Milwaukee’s Mittelstadt on ghosts, nostalgia and dead presidents

By Christian Zimonick, Features Editor The folksy literati of Milwaukee-based trio Mittelstadt sat down with EMMIE Magazine for an introduction to their band and an exploration of their debut EP, Roll Ginger Roll. Featuring a Sufjan-esque suite of instrumental diversity and poetic, remarkably ornate lyricism, the debut effort of members Benny Koziol, Philip Adrian and Enzo Demichele is a sweet, nostalgic journey into history – … Continue reading Milwaukee’s Mittelstadt on ghosts, nostalgia and dead presidents

PHO talk collaboration, intimacy and funk

By Geordon Wollner, Contributing Writer Minneapolis-based PHO like “old stuff.” The seven-piece, nostalgic funk-influenced group blend the old with the new, creatively modernizing iconic sounds of the past to provide experiences that evoke emotion and the uncontrollable need to dance (or “get down”). With a strong support system back home, including that of the late Prince — thanks to Twitter — PHO actively grow and … Continue reading PHO talk collaboration, intimacy and funk

All that’s GGOOLLDD doesn’t glitter

By Logan Rude, Concerts Editor This story appears in the Fall 2017 issue of EMMIE Magazine. On the final night of their 18-date tour, Margaret Butler and Nick Ziemann sat in the musty Paradise Lounge enjoying a fried fish sandwich and french fries — a far cry from their tour diet of sunflower seeds and carrots. Nearly everything they own sat either in the basement of the … Continue reading All that’s GGOOLLDD doesn’t glitter

Mom Jeans on their music and influences

By Tony Holmes, Staff Writer Mom Jeans is a four-piece Emo group out of Berkeley, CA, currently touring alongside bands Tiny Moving Parts and Oso Oso. Just before their January 26 concert at The Sett, Mom Jeans sat down with EMMIE to chat about their music, influences and future. So, how’d the name come about? Eric: So me and Austin lived on the same floor … Continue reading Mom Jeans on their music and influences

Life on Mars: Michelle Zauner on Soft Sounds From Another Planet

By Shaye Graves and Amileah Sutliff This story appears in the Fall 2017 issue of EMMIE Magazine. The way Michelle Zauner fills sizeable venues with her screams, you’d never guess she’s so tiny. Tucked into a conference-room-turned-green-room two hours before her set at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she barely filled an office chair. Her dark hair was thrown into a bun at the nape of her neck, … Continue reading Life on Mars: Michelle Zauner on Soft Sounds From Another Planet