Every Friday, Stuff We Missed (formerly Off The Record, which is now the name of our print-only Colectivo publication) looks to other Milwaukee publications (and beyond) for, well, stuff we missed throughout the week.
• Classic rock is becoming more “classic” by the year, with many of the genre’s stalwarts slowly fading away or disappearing altogether. Not that Trapper Schoepp seems fazed. On the hard-working Milwaukee musician’s third studio album, Primetime Illusion (produced by Wilco’s Pat Sansone), songs like the jangly “Shakedown,” the throat-shredding “Freight Train,” and the bouncy “If All My Nines Were X’s” sound like rowdy ’70s and ’80s bar-band anthems in the best way possible. Oh, and then there’s closer “On, Wisconsin,” a long-lost Bob Dylan song finished and recorded by Schoepp, and approved by the man himself. Neat!
Even neater: the Dylan-inspired video for the song, which features a slew of notable Milwaukee and Wisconsin personalities. WISN 12 Chief Meteorologist Mark Baden kicks things off, and, if you can believe it, things only get more star-studded from there. Enjoy! [YouTube]
• Speaking of Wisconsin celebrities, Giannis Antetokounmpo has filed a lawsuit against a Pennsylvania artist for using Giannis’ “Greek Freak” trademark on clothing items. Stick to “A Greek Man Slams Dunk” instead, Pennsylvania artist. [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• And speaking of Giannis, we’ll see everyone at the big MVP party at Fiserv Forum this coming Sunday! [OnMilwaukee]
• A walk-up, take-out burger joint called Hot Box Burger Shop may be coming to the former Hybrid Lounge at 707 E. Brady St. [Urban Milwaukee]
• A “two-concept creation” called Uncle Buck’s and Red Star is coming to the former Ugly’s at 1125 N. Old World 3rd St. [OnMilwaukee]
• Plans are moving forward to convert that long-empty building on the corner of Humboldt and North into not one, not two, but three condominiums. [Urban Milwaukee]
• New Cullah video! [YouTube]
• A nine-mile, $54 million bus rapid transit line is likely coming to Milwaukee County in the next two years. [Urban Milwaukee]
• Next fall, Renaissance Theaterworks will move from the Third Ward to the Next Act Theatre building in Walker’s Point. [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• “Sven’s Cafe has been sold. Thank you for the great 15 years. You will all be missed. The new owners will be opening in August.” [OnMilwaukee]
• R.I.P. Brady Street (and Milwaukee) icon Eddie Glorioso. [OnMilwaukee]
• Have a great weekend, Milwaukee!