Longacre and other great local music at “Chill on the Hill” free concerts in Milwaukee

I’ve felt that the bands in this year’s roster for the Chill on the Hill concert in Bay View have been shining examples of Milwaukee’s better stuff. Two of these bands, Longacre and Conrad Plymouth, played at tonight’s Chill on the Hill concert in Bay View. Longacre describes itself as creating “a musical blend, shadowsContinue reading “Longacre and other great local music at “Chill on the Hill” free concerts in Milwaukee”

WaxTrax! Records cofounder Dannie Flesher dies at 58

Link. The music that WaxTrax! brought to the world in the 80s and 90s was really important to me in the latter decade. I’ve seen a fair number of the former WaxTrax! performers, even helped some along the way. I’m sorry to see that both of its founders are gone now. I love this lineContinue reading “WaxTrax! Records cofounder Dannie Flesher dies at 58”

MKE Punk lets Milwaukee’s past punk/hardcore/oi scene live again

Holy moly! Look at http://www.mkepunk.com/ for all your Milwaukee punk-metal-hardcore needs. From the site: “MKE Punk offers defunct Milwaukee-area bands a way to share their out-of-print music. If you have stuff you’d like to share let us know… “Any band, that broke up like 10 years ago, and is no longer around, we want toContinue reading “MKE Punk lets Milwaukee’s past punk/hardcore/oi scene live again”

“Online” farming is just not the same

I’ve seen people at UWM playing this farm game on Facebook on the new kiosk iMacs in the library, even got an invitation or two to play, but promptly ignored them. I don’t have time to waste on this sort of shit when I’ve got important stuff to be doing! The good folks at HomegrownContinue reading ““Online” farming is just not the same”

Tuesday Tunes: “Starting Again”

My friend Mark Moschell arranged and played the guitar part on this recording of the song called “Starting Again,” which was wonderfully performed by Bethan Mathis. You can hear the song on the web at alonetone.com. Mark’s wonderful wife Christine made the möbius strip wedding rings for Stacie and I! It’s a delight to haveContinue reading “Tuesday Tunes: “Starting Again””

Pentatonic scale in motion; New type of galaxies discovered, and a comet hits Jupiter

In parts of the world where people are not obsessed with their own gardens or how their county of residence is going down in flames, they apparently do other things, such as play music or perform amateur astronomy. I’m a fan of both, which makes these two web findings all the neater. First, do youContinue reading “Pentatonic scale in motion; New type of galaxies discovered, and a comet hits Jupiter”