Archive for March, 2009

Preview: Miltown Beat Down Finals

March 31, 2009


Video courtesy of Darren Cole/Alphabang Productions and Darren Leone/LS Productions

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?uestlove to judge the Miltown Beat Down Final 4/4 @ Turner Hall

March 30, 2009

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Just got this message from Jordan ‘Madhatter’ Lee —

Hello friends,

It’s Jordan here, and I am calling on you for a little bit of love. You know I do my best to support MKE hip hop and music everyday, and today I’m asking for a little love back. This weekend, I finally confirmed ?uestlove of the Roots will be our third judge for the Miltown Beat Down finals. Your help in spreading the word about this exciting development can help us to create Milwaukee’s best Hip Hop event of 2009.

Nice work Jordan! Stay tuned for a preview of the Miltown Beat Down final, which happens this Saturday at Turner Hall.

Review: Brian Jonestown Massacre @ Turner Hall Ballroom

March 30, 2009

Photo by CJ Foeckler

Photo by CJ Foeckler


Words by TJ Fackelman

Looking like some kind of hippie-denim-army, the Brian Jonestown Massacre took the stage, trying to look as cool as possible, with little more than a nod or a wave from the mutton-chopped Joel Gion. Anton Newcombe took his usual place at the far left, his perch where he would observe his band mates over the course of the next several hours. (more…)

Metal by the minute: Vital Remains + Gigan @ The Rave (3/26)

March 27, 2009

Photo of Vital Remains from MySpace

Photo of Vital Remains from MySpace


Words by Andrew Falk

The 26th of March, in the Year of Our Lord (Satan) 2009

8:48 AM – Vital Remains is more of a concept than an actual band. That’s a nice way of saying that I have no idea who is in the band right now and who’s going to be onstage at the Rave tonight. I know there’s one guy (Dave Suzuki) who plays both lead guitar and drums on the records, and he’s not touring with the band. Then there’s Glen Benton, one of the most recognizable faces and upside-down-cross-branded foreheads in all metaldom, who did the vocals on the last couple records. He doesn’t tour with them either. So that leaves Tony Lazaro, the band’s rhythm guitarist, and some other dudes who don’t play on the records. I’m just hoping for some unholy, blasting, shredding, Christ-hating death metal tonight, and I hope the players are up to the task, whoever they are. (more…)

Tech Vets, The New Loud

March 27, 2009

 

photo courtesy of the band

photo courtesy of the band

Words by Erin Wolf

Despite their name, The New Loud isn’t really all that new. Milwaukee dance-rock, three-piece vets have run the whole scene gamut of starting out when bands like The Danger, Temper Temper and Since By Man were still kicking it, to now, where keyboardists are as essential as percussionists. Shane Olivo, of the New Loud, recently gave Fan-belt the story on band mate recruitment, D.I.Y. -style and the pleasant crunch of technology.

  ”My Hot New Moves”, The New Loud

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