In interviews, the members of Phox have a conversational style that reflects the Wisconsin band’s music—it’s playful and thoughtful, serious in its ambitions, but seriously fun when all is said and done. With folk-like delicacy, jazz-like precision and a very indie sense of irreverence, the group’s self-titled Partisan debut is one of the best underground-pop records of the year. These high-school friends will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand new feature on them.
The Baraboo Candy Company, yet another cornerstone of culture in our storied hometown, exhibits why Wisconsin is awesome with their hit candy bar. We can think about cow poop while eating chocolate and laugh about it.