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Milwaukee band Whips unleashes a rocking new record

Published Dec. 20, 2014

With its brand of rock music uncoils, cracks and unleashes in sharp, aggressive, raw fashion with a swift dash of sex appeal, Whips is an remarkably appropriate name for the Milwaukee-based rock foursome. And now the quartet has a new LP, "Turn It On," arriving Saturday night at a record release show at the Cactus Club.

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EDM duo The Chainsmokers sets to show they're more than "#Selfie"

Published Dec. 8, 2014

2014 was the year of the selfie. In the beginning of the year, there was the great Oscars selfie, a photo that literally broke Twitter for a few seconds. The word existed before, but after that, suddenly news stations and outlets were attempting to cram it into every headline (similar to "twerk" in 2013) and everybody was getting on board with the word. A part of that selfie insanity was the irony-drenched EDM hit "#Selfie" from The Chainsmokers.

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Field Report wins big at the 2014 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards

Published Dec. 5, 2014

Chris Porterfield and company had a lot to celebrate last night, as Field Report won three awards at the 2014 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards, hosted by 88Nine Radio Milwaukee at its Walker's Point studio complex, 220 E. Pittsburgh Ave.

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Talking music's past, present and future with The Sounds of Time

Published Nov. 28, 2014

Time stops for no one. The same could be said for the Milwaukee hip-hop group The Sounds of Time, at least based on their work ethic. The trio - comprised of John Kuester (aka Kid Millions), local producer Sage Schwarm and DJ Deadbeat - began work on their sophomore album, fittingly titled "............Again," right when their first album together was released. Saturday night, however, they'll take some time to celebrate their latest work.

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Youthful Mad RED Kat aims for rock stardom

Published Nov. 17, 2014

They aren't old enough to legally smoke, drink or even drive. If "This Is Spinal Tap" was in theaters, they wouldn't be able to see it without their parents, and if you add together the ages of all five band members, the quintet's combined age (63) would still be younger than Sir Paul McCartney (72). But while most kids' dreams of rock glory only go as far as that - dreams - Mad RED Kat has already started acting on its aspirations, forming a band and playing gigs across the city.

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Kinks' Dave Davies' Turner Hall gig offers nothing to complain about

Published Nov. 12, 2014

Lester Bangs' "James Taylor Marked for Death" is no doubt popular reading this week in Milwaukee after the singer-songwriter disparaged his recent Brew City audience for its supposedly "wooden" response. It's highly unlikely Milwaukee will have to deal with any post-show digs from fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Davies, who delighted an appreciative crowd Tuesday night at Turner Hall.

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Vote for 2014 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards

Published Nov. 11, 2014

The only thing approaching faster than the end of the year is end of the year awards. One such celebration is the annual Radio Milwaukee Music Awards, hosted at 88Nine's Walker's Point studio. But before the celebration begins and the awards can be dished out, the event is looking for your help in crowning 2014's winners.

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A conversation with The Moody Blues' Justin Hayward

Published Nov. 10, 2014

One of Justin Hayward's earliest memories of being in America with The Moody Blues comes courtesy of the Midwest. Unsurprisingly, it's a chilly one. Over 40 years later, he returns to town for a show on Sunday, Nov. 16. Unfortunately, it hasn't gotten much warmer. One thing is different this time around, though: Hayward arrives in Milwaukee by himself, taking the chance in between tours with The Moody Blues to do a special acoustic tour.

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NO/NO is not The Delphines (but it used to be)

Published Nov. 5, 2014

The Delphines' club shows were frequent and album releases were fast and furious. Eventually a full length album called "Hush" was released, but shortly afterward the band quietly broke up. Disappointment followed. How could we allow this to happen? This band felt like it was composed of sun-bleached driftwood, waiting for a match to drop and set fire to the music scene. It was a band that made Milwaukee's music scene vibrate. So I was surprised this morning when my phone lit up with a message...

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A successful today arrives for Milwaukee musician Matthes

Published Nov. 3, 2014

Milwaukeed-based Americana musician Jay Matthes' career in music started with second place and a far too conveniently named rival talent show band. Now, he's carved out a place in the Milwaukee music scene, as well as released a new record, "A Drier Place."