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This made me cry

July 24, 2008


Interview: Mark Kozelek

June 4, 2008


What Mark Kozelek; Davey von Bohlen of Maritime opens When 8 p.m., Saturday, June 7 Where Turner Hall Ballroom, 1032 N. 4th St. How much $15 When I was a teenager in the Philippines, my friends and I would listen to Red House Painters songs whenever we fancied ourselves as poets. We would lie in […]

Interview: Mac Lethal

April 20, 2008


Kansas-bred Mac Lethal says Milwaukee reminds him of home a lot — a fact he noted onstage both times he’s performed here with Atmosphere. “I’ve never grown up in a place with a lot of music and bands,” he said of Kansas’ music scene. “I know that here there’s a lot of gangster rap…there’s not […]

Division Day @ Mad Planet

February 21, 2008


Singer Rohner Segnitz‘s band Division Day has never been to Milwaukee, but he knows what local music sounds like; he was a big fan of the Promise Ring (and also Dismemberment Plan, which isn’t local but whose bassist was in Maritime). In the last year, they’ve also been compared Davey Von Bohlen’s Maritime. “None of (the […]

Best of 2007

December 31, 2007


I live for lists. My friends and I make the best-of music lists every year for shits and giggles. I started writing this list in September, mostly because last year I didn’t have a top 10. It was more of a top 6, because I didn’t like as many albums as I thought I would. […]

What Regina Spektor Said: An Interview

October 10, 2007


A few weeks ago I spoke to Regina Spektor over the phone while she was in a Baltimore hotel room. It was a teeny little girl voice she spoke with, a far cry from the super strong projection of her voice during her live show at the Rave yesterday. (Read Justin Shady’s review later today.) […]

Maritime drummer Dan Didier’s Bad Art Collection

October 3, 2007


Not only can Maritime drummer Dan Didier kick ass on a kick drum, he also houses a veritable treasure trove of “bad art” (he says so, anyway) at the Maritime practice studio downtown. During our interview for this week’s cover story I asked him to show off his collection, which amused him greatly, I think. […]

Thoughts on The Super Noble Brothers

October 3, 2007


Mark Escribano’s documentary, “The Super Noble Brothers,” was a trip. I saw it screen at the Milwaukee Art Museum last Friday with MKE photographer Christine Taylor, and we really enjoyed it. It was obviously a photographer’s movie; the footage was gorgeous. It was also obviously a musicphile’s movie. The soundtrack — which Escribano gave away […]

Sonya disses Ryan Adams; I just took the photos

September 26, 2007


Blog Party guest contributor Sonya Knauss talks about Ryan Adam’s show at Riverside Theater on Tuesday, Sept. 25 I should’ve guessed how moody Ryan Adams can be just by listening to his lyrics. I only own one of his CD’s, “Heartbreaker,” and it’s full of, well, heartbreak. Painful. He’s the guy who wrote the song […]

Dites Donc! Is The Shizzzzz

September 23, 2007


The reason I am still up at 4 a.m. on a Sunday morning is because Dites Donc! is the shizzzz. I am still dancing to their party jams in my bedroom, singing into my hairbrush. And everyone who missed the dynamic duo (whom I have dubbed Milwaukee’s secret weapon) perform at Riverwest Audio Video or […]