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Outside Lands 2015 Single Day Lineups Announced and Saturday is the Best/Worst, Single Day Tickets On Sale Thursday at 10am

03/31/2015

Here we go people. The daily lineups for Outside Lands 2015 are upon us, and it looks like there will be a lot of fun and heartache in August. Single day tickets go on sale Thursday at 10am here. While Friday and Sunday have some strong acts, it’s pretty obvious that Saturday is going to be Read More

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Nashville’s ELEL @ Rickshaw Wednesday 4/1

03/30/2015

There isn’t much to hear yet from ELEL, but their debut single “40 Watt,” released last June on Mom + Pop, is an impressive out-the-gate. The Nashville-based collective has a sound crafted with horns, layered (and sometimes processed) vocals, synths, guitar, bass and a load of percussion. The effect is a dreamy and upbeat pop sound Read More

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Interview: Hibbity Dibbity Conjurs Up Some Swamp Funk at Boom Boom Room April 4th

03/29/2015

When you hear a name like Hibbity Dibbity you aren’t sure what to expect, and thats by design. These youthful rockers channel an old soul as they play a blend of southern rock, funk and blues. Their blend of swamp funk can get a crowd up and dancing everywhere, from big stages to local clubs Read More

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Local Tunes, Unlimited Local Beers: The Bay Brewed March 29th 1pm to 6pm

03/22/2015

Kickass local music and all the awesome local brew you can drink while maintaining your self respect. What in the world could be better? Welcome to The Bay Brewed at The Chapel. There is just a week left to get in on this special event put on by The Bay Bridged, a group that works Read More

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Chris Porterfield of Field Report Entertains and Englightens at The Independent

03/22/2015

Friday night, Chris Porterfield, the driving force behind Field Report, took to The Independent’s stage solo in support of Joe Pug. In retrospect, Porterfield’s lonesome, heartfelt set stood in stark contrast to headliner Pug’s high energy, Texas roadhouse act where every song ended with a flourish of the guitar and spin on cowboy boots. Not to mess Read More

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Song of the Day: Get Ready to Tap Your Feet to Separator by Controller

03/18/2015

Hump Day! You made it! As a reward we have a snappy little pop number by NYC’s Controller for you. The track kind of reminds me of the beginning of an Arcade Fire song, and while it might not evolve into the complex jam you expect out of pop masters like AF, it does have a infections beat and leads Read More

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Photos: Above & Beyond all Expectations at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

03/16/2015

Friday night, photographer Mark Derutte and I braved the crowds to see the British EDM band Above & Beyond. Approaching the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, a line can be seen — formed like tightly packed sardines, about 12 people thick, and running half the length of the building. “Oh, yeah,” I say out loud, “The long wait. Read More

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KONGOS Are Both Grogginess and the Caffeine Used to Eliminate It

03/13/2015

KONGOS started their set at a crawl at The Fillmore on Tuesday after the opening acts, Colony House and Sir Sly, amped up the crowd in preparation of the headliners. When Kongos arrived on stage they played slow jam after slow jam, which jilted the atmosphere and had the crowd in a straight-faced stupor. They lacked Read More

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Viet Cong Get Freaky @ Rickshaw Stop

03/11/2015

Last Thursday’s Viet Cong show came and went at the old familiar Rickshaw Stop. For those who’ve never been to this venue, it’s a great, divey open space that allows for an intimate musical environment… and no, not intimate like that time you played musical chairs with your friends and Jenny sat on your lap Read More

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Folk Rockers Field Report Bringing a Little Wisconsin Flavor to The Independent in Support of Joe Pug Friday 3/20

03/10/2015

Next Friday March 20th, Milwaukee’s best, Field Report, will take the stage at The Independent for a night of soulful strumming and impassioned folk vocals.  At the center of Field Report is singer/songwriter Chris Porterfield who some may know from his former work in another Wisconsin band DeYarmond Edison. Porterfield breathes life into complex and Read More

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