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10 great records of 2018

Published Dec. 24, 2018

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.

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Give the gift of music

Published Dec. 8, 2017

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.

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Our favorite musical holiday cheer

Published Dec. 15, 2013

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.

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Mix tape: August 2008

Published Aug. 30, 2008

Welcome to the latest installment of the OnMilwaukee.com mix tape, or one man's reflections on a stack of new and recent CDs.

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Mix tape: January 2008

Published Jan. 21, 2008

Here are some of the CDs spinning ‘round my ears these days...

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Mix tape: reissue-ville

Published July 17, 2007

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.

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Studio One reggae reissues continue to flow

Published Aug. 17, 2006

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.

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Mix tape May '06: Bobby Tanzilo

Published May 1, 2006

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.

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Chalice in the Palace jams reggae at Roots Cellar

Published Feb. 17, 2005

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.