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Long-running punk band Negative Approach will give Milwaukeeans a taste of Detroit sound at their show at the X-Ray Arcade on Oct. 17. Read more

National Act

Two Wisconsin bands with differing approaches to punk rock each take a side of this 12-inch album. Read more

Album Reviews

British singer gives buzzworthy performance at Miller Lite Oasis. Read more

Concert Reviews


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A 30-year-old Kids in the Hall skit provides the unlikely inspiration for a very weird band. Read more

Music Feature

On the 40th anniversary of Gang of Four’s debut, founder Andy Gill discusses the band’s latest lineup and new album. Read more

Music Feature

The owners of Cudahy’s new X-Ray Arcade set out to create an events space that could morph into whatever the community wants it to be. Read more

Music Feature

A variety of authors explore the diversity of 20th century American music. Read more


For Kenny is both a tribute to Kenny Baldwin (who passed in 2015) and a worthy document of the trio in action. Read more

Album Reviews


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The pop-loving Milwaukee punk band’s latest album is their most varied and daring yet. Read more

Local Music

The tawdry Milwaukee tradition returned for another night of punk, drag, high-concept covers and very tasteless jokes. Read more

Concert Reviews

Even on a relatively concise project, the ambitious Milwaukee pop-punk band can't resist a little theatrical embellishment. Read more

On Music


The Milwaukee post-hardcore trio's latest album is their most immersive yet. Read more

On Music

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The unconventional Brooklyn musician and Nick Cave collaborator headlines the Bay View Bash’s Rush-Mor Records stage Saturday night. Read more

Music Feature

The still-unnamed venue will feature a mini-arcade and will host all-ages shows. Read more

On Music

The Milwaukee trio Red Lodge don”t hold back on their debut EP of riot grrrl-influenced feminist punk. Read more

Local Music


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Alice Bag, the 59-year-old Chicana trailblazer, punk singer, songwriter, author and activist, speaks to the times on her new album, Blueprint. Read more

Music Feature

A bartender interrupted the oi band VexNation’s set to question their politics, having confused the oi subculture with that of racist, neo-nazi skinheads. Read more

Happening Now

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Stream the magnificently pointed 15-minute full length from the trashy Milwaukee punk quartet Sex Scenes. Read more

On Music


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“You can still have your ethics, do what you feel is right and move forward as a band,” Sheer Mag’s Tina Halladay says of her band’s growing popularity. “You don’t have to just give in.” Read more

Music Feature


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It’s not easy being in a straightedge punk band in a city like Milwaukee. It’s even harder when you’re still in high school. Read more

Local Music