New bar, new shows, and a new way to mock Ron Johnson
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Since sifting through dull newspapers, hyperbolic blogs, and overflowing RSS feeds for meaningful news can be an arduous process, News Net catches and compiles both the amusing and the significant reports that were overlooked throughout the week.
• Milwaukee said goodbye to two bars this week, reports OnMilwaukee.com—the weird, former funeral home House Of Frank N Stein in Riverwest, and downtown’s Bootleggers. According to OMC, Bootleggers will be replaced by Whiskey River, a chain with locations in Madison and La Crosse that is set to open the day before Thanksgiving.
• Radio Milwaukee and WMSE are teaming up once again for their monthly Unlooped event, a special “mash-up” performance pairing up local artists from different genres. The event tonight at bSide (235 S. 2nd St) will feature singer-songwriter Evan Christian and dubstep producer Horse Force. The show starts at 10 p.m.
• Rapper JC Poppe is one of the hardest working men in Milwaukee show business, running the excellent Milwaukee UP hip-hop blog and helping to promote other area artists when he’s not working on his own music. Speaking of which—Poppe is dropping two new albums in December, the introspective Shadowlands and politically oriented Tea Party. You can stream four songs from the albums here.
• We don’t normally trumpet the awesomeness of our sister publication, but this Ron Johnson story pretty much knocks it out of the park.