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The veteran Milwaukee blues guitarist’s new group modernizes the classic organ-trio sound. Read more

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Two new books, Nancy MacLean’s Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America and Ganesh Sitaraman’s The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution, reflect on the danger to American democracy posed by th... Read more


The Milwaukee jam band Stereo Frontier looked to The Beatles as they spent two years recording their latest record. Read more

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It took plenty of trial and error for Milwaukee’s Undercover Organism to hone their tricky fusion of jam and electronic music. Read more

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The New Orleans ensemble Galactic looks to the future on their latest record, Into The Deep. Read more

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The jammy Stevens Point string band Horseshoes & Hand Grenades blended originals, covers, drinking tunes and holiday oddities during Saturday night’s marathon set. Read more

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Travis is a burned-out psychiatrist traumatized by the suicide of a patient with whom he had an affair. One Eyed Girl peers unblinkingly into a postmodern abyss. The Jam’s story is told on The Jam: About the Young Idea, a documentary featur... Read more

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Milwaukee’s jazz scene received a shock in January when the owner of The Jazz Estate (2423 N. Murray Ave.) announced that he was selling the venerable establishment. The East Side club has been home to internationally recognized jazz musici... Read more

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Whereas many of Built to Spill's slacker-rock contemporaries broke up nearly a generation ago, frontman Doug Martsch and company have soldiered on heartily for more than two decades, putting out s,Concert Reviews Read more

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Megafaun is on the unglamorous end of one of music's most romanticized origin stories. In 2006, singer-songwriter... Read more

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Deadspin has a screen grab of Owen Daniels Facebook status talking about how he's holding out from organized team activities since he's unhappy with the contract he's been offered.According to the Houston Chronicle: Daniels, 26, who had participat.. Read more

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H/T to Ryan at the Pabst for this: Wilco just debuted the so-bad-it's-good cover art for their upcoming Wilco (The Album), which was shot during the band's recent stay in Milwaukee and very clearly shows Mader's restaurant in the background—and a .. Read more

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It seems believable enough: Nine Inch Nails has released yet another out-of-nowhere free download album, but, yeah, it's an April Fool's Day joke. This one's pretty good, though, since it's unusually mean-spirited, and further escalates the amazin.. Read more

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There’s a scene near the beginning of Flash of Genius that neatly and amusingly speaks volumes about its protagonist, Dr. Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear). One night the electrical engineering instructor at a Detroit college is confronted by his sexy.. Read more

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One of the oddest entities to make a name in the expansive jam scene, Buckethead is a masked performer with a bucket on his head who claims to have been raised by chickens. He plays difficult and dense prog,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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Historically, jam bands’ attempts at rap have been, well, awful. Just bloody awful&m The Wedding Singer ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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With their keyboard-drum setup, the Benevento/Russo Duo initially earned hasty comparisons to Medeski Martin & Wood, even though the duo’s jams are far trippier and often heavier than the more sea,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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The touring Denver jam band Kinetix splits a 9 p.m. Shank Hall bill tonight with a like-minded jam band from closer to home, Minneapolis’ hard-touring Down Lo. Both bands rely heavily on spry, funky ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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