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Jamie Lee Rake

Jamie Lee Rake is a freelance writer based in Waupun, Wis. whose wide breadth of tastes in and studies of music and food put him in good stead to write about those very things for Shepherd Express. He aspires to make more of his living by way acting and voice-over work, so if you like his writing, you may want to see or hear him as well. When he's not consuming, reading or writing about food and music, he can be found taking online surveys, studying for and teaching mid-week adult class at his place of worship, listening to more radio (mostly online) than watching TV, and providing incidental humor and, it's hoped, intentional insight for those in his eclectic orbit.  

The 20 songs compiled on Sad About The Times captures an era’s (late 1960s to early ’80s) peculiar emotional fragility with various spins on folk and country rock. Read more

Album Reviews

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Photo credit: Evan Casey

Brooklyn-based Buffalo Boss bring East Coast flavors to Sherman Phoenix. Read more

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Artist: Lev Cantoral

The Chicago-based stand up is glad to explain the difference between geeks and nerds to the rest of us. Read more

Comedy

On her fourth album, folk artist Katie Dahl remains an evocative chronicler of vignettes. Read more

Album Reviews

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Photo credit: Shepherd Express staff

Villa’s Mexican Restaurant sets itself apart with fare that is hard to come by in Milwaukee, including champurrado and tlayudas. Read more

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PHOTO CREDIT: Evan Casey

Funky Fresh Spring Rolls in Sherman Phoenix offers imaginative, healthy and nutritional fillings. Read more

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With Kindred Spirits, Keith D. has created a work rooted in its metal genre while expanding its boundaries for those with open minds and hearts. Read more

Album Reviews

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Image courtesy of ComedySportz Milwaukee

ComedySportz Rec League gives everyone a chance to be funny, and Cedric the Entertainer returned to Milwaukee to help Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. Read more

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PHOTO CREDIT: Tammy Scheicher

Local acts Negative/Positive and LUXI brought varied personalities to the Walker’s Point Anodyne Coffee scene. Read more

Concert Reviews

Two Wisconsin bands with differing approaches to punk rock each take a side of this 12-inch album. Read more

Album Reviews

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Photo Credit: Matt Condon/Darsombra

Inventive Baltimore duo are joined at Cactus Club by a pair of comparable Milwaukee bands, Gnarrenschiff and Metavore. Read more

Concert Reviews

Daniel Beyer's comic, 'Long Story Short,' is a funny creation made in Wisconsin. Read more

Comedy

Give Blame It On Cain credit for the title of their third long-player as it’s an apt harbinger for the hard rockers’ burly, fuzz-drenched guitar tone and walloping beats. Read more

Album Reviews

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Photo Credit: Alex Anne Mastroni

Milwaukee comic talks about women in comedy and laughs in everyday life. Read more

Comedy

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PHOTO CREDIT: Evan Casey

Purple Door Ice Cream is probably the first business one sees when entering Sherman Phoenix. Read more

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Xposed 4Heads have realized an ideal of that decade’s danceable, synthetic new wave sounds. Read more

Album Reviews

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Photo Credit: Will Durst

Milwaukee native Will Durst brings a comedic take on his generation, the Baby Boomers, to Sturgeon Bay’s Third Avenue Playhouse. Read more

Comedy

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PHOTO CREDIT: Evan Casey

For customers exploring veganism, Next Level serves an array of sandwiches, wraps, tacos, gyros and salads. Read more

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Texas trio radiates charm and good times in Back Room performance. Read more

Concert Reviews

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PHOTO CREDIT: Shane O’Neal

Murray the Magician will be at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s Northern Lights Theater on Saturday Aug. 24. Read more

Comedy

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Keith Gasper

Amid the applause on Good Friday's As I Lay Dying/The Devil Wears Prada co-headlining bill at The Rave, there were, as might be expected at a metal concert, some devil's horns hand gestures thrown skyward by enthused Read more

Concert Reviews

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