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Milwaukee punk-rock pioneers The Haskels’ posthumous (and only) album will be released on Record Store Day, Black Friday, Nov. 29. Read more

Local Music

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Photo credit: Steven Sebring

On the heels of a new album release, Jesse Malin comes to Shank Hall on Nov. 11. Read more

Music Feature

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Photo credit: Luke Mouradian

Milwaukee-based activist and screamo-punk band, snag, performs at Hum by Humdrum Fest at Cactus Club on Aug. 10. Read more

Local Music

Veteran Milwaukee punk musicians LIFES release their first album, Treading Water. Read more

Local Music

The genre-busting “Americana from the wrong side of the tracks” party-band Southern Culture on the Skids plays at The Back Room @ Colectivo on July 11. Read more

Music Feature

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Photo Credit: Gary Leonard

X continues to perform, enjoying the long-deserved recognition as one of the great American bands of the punk era. The band plays Summerfest’s U.S. Cellular Connection Stage on June 27. Read more

Music Feature

The play moves fast and loud with dysfunctional couple Don and Stoli struggling with rent, substance abuse and existential dread. Read more

Theater

Three Milwaukee bands and one New York act team up for a bill celebrating synth-heavy ’80s new wave. Read more

Local Music

London Town follows 15-year-old Shay (Daniel Huttlestone) from a dead end U.K. city as he discovers The Clash (and enjoys his first kiss) in London during the feverish summer of ’78.Alto saxophonist Frank Morgan was one of the most respecte... Read more

Home Movies

When it comes to the history of punk rock in the United States there are few cities as significant as Washington, D.C. Scott Crawford’s Spoke: Images and Stories from the 1980s Washington, DC Punk Scene adroitly uses both photographs and or... Read more

Books

Punk Ethnography: Artists & Scholars Listen to Sublime Frequencies, edited by Yale ethnomusicologist Michael E. Veal and The New Yorker’s E. Tammy Kim, is an essay collection on the Sublime Frequencies indie label, which curates albums of m... Read more

Books

Milwaukee’s new punk supergroup Bad Grades joins Assault and Battery and Population Control at Frank’s Power Plant for a benefit concert taking place on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Read more

Local Music

Max (Jack Kilmer) is an alt-rock musician who visits Len (Rhys Ifans), his estranged father, a onetime punk-rock star and, lately, successful record producer. Laced with gentle pathos and humor, Len & Company is a character study across a g... Read more

Home Movies

Punk rock can be scary, like the way the Misfits looked. Or it can be even more sneakily sinister, like The Pukes. “Murder” and “Execution” are nearly self-explanatory titles for the songs comprising the Milwaukee band’s first small s... Read more

Album Reviews

Milwaukee always lacked the size and numbers of Chicago, but when punk rock emerged at the end of the ’70s, our modest metropolis punched above its weight and nurtured more good bands than our neighbor to the south Read more

Books

In light of all the old punk rock bands reuniting these days—the competing Black Flag lineups come to mind—playing giant festivals and making mad cash off our nostalgia, I was a little nervous prior to The Dead Read more

Concert Reviews

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Photo courtesy of Burnhearts Bar

Milwaukee's summer months bustle with so many festivals, block parties and concert series that it's impossible to catch every can't-miss event. It's an enchanting season but also profoundly maddening. With all that excitement packed into su... Read more

Concert Reviews

Coupling the rough-hewn spirit of an Irish session with the rough and tumble energy of punk rock seems almost obvious now. When The Pogues first tried it in the early ’80s, it was a revelation. The Irish-British band’s signature Read more

Album Reviews

...Baby Mama. Okay, initially I was very excited for this new film, being that it is the big screen debut as a leading lady for Tina Fey, the phenomenal talent behind NBC's little seen comedy gem 30 Rock, but then I saw the preview. Now it is ha.. Read more

Film Reviews

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