The new beat tape from producer knowsthetime, Summer’s End, uses an old-school, sampling-based approach to hip-hop. But knowsthetime, real name Ian Carroll, has been all over the map. Dividing his time between Madison and Milwaukee, he’s contributed to scores of hip-hop tracks—some of them under his former production moniker *hitmayng—he co-founded the hip-hop and electronic […]
Sky Hopinka is a Milwaukee-based filmmaker who uses a variety of experimental visual and audio approaches to explore the experiences of indigenous Americans. One of his most recent projects, Dislocation Blues, offers what Hopinka himself calls an “incomplete and imperfect portrait of reflections from Standing Rock.” His work asks a lot of complicated questions about how native […]
Lovely Socialite have embraced a few different kinds of maximalism since forming in Madison in 2009. The instrumental band’s initial name was Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps, eventually truncated to what people always call them anyway. All six members contribute to the band’s compositions, drawing on backgrounds and musical tastes that span jazz, rock, […]
Conversations about Madison and Milwaukee often focus on how different the cities are, or how strangely disconnected they are despite being only 70 miles apart. Tone Madison‘s Scott Gordon recently got a chance to trade notes with two journalists in Milwaukee about the challenges and opportunities that Wisconsin’s two biggest cities have in common. Matt Wild […]
This Is What I Ate visits the quaint village of Milwaukee en route to Summerfest with a Detour to a Brady Street Institution, Glorioso’s Italian Market!
(WORT) — This week we cover President Obama’s trip to Milwaukee, Governor Walker at CPAC, The Frequency’s one-year ban on Hip Hop, and an early season opener for Madison’s new skate park.