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Italian prog rockers appear tomorrow night in Milwaukee

Published May 15, 2013

If one were to imagine a location for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see a legendary Italian progressive rock band in an extremely intimate setting, I doubt that Superior Street in Bay View would make the list. But Friday night brings the Italian Progressive Rock band Il Castello di Atlante to that very venue.


Acme Records is an outlet for Shopkeeper's vinyl passion

Published Aug. 25, 2012

Despite the loss of some great indie record shops over the years, record stores are not dead. In fact, one is opening soon in Bay View, right up the street from what is likely the longest-lived record shop in town, Rush-Mor. Ken Chrisien, better known to local music fans as WMSE DJ Shopkeeper Ken, is living up to his on-air moniker and opening Acme Records and Music Emporium soon at 2341 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.


Punk historian gets hardcore at Bay View record store

Published Nov. 27, 2010

Steven Blush, author of "American Hardcore: A Tribal History," hits Bay View's Rush-Mor Records Dec. 2 for a talk and slide show promoting the second edition of his book, a chronicle of the politically charged early '80s hardcore punk scene.


Dogs in costume? Yeah, I'm there.

Published Sept. 30, 2010

This Saturday marks the seventh annual Dog Day Afternoon, a dog- and family-friendly event in Bay View that I mark on the calendar never to miss.


Atomic closing is a sad sign of the times

Published Dec. 5, 2008

I was saddened to see that Atomic Records will close in February, but not entirely surprised. Let's face it, if Tower tanked and Virgin closed a downtown Chicago megastore before there was even an economic crisis, how can we expect Rich Menning to weather the storm?

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