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

Gallery: Early Eyes melts fans’ faces at The Sett

By Matthew Weinberger, Photo Editor and Christian Zimonick, Features Editor Friday night, in anticipation for the Early Eyes set that was quickly approaching, fans shuffled into The Sett to hear face-melting music. As mind tickling as Des Lawrence may be on the bass, he was only one small part of all the fun that was the Early Eyes concert. The concert started off with an … Continue reading Gallery: Early Eyes melts fans’ faces at The Sett

We Out Here, We Out Here

By Christian Zimonick, Features Editor SCORE: 7.1 We Out Here is a compiled exposition of London’s burgeoning and experimental Jazz scene out via independent label Brownswood Recordings. Directed by saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings, the album is sleek, futuristic, immaculately-produced and maintains some coherence despite its huddled construction. While it pushes a few sonic boundaries, We Out Here is mostly enjoyable as a very listenable, very cool … Continue reading We Out Here, We Out Here

Remembering David Bowie

By EMMIE Staff Through his long and legendary career, David Bowie’s music and appearance took on many forms. Each new version of Bowie was original, influential and tremendously entertaining. His discography is too large and too full of great work to be adequately summarized here but, today, on the anniversary of his death, EMMIE remembers the life and work of David Bowie by reflecting on … Continue reading Remembering David Bowie

EMMIE’s Albums of the Year

By EMMIE Staff 2017 is quickly coming to a close. While there wasn’t much to celebrate, 2017 brought many fantastic projects. From lowkey artists rising to fame to well-established artists continuing to make waves, finding great music in 2017 was not much of a problem. In honor of this past year’s music, the staff of EMMIE picked the 14 best albums of 2017. 14. Freudian, Daniel Caesar … Continue reading EMMIE’s Albums of the Year