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...
4.0

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...
3.5

Lisa Ridgely & The Fainting Room: Heart Hot

Lisa Ridgely & The Fainting Room’s 2012 EP Wine In Bed was the kind of debut that garnered faint praise like “nice.” Its dark-hued Americana was pleasant enough to pass the time, but not quite bold enough t...