Shepherd Express - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/articles.sec-17-1-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:00:00 CDT en hourly 1 This Week in Milwaukee: Aug. 27 - Sept. 3 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26333-this-week-in-milwaukee-aug-27-sept-3.html Animals take over the Summerfest grounds, while Sprecher Brewery and Dusty Medical Records celebrate big anniversaries. ]]> This Week in Milwaukee: Aug. 20-26 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26300-this-week-in-milwaukee-aug-20-26.html

Mexican Fiesta and Lebowski Fest anchor a big weekend of Downtown events, while the Gin Blossoms play the Milwaukee County Zoo, of all places.

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This Week in Milwaukee: Aug. 13-16 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26272-this-week-in-milwaukee-aug-13-16.html Irish Fest gets rolling, while Kenny Rogers and Salt-N-Pepa do the Wisconsin State Fair and the Goo Goo Dolls catch a Brewers game.]]> This Week in Milwaukee: Aug. 6-12 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26227-this-week-in-milwaukee-aug-6-12.html This week sees Brandon Flowers and Social Distortion come through the Rave and Mötley Crüe say farewell at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.]]> This Week in Milwaukee: July 30 - Aug. 6 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26193-this-week-in-milwaukee-july-30-aug-6.html The Urban Island Beach Party, Center Street Daze and the Bronzeville Cultural & Arts Festival will keep Milwaukee outside Saturday.


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This Week in Milwaukee: July 23-29 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26150-this-week-in-milwaukee-july-23-29.html  German Fest, Rhythm Lab MicroFest and the Riverwest 24 are among Milwaukee’s big gatherings this week.]]> This Week in Milwaukee: July 16-22 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26115-this-week-in-milwaukee-july-16-22.html Festa Italiana offers a weekend of fireworks and cannoli, while the Milwaukee Latino Carnaval readies four days of parades and cultural events.]]> This Week in Milwaukee: July 9-15 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26084-this-week-in-milwaukee-july-9-15.html Veteran’s Park spends the weekend celebrating Asian culture, while Discovery World kicks off this year’s Fish Fry & A Flick film series.
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This Week in Milwaukee: July 2-8 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26043-this-week-in-milwaukee-july-2-8.html  In its final stretch, Summerfest welcomes Neil Young, The Avett Brothers, Lupe Fiasco, Sylvan Esso and a host of others.]]> This Week in Milwaukee: June 25-July 1 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26005-this-week-in-milwaukee-june-25-july-1.html  Summerfest is in full swing, but those steering clear of the Big Gig have plenty of options this weekend, too.]]> This Week in Milwaukee: June 18-24 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25980-this-week-in-milwaukee-june-18-24.html It’s a huge weekend for outdoor festivals as Milwaukee prepares for The Rolling Stones and Summerfest.]]> This Week in Milwaukee: June 11-17 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25939-this-week-in-milwaukee-june-11-17.html Summer festival season is in full swing as Milwaukee celebrates all things Polish, queer and garlicky.]]> This Week in Milwaukee: June 4-10 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25870-this-week-in-milwaukee-june-4-10.html PrideFest and Jazz in the Park announce the official arrival of summer in Milwaukee.]]> This Week in Milwaukee: May 28-June 3 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25818-this-week-in-milwaukee-may-28-june-3.html Memorial Day weekend brings Bully, Sebadoh, Hot Chip and two major comedy bills to Milwaukee.]]> This Week in Milwaukee: May 21-27 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25770-this-week-in-milwaukee-may-21-27.html Mid-May brings Big Sean, Booker T. Jones and Surfer Blood to Milwaukee, along with dozens of punk and hardcore bands.
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This Week in Milwaukee: May 14-20 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25732-this-week-in-milwaukee-may-14-20.html Tame Impala and Jenny Lewis swing back through town, while Kids in the Hall and the “Daily Show” writers bring the comedy.]]> This Week in Milwaukee: May 7-13 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25668-this-week-in-milwaukee-may-7-13.html Bob Dylan, Tech N9ne and Melt-Banana return to Milwaukee, while Nick Offerman shares a couple of shows with his wife.]]> This Week in Milwaukee: April 30 - May 5 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25617-this-week-in-milwaukee-april-30-may-5.html A new month brings The Replacements, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Death Cab For Cutie to Milwaukee.]]> This Week in Milwaukee: April 23-29 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25573-this-week-in-milwaukee-april-23-29.html This week Sufjan Stevens and Neutral Milk Hotel play highly anticipated shows at the Riverside Theater.]]> This Week in Milwaukee: April 16-22 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25516-this-week-in-milwaukee-april-16-22.html This week David Simon of “The Wire” speaks out, the WAMIs celebrate Wisconsin music and the Blue Man Group does its thing.]]> This Week in Milwaukee: April 9-15 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25472-this-week-in-milwaukee-april-9-15.html This week Neil Diamond and Twin Shadow return to Milwaukee, while thousands of gamers flock to Brookfield.]]> This Week in Milwaukee: April 2-8 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25354-this-week-in-milwaukee-april-2-8.html Foxygen, Kevin Hart, Amber Rose and more! ]]> This Week in Milwaukee: March 26-April 1 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25313-this-week-in-milwaukee-march-26-april-1.html This week Earl Sweatshirt will make you feel bad, Naughty By Nature will make you feel good and Maria Bamford will make you laugh.


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This Week in Milwaukee: March 19-25 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25261-this-week-in-milwaukee-march-19-25.html This week TV on the Radio and The Decemberists return for two big sold-out shows.


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March 13-17 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25194-march-13-17.html Horror movies, Latin music, Celtic traditionals, comedy and indie-rock are on the menu this week.
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March 5-11 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25152-march-5-11.html Milwaukee bands The Bang Bang, Platinum Boys and Soup Moat celebrate new releases this week.]]> This Week in Milwaukee: Feb. 26-March 4 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25116-this-week-in-milwaukee-feb-26-march-4.html The massive Arte Para Todos festival takes over three neighborhoods while Ariana Grande graces the Bradley Center.]]> February 19-24 - This week brings Hozier, Robyn Hitchcock, Kacey Musgraves and a pair of Arcade Fire members through the city. http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25067-february-19-24-this-week-brings-hozier-robyn-hitchcock-kacey-musgraves-and-a-pair-of-arcade-fire-members-through-the-city.html ]]> February 12-15 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25018-february-12-15.html This week the city’s looking forward to Fleetwood Mac, Sleater-Kinney, Glen Hansard and more.]]> February 5-7 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24901-february-5-7.html

This week Mitten Fest brings pale festivalgoers back outdoors, Riff Raff brings the party and Woman Up! returns.

