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The story of Trapper Schoepp’s new album begins nearly 60 years ago with Bob Dylan and ends in a Wauwatosa studio with Wilco’s Patrick Sansone. Read more

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"It’s one thing to show solidarity behind the scenes but we need to be more vocal as men." Read more

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With Dylan's permission, Milwaukee's Trapper Schoepp retooled the songwriter's unrecorded ode to the Dairy State for his upcoming Pat Sansone-produced album. Read more

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Radio Milwaukee hosted its tenth annual Radio Milwaukee Music Awards ceremony last night, and as usual, the winners were an eclectic bunch. Read more

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As a music writer I’m used to being spoiled withfree tickets to concerts, festivals and other events that I’d happily shell outmy own money for. No event makes me feel more pampered, though, thatRadio Milwaukee’s annual SoundBites fundraiser, a.. Read more

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From iconoclastic hip-hop to open-hearted rock ’n’ roll, Milwaukee delivered this year. Read more

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Milwaukee roots-rocker Trapper Schoepp tells tales of couples “on the road and on the move” on his latest record. Read more

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Folk-rocker Trapper Schoepp's latest single is a ripping track about a Swedish immigrant who, headed to the American West with his bride via covered wagon, dug a hole into South Dakota and literally lived underground for days to escape winter's bi.. Read more

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Thomas Michalski pays a visit to the latest Pabst Theater Foundation venue, a small corner stage in the back of a coffee shop. Read more

Concert Reviews

Tyler Friedman: You’vereferred to yourself a number of times as a member of Fluxus. Many artistsreject these labels, classifications, and –isms, feeling that they’reunnecessarily restrictive or just marketing tools. Of course the word ’Fluxus’.. Read more

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Formed by former Trapper Schoepp and the Shades guitarist Graham Hunt, Milwaukee's Midnight Reruns play a relentlessly agreeable kind of rock 'n' roll heavily indebted to early Replacements—which is to say, they sound a whole lot like a whole lot .. Read more

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By the time Jon Phillip sloshed off his plane at Mitchell International, he was blackout drunk. Read more

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Though it’s only been part of WMSE’s busy calendar for four years, the WMSE Backyard BBQ has quickly... Read more

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<p> Trapper Schoepp and the Shades earned local accolades for last year\'s <em>Run Engine Run</em>, a rustic rock \'n\' roll album anchored by Schoepp\'s autobiographical songwriting and Heartland values, including Album of the Year honors at this.. Read more

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While they're certainly not the biggest of the bunch, street festivals go a long way toward rounding out Milwaukee's prized image as the “City of Festivals.” But they're not all created equal. There are certainly reliable, ever- Read more

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In this era of digital downloads, home recording programs and file-sharing options like SoundCloud... Read more

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Maidens, a Milwaukee foursome that experiments with the varying textural and rhythmic signatures of metal and post-hardcore, will release its latest EP (and its first with its current lineup), Shallows, this Friday at the Cactus Club. "We\'re kind.. Read more

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Wu-Tang Clan always wanted to take over the world. From the very beginning, the New York rap crew loaded their collective persona with a lot of tribal rhetoric and continually reiterated the idea of building an empire for themselves and not... Read more

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I'm not much of a fan of Christmas music, but over the last few years I've nonetheless learned to appreciate the form. If nothing else, it's a curiosity: No other holiday has spawned its own genre, with its own motifs, conventions and even its own.. Read more

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What is truth?It’s the sort of deep, philosophical question that can keep college kids arguing passionately and earnestly far into the night.One thing is clear, however, about the nature of truth in Wisconsin’s current political campaigns: Read more

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