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6 Milwaukee record shops I miss

Published Nov. 11, 2014

I've been a record store rat since I was about 9 (no, I won't tell you how many years ago that was), but I've whiled away countless hours in the dens of wonder, from sea to shining sea and even beyond. Luckily, there are still some great record shops in town, but not nearly as many as there used to be. Here are six lost Milwaukee places that I wish were still here ...


Our favorite shops

Published May 18, 2013

We all have our favorite bars and our favorite restaurants, our favorite parks and our favorite vistas. But, certainly, we shop and it follows that we have our favorite retailers, too. Here are some of our favorite shops, past and present.


Vinyl spin is the ultimate tribute to Cosmo

Published July 27, 2011

Devoted listeners of WMSE, frequent visitors to East Side record shops and fans of vintage R&B vinyl know exactly who Cosmo Cruz is. Cruz, nee Patrick Cummings, has been a fixture on the local scene for decades and is known for his ready smile, his encyclopedic knowledge and his quick wit. Now, in his hour of need, Cruz's friends are stepping up to help.


Gig roundup: 30 years on, Boy Dirt Car is still on the frontiers of rock

Published May 23, 2011

If one were skilled at archeology and could do a "dig" on the wooden posts of the East Side, you'd likely uncover worn, faded paper clues to the history of Milwaukee's late '70s and '80s rock and roll scene. There you'd certainly find evidence of the existence of one of the country's - and certainly Milwaukee's - best noise bands, Boy Dirt Car.

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