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August 2014

TBT: Opus III It’s A Fine Day

Yeah, I listed to this + 1,000 times, probably much to my roomie’s chagrin. Where is Opus III these days? Probably sitting in a vegan cafe knitting a cap to keep her bald head warm, tapping her Doc Martins to… Continue Reading →

World Air Guitar Championships Begin Today!

For all who rock out to Queen, Styx, Metallica and the like in your car, shower or wherever you might be alone, I give you the 19th Annual World Air Guitar Championships.  In its honor, I shall rock out to… Continue Reading →

Get to know: Dot Dash

How cool is it when work and music collide? Kinda makes me feel like Fred Flintstone when the end-of-day whistle goes off. Welcome to post punk pop band Dot Dash: rockthepigeon.com post Dot Dash Facebook page Thanks to decades of… Continue Reading →

Not all spa music is created equal

I’m a sucker for spa treatments and have been to my fair share of spas. Most are just fine, but when the spa cranks the Spanish guitar tunes (like “Fernando,” “All the Loves I’ve Known Before,” and “Have I Told… Continue Reading →

Get to know: SBTRKT

Pals with M.I.A, Radiohead, Modeselektor, Basement Jaxx, Mark Ronson and Underworld. SBTRKT (pronounced like subtract) is a “project” that supports the concept of anonymity, but thanks to the internets we all know is led by Aaron Jerome…insert sigh and eye roll here.   However, if you like… Continue Reading →

If I were a radio DJ

In the 90s, for about one glorious hour, I was a DJ on WMWC, my college radio. I, along with my friends KB and Tammy, were tucked into a tiny room with thousands of cd’s and a lot of equipment… Continue Reading →

Best Beasties Mashup Ever

Beastie Boys + Muppets = Love My only complaint is that this isn’t long enough!

Get to know: The Carpetbaggers

One of Milwaukee’s finest…a little country, a little blues, a little rock ‘n roll. A lot of awesome. Check them out! PS — thx to Kristy for the reco!

Whadyasay?

Or the 10 stages of loudshowitis: Awareness — intro band is great, but loud. Wow, there’s a few folks here with ear plugs. Am I old? Remembery — hmmm…that Jack White show was really loud, too. And the Pixies…and the… Continue Reading →

2, 3, 4 POT US!

2 strings on the bass 3 strings on the lead 4 pieces to the drum kit 1 really awesome show Thanks POT US!  

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