Author Archives: Josh Ranft

Local Showcase: Live Tetherball Tonight

Live Tetherball Tonight is: Ryan Gehrig (guitar and vocals), Josh Rardin (bass and vocals), and Josiah Kuechenmeister (drums and vocals). You can listen to their music here. Live Tetherball Tonight have only been around for a handful of months, but in that short time, the band released their debut EP You Can Always Stay the Same. The original intention was to just have

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Breadfest is Back for Year Two

Hey, Milwaukee, listen up. You should all be excited to hear that Breadfest is back for its second year, and it bigger than before. Myles Coyne put the festival together with help from the Breadking music collective. Last year, it took place over two days at venues throughout Riverwest. This year, it’s expanded to four days. Last year, it was mostly

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Musicians You Should Know: Alisa Rodriguez

Musicians You Should Know is a new section dedicated to Milwaukee musicians that you may or may not be familiar with. Franklin, Wis., musician Alisa Rodriguez has been involved in Milwaukee-area music since 2011. The following year was when Wasted Islands, her first “real” band, started playing shows more frequently. Since then, Alisa has gone on to play in Lost Spirit, White

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Which Do You Prefer?

I easily could have started this post with the line “the bullet or the chapstick” and finished the very obvious Brand New reference, but that’s not my style. Okay, I’m lying. I’m only in it for the pun. However, this has nothing to do with Brand New specifically and everything to do with every other artist in the world. There

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A Diamond in the Rough

EDIT: Katie’s Bandcamp is now live, and the link is posted below. Original Post – Feb 11, 2014 @ 8:52 P.M. Katie Lafond has been actively writing and playing music for the past four years, but she has been singing for as long as her memory serves. The 20-year old from Racine, who is influenced by Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin,

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