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This Week in Milwaukee: Jan. 29-Feb. 3 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24804-this-week-in-milwaukee-jan-29-feb-3.html ]]> This Week in Milwaukee: Jan 22-28 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24765-this-week-in-milwaukee-jan-22-28.html Chris Tucker and the Ghost Hunters appear at big theaters, while the Cocoon Room hosts the inaugural Riverwest FemFest.]]> This Week in Milwaukee: Jan 15-21 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24717-this-week-in-milwaukee-jan-15-21.html
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This Week in Milwaukee: Jan 8-14 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24687-this-week-in-milwaukee-jan-8-14.html ]]> This Week in Milwaukee: Jan 1-6 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24655-this-week-in-milwaukee-jan-1-6.html
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This Week in Milwaukee: Dec. 26-31 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24622-this-week-in-milwaukee-dec-26-31.html
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This Week in Milwaukee: Dec 4-10 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24489-this-week-in-milwaukee-dec-4-10.html
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This Week in Milwaukee: Nov. 27-Dec. 3 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24450-this-week-in-milwaukee-nov-27-dec-3.html
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This Week in Milwaukee: Nov. 20-26 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24392-this-week-in-milwaukee-nov-20-26.html GWAR, The Summertime Dudes, Tech N9ne and more
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This Week in Milwaukee: Nov. 13-19 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24355-this-week-in-milwaukee-nov-13-19.html Interpol, My Brightest Diamond, Avi Buffalo and more!
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This Week in Milwaukee: Nov. 6-12 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24316-this-week-in-milwaukee-nov-6-12.html The 1975, Best Of Milwaukee Party, Miltown Beatdown and more
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This Week in Milwaukee: Oct. 30-Nov. 5 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24263-this-week-in-milwaukee-oct-30-nov-5.html Bob Odenkirk, The Pizza Underground, Milwaukee Bucks and more
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This Week in Milwaukee: Oct. 23-29 - tUnE-yArDs, Dave Chappelle, Method Man and more! http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24232-this-week-in-milwaukee-oct-23-29-tune-yards-dave-chappelle-method-man-and-more_.html
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This Week in Milwaukee: Oct. 16-22 - King Tuff, Jason Mraz, Chromeo and more http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24179-this-week-in-milwaukee-oct-16-22-king-tuff-jason-mraz-chromeo-and-more.html
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This Week in Milwaukee: Oct. 9-15 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24138-this-week-in-milwaukee-oct-9-15.html
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This Week in Milwaukee: Sept. Oct. 2-8 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24097-this-week-in-milwaukee-sept-oct-2-8.html Warpaint, Erasure, Santana and more!
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This Week in Milwaukee: Sept. 25-Oct. 1 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24072-this-week-in-milwaukee-sept-25-oct-1.html Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim aren’t cartoons, but they are the stars on the Cartoon Network, filling late-night airtime with “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great ]]> This Week in Milwaukee: Sept. 18-24 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24013-this-week-in-milwaukee-sept-18-24.html The War on Drugs, Ghostbusters, Bryan Ferry and more!
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This Week in Milwaukee: Sept. 11-17 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23966-this-week-in-milwaukee-sept-11-17.html Bob Mould, Foster the People, Bay View Bash and more!
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This Week in Milwaukee: Sept. 4-10 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23922-this-week-in-milwaukee-sept-4-10.html Marketed as a more intimate and accessible alternative to mass-spectacle music conferences like South by Southwest and CMJ, Milwaukee’s Yellow Phone Music Conference will return for a fourth year this fall]]> This Week in Milwaukee: Aug. 28-Sept. 3 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23881-this-week-in-milwaukee-aug-28-sept-3.html Milwaukee’s seminal outdoor music series often reaches beyond the bounds of the city to bring in nationally touring acts, and this week’s installment features the New]]> This Week in Milwaukee: August 21-27 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23837-this-week-in-milwaukee-august-21-27.html Grouplove, Rusty Ps, Mexican Fiesta and more! ]]> This Week in Milwaukee: August 14-20 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23800-this-week-in-milwaukee-august-14-20.html Rodrigo y Gabriela, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, KISS w/ Def Leppard and more!
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This Week in Milwaukee: August 7-13 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23767-this-week-in-milwaukee-august-7-13.html

 Boris, Arab World Festival, Milwaukee Comedy Festival and more!

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This Week in Milwaukee: July 31-August 6 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23734-this-week-in-milwaukee-july-31-august-6.html

 Phox, Aretha Franklin, Peter Frampton and more!

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This Week in Milwaukee: July 24-30 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23690-this-week-in-milwaukee-july-24-30.html

RIverwest 24, Jurassic 5, Natalie Merchant and more!

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This Week in Milwaukee: July 17-23 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23657-this-week-in-milwaukee-july-17-23.html

 Jack White, Festa Italiana, Port Fish Day and more!

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This Week in Milwaukee: July 10-16 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23618-this-week-in-milwaukee-july-10-16.html

 Ben Kweller, Veruca Salt and more!

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This Week in Milwaukee: July 3-9 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23583-this-week-in-milwaukee-july-3-9.html

Fitz and the Tantrums, U.S. Bank Fireworks, Brand New and more!

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This Week in Milwaukee: June 26-July 2 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23548-this-week-in-milwaukee-june-26-july-2.html Burnhearts/Pabst Street Party, Summerfest, King Buzzo and more!
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This Week in Milwaukee: June 19-25 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23509-this-week-in-milwaukee-june-19-25.html Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Ben Harper, Summerfest and more!
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This Week in Milwaukee: June 12-18 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23442-this-week-in-milwaukee-june-12-18.html

 Jeff Tweedy, Waka Flocka Flame, Polish Fest and more!

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This Week in Milwaukee: June 5-11 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23401-this-week-in-milwaukee-june-5-11.html

Elvis Costello, Cher, Tony Bennett and more!

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This Week in Milwaukee: May 29-June 4 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23363-this-week-in-milwaukee-may-29-june-4.html

 The Subdudes haven’t released an album since 2009’s Flower Petals, which found the New Orleans R&B-tinged roots-rockers continuing to explore their usual working

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This Week in Milwaukee: May 22-28 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23325-this-week-in-milwaukee-may-22-28.html Failure, Future, The Championship and more!]]> This Week in Milwaukee: May 15-21 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23285-this-week-in-milwaukee-may-15-21.html

 Aziz Ansari, Street Eats, Slayer and more!

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This Week in Milwaukee: May 8-14 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23251-this-week-in-milwaukee-may-8-14.html

 Against Me, Robert Randolph, Space Raft and more!

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This Week in Milwaukee: May 1-7 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23220-this-week-in-milwaukee-may-1-7.html

 Big Sean, Leon Russell, French Horn Rebellion and more!

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This Week in Milwaukee: April 24-30 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23175-this-week-in-milwaukee-april-24-30.html

Ira Glass, Loop, Demetri Martin and more!

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This Week in Milwaukee: April 17-23 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23133-this-week-in-milwaukee-april-17-23.html

Nathaniel Rateliff, Keith Sweat, Schoolboy Q and more.

