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Album Reviews
Monday, July 15, 2013

Stars Fall Darkly

 The market for instrumental music—particularly sinister, demented instrumental music—remains narrow. But adventurous listeners
Album Reviews
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Bourbon & Flowers

Sometimes a record’s title tells you almost everything you need to know. Bourbon & Flowers, the new EP from Milwaukee’s Rectifier, mixes boozy
Concert Reviews
Friday, July 5, 2013

July 4, 2013

With “16,000 songs to play,” as vocalist/bassist/keyboardist Geddy Lee proclaimed, newly enshrined Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Rush brought to Summerfest’s biggest stage Thursday night a bol
Album Reviews
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A Fair Dream Gone Mad (Sensory Records)

 Some progressive-metal bands tend to emphasize either the “progressive” or the “metal.” But California’s In the Silence—a quartet that self-released A Fair Dream Gone Mad before leading prog-metal label Sensory Records recently picked it up—delivers both in equal doses. Beautiful, moody melodies swirl around dark sonic
2013 Summerfest Guide
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Saturday, June 29 @ Miller Lite Oasis, 10 p.m.

 Over the years, the original Miller High Life Jazz Oasis morphed into the Miller Lite Oasis, making it possible for a breakout rock band like Imagine Dragons to bring its
2013 Summerfest Guide
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Thursday, July 4 @ Marcus Amphitheater, 7:30 p.m.

 Now that Rush is (finally) in the rock ’n’ roll Hall of Fame, the Canadian trio’s voracious fans can relax. But they probably won’t. Few bands can boast the intense following

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