Monthly Archives: August 2014

VIDEO: Gerard Way – “No Shows”

Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way is back, with his solo debut album, “Hesitant Alien” due out September 30th. Way mentioned previously that this album would be inspired by Brit-pop, and that it would be very guitar driven. The video follows suit, channeling classic overseas music shows like the BBC’s Old Grey Whistle Test and Germany’s Rockapalast. Although, I

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Music is personal; let’s talk about it

If I’ve learned anything from trial and error in exhausted pursuit of conquering social etiquette, it’s that there are steadfast conversational murky waters. Tread at your own risk—and if I may—tread gently with music. “So, what kind of music do you like?” Blame it on my naivety, inept social graces, or inclination toward painful sincerity, but I used to ask

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Milwaukee Artist of the Week – 8/15/14 – Bright Kind

Are you a Milwaukee musician/band? You can submit your music to be the Milwaukee Artist of the Week by emailing links to We’ll check out every submission we get! This week’s Milwaukee Artist of the Week is Bright Kind, a synth pop/rock band with a flair for some truly catchy music from the first time that you hear it.

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AUDIO: Alt-J – “Every Other Freckle”

Alt-J are following up their recently released “Left Hand Free” with another new track, which is strangely… dirty? I think? Centered around a buzzing low end, “Every Other Freckle” is full of weird pillow talk from frontman Joe Newman. Regardless, this is still some great work from the band. Envision a gritty, tough HBO scene going on while this is

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AUDIO: Michael Cera – “True That”

No, this isn’t a typo. Yes, that Michael Cera released a folk/pop album this week, seemingly out of nowhere. Honestly, I’m surprised it hadn’t happened sooner. Complete with 18 tracks, and even a cover of Blaze Foley’s “Clay Pigeons”, it’s actually not funny, which if you’re keeping track is a good thing in this case. This album is very distinctively,

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