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Kochanski's Concertina Bar: Parts 1 and 2/Make Milwaukee 2012 Week 2 and 3

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Andy Kochanski sports a killer mustache and hosts a killer Polka night at Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall. I discovered the place last autumn, when I went to witness a battle o' the bands and take in the sights of an historic tavern that truly MAKES Milwaukee.

For part one of a two-part story, I spoke with local concertina players who waxed philosophic about the difference between a concertina and an accordian, their love of polka, and what it is about Kochanski's that makes it a true Milwaukee cultural icon.

And fear not...Part 2 features an interview with Andy Kochanski AND his mustache...

(photos copyright of Sara Stathas)