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The Milwaukee roots-rock band reflects on growing up in a factory town on their economical new LP. Read more

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The brassy Milwaukee group draws from the long history of Crescent City R&B. Read more

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The Tritonics channel the mellower sounds of reggae’s past on their John Sieger-produced debut LP. Read more

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An enduring fixture of Milwaukee’s East Side music scene, Mike Fredrickson channels romantic rejection on his ninth album. Read more

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Once again working with producer John Sieger, Milwaukee guitarist Mike Fredrickson’s After It’s Over delivers 14 songs that thrust and parry across genres, held together by the fabric of Fredrickson’s songwriting and the musicianship of dru... Read more

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Recent years have found folksinger Lil’ Rev as the principal torchbearer for Milwaukee’s ukulele revival. Read more

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The partnership between Milwaukee’s towering guitar wizard, Greg Koch, and its dean of songwriting, John Sieger, seems almost predestined. But the summit was long pondered and slow in coming. “I’d known of his magical Read more

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For whatever John Sieger took away spiritually growing up in the Catholic Church, he didn’t take away much musically. The Gregorian chants at his church’s Latin masses were austere and foreboding, little like Read more

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Greg Koch describes his new album as “a dream.” The title, Plays Well with Others, is a signpost to what’s within. Koch had the opportunity to compose the songs with one of his favorite Milwaukee writers, John Sieger, and invite Read more

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Nothing is forever in rock anymore, least of all breakups. Whether local heroes or global superstars, defunct bands regroup nowadays with alarming regularity. Many of them downright suck; many more reemerge as mere outlines Read more

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Jim Hoehn is Milwaukee's prime purveyor of trop rock, the Caribbean-inflected sound that originated in Jimmy Buffett's breezily wry worldview and continues to hold intermittent influence on commercial country radio... Read more

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No one does lovelorn like Mike Fredrickson. And if the Milwaukee songwriter, guitarist and singer hasn’t just lost his girlfriend on Make It Stop, he’s surveying the impossibility of finding true love... Read more

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“I wanted to put a name on the forward thrust of what we're doing,” Paul Cebar says of his decision to change band names a few years ago. Except for the group he once shared with John Sieger, the R&B Cadets, he had performed under... Read more

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Croaking isn't such a bad thing—at least, not in the case of Milwaukee folkie Justin Scott's voice. As the Crow Flies finds him roughly divided between tragedy and triumph, sometimes within the same song. His distinctive vocal instrument s Read more

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The unlikely collaboration between German glitch-pop romantics The Notwist and the anticon avant-garde rap duo Themselves, 13 & God follow up their 2005 self-titled debut this week with the similarly effective new Own Your Ghost. The new record i.. Read more

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In the '80s, when John Sieger was in the R&B Cadets, you might have labeled his songs Live at ,CD Reviews Read more

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Amnesty International was an obscure activist group for many years after its founding in 1961. Its mission to eliminate torture and free prisoners of conscience was thrust onto the pop culture stage by a series of Amnesty International events, th.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Boris Doris O N T H E T O W N Rainy Days: A torrential downpourdid not deter 1,100 die-hard runners at the Locust Street Festival fromthe 1.8mile walk/run, with four mandatory Lakefront and Miller beerstops. In the pack were the official ... Read more

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  Formore than two decades John Sieger has been cranking out great songs, rangingfr TheShaming of the True ,CD Reviews Read more

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John Sieger returned to Nashville, the city he lived in for much of the 1990s, to cut his The Shaming of the True ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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I was living in Nashville in the mid '90s and went up to New York to visit my friend Tom. We were at a restaurant downtown and saw Milwaukee native, John Paris, walking by. I ran out to say hi and told him I had been thinking of catch... Read more

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