Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I Ate That



The Open Faced Meatloaf Sandwich - Comet Cafe - Milwaukee, WI 

My New Year Career Move

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

Friends of Wizconsin


Jaclyn - Milwaukee, WI 

Star Wars x A-Team

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Friends of Wizconsin



Tim - Marquette University 


I traded Tim a Wizconsin t-shirt for a great Teecycle t-shirt. But I also got a Teecycle t-shirt subscription for Christmas - it's the gift that keeps on giving. Check out Teecycle t-shirts, but after you get your Wizconsin t-shirt. 

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Money



The Flaming Lipps have dived into a new realm by covering the epic "Dark Side of The Moon" by Pink Floyd. It is available on iTunes and if you are in Oklahoma City for new years check them out.  


The Flaming Lipps - "Money (Pink Floyd Cover)"

“All I Want for Christmas (Is to Rock!!)”

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Broken Bells





The Shins frontman James Mercer and producer Danger Mouse have teamed for the next supergroup - Broken Bells. March 9 is when the self-titled album will drop. But right now you can download the first single, "The High Road" over at their website

Friends of Wizconsin


The Twitter edition. Thanks to @dmaciejewski and @templon

I Wish It Was Christmas Today

Monday, December 21, 2009

Learn Something New Everyday




I did and now so can you. Click here for knowledge. 

Build a Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Helmet



Harrison Kirx was commissioned to make a replica of their Gold Helmets. Check out his blog to see how to build your own replica helmet here

Tiny Shoes


Under Great White Northern Lights



Here is a sneak peek at Under Great White Northern Lights - The White Stripes tour documentary Under The Great Northern Lights. Out in theaters in March but a full song from the film ("Let's Shake Hands") is available now.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Decibully - World Travels Fast

Great record, great band. Listen first and then pick it up here.

A New Christmas Classic

Friday, December 18, 2009

Green Eyed Love


Mayer Hawthorne's Green Eyed Love EP is now available. Head over to Stonesthrow to purchase and download the Waajeed remix.

The Hold Steady - Majestic Theater

The Hold Steady- July 10, 2009 - Madison, WI- Majestic Theater. Download it here.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Useless Invention #8

Useless Invention #8 - Pullout Sofa Sofa

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

80+ Turtlenecks Dancing

TCD & WMSE 12 Songs of the Holidays

TCD and WMSE have partnered to give their readers and listeners the gift of music this holiday season. A 12 Song Holiday Project was born out the spirit of giving, sharing and a love of local music.

They will be posting a unique line-up of local artists. Recording a special holiday song that you can download for free. If that is not good enough, local artist Dwellephant has made downloadable CD cover art to accompany this rare treat.

New tracks will be posted throughout the week. Follow them on Twitter for updates on when new tracks will be posted. Be sure to check back next Monday Dec. 21 - they will post the coup de grace: A mash-up of the all artists covering "Auld Lang Syne."

Here is the video of Invade Rome covering "Oh Holy Night"

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Unreleased Elliott Smith Song

"Cecillia/Amanda" is an unreleased solo track recorded in 1997. Pitchfork has it but Pitchfork always got it.

Those Are Cute Kids



Monday, December 14, 2009

The Brooklyn Brat Pack

phoenix - lisztomania *brooklyn pack mashup* from ian parker on Vimeo.

A few kids from Brooklyn decided to make their own fan video for the Phoenix's song Lisztomania. 88nine Radio Milwaukee is challenging Brew City residents to come up with something better. Shoot me a note if you are up to the challenge.

And now San Francisco has gotten into the mix....

Separated At Birth

The Deadspin edition. But come on Deadspin, "Big Lumber" is much better athlete than Chubby!

Friday, December 11, 2009

This Milwaukee Weekend


Party starts at 7pm. Pezzentino's performance is divided into 4 parts, with D-WOOD of No Request Sound spinning during intermissions.

The Urban Garage Sale. Heavy Rotation and several local vendors collaboration selling access stock from shoes, clothing, bike and handmade goods. Three dollar PBR tall boys will be sold, it is the one time it is o.k. to drink and shop. Check out who The Onion A/V Club recommends you need to visit tomorrow.

