Creation is Divine: A Conversation with Bear and The Forest

Creation is Divine: A Conversation with Bear and The Forest By Matt Weinberger, Photo Editor This story appears in the Fall 2018 issue of EMMIE Magazine. The drive to create and innovate is a divine, innate and uniquely special quality of humanity which differentiates us from all other creatures. Generation after generation, people have been ushering new ideas, inventions and trends into their own spirit. Artists have an … Continue reading Creation is Divine: A Conversation with Bear and The Forest

Gallery: Car Seat Headrest Is A Genuine Lo-Fi Pop Band

By Matt Weinberger, Photo Editor What do drunk drivers and killer whales have in common? Teens Of Denial of course. The Majestic Theatre was packed with sweaty, excited fans of the nearly-iconic but not-quite-legendary Seattle-based lo-fi pop sensation that is Car Seat Headrest. The show opened with a powerful set played by the indie rock trio Naked Giants, who then joined Car Seat Headrest to jam … Continue reading Gallery: Car Seat Headrest Is A Genuine Lo-Fi Pop Band

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: Talib Kweli speaks truth to injustice at High Noon Saloon

By Matthew Weinberger, Photo Editor “It is not the job of the oppressed to fix racism, it is the job of the oppressor.” Talib Kweli’s words echoed throughout the High Noon Saloon this past Saturday. He reminded us all that hip-hop has its roots in the voices of the oppressed. Kweli is a revolutionary, rapping lyrics which fight for basic human and civil rights. He … Continue reading Gallery: Talib Kweli speaks truth to injustice at High Noon Saloon

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