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This Week in Milwaukee: April 10 - 17 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23101-this-week-in-milwaukee-april-10-17.html

 The men of The Pines have a humble appearance and hushed sound: The wavering vocals of Benson Ramsey and David Huckfelt dance with melancholy banjo and slide guitar melodies, while a subtle synth

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This Week in Milwaukee: April 3 - 9 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23033-this-week-in-milwaukee-april-3-9.html

Food and wine tastings are a dime a dozen around the city, as are food and beer tastings. For its annual SoundBites fundraiser, though, 88Nine RadioMilwaukee has

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This Week in Milwaukee: March 27 - April 2 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-22970-this-week-in-milwaukee-march-27-april-2.html Jimmie Vaughan, Purling Hiss, Yellow Ostrich and more.]]> This Week in Milwaukee: Mar. 20-26 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-22868-this-week-in-milwaukee-mar-20-26.html

The Josh Berwanger Band, Childish Gambino, Drive-By Truckers and more.

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This Week in Milwaukee: Mar. 13-19 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-22798-this-week-in-milwaukee-mar-13-19.html

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.,  Experience Hendrix,  Islands and more!!

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This Week in Milwaukee: Mar. 6-12 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-22761-this-week-in-milwaukee-mar-6-12.html

 Sharon Jones, The Sword, Mike Birbiglia and more!

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This Week in Milwaukee: Feb. 27-Mar. 6 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-22734-this-week-in-milwaukee-feb-27-mar-6.html Blessed Feathers, Cloud Cult, Gerald Walker and more!]]> This Week in Milwaukee: Feb 20-26 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-22692-this-week-in-milwaukee-feb-20-26.html

This Week In Milwaukee: Milwaukee Bucks Y2K Night w/ Cooli, WWE Smackdown,  Alejandro Escovedo and Peter Buck and more!

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This Week in Milwaukee: Feb 13-19 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-22634-this-week-in-milwaukee-feb-13-19.html

This week: Comedy from Amy Schumer and David Koechner, a massive anime festival, and the return of All Mixed Up.

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This Week in Milwaukee: Feb 6-13 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-22601-this-week-in-milwaukee-feb-6-13.html

This week: Mitten Fest, 2 Chainz, Marvis Staples, the return of Body Worlds and more.

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This Week in Milwaukee: Jan. 30-Feb. 5 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-22566-this-week-in-milwaukee-jan-30-feb-5.html

This week's highlights: Patty Griffin, Galactic, Yuna, Trey Anastasio Band and more.

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This Week in Milwaukee: Jan. 23-29 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-22527-this-week-in-milwaukee-jan-23-29.html

 Milwaukee rappers B Justice and Pacino both earned their appearance at UW-Milwaukee’s Gasthaus tonight: Each won an open-mic competition earlier this fall. Rapper/producer B Justice is a wily performer

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This Week in Milwaukee: Jan. 16-22 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-22488-this-week-in-milwaukee-jan-16-22.html

 Milwaukee-born satirist Will Durst has weighed in on the fractured state of the country for The New York Times, NPR and CNN, though his soapbox of choice is the Internet, where he posts regular commentary to

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This Week in Milwaukee: Jan. 9-15 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-22456-this-week-in-milwaukee-jan-9-15.html

 Some spectacles were meant to be seen on a stage. Michael Morpurgo’s 1982 children’s novel War Horse was adapted into a 2011 film by Steven Spielberg, and like everything with the director’s name on it, it was

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This Week in Milwaukee: Jan. 2-8 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-22424-this-week-in-milwaukee-jan-2-8.html

This week: Semi-Twang, the Breadking Bash, a Bollywood legend and more.

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This Week in Milwaukee: Dec. 26-Jan. 1 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-22396-this-week-in-milwaukee-dec-26-jan-1.html Made up of former members of the popular roots-rock outfit The Wildbirds, Hugh Bob and The Hustle bring a purist’s eye to a different, often misunderstood genre: country. Playing jaunty honky-tonk tunes about]]> This Week in Milwaukee: Dec. 19-23 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-22356-this-week-in-milwaukee-dec-19-23.html

 Seven storytellers of widely varying backgrounds will take the stage at Ex Fabula’s latest Spectacular event, all rising to the same challenge: to win over the audience with short, autobiographical stories, all told

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This Week in Milwaukee: Dec. 12-18 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-22317-this-week-in-milwaukee-dec-12-18.html

 The knock against French alternative rockers is that they essentially write the same song over and over again. That criticism is more or less fair, but man, the songs “Lisztomania” and “1901” from 2009’s sterling

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This Week in Milwaukee: Dec. 5-Dec. 11 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-22278-this-week-in-milwaukee-dec-5-dec-11.html

 Radio Milwaukee 88Nine has plenty to celebrate at this year’s sixth annual Radio Milwaukee Music Awards. Earlier this year the station moved operations to an extravagant new studio complex and

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This Week in Milwaukee: Nov. 27-Dec. 4 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-22235-this-week-in-milwaukee-nov-27-dec-4.html

Give the Mitchell Park Domes people credit for this: When they scheduled their weekly Music Under Glass concert series, they committed themselves to hosting it every Thursday, including Thanksgiving, a date most

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This Week in Milwaukee: Nov. 21-Nov. 27 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-22197-this-week-in-milwaukee-nov-21-nov-27.html

 Milwaukee-raised Patty Larkin grew up with the piano, but she became an eminent guitar player after teaching herself in high school and then honing her jazz-based style at the Berklee College of Music

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This Week in Milwaukee: Nov. 14-Nov. 20 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-22133-this-week-in-milwaukee-nov-14-nov-20.html

 One of rock ’n’ roll’s great charmers, Jonathan Richman inspired a generation of punks with his celebrated first band The Modern Lovers before moving on to a more acoustic, traditional style of rock ’n’ roll inspired

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This Week in Milwaukee: Nov. 7-Nov. 13 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-22103-this-week-in-milwaukee-nov-7-nov-13.html

 One of the more inventive figures from the early ’80s new wave movement, Thomas Dolby remains best known for his 1982 hit “She Blinded Me With Science,” but since that fluke hit, Dolby has spent the

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This Week in Milwaukee: Oct. 31-Nov. 6 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-22054-this-week-in-milwaukee-oct-31-nov-6.html

 Twin Cities producer Ryan Olson was one of the driving creative forces behind Gayngs, the sprawling 25-member soft-rock collective that included members of The Rosebuds, Megafaun and Bon Iver. His

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This Week in Milwaukee: Oct. 24-30 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-22026-this-week-in-milwaukee-oct-24-30.html Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have come a long way since the Indigo Girls’ 1987 debut Strange Fire broke into the world of mainstream pop with its hit “Closer to Fine.” The Indigo Girls have remained one of the]]> This Week in Milwaukee: Oct. 17-23 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-21984-this-week-in-milwaukee-oct-17-23.html

 Among the many remarkable things about beer: You can cook with it. For his new book The America Craft Beer Cookbook, journalist and beer aficionado John Holl