The Onion and BBC is hosting the Eighth Annual 5 Lbs. of Christmas featuring Fever Marline. Through out the night The Onion will be giving away five pounds of gift. Ranging from booze, beer, lube, pizza and much more. A portion of the proceeds will go to local charities.

Useless Invention #5



My favorite one - Useless Invention #5 - Do It Yourself Painted Turtle Kit

So good it was made into a shirt. The beard is not included with purchase.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Sound Bomber

Download the album for free - Immediate download of the 28-track album in your desired format.

Friends of Wizconsin

Colleen - Milwaukee via Traverse City

Teecycle T-shirts

I love t-shirts both new and used. It is even better when you find these treasures at thrift shops or estate sales. Teecycle shirts eliminates hours of rummaging through racks and piles of clothes. Each shirt is unique and gives you that vintage feeling - like the one above. Plus, you are doing a good thing for the environment - saving a t-shirt from a land fill. Also, Teecycle shirts donate $1 per shirt to the Milwaukee River Revitalization Foundation - to restore urban river trails and waterways.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Portishead track for Amnesty


Portishead have released a brand new track - 'Chase the Tear' for Amnesty International. It's now available as an exclusive download single from 7 digital with all earnings going towards Amnesty's International.

Bon Iver's High School Musical

Here is a new side most of us have not seen from this Sconsin crooner —a jazzy, swingin’ side. A far diversion from what we have come to know about him and his fantastic songs. Back in April when he joined the Eau Claire Memorial High School Jazz Ensemble for an eight-song set. The session included standards and re-worked versions of Bon Iver songs “For Emma” and “Lump Sum.”

Fans of Bon Iver should check out A Decade With Duke, which compiles both the ensemble’s performance and the set with Vernon. If noting else it should make you kick yourself for not going out for band in High School. Reports say physical CDs are available only in Eau Claire, though it will be able to download the album at iTunes, Amazon.com, and other retail outlets. Proceeds will go to Memorial High School's music program. Or as The Onion A/V Club calls it "Officially the coolest fund-raiser of any music program in the country."

One question, why aren't these kids more excited?


Give The Gift of Life????

It has been a year of giving for The Flaming Lips. A new album, videos, and memorable show are not enough for Wayne and the follows. The Flaming Lips now offer their fans a Silver Trembling Fetus Christmas tree ornament.

We all know how much they love the Christmas season, so this seems right. The three-inch Silver Trembling Fetus "is rumored to give off vibrations that help all humans progress toward an intelligence explosion." God Bless Us All.

Check out the video-- and order the ornament here - It may make you smarter!

BlakRoc on Letterman


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

One Big Holiday


It is not traditional holiday song but it is one of my favorites.

Wolf Pack


It appears the Brewers are close to signing left handed pitcher Randy Wolf to a three year deal. I will spend the remainder of the off season getting my Wolf Pack together.

I like the move by the Brewers. I hope Wolf stays healthy during his stay in Milwaukee and dose not get a case of the Suppans.

Brewer fans we can do better than this....

She and Him Volume Two

As reported on their website. She and Him new album will be released March 23rd. Written by Zooey (She) and produced by M.Ward (Him), Volume Two is the follow up to the duo's critically acclaimed debut, Volume One. The album includes eleven original tracks and two covers - "Ridin' In My Car" by NRBQ and Skeeter Davis' "Gonna Get Along Without You".

