Eric & Magill are ready for winter

Published Dec. 13, 2011

They've got heavy coats, but Milwaukee's Eric & Magill - aka Ryan Weber and Eric Osterman - have also got a new EP and video to keep us all warm this holiday season.


Eric & Magill's debut now stamped on Ten Atoms wax

Published July 12, 2011

Ryan Matteson has announced that Eric & Magill's 10-song debut, "All Those I Know," one of the best records of the past year, is coming out today on a limited 12" vinyl LP via Ten Atoms.


Track Marks: Nick Sanborn

Published March 30, 2011 takes its weekly music questionnaire to Nick Sanborn, who just might be the busiest musician in town.


Track Marks: Will Phalen

Published March 2, 2011

Will Phalen splits his time between Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago, and his broad affection for American music made him an ideal candidate for Track Marks. We talked with him about trying to sell his band on Phil Collins, his undying love for Jimi Hendrix and whatever happened to Weezer.


Track Marks: Decibully and No Future's Kenny Siebert

Published Jan. 20, 2011

Kenny Siebert is one of the taller and nicer guys you are ever going to meet, which may account for his early taste in Shaquille O'Neal's records. He talked with about why LCD Soundsystem is for white suburbanites, his annual trip to the symphony and why Wu-Tang Clan should still not be messed with in this week's Track Marks.


Brothers bond over a year of beer

Published Dec. 15, 2010

Brothers B.J. And Michael Seidel like beer ... a lot. And to prove it they each plan on trying a different beer every day for all of 2011 and blogging about it on their Web site There's A Year in My Beer.


No Future proves growing up doesn't mean growing soft

Published Dec. 8, 2010

No Future, a band comprised of members from some the area's finest hardcore acts from the past decade, are playing some of the loudest, heaviest music Milwaukee has ever heard and discovering that you can grow up without turning down your amps.


Faux Fir's debut indebted to electronic music, classifieds

Published Nov. 24, 2010

Having listened to the layered synthetic shimmer of Milwaukee electro-pop outfit Faux Fir's debut EP, it's no surprise its origin was electronic. Guitarist and keyboard player Adam Bartell and singer and keyboard player Ryan Rupprecht met on Craigslist, where the two had been slogging through classified ads looking for like-minded musicians to little success.


Time, distance no obstacle for Decibully offshoots

Published Nov. 7, 2010

Friendships ebb and flow with time, but two new releases from members of Milwaukee indie-rockers Decibully give testament to the timeless bond between certain musical partners.


Decibully guys are busy, generous

Published Nov. 3, 2010

I'm meeting up with Decibully's Ryan Weber tonight to talk with him about Eric & MaGill, his side project with former Camden cohort Eric Osterman. If you are looking for a record that captures that bittersweet feeling of fall in Milwaukee their debut record "All Those I Know" is your jam.


Gig roundup: Gonzalez's Junip makes time for Milwaukee

Published June 7, 2010

Although Sweden's Junip only has 19 tour dates worldwide all summer long -- and stops in just seven U.S. cities -- Milwaukee is on the itinerary. Don't miss the local debut of a longstanding Gonzalez project that is beginning to pick up steam.