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Sat. Nite Duets: Los DJs

Give Sat. Nite Duets credit where credit is due: For a band that has long cultivated an image of scruffy, tongue-in-cheek good-time dudes who are prone to use hashtags like #blessed and #tite on Twitter, they’v...
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The New Red Moons: Mesmérisme

Taking disparate musical influences and shaping them into something new and/or fresh is an art many bands profess proficiency in, but few ever truly master. Collect a nickel for every group that claims its musi...

The evolution of Summerfest drunk dancing

In case you were wondering, that low, dull roar emanating from Milwaukee’s lakefront is not Godzilla, king of the monsters. It’s Summerfest, which kicks off its 47th installment today at noon. And what better w...

First Impression: Goodkind

If the concept of a musical supergroup can be ported over to the world of food and drink, then the newly opened Goodkind (2457 S. Wentworth Ave., 414-763-4706) certainly fits the all-star bill. Owned and operat...

Okka Fest improvises, goes big for 2014

For the past six years, Okka Fest has brought some of the world’s most talented improvisational and free jazz artists to Milwaukee’s doorstep. The brainchild of Palm Tavern and Sugar Maple owner Bruno Johnson, ...

Listen to new music from AUTOMatic, Yo-Dot

AUTOMatic and Yo-Dot are two of Milwaukee’s very best hip-hop acts, each cooly in control of their respective styles. Rapper A.P.R.I.M.E. and producer Trellmatic of AUTOMatic tend to favor jazzy, silky-smooth j...
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The Delphines: Hush

The Delphines have always been a singles band. The A-side/B-side and EP formats seemed especially suited to the group, whose sly, sinewy, lo-fi garage rock was best enjoyed in short bursts, leaving an aftertast...