By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Jul 10, 2006 at 1:42 PM
When indie folkster Alexi Murdoch decided to finally complete his two-years-in-the-making debut album, "Time Without Consequence," and release it to his patiently awaiting fans back in June, he made a very good decision.

When he decided to then embark on a tour de soft force across the United States, playing his dreamy, melodic hymns in only small venues and independent records stores, he made an even better one.

Luckily for us, he has chosen Milwaukee's own Atomic Records as his only Wisconsin stop, playing a free show at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 14.

The beauty of an Atomic Records in-store performance is that, by default, it is always an intimate experience, and with Murdoch perched comfortably in the storefront window with nothing more than his acoustic guitar and Scottish accent, it'll be as cozy as if he were playing right in your living room.
Julie Lawrence Special to staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.

As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”