Joe Uchill

The hard-working British rock band Foals spends a lot of time on the road. They like it that way. Speaking of which, Foals co-headline The Rave with Silversun Pickups on Friday, May 6, with Joywave opening the show. more

May 3, 2016 4:06 PM Music Feature

A LexisNexis search shows that, over their 15 year run, English-speaking newspapers have called The New Pornographers a supergroup at least 770 times. That doesn’t include much of the music press—like Rolling more

Nov 12, 2014 11:52 AM Music Feature

If OK Go is a band, it’s important to note that they have a new album coming out in a few days. If OK Go is a band, it would be critical to know that Hungry Ghosts will be like no OK Go album before it, submerging their alt-pop sound into g... more

Oct 7, 2014 10:32 PM Music Feature

Things are changing for Iron and Wine, both for the band and its namesake. Sam Beam took his band name from a health tonic he saw while filming a movie in Florida more

Sep 17, 2014 12:36 AM Music Feature

Adam Duritz knows Aaron Rodgers. Sure, the Counting Crows frontman wrote the alternative soundtrack to your mid-’90s break-ups. Sure, his Sideshow Bob more

Jul 16, 2014 12:28 AM Music Feature

Don’t get Keegan DeWitt wrong. He genuinely loves “Thunder Clatter,” the song that’s brought his band Wild Cub so much attention. Everyone loves it. It’s an ecstatic, tropic cacophony about finding the right person exactly when you need ... more

Jun 25, 2014 1:05 AM Music Feature

For all its strengths, it’s hard to tell exactly what Best Coast meant last year’s Fade Away to be. In length and in spirit, it was somewhere between a long EP and short LP. It could have been taken as a continuation of the reverb-laden sur... more

Jun 16, 2014 6:49 PM Summerfest Guide

For Ingrid Michaelson, maturing meant getting wilder. The singer-songwriter broke through in 2007 as a mousy coffeehouse act, but grew into something more hair-down, self-assured and adventurous, performing music that audiences could notice... more

Jun 16, 2014 5:47 PM This Week in Milwaukee

Sean Carey (known as S. Carey) is from Wisconsin. He grew up in Lake Geneva. He went to college in Eau Claire where he met, married and settled down with his wife. His day job is as drummer for Bon Iver and his latest solo album was recorde... more

Apr 22, 2014 12:43 AM Music Feature

Monica Martin is setting goals for herself. She’s never had to do this before.“I had some small dreams, like owning a hearse,” said Martin, the soul-singer-voiced front of the Wisconsinite ps,Music Feature more

Dec 24, 2013 11:02 AM Music Feature

Whatever you think about experimental music—what it is, where it is, whether or not the guy in the Motorhead T-shirt is listening to more of it than you are—you’re probably wrong. Nestled more

Dec 4, 2013 12:14 AM Music Feature

Matt Johnson has never had milk in his cereal.“I’m not vegan or lactose intolerant or anything, and cereal is pretty much my more

Jun 25, 2013 11:43 PM Music Feature

Traveling the world, working on farms: This is a great roots-music backstory. It is also the backstory of Colyn Cameron, who writes and sings sweeping folk songs for his more

Jun 11, 2013 10:26 PM Music Feature

For someone who remembers all the details, Curt Kirkwood is a terrible historian of the band he fronts. He knows the facts (the Meat Puppets have been meat-puppeting since 1980) but puts no weight on the context. And there is a lot of conte... more

Jul 6, 2011 12:00 AM Music Feature

Give credit to Toronto's The Rural Alberta Advantage for its naming prowess: The group's songs are indeed about the advantages to living in rural Alberta. Neutral Milk Hotel, to whom the band often gets compared, never wrote songs about neu... more

Mar 16, 2011 12:00 AM Music Feature

There are many ways love can get you kicked in the shins. Stuart McLamb knows more

Mar 2, 2011 12:00 AM Music Feature

There were three Chapin Sisters—well, two sisters and a half-sister—before Jessica Craven took a more

Feb 1, 2011 12:00 AM Music Feature

Alan Palomo’s cell phone doesn’t seem to work. His voice fades in and out and disappears in cell phone static and T-Mobile reverb. There are beeps and clicks and oddly digitized sounds.Based on sheer technological prowess, this shouldn&rsqu... more

Jul 14, 2010 12:00 AM Music Feature

Matt Pond PA is no longer from PA, though after 12 years as a band, not much else has changed.And even that hasn’t changed much. Pond relocated his band from Philadelphia to Brooklyn seven years ago, so they’ve technically been Matt Pond NY... more

May 5, 2010 12:00 AM Music Feature

It would be anincredible catalogue for a 70-year-old. Reatard is only 29. He has beenrec Watch Me Fall ,Music Feature more

Dec 23, 2009 12:00 AM Music Feature