring a bell, but to most followers of the Milwaukee hip-hop scene his sound will be familiar. He produced WebsterX’s breakout single “Doomsday,” and now he’s back with another track with a differ.. Read more

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The funny thing about the fickle affections of the listening public, however, is that sometimes it can be won back just as quickly as it’s lost. Read more

Concert Reviews

This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE’s weekly half hourof opinions with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we offer one of our favoriteannual traditions: our fall concert preview. Typically autumn is the mostconcert-rich time of the year in Milwauk.. Read more

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The best band of the 2000s post-punk revival until they weren't anymore, Interpol has announced plans for to release a new album in September, El Pintor , their fourth attempt to top their 2002 debut Turn on The Bright Lights (the upcoming album's.. Read more

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Revitalizing a genre well past its expiration date, The Thermals enjoyed a run of several excellent pop-punk records, culminating in last year's vital Now We Can See, a disc that suggested the Portland trio might never run out of steam. On the gro.. Read more

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The stark cover of Interpol’s upcoming self-titled record illustrates the letters in the band’s name pulling away from each other and crumbling apart, an image it’s easy to read as symbolic of the state of the band, given how longtime ba Read more

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The most accomplished of the many post-punk bands that rose last decade, Interpol will return to the Rave for an August 13 show, the venue announced this morning. The concert precedes the Sept. 13 release of the group's self-titled fourth album, t.. Read more

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The Charles Allis Art Museum’s “Forward: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now,” on display through May 10, provides artists with an opportunity to exhibit in a prestigious museum. Changes to this year’s format include the acceptance of Read more

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The Portland rock duo Nice Nice titled its newest album, out this month on the venerable Warp records, Extra Wow , which seems fitting for a record that doubles down on the sonic spectacle. Without compromising the raw power of their Read more

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The celebratory culture of New Orleans mixes with the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina in Milw Fire on the Bayou: A Mardi Gras Musical Extravaganza, ,Theater Read more


The Dave Matthews Band guys take their day job seriously. It had been a full 15 years since a member missed a gig with the band when saxophonist LeRoi Moore was injured in an ATV accident that he ultimately succumbed to last year. Moore was... Read more

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