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This Week in Milwaukee: Oct. 10-16 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-21953-this-week-in-milwaukee-oct-10-16.html

 Created as a way to fill airtime on Fox during the off season of “American Idol,” “So You Think You Can Dance” has been a reliable hit in its own right, albeit nowhere near the cultural sensation that “Idol” was in its prime. Like “Idol,” the show hits the road at the end of each season with a

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This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-19276-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Minimalist sets and elegantly subtle costuming have allowed the vocal prowess of Milwaukee's Florentine Opera Company to dominate each of their performances for nearly 80 years. Currently led by general director Bill Florescu, the company has...]]> This Week in Milwaukee - Foo Fighters, Burnhearts Pabst Street Party and Iron Maiden http://shepherdexpress.com/article-19123-this-week-in-milwaukee-foo-fighters-burnhearts-pabst-street-party-and-iron-maiden.html Ben Folds has kept busy since he disbanded his piano-rock trio Ben Folds Five shortly after the release of its bold final album, 1999's The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner. He's recorded plenty of solo albums...]]> This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-19054-this-week-in-milwaukee.html With the help of some enthusiastic praise from celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, Washington, D.C., pop-rock songwriter Eric Hutchinson rebounded from an unproductive stint on Madonna's Maverick Records, which shut down before...]]> This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-18978-this-week-in-milwaukee.html More than 180 artists will display their works to tens of thousands of visitors at this year's Lakefront Festival of Arts, which raises funds for the Milwaukee Art Museum. Attendees may purchase much of the art on display, which includes...]]> This Week in Milwaukee - New Edition and Locust Street Festival http://shepherdexpress.com/article-18916-this-week-in-milwaukee-new-edition-and-locust-street-festival.html Milwaukee's classiest free concert series, Jazz in the Park, begins its 2012 season with an evening of music from one of the city's most prominent blues combos: Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys. The group plays...]]> This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-18712-this-week-in-milwaukee.html A sort of poetry slam without poetry—or, for that matter, slamming—The Moth was conceived in 1997 as an evening of storytelling, with each performer recounting a 10-minute autobiographical yarn, sans notes. Celebrities like Moby and Ethan...]]> This Week in Milwaukee - Quintron and Miss Pussycat, The Polyphonic Spree and The Black Keys http://shepherdexpress.com/article-18639-this-week-in-milwaukee-quintron-and-miss-pussycat-the-polyphonic-spree-and-the-black-keys.html Prolific rocker Steve Winwood was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 for his work with the prog-rock outfit Traffic, and it's not inconceivable he could be inducted again, since he was also a founding member...]]> This Week in Milwaukee - Aziz Ansari, Field Report and Milwaukee Underground Film Festival http://shepherdexpress.com/article-18591-this-week-in-milwaukee-aziz-ansari-field-report-and-milwaukee-underground-film-festival.html This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-18502-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Gladys Knight and the Pips recorded a number of minor hits for Motown in the mid-to-late '60s, but it wasn't until the group left the label that they scored their signature hit, “Midnight Train to Georgia.” Knight has had a colorful career since...]]> This Week in Milwaukee - Rodrigo y Gabriela, Ceremony and Cults http://shepherdexpress.com/article-18361-this-week-in-milwaukee-rodrigo-y-gabriela-ceremony-and-cults.html Decades into a career of recording everything from jazz to pop to R&B, Rickie Lee Jones continues to throw curveballs to her fans. Her 1997 record Ghostyhead experimented with drum-heavy trip-hop...]]> This Week in Milwaukee - Youth Lagoon, Opening Day and Lucero http://shepherdexpress.com/article-18294-this-week-in-milwaukee-youth-lagoon-opening-day-and-lucero.html It's funny how a little bit of talent is all it takes to make even some of the most exhausted sounds feel new again. Released last year through Fat Possum Records, songwriter Trevor Powers' debut album as Youth Lagoon, The Year of Hibernation...]]> This Week in Milwaukee - Spoof Fest 2012, Noel Gallagher and Shabazz Palaces http://shepherdexpress.com/article-18176-this-week-in-milwaukee-spoof-fest-2012-noel-gallagher-and-shabazz-palaces.html Dan Hicks has been playing for half a century, and although his 1969 debut LP with His Hot Licks, Original Recordings, wasn't much of a success, it led to a line of more successful albums that established him as a cult...]]> This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-18117-this-week-in-milwaukee.html A whiff of the sinister ran through Delta Spirit's revival-spiked indie rock on the California group's 2010 full-length, History From Below, with songs like “9/11,” “Salt in the Wound” and “Devil Knows You're Dead” touching on...]]> This Week in Milwaukee - The Daredevil Christopher Wright, Sammy Llanas and Dirty Dozen Brass Band http://shepherdexpress.com/article-17735-this-week-in-milwaukee-the-daredevil-christopher-wright-sammy-llanas-and-dirty-dozen-brass-band.html This Week in Milwaukee - John Oliver, Aaron Neville and Attack Attack! http://shepherdexpress.com/article-17465-this-week-in-milwaukee-john-oliver-aaron-neville-and-attack-attack_.html This Week in Milwaukee - JJ Grey & Mofro, Ghost Hunters Live and Kool Keith http://shepherdexpress.com/article-17413-this-week-in-milwaukee-jj-grey-mofro-ghost-hunters-live-and-kool-keith.html This Week in Milwaukee - Polia, Brad Paisley and Brewcity Bruisers Roller Derby http://shepherdexpress.com/article-17349-this-week-in-milwaukee-poli%25E7a-brad-paisley-and-brewcity-bruisers-roller-derby.html This Week in Milwaukee - JJ Grey & Mofro, Wu-Tang Clan and Hugh Bob and The Hustle http://shepherdexpress.com/article-17311-this-week-in-milwaukee-jj-grey-mofro-wu-tang-clan-and-hugh-bob-and-the-hustle.html This Week in Milwaukee - Moshe Kasher, The Get Down and Polar Bear Plunge http://shepherdexpress.com/article-17245-this-week-in-milwaukee-moshe-kasher-the-get-down-and-polar-bear-plunge.html This Week in Milwaukee - Call Me