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Monday, Oct. 25, 2010

Oct. 22, 2010

Ever since LCD Soundsystem's 2002 debut single, "Losing My Edge," James Murphy has been a connoisseur of cool, and, with three consecutive essential records, his ensemble has arguably been the best band of the last eight years. That's why i...
Concert Reviews
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July 1, 2010

With their forceful classic-rock riffage and affable stage presence, The Hold Steady has deservedly earned the title “world’s greatest bar band.” They're exactly the type of group that inspires you to lift a beer in appreciation and buy a round for the guys after the set. And don’t those same qualities make them Summerfest’s greatest band, too? Nothing's better than listening to loud music and drinking among...
Concert Reviews
Monday, April 5, 2010

April 3, 2010

Talk about hype. Little more than a year ago, people associated Passion Pit with a little known '80s skin flick. Nowadays, it's the moniker for a critically acclaimed '80s disco, hipster dance outfit selling out venues across the country. With the ...
Concert Reviews
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010

Feb. 17, 2010

Annie Clark must have a thing for Milwaukee. The St. Vincent starlet has stopped here three times since June. "You are the shining gem of the Midwest," Clark told the city—charm is a quality that comes easy to her. Her latest gig We...
Concert Reviews
Friday, Jan. 15, 2010

Jan. 14, 2010

In every Rural Alberta Advantage write-up, three details always seem to overwhelm their image: their Neutral Milk Hotel-influenced sound, their storied album history and their Canadianism. Let's set those aside, because this tightknit three-piece s...
Concert Reviews
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009

Sept. 11, 2009

The widely shared critique of Common's 2008 album Universal Mind Control is that it contradicts the artist's hip-hop revivalist past, but even though the Chicago rapper renounced his virtuous lyrics for misogynistic, amoral lines, his beats are as forward-thinking as ever, and they pumped an extra kick into his University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Pantherfest show at the Marcus Amphitheater...

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