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.

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