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Monthly Archives: July 2015

THE BELLE WEATHER: An Interview with a Hurricane

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by Jean Detjen Hurricanes are unpredictable. The sensory experience unleashed is full and complete when in the presence of such a magnificent force of nature. Such is the case when in the midst of a performance from original indie rock band The Belle Weather from Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Band members Eric Cox (vocals, guitars, ukulele) and Tom Abromaitis (upright bass) exude ... Read More »

Iconoclastic Sunblind Lion still Rocks!

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BY Michael Casper In late 1967, five high school lads from Plymouth and Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, came together to form a group known as the Love Society. The members included Dave Steffen, guitar; Keith Abler, vocals; Steve Gilles, bass; Mike Holdridge, keyboards; and Mike Dellger, drums. “To back up a bit,” Mike Dellger said “Dave and I were in our ... Read More »

Austin Lucas: A Man, His Guitar, & His Dog

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BY Jean Detjen Recently told by another Austin Lucas that he was a “disgrace to the name” for some unknown reason, Country/Folk singer-songwriter Austin Lucas isn’t quite sure if he’s been mixed up with a different Austin Lucas. Perhaps confused with the Christian woman preacher, the baseball player, the gay porn star or maybe the white supremacist? It’s a mystery, ... Read More »

Mile of Music Pick: Dead Horses Local folksters return as trio, and stronger than ever

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BY George Halas With the release of their sophomore album “Space and Time” last October, Dead Horses commanded the ears and full attention of roots music fans across the Midwest. From newspaper covers and heavy radio airplay, to headlining gigs, it seemed like the band of twenty-somethings from Oshkosh had finally broken through that invisible but stifling label of “local ... Read More »

Dead Horses Return As Trio Stronger Than Ever

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<pBY George Halas In going to the ends of the earth to find the best music, The Mile of Music Festival has not overlooked the Fox Cities. One of the highlights of this year’s festival will be the appearance of Oshkosh-based Dead Horses, a young acoustic band with a cultivated folk sensibility well beyond their years whose sound is equally ... Read More »

Boom Forest: Ethereal Wailings

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Many talented bands are part of Mile of Music 2015, the most anticipated music festival to take place in the Fox Valley this year. Some reach down and grab hold of your heart with a fury strong enough to make an indelible impression. Such is the case with repeat offender, Boom Forest. Originally from Baraboo, Wisconsin, Boom Forest describes its ... Read More »

From the Wine Cave

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BY Kimberly Fisher Viva La France! France is a place of many wonders and has many unique grape growing areas. The Rhone Valley is the oldest established winemaking region in France dating back 600 years before the Romans. Although the Rhone is considered one wine region, it is divided into two distinct parts based on climate and grape variety. The ... Read More »

Burger Time!

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By Trish Derge Anybody can squish a few patty’s out of a pound of burger, toss them on the grill and singe the dickens out of them until they’re flavorless and dry as a Saharan paleontologist’s sack lunch. But if you want your guests at your cookout to enjoy their meal, and not collectively roll their eyes in disgust at ... Read More »

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