Terry hackbarth

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Do deluxe CD reissues provide enough bang for your buck?

Published Dec. 1, 2014

CD sales have plummeted this year -- as have digital downloads -- in the face of streaming music. But labels are still churning out deluxe CD reissues. Are you opening your wallet to pay for the extras?

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Trolley chimes in with new CD

Published Nov. 29, 2011

Trolley has been riding the power pop rails in Milwaukee since 1995, releasing a string of catchy, guitar-driven rock and roll records over the years. The group is back with a new 14-track disc, "Things That Shine and Glow," on its own Easter Records, that continues its tradition of jangly power pop but with a post-punk edge.

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Exclusive celebrates Record Store Day with a CD

Published April 18, 2009

While a lot of local music fans might feel like "Record Store Day" is hardly worth celebrating in a year that saw the death of Atomic Records, there are still a handful of shops vending vinyl and CDs in town. Among them is The Exclusive Company, which celebrates the day by creating "Buzzcity," a 15-song sampler of some of the best original, home-grown Milwaukee music.

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The Nice Outfit dons a well-fitted new EP

Published Dec. 21, 2007

Over the years, Paul Wall and Terry Hackbarth have been the driving force behind two British Invasion-fed power pop outfits, Trolley and The Nice Outfit. The latter band has a new EP.