Category Archives: Postcard From Milwaukee

December 2014 Postcard From Milwaukee


Paul K Checks the Weather and Sends His Prayers Mr. P. Kopasz of Lexington, Kentucky (or thereabouts) sits on a bench outside The Hideout on a cold November evening, greets an old friend and finishes his cigarette. I have not seen Paul in about a decade, though we keep in touch, as he continues to release some of the best ... Read More »

Kandia Crazy Horse – Stampede (Bluebilly Records)


By Blaine Schultz Kandia Crazy Horse made her name as an award winning journalist and editor writing about the music she loves. With Stampede she makes the jump to the artist side of the fence. If naming her album after an unreleased Buffalo Springfield album is too obscure a reference, the plunking laconic banjo of lead-off track “California” hints at ... Read More »

Resurrection of The Medicine Show

Dream Syndicate

By Blaine Schultz Necrophilia, incest, arson, impotence, murder. And that is just side one. The Medicine Show, the Dream Syndicate’s 1984 album was ambitious.  If the band’s 1982 debut The Days of Wine and Roses firmly set them apart from hardcore punk and MTV fluff, then the follow-up was a record company’s futile attempt at landing the band on the charts. Or so it ... Read More »

Remembering Ray


By Blaine Schultz  Country music legend Ray Price died December 15, 2013, at age 87.  In August of 2008, he appeared at the Oneida Main Casino Lounge.  Below is a column I wrote back then in advance of Price’s appearance, recounting an earlier run-in with the legend. Price was perhaps the most legendary artist Phil Doran booked to a local ... Read More »

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