This year would have been my 30th or so voting in the respected annual Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics poll. Despite the fact that the Voice ceased publication this summer, I will make my list for 2018 and check it twice.
You already love vinyl. And this Saturday, April 21, is Record Store Day, which will bring a slew of great limited edition vinyl gems to your local music emporia. Here are some reissued gems I've been enjoying while I wait for RSD '18.
Every December I remember signs appearing in record shops everywhere that said, "Give the Gift of Music." While the formats have changed - and then changed again and are now changing back to records - the suggestion remains a solid one.
Beyond all the holiday pap blaring from department store speakers at this time of year, there really is some good - OK, maybe more fun than good - holiday musical cheer to be had. Here are some of our favorites.
Welcome to the latest installment of the OnMilwaukee.com mix tape, or one man's reflections on a stack of new and recent CDs.
Here are some of the CDs spinning ‘round my ears these days...
Heartbeat has two new Studio One CDs out and both are new versions of classic LPs already reissued on CD by Heartbeat in the past. Then there's the amazing new Mingus/Dolphy live set.
Back in spring we told you about Heartbeat Record's repackaging of classic Studio One discs -- some of which were reissues to begin with -- and we're happy to see that the discs continue to flow.
From the edgy new Placebo record to the breezy summer sound of Josh Rouse's new disc, recorded in Spain; from reissues and a fresh new voice in jazz, Gianluca Petrella, to classic reggae, OMC music editor Bobby Tanzilo is spinning all kinds of discs these days.
Chalice in the Palace, the Wednesday reggae night at Roots Cellar has been jumping off, filling up more every week with a who's who of Riverwest DJs and a whole lot more who just come to drink, dance and enjoy the sounds.