“Music and shenanigans since 2009”
From 2009-2014, Allen Halas and Steven Frymark had worked together in one facet or another as Breaking and Entering. Originally, the concept of working together came from a running joke in their Thomas More High School study hall. They said that once we both attended Marquette University together, we would create a radio show, entitled “Halas and Frymark in the Morning”, and joked about hosting the show out of their friends, Katie Barchus and Clare Reszel’s dorm room. Katie responded, “You’ll have to call it Breaking And Entering, since that’s the only way you’re getting in to host the show.” Since then, Breaking and Entering had it’s name.
In fall 2009, the Breaking And Entering podcast was hosted at MyPodcast.com. After one semester, it was abandoned, due to scheduling issues. After a semester off, in fall 2010, the show relaunched on Marquette Radio. It continued there for their next three semesters.
2010 was also the first time Breaking And Entering extended into clothing. The “Air Buzz”, and “Jump Around Guy” designs from their first and only pressing are still occasionally seen at Marquette basketball games to this day.
In January 2012, another schedule conflict arose. Left without enough time to do Marquette Radio, Allen decided to focus this website on Milwaukee’s emerging local music scene, as well as the people who make it happen. They also decided to start printing clothing again. Since then, Breaking And Entering has grown, developing a following in Milwaukee. In 2013, the site launched the first edition of The Shenanigans Tour, bringing bands to skateparks in Wisconsin and Illinois.
Currently, Breaking And Entering is headed up by Allen Halas with several contributing writers. The focus is still on Milwaukee music, but with national music coverage as well. We have had the privilege of working with great local music organizations, including the Pabst Theater Group, 88Nine RadioMilwaukee, Summerfest, and many more. We have also launched a monthly concert series in February 2016, putting bands on stage at The Tonic Tavern in Bay View. We look to create an outlet for Milwaukee artists and bands, and hope to help elevate the local music scene, of all genres, to new levels.