Milwaukee Record

Music, culture, gentle sarcasm

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“Beginning Thursday, September 25 and running through Thursday, October 9, the 6th annual Milwaukee Film Festival promises to be a can’t-miss event. A total of 276 films will light up the screens of the Landmark Oriental Theatre, Landmark Downer Theatre, Fox-Bay Cinema Grill, and Times Cinema during the fest’s two-week run, featuring everything from crowd-pleasing features and specialized documentaries to mind-bending shorts and home-grown oddities. There’s plenty to love beyond the films, too: live music; panel discussions; celebrity guests; and the occasional special event featuring Bloody Marys, cold pizza, and shitty horror movies. Before the celluloid (and digital) bomb drops on Milwaukee later this week, Slim-Pickens-in-Dr.-Strangelove-style (more on that later), Milwaukee Record rounds up 12 reasons to get excited for MFF2014.”

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Beginning Thursday, September 25 and running through Thursday, October 9, the 6th annual Milwaukee Film Festival promises to be a can’t-miss event. A total of 276 films will light up the screens of the Landmark Oriental Theatre, Landmark Downer Theatre, Fox-Bay Cinema Grill, and Times Cinema during the fest’s two-week run, featuring everything from crowd-pleasing features and specialized documentaries to mind-bending shorts and home-grown oddities. There’s plenty to love beyond the films, too: live music; panel discussions; celebrity guests; and the occasional special event featuring Bloody Marys, cold pizza, and shitty horror movies. Before the celluloid (and digital) bomb drops on Milwaukee later this week, Slim-Pickens-in-Dr.-Strangelove-style (more on that later), Milwaukee Record rounds up 12 reasons to get excited for MFF2014.”

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“Two years later, with the arrival of a new Burger King location on the fast-food-lovin’ East Side (2045 E. North Ave.), BK home delivery has come to Milwaukee. So what does it feel like having a Whopper delivered straight to your door? What goes through one’s mind while dutifully filling out an online form that includes a “Delivery Deal” of 10 cheeseburgers, 10 French fries, and 40 chicken nuggets for $46.99? Because we care, Milwaukee Record swallowed our pride—before swallowing an order of Large Classic Fries—and gave it shot.”

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Two years later, with the arrival of a new Burger King location on the fast-food-lovin’ East Side (2045 E. North Ave.), BK home delivery has come to Milwaukee. So what does it feel like having a Whopper delivered straight to your door? What goes through one’s mind while dutifully filling out an online form that includes a “Delivery Deal” of 10 cheeseburgers, 10 French fries, and 40 chicken nuggets for $46.99? Because we care, Milwaukee Record swallowed our pride—before swallowing an order of Large Classic Fries—and gave it shot.”

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It’s almost 5 o’clock, so here’s a GIF of Bob Uecker being accosted by Bobby “The Brain” Heenan and The Islanders while talking about writing letters to Vanna White. #UeckerOClock


It’s almost 5 o’clock, so here’s a GIF of Bob Uecker being accosted by Bobby “The Brain” Heenan and The Islanders while talking about writing letters to Vanna White. #UeckerOClock

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“In a perfect world, music or comedy shows go something like this: fans show up to a venue, artists show up to a venue and perform for fans, fans leave venue happy. Only in the real world do pissed-off fans, trashed venues, and artists performing oral sex on sledgehammers sometimes enter into the equation. Yes, for every pleasant and unremarkable show is a show that breaks the mold and goes down in history for all the wrong reasons. Milwaukee Record rounded up 10 such notorious shows from the city’s past, whether they involved riots, arrests, bad bookings, or simply an artist throwing his own feces at the crowd.”

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In a perfect world, music or comedy shows go something like this: fans show up to a venue, artists show up to a venue and perform for fans, fans leave venue happy. Only in the real world do pissed-off fans, trashed venues, and artists performing oral sex on sledgehammers sometimes enter into the equation. Yes, for every pleasant and unremarkable show is a show that breaks the mold and goes down in history for all the wrong reasons. Milwaukee Record rounded up 10 such notorious shows from the city’s past, whether they involved riots, arrests, bad bookings, or simply an artist throwing his own feces at the crowd.”

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Let’s reflect on the cruel and relentless march of time, bringing us all closer to oblivion, ever closer, with this old WVTV-18 promo featuring a young Kathy Mykleby.

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"It’s a green and gold beacon shining for New York’s weary cheeseheads. Every good Wisconsin expat finds his or herself there at one time or another—maybe for the beer, the summer sausage, cheddar cheese and crackers. Especially for the blazing ’Sconnie accents.
Or if you’re like me, you go because descending into the subterranean Manhattan tavern of Christmas lights is like a Packerland time warp. The effect can be so severe the ladies restroom bears a warning: ‘Watch your belongings. This IS New York.’

But there’s no denying the Kettle of Fish is the Raji-mahal (sorry) of east coast Packers bars.”

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"It’s a green and gold beacon shining for New York’s weary cheeseheads. Every good Wisconsin expat finds his or herself there at one time or another—maybe for the beer, the summer sausage, cheddar cheese and crackers. Especially for the blazing ’Sconnie accents.

Or if you’re like me, you go because descending into the subterranean Manhattan tavern of Christmas lights is like a Packerland time warp. The effect can be so severe the ladies restroom bears a warning: ‘Watch your belongings. This IS New York.’

But there’s no denying the Kettle of Fish is the Raji-mahal (sorry) of east coast Packers bars.”

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It’s Monday, so here’s a commercial for a 1984 Iron Maiden/Twisted Sister show at the MECCA Arena. #WorkslaveByDay #PowerslaveByNight

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"Instead of being like, ‘Let’s help you through this,’ they’re like, ‘Let’s fuck you over however we can so we can cover our asses.’"

We talk to Brenner Brewing Company’s Mike Brenner about his hassles with the city, publicly shaming people into doing their jobs, and being the squeaky wheel.
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"Instead of being like, ‘Let’s help you through this,’ they’re like, ‘Let’s fuck you over however we can so we can cover our asses.’"

We talk to Brenner Brewing Company’s Mike Brenner about his hassles with the city, publicly shaming people into doing their jobs, and being the squeaky wheel.

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