John The Savage
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Milwaukee’s John The Savage is a strange, carnivalesque, love-’em-or-hate-’em six-piece that became the city’s most talked about group a few years back. It’s not hard to understand why: John The Savage conforms to the trend of “exotic” instrumentation while sounding unlike any other group in town, mainly because of Michael Skorcz’s eccentric vocals. Skorcz’s circus-barker growl fits the cinematic sweep of the music, which veers impressively from New Orleans funeral marches to James Brown funk grooves.