Lightning, Haunted Bar Tour and Sleeping in the Aviary http://shepherdexpress.com/article-17172-this-week-in-milwaukee-call-me-lightning-haunted-bar-tour-and-sleeping-in-the-aviary.html This Week in Milwaukee - Cage the Elephant, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Mac Miller http://shepherdexpress.com/article-17106-this-week-in-milwaukee-cage-the-elephant-trans-siberian-orchestra-and-mac-miller.html This Week in Milwaukee - Wilco, Milwaukee Zine Fest and Urban Garage Sale http://shepherdexpress.com/article-17020-this-week-in-milwaukee-wilco-milwaukee-zine-fest-and-urban-garage-sale.html This Week in Milwaukee - Kyuss Lives!, Russian Circles and Beady Eye http://shepherdexpress.com/article-16954-this-week-in-milwaukee-kyuss-lives_-russian-circles-and-beady-eye.html This Week in Milwaukee - Steve Aoki, .357 String Band and Art vs. Craft http://shepherdexpress.com/article-16881-this-week-in-milwaukee-steve-aoki-357-string-band-and-art-vs-craft.html This Week in Milwaukee - The Avett Brothers, Seziure Chicken Fall Fest and Mates of State http://shepherdexpress.com/article-16814-this-week-in-milwaukee-the-avett-brothers-seziure-chicken-fall-fest-and-mates-of-state.html This Week in Milwaukee - Rachel Yamagata, Paul Simon and The Game http://shepherdexpress.com/article-16753-this-week-in-milwaukee-rachel-yamagata-paul-simon-and-the-game.html This Week in Milwaukee - GWAR, Neil Hamburger and They Might Be Giants http://shepherdexpress.com/article-16561-this-week-in-milwaukee-gwar-neil-hamburger-and-they-might-be-giants.html This Week in Milwaukee - Los Straitjackets, Seth Meyers and MAM After Dark http://shepherdexpress.com/article-16489-this-week-in-milwaukee-los-straitjackets-seth-meyers-and-mam-after-dark.html This Week in Milwaukee - Keith Urban, Melt-Banana and Cirque du Soleil: Quidam http://shepherdexpress.com/article-16416-this-week-in-milwaukee-keith-urban-melt-banana-and-cirque-du-soleil-quidam.html This Week in Milwaukee - Will Hoge, Cheap Trick and Trailer Park Boys http://shepherdexpress.com/article-16344-this-week-in-milwaukee-will-hoge-cheap-trick-and-trailer-park-boys.html This Week in Milwaukee - Japanther, St. Vincent and Jon Stewert http://shepherdexpress.com/article-16280-this-week-in-milwaukee-japanther-st-vincent-and-jon-stewert.html This Week in Milwaukee - Marshall Crenshaw, Center Street Daze and Milwaukee Noise Festival http://shepherdexpress.com/article-16189-this-week-in-milwaukee-marshall-crenshaw-center-street-daze-and-milwaukee-noise-festival.html This Week in Milwaukee - Bay View Bash, Okkervil River and SWANS http://shepherdexpress.com/article-16119-this-week-in-milwaukee-bay-view-bash-okkervil-river-and-swans.html This Week in Milwaukee - Alison Krauss and Union Station, Gene Ween and David Dondero http://shepherdexpress.com/article-16056-this-week-in-milwaukee-alison-krauss-and-union-station-gene-ween-and-david-dondero.html This Week in Milwaukee - Hot Blind Debates, The Fatty Acids and Pearl Jam http://shepherdexpress.com/article-15970-this-week-in-milwaukee-hot-blind-debates-the-fatty-acids-and-pearl-jam.html This Week in Milwaukee - Colbie Caillat, Fine Line Release Party and Steely Dan http://shepherdexpress.com/article-15854-this-week-in-milwaukee-colbie-caillat-fine-line-release-party-and-steely-dan.html This Week in Milwaukee - Irish Fest, Bill Cosby and The Hold Steady http://shepherdexpress.com/article-15794-this-week-in-milwaukee-irish-fest-bill-cosby-and-the-hold-steady.html This Week in Milwaukee - Sat. Nite Duets, SlutWalk and Janet Jackson http://shepherdexpress.com/article-15718-this-week-in-milwaukee-sat-nite-duets-slutwalk-and-janet-jackson.html This Week in Milwaukee - MC Hammer, Freight and Lil Wayne http://shepherdexpress.com/article-15659-this-week-in-milwaukee-mc-hammer-freight-and-lil-wayne.html This Week in Milwaukee - German Fest, WMSE Radio Summer Camp and Brady Street Festival http://shepherdexpress.com/article-15590-this-week-in-milwaukee-german-fest-wmse-radio-summer-camp-and-brady-street-festival.html This Week in Milwaukee - Fest Italiana, Bon Iver and Ted Leo http://shepherdexpress.com/article-15523-this-week-in-milwaukee-fest-italiana-bon-iver-and-ted-leo.html This Week in Milwaukee - Tech N9ne, DJ Shadow and Yuck http://shepherdexpress.com/article-15464-this-week-in-milwaukee-tech-n9ne-dj-shadow-and-yuck.html This Week in Milwaukee - Sharon Jones, The Flaming Lips and The Get Up Kids http://shepherdexpress.com/article-15395-this-week-in-milwaukee-sharon-jones-the-flaming-lips-and-the-get-up-kids.html This Week in Milwaukee - Kanye West, Girl Talk and The Black Keys http://shepherdexpress.com/article-15310-this-week-in-milwaukee-kanye-west-girl-talk-and-the-black-keys.html This Week in Milwaukee - Nobunny, Mötley Crüe and Hall and Oates http://shepherdexpress.com/article-15237-this-week-in-milwaukee-nobunny-m%25C3%25B6tley-cr%25C3%25BCe-and-hall-and-oates.html This Week in Milwaukee - My Morning Jacket, Summer Soulstice and Demetri Martin http://shepherdexpress.com/article-15166-this-week-in-milwaukee-my-morning-jacket-summer-soulstice-and-demetri-martin.html This Week in Milwaukee - Locust Street Festival, The Cave Singers and Future Islands http://shepherdexpress.com/article-15081-this-week-in-milwaukee-locust-street-festival-the-cave-singers-and-future-islands.html This Week in Milwaukee - "Weird Al" Yankovic, Drugs Dragons and The Dodos http://shepherdexpress.com/article-15017-this-week-in-milwaukee-weird-al-yankovic-drugs-dragons-and-the-dodos.html This Week in Milwaukee - The Spits, Arctic Monkeys and Mac Miller http://shepherdexpress.com/article-14945-this-week-in-milwaukee-the-spits-arctic-monkeys-and-mac-miller.html This Week in Milwaukee - Tommy Stinson, Hot Water Music and Bruno Mars http://shepherdexpress.com/article-14874-this-week-in-milwaukee-tommy-stinson-hot-water-music-and-bruno-mars.html This Week in Milwaukee - Holly Golightly, Young Widows and Neon Indian http://shepherdexpress.com/article-14812-this-week-in-milwaukee-holly-golightly-young-widows-and-neon-indian.html This Week in Milwaukee - Patton Oswalt, YACHT & Free Comic Book Day http://shepherdexpress.com/article-14745-this-week-in-milwaukee-patton-oswalt-yacht-free-comic-book-day.html This Week in Milwaukee - Adam Carolla, Martin Lawrence and D12 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-14665-this-week-in-milwaukee-adam-carolla-martin-lawrence-and-d12.html This Week in Milwaukee - The Black Angels, Absolutely and The National http://shepherdexpress.com/article-14588-this-week-in-milwaukee-the-black-angels-absolutely-and-the-national.html This