No one can be surprised anymore by the sheer contempt Sheriff David Clarke publicly expresses toward the human beings under his supervision housed in the Milwaukee County Jail. more

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Troubled Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane yesterday celebrated his recent release from a mental institution by getting one of the ugliest face tattoos possible, a bright, giant triple-scoop ice cream cone that shoots lightening bolts. In happier times, t.. more

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Even to a public numb to the "rapper goes to prison" narrative, Lil Wayne's incarceration held particular intrigue. That was in part because of Wayne's staturehe's not just rapper, but one of the country's biggest pop stars, and it's rare to see a.. more

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Leonard Maltin is a brand name—the genial face of film history. But as Leonard Maltin’s 2011 Movie Guide (Plume) shows once again, he doesn’t flinch from making hard assessments and taking to task movies for falling short.

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Since 2002, the Milwaukee band Jail has been playing skewed, brainy garage-pop with the agreeable jangle of '60s pop and the nervy twitch of early-'80s post-punk. They've been one of Milwaukee's most consistentand paradoxically least visiblegroups.. more

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Therewere many questions last fall regarding the fact that there was noMilwaukee Interna Shepherd Express ,Expresso more


How does a scrawny Swede like Kristian Matsson so perfectly capture the Appalachian spirit of blues men like Mississippi John Hurt? With a voice so reedy it makes Bob Dylan sound like Pavarotti, Matsson finger picked his way through last ye... more

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"I would do it the same," says Vinnie Kircher of the latest recording session by There's No Sky (Oh My My) ,Local Music more

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I’m Art Kumbalek and manohmanischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, seems M sends James Bond on a secret mission to heaven. When M doesn’thear from Bond for ,Art for Art's Sake more

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Three Milwaukee-area bands offer up their latest 7-inch releases for at a shared 10 p.m. show tonight at Club Garibaldi. Each of the groups takes inspiration from eras past: Midwest Beat plays vintage, '60s,Today in Milwaukee more

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Just11 pages into In Search of the Blues(Basic Books), author Marybeth Hamilton comes ri In Search of the Blues ,Books more


Born of a Dire Straits song, named for a Robert Cray song, and obviously inspired by guit Roll Away ,Today in Milwaukee more

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Radio Milwaukee 88.9 announced the winners of its first "Milwaukee Music Awards" this morning. Winners were chosen by that station's staff—except for the Listener Choice Awards, obviously—and offer a fair representation of the local bands include.. more

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Two seasoned local indie-rock bands share a 9:30 p.m. bill at the Cactus Club tonight: Dec The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963 ,Today in Milwaukee more

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Somelocal bands announce themselves loudly, but pop-rockers Roe v. Wade. ,Local Music more

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