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These are boom times for music videos in Milwaukee. The city is producing more music videos than ever before, and more visionary music videos than ever before. If you want to watch them, though, your options are pretty much limited to YouTube or V.. more

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This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with Ryan Schleicher, Milwaukee Record editor Matt Wild and I, we examine the role music videos play in 2015. Do they still matter? Given that almost every serious artist releases them, the answer t.. more

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YouTube is littered with unwatched music videos. Every week, artists throw time, money and resources into forgettable videos that few people will ever see, but occasionally one gets it right and strikes a chord. Earlier this year, Milwaukee rapper.. more

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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

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It was only a decade ago that music videos were an unthinkable luxury for most bands. There was an air of exclusivity to them: Unless you were on a label with a decent promotional budget or had a film major in your band, you probably weren't going.. more

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Perhaps no place on Earth is changing faster than China. And while today the country is viewed as an economic force, Americans seldom receive insight into the people behind the country’s financial boom. In Country Driving, named one of The ... more

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Underground music fan would be hard-pressed to find a more shadowy figure than Rhode Island’s Scott Reber. Under the moniker Work/Death alone, Reber has self-released more than 20 CD-Rs and cassettes since 2004. His live performances more

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Ben Gibbard and Jay Farrar hail from different sides of the tracks. The Death Cab for Cutie frontman is the gentle romantic type who broods about lost loves, while the Son Volt lead singer is more of the country punk who wouldn't be out of ... more

Concert Reviews

Here's one for the ick department. This weekend I (and, judging by the CC list, dozens of other members of the Milwaukee media) received an e-mail with the subject line "Rapper %uFFFD Kills himself." It contains a link to a YouTube video that purp.. more

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This music video is making the rounds online mighty quick, and I've got to admit it's pretty clever. The dancing cats begin shortly after the 2:00 mark: I scoured the Internet for some extra information on the artist, but aside f.. more

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It warms my soul to know that after all these years, The Cure still sounds this good. Their new single, "The Only One," gleefully flaunts their cuddlier side: more

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As the band’s name suggests, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club specializes in loud, rambu Baby 81 ,Today in Milwaukee more

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Two months? How was I going to be able to wait two whole months until the release of the New Bloods album so I could finally write about it? I was so smitten with the band’s debut album, The Secret Life, that putting off my review of it made me f.. more

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Award-winningMilwaukeesculptor Rory Burke continues to garner accolade Art Muscle ,Art more

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Diminutive rabble-rouser Katt Williams headlines a sold-out 7:30 p.m. show at the Riversi Ju Dou ,Today in Milwaukee more

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The Milwaukee Admirals hit the ice to take on the Rockford Icehogs tonight at a 7 p.m. Br Neptune City ,Today in Milwaukee more

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It's difficult to believe it took so long, but Les Savy Fav finally made their first national television performance on Friday, playing "Patty Lee" from their latest disc, Let's Stay Friends. It was less frightening and more overtly comical tha.. more

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Although their days of being guaranteed hitmakers may be behind them, the Neptunes production team has had a surprisingly long run. A decade after their beats cracked the charts, they continue to work with just about every big-name rapper and pop .. more

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Madison-based bluessinger/guitarist Jim Schwall proves that getting old doesn’t mea Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. ,CD Reviews more

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It's last call for the David Barnett Gallery's Original Vintage Posters exhibit, which con The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep, ,Today in Milwaukee more

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