Exclusive: Stream Wealthy Ghost’s EP, Cold Hands

Much like the catchall “indie rock” classification that’s often applied to bands on major labels that don’t play rock and roll, “bedroom pop” seems to be the sub-genre du jour to describe delicate, exposed sing...

Greg Bach makes up for lost stage time

Stand-up comedy is widely considered to be among the most difficult forms of entertainment to master. Like anything, the earlier one starts, the more lumps he or she can incur on the way to developing a set tha...

Bow and acknowledge Lorde Fredd33’s debut EP

Debut EP. Just one word and an abbreviation representing two other words can yield a myriad of listener outcomes. Sometimes, it's a one-and-done test of ultimately unkind waters before a half-hatched project...

Watch the second episode of The Jake Kornely Show

Pilot episodes have a tendency to suck. If suffering through last week’s Mulaney premiere wasn’t evidence enough on its own, there’s likely a Library Of Congress-sized collection of tapes, DVDs, and digital fil...

Tracklist: 8 questionable local rebrandings

Within the last two weeks, a pair of Milwaukee bars—Y-Not III and Packy’s Pub—have experienced extensive renovations and thematic overhauls as a result of Bar Rescue coming to town. Now known as Nick’s House an...

First Impression: District 14 Brewery & Pub

For every Milwaukee-area restaurant that promptly opens without warning or anticipation, approximately one dozen land nowhere near the neighborhood of their projected launch date. It’s not as much a Milwaukee-s...

2015 Midwest Gaming Classic announces dates

Since 2001, gamers, pinball nuts, tabletop competitors, and cosplayers alike have had an electronic oasis near Milwaukee each spring, as the Midwest Gaming Classic has taken root in a suburban hotel and become ...

Bar Rescue is rescuing another bar, Packy’s Pub

// Last week, SPIKE TV’s premier non-COPS-reality show Bar Rescue came to town and transformed Y-Not III into a ’70s themed Smirnoff cocktail emporium called “Nick’s House.” However, when a city has as many...

Christopher Schmidt finds growth in versatility

If Milwaukee's comedy scene was a baseball team, Christopher Schmidt would be the trusty utility man—able to be slotted anywhere in the batting order, moved virtually everywhere on the diamond, brought in cold ...