She & Him: Volume Two Track list:

01 Thieves
02 In The Sun
03 Don't Look Back
04 Ridin' In My Car
05 Lingering Still
06 Me And You
07 Gonna Get Along With You Now
08 Home
09 I'm Gonna Make It Better
10 Sing
11 Over It Over Again
12 Brand New Shoes
13 If You Can't Sleep

Monday, December 7, 2009

Give the Gift of Chewbika

This is one of my favorite t-shirts. It was designed by Matt Fleming of Black T-Shirt. Featuring a brownish print of everyone's favorite biking wookie atop a lighter-brown shirt. It makes a great holiday gift for any Star Wars and cyclist on your list. Pick your Chewbika shirt here.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Hear a New Weezer Remix

Hear a New Weezer Remix by Doctor Rosen Rosen

Tiny Shoes

Rock, Paper, Scissors - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Useless Invention #39

MPD New Sting

Who are they fooling.... Two overnight stays? Cocaine users do not sleep!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Free Music

Vanguard Records is giving you the gift of Free Music For the Holidays. Get it here.

The First Day of Xmas w| The Black Crowes



Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Wizconsin T's for the Holidays

With the Holiday's right around the corner give any Wisconsin sports the gift of urban sportswear. Four unique designs celebrating the traditions, accomplishments and history of our city and teams.

Bernie's Chalet

The greatest in stadium signage ever. The beer-barreled chalet was built for Bernie where he led the crowd in cheering. Following each home run and every victory, he slid down and plunged himself into a huge beer mug in celebration. It's made of golden yellow fabric like your favorite pilsner. The screen is on the lower left of the shirt.

The AL

"If the waitress has dirty ankles, the chili should be good" It is quotes like these that makes the coach a legend in the city. His name is synonymous with 1977. He was on of the most joyful and charismatic in college basketball history. Looks great on and off the court.

The Brew City

The tailgates. The roof. The return to the playoffs. Who dosen't love this town? Let your civic pride shine on through this shirt, which was created just of people like yourself. It's a rare brew, clean and refreshing.

The First Baseman

The Homerun Derby King. The slugger. The first baseman. One of the most prolific hitters in team history. This future legend is deserving of his own symbol. So whether he desides to go as a "The Artist" or just Prince, everyone in Brewer nation hopes he continues to rule the park for years to come.

Shoot me a note at michaelwiz@gmail.com if you would like to place an order or have questions. Each shirt is $20 plus shipping (were applicable). Thanks.

-Wiz

They Are Back

Tiny Shoes - The New Lambeau Leap

Lambeau Field - Green Bay, WI

Flaming Lips to Cover Pink Floyd's Dark Side

Gobble Gobble

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Ben and Jay Are Coming To Town


Death Cab For Cutie and Son Volt frontman join forces to record a Jack Kerouac album and now they are coming to Milwaukee. See them at Turner Hall January 30th. Tickets go in sale on Friday. You can purchase them here.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

You Never Know


Pezzettino "You Never Know" - for more about Pezzettino and her music go here.
Check her out at Hot Pop on December 11th for her "You Will Never Know" vinyl release party. Free admission.

I Ate That

Monte Cristo Hot Dog - Go Dog Go

Friday, November 27, 2009

Separated at Birth

Chris "Drama" Pfaff - Reality TV star/ Music Producer
Jose Barea - Dallas Maverick Guard

When Baseball and Drugs Go Right


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Lets Give Him A Nick Name


Ersan Ilyasova has been a bright surprise in this early Bucks season. He has played great defense, shot the ball better than expected, and has been a rebounding stud.

So after a few holiday beers with friends Kondo and Greg Matzek, we decided he deserved a true Milwaukee nickname.

Ilyasova is one of those hard to pronounce and spell. I being of eastern european decent, Wisniewski, know the value of a good nickname - Wiz, Wizzy, Wizard. It helps me out everyday and gives me a point of distinction.

To give a nickname you need to know the person on a certain level. Let's dive deeper with the "Man Behind the Mask."

Here is what we know. He is in his second stint with the Bucks and changed his number from 19 to 7. He is a second round pick in 2005. But he is so much more.

He is an actor/pitchman....


He is a dead ringer for actor Josh Hartnett...

So with that in mind, here is what I got...
  • Face - an homage to the A-team and the mask he currently dawns
  • Hannibal - again for the face mask
  • Illy - it is urban and works, simple and easy
  • Sova - like Jay-Z's HOVA but with a much better jump shot
Got any ideas? Send them my way.