Category Archives: Allen’s Blog

Introducing The Breaking And Entering App!

Hey everyone, Over the last several years, Breaking And Entering has grown and transformed in numerous ways, with 2016 being our biggest growth year to date. More importantly, I am incredibly proud of what Milwaukee’s music scene is doing, and I hope that we can help continue that growth and showcase it on a much bigger level in the coming

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2016 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards Predictions

The 9th annual RadioMilwaukee Music Awards are upon us, and we can’t wait to see some Milwaukee musicians get their well deserved shine tonight. In addition to the awards being handed out, the show will also feature performances from Ian Ewing, NO/NO, Soul Low, Milo, GGOOLLDD, and D’Amato. Tickets are still available, but a very limited quantity are left. Here’s

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Introducing Breaking And Entering’s “Five To Watch” with Reverbnation

As a Milwaukee based music blog, Breaking And Entering has two obligations: to introduce Milwaukee music to the world, but to also bring a world of music to Milwaukee. That being said, I am thrilled to announce that Breaking And Entering has worked with Reverbnation to launch our monthly “Five To Watch” series. Every month, we will bring you five bands

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Donald Trump: Make Punk Rock Great Again

Let me preface this by saying that in no way would I ever consider voting for Donald Trump, unless he were to start his GOP Convention speech by speaking of Hillary Clinton, saying “I made that bitch famous”. Then I would only briefly consider it, and subsequently slap myself back into reality. I’m usually never one to get political, and

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INTERVIEW: Xavier Ruffin

  If you watch your fair share of Milwaukee music videos (which, we do), there’s no way you haven’t heard the name Xavier Ruffin, or at the very least, seen some of his impressive work. A graduate of MIAD, Xavier’s been consistently impressive as a videographer, photographer, producer, writer, editor, animator, and who knows what else for some time. He

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Pop Punk Trick-Or-Treat

Let’s face it, cover songs are a lot like Halloween costumes; while they’re not the real thing, some are great, some are really clever, some are actually genuinely scary, and a lot of them suck. That being said, this week I divulged into Hopeless Records’ “Punk Goes…” series. Now, there should be a disclaimer here that many of the bands

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Trap Remixes That Are Worth Your Time

Here’s a fun fact; if you type in “trap remix” on SoundCloud, you get entirely way too many obscure results. Nevertheless, I spent an entire day of my life consuming and critiquing said trap remixes, and have compiled some of my favorites here for you. It should be noted that I tended to favor the obscure, as there’s many other

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Allen’s Weird 80’s New Wave Playlist

*Disclaimer: I was born in 1990. If I get any cultural references wrong, don’t be mad at me. I’m trying. I have often said that if I grew up in the 80’s, I would’ve totally been a new wave kid. Complete with day-glo, Vision Street Wear, and hair that defied gravity in many ways. With that said, I have a

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VIDEO: Talking Hip Hop Beefs with Allen and Pat

Unless you’ve been disconnected from the internet in recent days, you’ve probably heard about the Twitter rant that Meek Mill went on, and Drake’s not one, but two response tracks. This got us thinking, and naturally, we went live on Meerkat to discuss not only this beef, but Action Bronson vs. Ghostface, Lil Wayne vs. Birdman, and plenty of fictional

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Riverwest Radio: Allen Halas & Dom Portis Talk Milwaukee Hip Hop

Last night, I appeared on low-power FM/Online station Riverwest Radio 104.1, as a guest of Dom Portis on his weekly show, “A Lifestyle Hustle Function”. We talked on why or why not Milwaukee hip hop doesn’t get the coverage it deserves. While I argue that things are better than ever, Dom would like even more doors opened. Check out the

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