About Austin Krueger

Austin works as a cost analyst for TDS Telecom in the Government and Regulatory Affairs team. He has a marketing degree from UW-Whitewater and has worked in various departments including marketing, sales and network services since joining TDS in 2004. He is a huge sports fan – if he’s not at work, odds are you can find him at Miller Park, Lambeau Field, Camp Randall or the Kohl Center watching the game. In his spare time, he’s chairman of a local non-profit, avid music fan, rec sports MVP and an early adopter when it comes to most new technologies.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Barenaked For the Holidays

Holiday albums can be very hit or miss, but Barenaked Ladies' effort is on-brand quirky and filled with fun. Their interpretation of classics will bring a smile your face which is not a bad place to start this holiday season.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Lee Brice

With a bunch of CMT Award nominations and a couple wins, and even a Grammy nomination, go ahead and give Lee Brice a shot today. He’ll drive your truck, roll every window down, and by gosh, have you tappin’ your toes to the tunes. Happy Tuesday and be safe this week in your holiday plans!
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Sugar Ray

Sugar Ray's third studio release, 14:59, came out in January of 1999. Leaking the lead single “Every Morning” a week early, the album debuted in the top 20 of the Billboard 200. After two underwhelming releases previously, the band realized the money is in making music with a more radio-friendly sound. This album was intended to be thirteen tracks of hopefully fun songs—something they accomplished, selling nearly 10 million albums worldwide.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Silverchair

When the members of Silverchair were just 15 years old, they put out their most popular—and critically acclaimed—debut album. After being a monster hit in Australia, it came to the U.S. where it left its mark. Take a listen it may be better than you may, or may not, remember.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Tantric

If you were listening to mainstream rock back in 2001, this will undoubtedly take you back to that era. For many, it was a simpler time— and sometimes that feels nice to reflect upon. Give Tantric a shot today, you might just find yourself astounded at the much-needed distraction it provides on this day in history. Happy Tuesday!
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow has one won nine Grammys, sold 60 million albums (and counting), and has acting creds too. Her career isn’t over, but if she decided to hang it up, she’d easily be one of the most decorated vocalists in history. And always remember, if it makes you happy—it can’t be that bad. Happy Tuesday!
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Rascal Flatts

They say all good things must come to an end. In January of 2020 this group announced they were calling it quits sometime this year...but that was before COVID hit. Will they come out with one more album? Who knows, but in the meantime, kick back and enjoy this monster hit album.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: The Outfield

It’s funny how people use the phrase ‘one-hit wonders’ in a derogatory manner. What’s so bad about having one song that went so big, that its popularity spans multiple decades? Today’s featured act has one song everyone knows, and you’ve heard it through all walks of life. Let’s check it out!
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Cheap Tunes Wednesday: Van Halen 1984

According to most, Eddie Van Halen would appear on the Mount Rushmore of guitarists—and this album would have ended up #1 if it wasn't for Michael Jackson's Thriller getting in the way. Pick up and listen to this one today as toast to an icon and refamiliarize yourself with some amazing music to boot.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Molchat Doma

Since I know all of you loyal readers were beyond curious about the comings and goings of popular music coming out of Belarus, I’m positive you’ll all give this one a try today. But in all seriousness, it’s a pretty fun listen. It’s atmospheric and a throwback—and has so many elements that will make you feel like you’re in an ‘80s movie.
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