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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011

Aug. 24, 2011 @ Turner Hall Ballroom

The Hold Steady's first and so far only album since keyboardist Franz Nicolay departed the band has been 2010's Heaven Is Whenever. That record strays from the anthemic enthusiasm of previous efforts, and consequently has been viewed as a letdown by ...
Concert Reviews
Friday, June 17, 2011

June 16, 2011

Many bands earn praise as must-see live acts through prolific touring and lengthy, improvised sets—add a couple psychedelic guitar freak-outs here, a few 10-minute songs there and throw in some long hair for good measure, and that'll have peopl...
Cover Story
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Milwaukee is enjoying a bike-friendly makeover

Though the city is renowned for manufacturing motorcycles, Milwaukee also boasts an active bicycling subculture. With so many local bike clubs and group rides popping up around the city, it's not difficult to find one to suit any cycling niche. And now, as the city takes...
Concert Reviews
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April 25, 2011

Wearing a Wu-Tang Clan T-shirt so stretched that the original owner could only have been Rick Ross, Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis and his guitar-mate Jimmy Smith ripped through freaked-out solos, conducting a frenetic rave Monday night at Turn...
Concert Reviews
Monday, Feb. 7, 2011

Feb. 5, 2011

The Decemberists are a seasonal band. That's not to say they're suited to only one particular season, but that their songs are rife with divergent climates. It was fitting, then, that their sold-out show Saturday at the Riverside Theater came a few d...
Music Feature
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010
One unassuming Monday morning last month, Girl Talk posted a free download of his latest record, All Day, only hours after completing it. The record was promoted with little more than a press release and a couple of tweets, but demand for it nonetheless exceeded the server space his label allocated, crashing its website almost immediately. Music news outlets...
Concert Reviews
Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010

Oct. 30, 2010

Halloween weekend couldn't have been a more fitting time of year to see Mumford & Sons—not because the English quartet plays ghoulish horror punk like The Misfits or sprays fake blood and murders effigies onstage a la GWAR, but because of Mumfo...

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