Like some of the albums it most recalls—Codeine’s Frigid Stars, Galaxie 500’s On Fire—Township’s debut LP has a way of making time stand still. more

May 2, 2017 3:14 PM Local Music

The Milwaukee quartet Haunter put a fresh spin on slowcore on their hooky, guitar-minded new album “Worm.” more

Jan 10, 2017 4:10 PM Music Feature

Milwaukee shoegaze expressionists Brief Candles sure take their sweet time, but damn if the results aren't always worth it. Three years after their last EP (and a full five after their last full-length), the band will release their third album thi.. more

Apr 13, 2016 7:00 PM On Music


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Planet Skin, the debut full-length from the Milwaukee trio Piles, pairs dreamy, shoegaze-y melodies with pummeling punk rhythms. more

Jun 9, 2015 9:03 PM Music Feature

Few genres have evolved less over the last couple of decades than shoegaze. Since the early ’90s the genre has remained frozen like a paused VHS screen, flickering but never progressing, contently drinking up a moment in time. Like most shoegaze a.. more

Jan 2, 2015 9:25 PM On Music

Last year Milwaukee shoegaze wizards Brief Candles broke from their usual tradition of taking their sweet damn time to release an EP with relatively quick turnaround. The Newhouse EP wasn't a huge departure for the group, and though it was quicker.. more

Jun 12, 2014 4:50 PM On Music 1 Comments

Infusing the early-’90s sounds of bands as varied as My Bloody Valentine and The Breeders with the very contemporary, domestic angst of acts like Tegan and Sara, Heartthrob has, over the course of only a handful of short digital releases, d... more

Sep 11, 2013 12:42 AM Local Music

Writing in droll prose befitting National Public Radio, David Sedaris became one of the literary world’s top stars thanks largely to his autobiographical essays about his eccentric family, personal foibles and the many odd jobs he’s held. more

Oct 23, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Slick, touring Broadway productions of Jonathan Larson’s hit ’90s musical Rent often lack the heart, soul and passion that drive the story, but the Skylight Opera Theatre’s production, which runs through June 20, promises both more

Jun 2, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

The Baltimore duo Beach House had already polished the muted, Mazzy Star-esque dream-pop of their 2006 self-titled debut album on their 2008 effort Devotion , but even their biggest supporters couldn’t have predicted more

Apr 3, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

I try to resist describing bands too much based on their influences, but for the rural New York duo Phantogram, it’s hard not to, since they draw from so many and find such striking ways to incorporate them all into something new. Their debut full.. more

Jan 21, 2010 5:46 PM On Music

I hate when this happens: A band improves by leaps and bounds between albums, with the implied promise of even better things to come—and then doesn't deliver. The latest offenders are Asobi Seksu, the beauty-seeking New York shoegaze band that thr.. more

Feb 17, 2009 5:00 AM On Music

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Dec 10, 2008 12:00 AM This Week in Milwaukee 1 Comments

One of the most enticing curiosities on the Milwaukee music scene, The Scarring Party play old timey, tuba- and accordion-driven jazz; classic American music as re-imagined through the lens of Tom Waits records and haunted carnival rides. Althoug... more

Jun 29, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Neither is his mother. Neither is his 3-year-old granddaughter who was stayingwith them BeadStyle ,Taking Liberties more

Dec 12, 2007 12:00 AM Taking Liberties 1 Comments

Heavy metal, Brit pop and the Summer of LoveAs the holidays near, here's a reminder of the obvious: Box sets make great gifts; single CDs don't. These days, more than ever, CDs feel slight and disposable, but box sets are hefty and sustentative.. more

Nov 27, 2007 5:00 AM On Music