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Digging deep into "Testa Rosa III"

Published Oct. 5, 2015

Last month, Milwaukee's Testa Rosa launched its third full-length LP - and a 7" 45, too - and I asked the duo to share their thoughts on the CD's songs, which appear below, alongside Blexrud-Strigens lyrics, which have the rare distinction among rock and roll lyrics of reading as well in print as they sound when sung.

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Alverno Presents "Smith Uncovered" plugs into a punk legend

Published Oct. 16, 2014

A little over a decade ago, Milwaukee musician and Testa Rosa lead vocalist Betty Blexrud-Strigens got a chance to see the legendary Patti Smith in Madison. Even though the show came quite some time after Smith's punk glory years, Blexrud-Strigens still remembers the rock legend providing a charge. Now, it's up to Blexrud-Strigens and a roster of Milwaukee artists and musicians to bring that essence back to the stage with "Smith Uncovered."

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Low-pressure Testa Rosa creates high-energy pop

Published Nov. 15, 2010

Four years ago Testa Rosa -- which at that point was a trio -- released one of the best jangly pop records Milwaukee has ever gushed forth. Four years later -- with a fourth member and the pressure off another -- the band's second record is here and it's still catchy pop.

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