Monthly Archives: November 2021

AUDIO: Darkpebble-Bluewave – “Leaving Together, Leaving Apart”

Contemporary classical-improvisation project Darkpebble-Bluewave has a new album of compositions out. It’s six pieces that encompass experiments of stretched melody, using a two-stringed bowed instrument called the mosesa. A patient listen, “Leaving Together, Leaving Apart” is an exhibition of careful movements that speak to the listener with unpredictability and intention. If you’re looking for something assertively avant-garde, check this one

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An eclectic night of local music hit X-Ray Arcade Sunday night; pop sensation 9 A.M., indie folk rockers Bug Moment, and experimental-noise rockers Spoy all took the stage. Spoy consists of vocalist/guitarist Jack Lange, bassist/vocalist Harry Willow, guitarist Keegan Phillips, and drummer Graham Collings. We talked to Lange after the show, first asking him how the band came to be.

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AUDIO: Camden – “Skeleton Wedding, Wedding Music”

Long-running emo rockers and staples of Milwaukee’s early 2000’s scene Camden are out with their first record in 21 years. Consisting of new material the guys wrote together during quarantine, this record harkens to second-wave emo with the band retaining its sound, but lyrically focusing on modern worries such as troubled isolation and consciousness of life’s fragility. Camden grip ahold

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AUDIO: R.A.P. Ferreira – “The Light Emitting Diamond Cutter Scriptures”

Acclaimed hip hop artist and poet R.A.P. Ferreira dropped a new tape this past week. Cerebral, intentional, and capricious are all terms to describe Ferreira’s latest collection of bardic introspections. He ruminates on unstoppable creative forces that occur to him naturally, with such ideas presented like authoritative principles from God. He borrows samples of various instances of others explaining that

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Vincent Poag Reshapes The Folk Tradition Into New LP Masquerade

As the legendary Bob Dylan once did, Vincent Poag, a singer-songwriter from New York City, has been reshaping  the tradition of folk songs into his new album, Masquerade. Listing twelve wonderful songs, this LP is yet another magnificent album by the singer-songwriter. Reminiscent of the giants of the genre, Vincent Poag reveals his bigger than life humanity and sharp vision

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“Good Thing” Or Not So Much, Dylan Joseph Wonders

What can be more thrilling and at the same time heartbreaking that a love short-lived? “Good Thing” by Dylan Joseph explores the joys and pains of knowing a romance will not last. The charming guitar and distinctly country beats enriched with smooth synth pads make for a captivating song that sinks into the heart of the listener.   “Good Thing” has

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