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Guides
Monday, June 16, 2014

Thursday, July 3 @ Harley-Davidson Roadhouse, 10 p.m.

 In February 2011, Rise Against lead singer Tim McIlrath performed acoustic versions of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s “Ohio” and Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Who’ll Stop the Rain” at the labor union protests in Madison. Those songs are a far cry from Rise Against’s serrated punk rock
Guides
Monday, June 16, 2014

Sunday, July 6 @ Miller Lite Oasis, 9:30 p.m.

 For years, classic rock artists were a Summerfest staple, as dependable as the iconic Sky Glider. Then the winds of change blew in with a slew of indie artists and jam bands. That suggested Summerfest was catching up with the times, which is fine, but the announcement of Melissa Etheridge’s
Album Reviews
Thursday, May 29, 2014
 The multinational instrumental quartet Sonar includes a mathematics professor, a software developer and a multimedia artist. In other words, not only can these guys play; they also have brains. On their second album, Static Motion, they rely on symmetry, aesthetics and precision to create as much
Concert Reviews
Thursday, May 1, 2014

April 30, 2014

With four of the seven founding members remaining, including all three horn players, Chicago still sounds like Chicago, and they made a glorious cacophony Wednesday night during the first of two shows at The Riverside Theater.
Album Reviews
Monday, April 21, 2014
Matt Schofield has been hailed as one of the U.K.’s finest bluesmen, winning award after major award. But, as he so convincingly demonstrates on his fifth album, Far As I Can See, he’s moved well beyond that limited realm. Traditional blues rockers like “Clean Break,” the rollicking “Tell Me Some Lies” and the groovy
Album Reviews
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
 Some bands enjoy a certain amount of success and then just disappear. That’s what happened with Silent Force, a metal outfit led by German guitarist Alex Beyrodt (who went on to success in Primal Fear, Sinner and Voodoo Circle) and released four acclaimed albums between 2000 and
Album Reviews
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
Progressive metal has no shortage of sci-fi concept albums. But before you go criticizing San Francisco-based Thought Chamber for adding to the already saturated space-saga market, give Psykerion a good long listen. This thing sounds like it took six