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Glass Animals impressed Milwaukee with their peanut butter vibes

L-shaped Tetris blocks hang from the ceiling. A disco ball sparkles in The Riverside Theater sky. Cacti placed around the stage. It is unclear what is about to take place, but the audience will soon see they are in for a treat. Glass Animals returned to Milwaukee for their “How to be a Human Being” tour centered around their latest album

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Lydia Loveless gives us the not-so- typical coffee shop show

A common question comes up for music lovers; Where would your dream concert be? Most say huge venues like Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall or Red Rocks. What they should say instead is a coffee shop, specifically Milwaukee’s Prospect Ave. Colectivo Coffee. This place is something everyone should take on at some point in their life, because seeing

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Review: Broods and the Strumbellas have new fans in Milwaukee

102.1 FM Milwaukee put on one of their many exposure shows to celebrate 10 years of being a station. These shows are meant to give new exposure to bands and help them gain a new fan base. This time around they had Broods and Strumbellas stopping by the Rave to share what they got in an intimate setting.   Broods

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REVIEW: The 1975 return to Milwaukee

Milwaukee welcomed English Alternative band The 1975 back to the Rave/Eagles Club on May 24 for the FM 102.1 Big Spring Show. Enthusiastic fans formed a line stretching all around the building hours before the show even began. The 1975 has been touring internationally for their latest album, succinctly named I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So

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Allen’s Mixtape: 6/27/2015

In the madness that is Summerfest, I still had time to put together a mixtape for this week. Now, granted, the lineup may have influenced my picks, as evidenced by the presence of Schoolboy Q and Something Corporate (you know, that band Andrew McMahon fronted once). However, there’s a ton of pop punk from my early teenage years there, too.

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Allen’s Mixtape: 6/6/2015

This week’s mixtape is more of an EP, actually. It has that sort of feel to it. I’m sure more songs were stuck in my head, but these were the top earworms. I also apparently had a thing for female singers today, so there’s that. Anyway, I’m headed up to Minnesota today, so there’s a chance I might be listening

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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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