On Live with a Boom, Mn’JAM experiment mixes original music with songs by Radiohead (“Optimistic”) and George Gershwin (“It Ain’t Necessarily So”). Fusion crisscrosses with funk, hip-hop with scat singing, squealing turntables with wa... more

Sep 6, 2016 2:56 PM Album Reviews

This week on The Disclamer, WMSE's weekly culture panel with Ryan Schleicher, Milwaukee Record co-founder Matt Wild and I, we're discussing the way artists' critical reputations and legacies fluctuate. The conversation is spurred by the arrival th.. more

May 5, 2016 4:00 PM On Music

Last fall Milwaukee rapper WebsterX and producer Q The Sun released KidX, an EP of songs inspired by and sampling Radiohead. Today they released a video for the standout track "Everything," which reunites the rapper with directors Cody Laplant and.. more

Apr 19, 2016 7:00 PM On Music

Music thrives onthe west end of town. Old New Orleans and present-day Milwaukee are two fineexamples.The lakeshoreresort area known to New Orleanians as “West End” dates back to 1835. As apopular spot to throw birthday parties, hold .. more

Jan 26, 2016 8:43 PM Around MKE

Milwaukee rapper WebsterX and producer Q The Sun aren't the first rap acts to sample Radiohead. The Roots have done it. So have Lupe Fiasco and Joe Budden—hell, even Lloyd Banks has. But few have immersed themselves quite as deeply in the band's v.. more

Nov 17, 2015 9:00 PM On Music

William Gibson, one of the most innovative science fiction writers of the last 30 years, invented “cyberpunk” with the publication of his novel Neuromancer in 1984. Since then, cyberpunk has become a pervasive influence on rock music and... more

Jan 14, 2014 2:09 AM A&E Feature

 WhenBritain’s Peter Benenson founded Amnesty International in 1961, he wasconfronted not only by the reality that human dignity was routinely abused inmost of the world, but by apologists for human rights abuse in the West. Theyfell.. more

Oct 24, 2013 1:49 PM I Hate Hollywood

Ever since The Bad Plus attracted way more attention than most of their contemporaries could ever dream of over a decade ago with their cover of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," the unexpected cover has been the surest way for a jazz act to ga.. more

May 2, 2013 9:00 PM On Music

“I didn't know it was possible for a person to throw up 10 times,” Youth Lagoon's Trevor Powers told the crowd at Turner Hall Ballroom Thursday night, apologizing for a case of food poisoning he'd picked up on the road. The 22-y more

Apr 6, 2012 12:00 AM Concert Reviews 1 Comments

The final chapter on rock history might yet be written, but meanwhile, it looks as if Radiohead could be the music's last superstar band. In his linear, blow-by-blow account, American music writer Mac Randall traces the band's emotional ene... more

Mar 12, 2012 12:00 AM Books

Instead of sitting in front of the television while Milwaukee Public Schools are closed this Thursday and Friday, learn the difference between crime fighting on TV and crime fighting in real life at one of Discovery World’s most interesting... more

Oct 28, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

The historical and spiritual context of stained-glass art only adds to the enjoyment of this form in the 21st century. Often, however, the beauty of the final product overshadows the creative process required to create stained-glass images ... more

Oct 25, 2010 12:00 AM Visual Arts

Swiss immigration to Wisconsin is usually associated with New Glarus and other rural areas, but according to genealogist Marilyn Wellauer-Lenius, the first Swiss citizen arrived in Milwaukee as early as 1837. Her book, the latest Milwaukee ... more

Oct 7, 2010 12:00 AM Books

Milwaukee’s ‘rock & roll nouveau’ quartet 2morrow Evr After got a nice taste of national exposure when they heard their “U Can’t Buy This” on Little Steven’s Underground Garage program on Sirius XM Radio. High on more

Sep 18, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee 1 Comments

When singer and guitarist Johnathon Mayer left Appleton and relocated to Bay View in Septe Blueheels,Surgeons in Heat and Tim Schweiger share a 10 p.m. bill at Mad Planet onSaturd ,Music Feature more

Jan 26, 2010 12:00 AM Music Feature

After a well-received inaugural event last month, the storytelling series Ex Fabula returns for round two this week, this time at The Sugar Maple in Bay View. The structure is the same: Storytellers weave entertaining, five-minute yarns aro... more

Dec 16, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Perhaps jealous of all the buzz Radiohead gets whenever that band so much as offers a free JPG download on its Web site, Beck has upped his online game this summer, unleashing an onslaught of freebies, almost all of which are good enough to charge.. more

Jul 14, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

The common knock against the White Rabbits? "They're derivative." My retort? "So what?" The Walkmen may have mined this territory first, but White Rabbits are the ones coming away with mo.. more

May 19, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

You’veseen them before. The uberwaiters and waitresses who manage to providestellar service to seven tables simultaneously, all the while balancinga 10-pound tray on their shoulders.Waitingtabl,Eat/Drink more

Nov 5, 2008 12:00 AM Dining Preview