Muzzle Of Bees

Seeing something like 110 shows per year means that I’m seeing about one show every three days. It’s inevitable that I’ll be seeing one on my birthday. Such is the case tonight. Really, there is almost nothing significant about the middle of Mar.. Read more


Milwaukee has been an increasingly large presence at the annual South by Southwest music festival, with over a dozen local artists making the trek to Austin, Texas, to perform last year. At this March's festival, Milwaukee looks to be even more vi.. Read more

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Muzzle of Bees' Ryan Matteson and WMSE's Ryan Schleicher were kind enough to have me on the 22nd edition of their joint podcast this week. As always, the podcast is a treasure trove of great new music recommendations; this installment features lov.. Read more

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Anybody with even a passive interest in the more rootsy, Americana-leaning arm of indie-rock and folk should be checking out the joint podcast between Muzzle of Bees' Ryan Matteson and 91.7 WMSE's Ryan Schleicher. This week's playlist is particula.. Read more

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Discovery World Executive Director Paul Krajniak bristles at the term "museum" w The Prestige ,A&E Feature Read more

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Christmas came a good 11 and a half months early this year: Muzzle of Bees has posted a ridiculously high-quality live recording of Pavement's concert at Shank Hall from June 13, 1992—two months after Slanted and Enchanted came out. That album mak.. Read more

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Love them or hate them—either position is justifiable—Animal Collective has a Merriweather Post Pavillion ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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For the second time this season, the Milwaukee Rep is calling on a single actor to carry a The Blonde, The Brunette, and The Vengeful Redhead ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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Next Act continues its production of one of the few non-holiday-related plays left in the Murderers ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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I'm Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain'a? So listen, for the second co Reader's Digest ,Art for Art's Sake Read more

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Voters in Oak Creek and South Milwaukee can choose an Assembly representative,Elections Read more


Come out and meet Art Kumbalek, the famous writer of the Shepherd Express... get an autograph or pick his brain! Also, the Street Team will be present handing out your favorite Shepherd swag! So come out and meet Art Kumbalek at the ,Promot... Read more


I'm not sure if this is a reflection on the interest surrounding Vampire Weekend, the aggressive promotional campaign behind their new album, the growing distance between Milwaukee's East Side and Bay View neighborhoods, the gentrification of the .. Read more

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Ryan Schleicher and Ryan Matteson from Muzzle of Bees and WMSE were kind enough to invite me and Steven Hyden from the A.V. Club Milwaukee to sit in on their latest joint podcast. If you've got 55-minutes to spare, it's worth checking out: We shar.. Read more

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