The esteemed pop culture writer talks about the absurdities of thinkpiece culture, and why today’s online writers have it so much worse than he did. more

May 16, 2017 3:57 PM Books

Thelocally produced independent television series “Wisconsin Foodie” has won an Emmy. The award was presented atthe Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmys on Dec. 3 in the category of OutstandingAchievement for Magazine Programming – Series for.. more

Dec 7, 2016 8:19 PM Around MKE

The power of The Spin We’re In, the first Astropol album, radiates from a forlorn, chilled and broken heart. The band upholds a Swedish-affiliated characteristic that cannot be overstated in the popular imagination or in actuality: a talent... more

Dec 29, 2015 7:32 PM Album Reviews

Fewer critical consensus albums of the last five or six years have done less for me than Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion , a record I find downright cloying. But despite my distaste for that album, with its sickly tones, bleating vo.. more

Dec 4, 2014 4:00 PM On Music

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Spin magazine has taken an active interest in the Milwaukee duo Vic and Gab. Earlier this summer, the website premiered a song from the guitar-pop group, then did the same for a music video. It's only fitting, then, that the site is the first to h.. more

Jul 2, 2013 4:00 PM On Music

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A sister duo with a gift for sticky, maple-glazed guitar-pop, Milwaukee's Vic and Gab next month will release their first full-length, Love of Mine —a follow-up to last year's Bridges and Guns EP—and today Spin premiered the a new track from that .. more

Jun 6, 2013 8:35 PM On Music

SPiN is hosting a Teen Ping Pong Party the day after Christmas (Sunday, December 26) from 3pm until 7pm. The party is for all teens 14 years old and up. While the teens play some ping pong, the adults can stay at the bar and watch the game!... more

Dec 26, 2010 12:00 AM Around MKE

With their moody lyrics, bustling flutes and sublime guitars, the Denton, Texas band Midlake has spent years refining their sound, moving from one musical world to another. Given their studied nods to the Flaming Lips, Fleetwood Mac and Eng... more

May 25, 2010 12:00 AM Concert Reviews

The Cactus Club’s New Year’s celebration probably won’t involve a whole lot of pomp, but it should be perfect for those who’d prefer to forget about the holiday and just see some local music. The indie-Americana ensemble The Champi more

Dec 31, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Though the name may beobscure to most, Christopher Latham Sholes, at various times a news The IronWhim: A Fragmented History of Typewriting ,Milwaukee Color more

Dec 23, 2009 12:00 AM Around MKE

Former Blender writer Jonah Weiner has a worthwhile piece on Slate today about the death of the music magazine, postulating about what's caused pubs like Rolling Stone and Spin to downsize so much in recent months. He avoids talking about some of .. more

Jul 28, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

Meet the Shepherd Express legend, Art Kumbalek, on Thursday (Oct. 30) at Fat Abbey, 6pm. Have you met the street teamers yet? Well, they will be accompanying Art Kumbalek at this event, handing out free stuff as usua,Promotions more

Oct 30, 2008 12:00 AM Promotions 1 Comments