Week in Milwaukee - Record Store Day, Parts & Labor and the 2011 Best of Milwaukee Web Awards Party http://shepherdexpress.com/article-14498-this-week-in-milwaukee-record-store-day-parts-labor-and-the-2011-best-of-milwaukee-web-awards-party.html This Week in Milwaukee - Sharon Van Etten, Robert Plant and Ra Ra Riot http://shepherdexpress.com/article-14412-this-week-in-milwaukee-sharon-van-etten-robert-plant-and-ra-ra-riot.html This Week in Milwaukee - Will Hoge, Decibully and Heidi Spencer http://shepherdexpress.com/article-14342-this-week-in-milwaukee-will-hoge-decibully-and-heidi-spencer.html This Week in Milwaukee - Astronautalis, Volcano Choir and Sarah Silverman http://shepherdexpress.com/article-14274-this-week-in-milwaukee-astronautalis-volcano-choir-and-sarah-silverman.html This Week in Milwaukee - The Tossers, Semi-Twang and Huey Lewis and The News http://shepherdexpress.com/article-14201-this-week-in-milwaukee-the-tossers-semi-twang-and-huey-lewis-and-the-news.html This Week in Milwaukee - Ice Cube, Cold War Kids and Call Me Lightning http://shepherdexpress.com/article-14130-this-week-in-milwaukee-ice-cube-cold-war-kids-and-call-me-lightning.html This Week in Milwaukee - Eddie Griffin, Jim Jeffries and the Rocabilly Chili Contest http://shepherdexpress.com/article-14060-this-week-in-milwaukee-eddie-griffin-jim-jeffries-and-the-rocabilly-chili-contest.html This Week in Milwaukee - Kings Go Forth, Pete Yorn and Merle Haggard http://shepherdexpress.com/article-13982-this-week-in-milwaukee-kings-go-forth-pete-yorn-and-merle-haggard.html This Week in Milwaukee - Cesar Millan, Robyn and Motrhead http://shepherdexpress.com/article-13829-this-week-in-milwaukee-cesar-millan-robyn-and-mot%25F6rhead.html Preaching that dog owners should be pack leaders who guide their pets with “a calm, assertive energy,” Cesar Millan has emerged as perhaps the world’s most prominent dog trainer, spawning a media empire that includes his National Geographic Channel program “The Dog Whisperer” and four best-selling...]]> This Week in Milwaukee - Peter Wolf Crier, Mason Jennings and .357 String Band http://shepherdexpress.com/article-13767-this-week-in-milwaukee-peter-wolf-crier-mason-jennings-and-357-string-band.html This Week in Milwaukee - Disappears, Tyvek and the Pablove Benefit Concert http://shepherdexpress.com/article-13686-this-week-in-milwaukee-disappears-tyvek-and-the-pablove-benefit-concert.html This Week in Milwaukee - Cheap Trick, MAM After Dark and School of Seven Bells http://shepherdexpress.com/article-13621-this-week-in-milwaukee-cheap-trick-mam-after-dark-and-school-of-seven-bells.html This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-13551-this-week-in-milwaukee.html This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-13487-this-week-in-milwaukee.html This Week in Milwaukee - Meat Puppets, NYE and the Polar Bear Plunge http://shepherdexpress.com/article-13441-this-week-in-milwaukee-meat-puppets-nye-and-the-polar-bear-plunge.html With more than a little help from fervent supporter Kurt Cobain, ’80s underground rock luminaries Meat Puppets scored a major-label deal and eventually a minor alternative hit (“Backwater”) in the early ’90s. Reunited after a couple of breakups, the group has recorded some fine, back-to-basics records and is...]]> This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-13369-this-week-in-milwaukee.html This Week in Milwaukee - Rick Ross, Minus the Bear and John Legend http://shepherdexpress.com/article-13285-this-week-in-milwaukee-rick-ross-minus-the-bear-and-john-legend.html This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-13212-this-week-in-milwaukee.html This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-13120-this-week-in-milwaukee.html This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-13044-this-week-in-milwaukee.html This Week in Milwaukee - They Came From Underground, Delta Spirit and Kneel to Neil http://shepherdexpress.com/article-12983-this-week-in-milwaukee-they-came-from-underground-delta-spirit-and-kneel-to-neil.html This Week in Milwaukee - The Cake Boss, Smith Westerns and Tim & Eric http://shepherdexpress.com/article-12909-this-week-in-milwaukee-the-cake-boss-smith-westerns-and-tim-eric.html This Week in Milwaukee - Electric Six, The Posies and Brendan Benson http://shepherdexpress.com/article-12835-this-week-in-milwaukee-electric-six-the-posies-and-brendan-benson.html This Week in Milwaukee - ICP, The Morning Benders and Ghostface Killah http://shepherdexpress.com/article-12757-this-week-in-milwaukee-icp-the-morning-benders-and-ghostface-killah.html This Week in Milwaukee - Brewcity Bruisers Fifth Anniversary Party, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax http://shepherdexpress.com/article-12519-this-week-in-milwaukee-brewcity-bruisers-fifth-anniversary-party-slayer-megadeth-and-anthrax.html This Week in Milwaukee - Nick Lowe, Def Harmonic and Iron & Wine http://shepherdexpress.com/article-12451-this-week-in-milwaukee-nick-lowe-def-harmonic-and-iron-wine.html This Week in Milwaukee - Drugs Dragons, Broken Social Scene and Muse http://shepherdexpress.com/article-12369-this-week-in-milwaukee-drugs-dragons-broken-social-scene-and-muse.html This Week in Milwaukee - Tokyo Police Club, Retribution Gospel Choir and Of Montreal http://shepherdexpress.com/article-12294-this-week-in-milwaukee-tokyo-police-club-retribution-gospel-choir-and-of-montreal.html This Week in Milwaukee - Bay View Bash, Neil Hamburger and The Gaslight Anthem http://shepherdexpress.com/article-12219-this-week-in-milwaukee-bay-view-bash-neil-hamburger-and-the-gaslight-anthem.html This Week in Milwaukee - Billy Bragg, Save the Turf Benefit and the Mondo Lucha Variety Show http://shepherdexpress.com/article-12150-this-week-in-milwaukee-billy-bragg-save-the-turf-benefit-and-the-mondo-lucha-variety-show.html This Week in Milwaukee - Kiss, Lady Gaga and Tyvek http://shepherdexpress.com/article-12083-this-week-in-milwaukee-kiss-lady-gaga-and-tyvek.html This Week in Milwaukee - Ke$ha, Mexican Fiesta and Alice Cooper http://shepherdexpress.com/article-12004-this-week-in-milwaukee-ke%2524ha-mexican-fiesta-and-alice-cooper.html This Week in Milwaukee - Herbie Hancock, Ike Reilly Assassination and Chill on the Hill: Decibully and Juniper Tar http://shepherdexpress.com/article-11933-this-week-in-milwaukee-herbie-hancock-ike-reilly-assassination-and-chill-on-the-hill-decibully-and-juniper-tar.html This Week in Milwaukee - Riverwest Fest, Jaill and Method Man http://shepherdexpress.com/article-11860-this-week-in-milwaukee-riverwest-fest-jaill-and-method-man.html This