by Thomas Durkin Unlike that traffic jam waiting to happen 100 miles south, music is not the talk of the town. But while Milwaukee is not considered a music hotbed, there are local musicians producing great stuff. In Riverwest, there is a music resurgence taking place. With venues like Linneman’s, Mad Planet, Onopa, Quarter’s, the […]
Archive | December 2003
by Kathy Grykowski As both a cop’s kid and the wife of a cop I welcomed the opportunity to read Cop’s Kid: A Milwaukee Memoir by Milwaukee native Mel Miskimen. Curious about what parallels I might find to my own experience, some were rather uncanny. Beyond the fact that our dads had been Milwaukee cops, […]
by Suzanne Zipperer Many Riverwest residents remember Mudlark, a pottery shop located on Bremen and Clarke Streets from 1977-87. Ginny Zipperer’s stoneware and porcelain pottery showed up on many dinner tables — coffee mugs and teapots, casserole dishes and sugar bowls. Functional in design. Made to be used. And, like Ginny herself, unimposing.
On the local Hip Hop scene: Emcee J. Mixon: “I’ve gotta phrase to describe what I do…it be Midwest Hip Hop Ghetto Funk.” J.Mixon defies the usual classifications. His latest project album, “The Die Hard Theory” seeks to help Midwest hip hop come full circle. “The East Coast has the grimy underground beatz and heavy […]
This was going to be the Barhopper year-end special, but then I had too much to drink, so this is what you get. ‘Course, this being only the third column was a factor as well. NESSUN DORMA and THE PUB…