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Books
Monday, Dec. 20, 2010

Samuel Zipp documents the conflict over saving New York City

For much of her life, architectural critic Jane Jacobs was seen as the leading figure in the movement to stop urban renewal efforts in cities around the world. Her classic 1961 book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, is often seen as ground zero for the public campaign that...
Local Music
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010
It would be easy for Milwaukee-based hardcore band No Future to play the scenester card and have everything happen for them rather quickly. After all, the five band members—Andy Silverman, Brad Clifford, Kenny Siebert, Eric Alonso and Ryan Smith—have been in such noted acts as Since By Man, Decibully, Seven Days of Samsara, Poison the Well and Red Knife Lottery. Yet band members cringe...
Concert Reviews
Monday, Nov. 8, 2010

Nov. 4, 2010

If there were any justice in the world of rock ’n’ roll, Richard Thompson would be worshipped as a full-on guitar god. Yet such a title would inevitably disagree with the man himself, who, based upon the dour sense of humor he displayed i...
Music Feature
Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010
Much has been made about Coliseum’s recent jump from metal-heavy Relapse Records to more indie-friendly Temporary Residence. The move is seen as symbolizing a transition for the Louisville-based band, an attempt to become more than just a loud—if innovative—hardcore punk band. June’s House With a Curse, as this narrative continues, is the band’s stab...
Concert Reviews
Wednesday, July 21, 2010

July 17, 2010

Unlike many punk pioneers, former X frontman John Doe has managed to remain both alive and relevant. In fact, Doe’s output has increased as he has gotten older. The 21st century has seen him release six albums, the latest being 20...
Local Music
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Three days of under-the-radar music

Lately, the folks who book shows at the Pabst Theater, the Riverside, and the Turner Hall Ballroom have been getting some much-deserved praise for the job they are doing in getting quality...