Week In Milwaukee - Lyle Lovett , Fish Fry & A Flick and Rufus Wainwright http://shepherdexpress.com/article-11790-this-week-in-milwaukee-lyle-lovett-fish-fry-a-flick-and-rufus-wainwright.html This Week in Milwaukee - Neil Young, Happy Birthday, Phosphorescent and The National http://shepherdexpress.com/article-11717-this-week-in-milwaukee-neil-young-happy-birthday-phosphorescent-and-the-national.html This Week in Milwaukee - German Fest, Built To Spill and Heartless Bastards http://shepherdexpress.com/article-11653-this-week-in-milwaukee-german-fest-built-to-spill-and-heartless-bastards.html This Week in Milwaukee - Festa Italiana, Band of Horses and WMSE's Backyard BBQ http://shepherdexpress.com/article-11585-this-week-in-milwaukee-festa-italiana-band-of-horses-and-wmses-backyard-bbq.html This Week in Milwaukee - Bastille Days, Star Wars: In Concert and The Bitter Tears http://shepherdexpress.com/article-11511-this-week-in-milwaukee-bastille-days-star-wars-in-concert-and-the-bitter-tears.html This Week in Milwaukee - The Hold Steady, Roots, PBR Street Festival and Modest Mouse http://shepherdexpress.com/article-11439-this-week-in-milwaukee-the-hold-steady-roots-pbr-street-festival-and-modest-mouse.html This Week in Milwaukee - Passion Pit, Crooked Fingers, Public Enemy, Cypress Hill and Usher http://shepherdexpress.com/article-11363-this-week-in-milwaukee-passion-pit-crooked-fingers-public-enemy-cypress-hill-and-usher.html This Week in Milwaukee - Denis Leary, Aziz Ansari, Summer Soulstice Festival and MGMT http://shepherdexpress.com/article-11281-this-week-in-milwaukee-denis-leary-aziz-ansari-summer-soulstice-festival-and-mgmt.html While many of the stand-up comedians who rose to fame during the ’80s have faded into obscurity, Denis Leary has proved himself remarkably versatile. He parlayed his acerbic observational comedy into MTV stardom in the ’90s, then enjoyed a robust film career (most memorably appearing...]]> This Week in Milwaukee - Greg Koch, PrideFest, Junip w/ Decibully, Brazzaville and Locust Street Festival http://shepherdexpress.com/article-11181-this-week-in-milwaukee-greg-koch-pridefest-junip-w_-decibully-brazzaville-and-locust-street-festival.html This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-11113-this-week-in-milwaukee.html This Week in Milwaukee - Maxwell, Fresh Cut Collective, Brian Jonestown Massacre and Holy Fuck http://shepherdexpress.com/article-11047-this-week-in-milwaukee-maxwell-fresh-cut-collective-brian-jonestown-massacre-and-holy-fuck.html This Week in Milwaukee - Sage Francis, Mono, Twilight Sad, Mucca Pazza, John the Savage, Midlake and The Tallest Man on Earth http://shepherdexpress.com/article-10977-this-week-in-milwaukee-sage-francis-mono-twilight-sad-mucca-pazza-john-the-savage-midlake-and-the-tallest-man-on-earth.html This Week in Milwaukee - Misery Signals, Ex Fabula, Fever Marlene, Nobunny and The Uptown Savages http://shepherdexpress.com/article-10902-this-week-in-milwaukee-misery-signals-ex-fabula-fever-marlene-nobunny-and-the-uptown-savages.html This Week in Milwaukee - International Pop Overthrow, Vicktory to the Underdog, Norm MacDonald and Smoking Popes http://shepherdexpress.com/article-10826-this-week-in-milwaukee-international-pop-overthrow-vicktory-to-the-underdog-norm-macdonald-and-smoking-popes.html This Week in Milwaukee - NOFX, Craig Ferguson, Kings Go Forth, Harlem and Jaill http://shepherdexpress.com/article-10735-this-week-in-milwaukee-nofx-craig-ferguson-kings-go-forth-harlem-and-jaill.html This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-10653-this-week-in-milwaukee.html After a memorably bizarre breakthrough performance as George McFly in 1985’s Back to the Future, Hollywood outsider Crispin Glover continued to act in major films—including this year’s Alice in Wonderland and Hot Tub Time Machine—but he does so largely to fund his own independent films, which nobody will mistake for his commercial work. They’re shockingly confrontational art films...]]> This Week in Milwaukee - AC/DC, Record Store Day, Lupe Fiasco, Monotonix and Steve Martin http://shepherdexpress.com/article-10575-this-week-in-milwaukee-ac_dc-record-store-day-lupe-fiasco-monotonix-and-steve-martin.html AC/DC’s 1980 classic Back in Black remains the Australian band’s best-selling album—in fact, it’s one of the best-selling albums ever, second only to Michael Jackson’s Thriller—but the enduring hard-rock band has lost little of its commercial potency as it enters its fourth decade. The group’s 2008 album...]]> This Week in Milwaukee - Mac Leathal, IfIHadAHifi, Hood Internet, Worrier, Bill Maher and Girls http://shepherdexpress.com/article-10432-this-week-in-milwaukee-mac-leathal-ifihadahifi-hood-internet-worrier-bill-maher-and-girls.html Like a lot of peers weaned on ’90s hip-hop, Missouri rapper Mac Lethal doesn’t much care for the direction commercial rap has headed over the last decade. On his Rhymesayers debut album, 2007’s 11:11, Mac Lethal spits extended, insult-comedian tirades with an anti-commercialism, antiestablishment slant, and pop-rappers aren’t the only subject of his ire. He also calls out hipsters...]]> This Week in Milwaukee - The Strange Boys, Joanna Newsom, Beach House, Passion Pit and the Meat Puppets http://shepherdexpress.com/article-10355-this-week-in-milwaukee-the-strange-boys-joanna-newsom-beach-house-passion-pit-and-the-meat-puppets.html Even after Booker T. recorded one of the most enduring soul grooves of all time, the 1962 Booker T. and the MGs hit “Green Onions,” he remained a prolifi c session player, backing soul legends like Otis Redding and Sam and Dave, as well as rock acts like The Who. Booker T.’s fi rst solo album in two...]]> This Week in Milwaukee - Tegan and Sara, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Stone Temple Pilots and The Cave Singers http://shepherdexpress.com/article-10279-this-week-in-milwaukee-tegan-and-sara-black-rebel-motorcycle-club-stone-temple-pilots-and-the-cave-singers.html This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-10204-this-week-in-milwaukee.html This Week in Milwaukee - Black Eyed Peas, Flogging Molly, Kevin Smith and the St. Patrick's Day Parade http://shepherdexpress.com/article-10133-this-week-in-milwaukee-black-eyed-peas-flogging-molly-kevin-smith-and-the-st-patricks-day-parade.html The Black Eyed Peas began innocuously in the late ’90s as a trio of breakdancers turned rappers to preach a message of positivity. That was, of course, before the 2003 addition of Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson, a former child star with a colorful past. With Fergie’s added sass and sex appeal, the hits came quickly...]]