Anthony Mark Happel
Failed musician. Fledgling filmmaker. Working on a feature film entitled The Vegas Project. Lives in Sussex, WI, with super-smart law student wife, a 13-year old stepson, and a chinchilla.
Anthony Mark Happel's Posts
Reviews: Shilohs, PUJOL, The Rebel Set
Plus Lydia Loveless, Bad History Month, Dust from a 1000 Yrs, and Spanish post-punk.
Reviews: Broken Gold, My Education, The Chills
Spanning New Zealand comebacks, instrumental post-rock, and oud music.
Reviews: The Association, Kissaway Trail, Xiu Xiu
Artfully covering Nina Simone, Stonehenge album re-issues, and Brooklyn noise rock.
Myles Coyne: Milwaukee's regular Joe with a Rusty Nickel Band
12 questions and a review of Coyne's new record, Take It As It Comes.
Reviews: Bardo Pond, Calhoun, Alasdair Roberts
Digging into the desk's pile of promos for some bullet reviews.
Reviews: Appleseed Cast, Copernicus, Dead Confederate
Outliers with post-rock, jazz rock, and dreamy psych-pop stamina.
Reviews: Bambara, Caveman, Ishi
Dancier than usual our correspondent in Wisconsin explores Spitzer, Ishi and Caveman.
Harmony Korine's A Crackup At The Race Riots
The auteur's "novel" from '98 is the ravings of a lunatic visionary.
Reviews: Skiggy Rapz, Eksi Ekso, The Kingsbury Manx
From art pop inspired by serial killers to Dutch rappers on Texas labels.
Nanobots – They Might Be Giants
30 years and durable, TMBG is like that vintage day-glo Volkswagen van still cruising.
Lapland – Lapland
Lapland craft lush psych-pop with hints of Prefab Sprout and plenty of integrity.
Reviews: Airstrip, The Howling Hex, Cy Dune
Hipshaking obscure R&B comps, mockeries of "Best Of…" comps, and messy EPs.
Reviews: Indian Handcrafts, Dream Boat, Rory Black
Our correspondent in Wisconsin returns with a dedication to his wife, a cancer survivor.
A Miltown Beatdown with Sat. Nite Duets Drummer
A brief history of Milwaukee leading up to its finest indie rock export.
Lady From Shanghai – Pere Ubu
Pere Ubu celebrates its 35th anniversary of pioneering experimental rock.
Reviews: Grape Soda, The History of Panic, The Memorials
Winners in Grape Soda and Lilly Hiat. Concerns for maybeshewill maybereconsideringthename.
Reviews: The Hague, Bailter Space, The Cringe
Former Flying Nuns turned New Yorkers, Texas honkey tonk, and dud that fails hard.
Reviews: The Dandelion War, Mission of Burma, Jesca Hoop
A journo's desk in Wisconsin gets less cluttered.
Reviews: The Inner Banks, Marriages, Redgrave
But first, our man in Wisconsin airs out his grievances with VP candidate Paul Ryan.