Milwaukee’s Harley-Davidson factory cancels Trump visit over fear of protests

The city of Milwaukee puts up with a lot of bullshit, like the awful weather, the long lines at AJ Bombers, all of the cool bands only stopping in Chicago and Madison on their tours, Atomic Records closing down, and (again) the awful weather, but one thing the city apparently won’t put up with is Donald Trump. In a…

The Violent Femmes do too much on their first new record in 16 years

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Everyone reaches a point at which hearing the opening riff of “Blister In The Sun”—for maybe the hundredth time, maybe the thousandth—results in a spontaneously induced catatonic state, triggered by decades worth of overexposure. There’s nothing much to be done about it, really. As part of the soundtrack for a 1997…

Milwaukee once had its own Elvira impersonator—and we can prove it

Elvira, being essentially a drag act, transcends the concepts of “real” and “fake.” So we really can’t be too hard on the Elvira impersonator in this local commercial from 1985. Only a 10-year-old boy blinded by the “Two Big Pumpkins” on her chest could be fooled into thinking the woman in the ad was the “real”…