> This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-10054-this-week-in-milwaukee.html This Week in Milwaukee - Tripoli Shrine Circus, Cheap Trick and The English Beat http://shepherdexpress.com/article-9978-this-week-in-milwaukee-tripoli-shrine-circus-cheap-trick-and-the-english-beat.html This Week in Milwaukee - Chuck Berry, Sound Opinions, Muzzle of Bees and Patton Oswalt http://shepherdexpress.com/article-9898-this-week-in-milwaukee-chuck-berry-sound-opinions-muzzle-of-bees-and-patton-oswalt.html This Week in Milwaukee - Jesus Christ Superstar, Cory Chisel, The Neville Brothers and St. Vincent http://shepherdexpress.com/article-9822-this-week-in-milwaukee-jesus-christ-superstar-cory-chisel-the-neville-brothers-and-st-vincent.html This Week in Milwaukee - Dr. Dog, Crappy Dracula and the New Loud http://shepherdexpress.com/article-9743-this-week-in-milwaukee-dr-dog-crappy-dracula-and-the-new-loud.html This Week in Milwaukee - Blake Shelton, Bay View Wine Fest, Jay Farrar and Benjamin Gibbard http://shepherdexpress.com/article-9667-this-week-in-milwaukee-blake-shelton-bay-view-wine-fest-jay-farrar-and-benjamin-gibbard.html This Week in Milwaukee - Dr. Manhattan, Anthony Bourdain, Grant Hart, Pablove Benefit Concert and Langhorne Slim http://shepherdexpress.com/article-9580-this-week-in-milwaukee-dr-manhattan-anthony-bourdain-grant-hart-pablove-benefit-concert-and-langhorne-slim.html This Week in Milwaukee - The Rural Alberta Advantage, Hotel Milwaukee and Sharon Van Etten http://shepherdexpress.com/article-9513-this-week-in-milwaukee-the-rural-alberta-advantage-hotel-milwaukee-and-sharon-van-etten.html This Week in Milwaukee - Invade Rome, Celebrated Workingman and Bad Boy Bill http://shepherdexpress.com/article-9445-this-week-in-milwaukee-invade-rome-celebrated-workingman-and-bad-boy-bill.html This Week in Milwaukee - Jim Gaffigan, Masonry, Dreamgirls and Kid Cudi http://shepherdexpress.com/article-9381-this-week-in-milwaukee-jim-gaffigan-masonry-dreamgirls-and-kid-cudi.html This Week in Milwaukee - Air Guitar Showdown, Semi-Twang, La Dispute and Big Head Todd and The Monsters http://shepherdexpress.com/article-9320-this-week-in-milwaukee-air-guitar-showdown-semi-twang-la-dispute-and-big-head-todd-and-the-monsters.html This Week in Milwaukee - Found Footage Festival, Drugs Dragons, he Dutchess and the Duke w/ Jaill, Call Me Lightning and Father Phoenix http://shepherdexpress.com/article-9252-this-week-in-milwaukee-found-footage-festival-drugs-dragons-he-dutchess-and-the-duke-w_-jaill-call-me-lightning-and-father-phoenix.html This Week in Milwaukee - Farms in Trouble, Lisa Lampanelli, The Hood Internet, Lewis Black and Cheap Trick http://shepherdexpress.com/article-9069-this-week-in-milwaukee-farms-in-trouble-lisa-lampanelli-the-hood-internet-lewis-black-and-cheap-trick.html This Week in Milwaukee - Cranberries, Group of Altos, Kid Millions and The King Khan and BBQ Show http://shepherdexpress.com/article-8984-this-week-in-milwaukee-cranberries-group-of-altos-kid-millions-and-the-king-khan-and-bbq-show.html This Week in Milwaukee - CoCoBees, Ex Fabula, Widespread Panic, Peaches and The Jesus Lizard http://shepherdexpress.com/article-8916-this-week-in-milwaukee-cocobees-ex-fabula-widespread-panic-peaches-and-the-jesus-lizard.html This Week in Milwaukee - Fiery Furnaces, Kneel to Neil, R. Kelly and Bruce Springsteen http://shepherdexpress.com/article-8686-this-week-in-milwaukee-fiery-furnaces-kneel-to-neil-r-kelly-and-bruce-springsteen.html This Week In Milwaukee - J. Tillman, The Exotics, and the Best of Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-8588-this-week-in-milwaukee-j-tillman-the-exotics-and-the-best-of-milwaukee.html This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-8502-this-week-in-milwaukee.html This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-8419-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Art Riot ’09 Block Party - Today @ The 5900 Block of Vliet Street, noon http://shepherdexpress.com/article-8283-art-riot-rs09-block-party-today-a-the-5900-block-of-vliet-street-noon.html A celebration of rock poster design and other “lowbrow” artistry, The Art Riot ’09 Block Party is taking over the 5900 block of Vliet Street in Wauwatosa to showcase some of the best work from around the country, as well as host at the...]]> October 1 - October 7 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-8170-october-1-october-7-this-week-in-milwaukee.html September 24 - September 30 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-8082-september-24-september-30-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Friday, Sept. 25, Donnis w/ DJ Benzi @ Hot Water/Wherehouse, 10 p.m. Debut mixtapes don’t get much better than Donnis’ recent Diary of an ATL Brave, a stunning introduction to the charismatic upstart Atlanta rapper featuring some of the catchiest production that city has to offer. ]]> September 17 - September 23 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-8004-september-17-september-23-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, Sept. 17, The Fray @ The Tarble Athletic Center, Kenosha, 8 p.m. Don’t call The Fray a Christian band: They’re just a band that happens to mostly write songs about God, Jesus and faith. One of the most prominent of the growing breed of Christian/Not Christian acts... ]]> September 10 - September 16 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-7915-september-10-september-16-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, Sept. 10, Jazz in the Park w/ Chicago Afrobeat Project @ Cathedral Square Park, 6:30 p.m.All Afrobeat bands owe some debt to genre pioneer Fela Kuti, but the Chicago Afrobeat Project is particularly beholden to his legacy. The group’s recent album, (A) Move to Silent Unrest... ]]> September 3 - September 9 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-7842-september-3-september-9-this-week-in-milwaukee.html August 27 - September 2 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-7774-august-27-september-2-this-week-in-milwaukee.html August 20 - August 26 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-7694-august-20-august-26-this-week-in-milwaukee.html August 13 - August 19 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-7611-august-13-august-19-this-week-in-milwaukee.html August 6 - August 12 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-7533-august-6-august-12-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Friday, August 7, The Misfits w/ Speed Freaks, Get Rad and Self Destruckt @ The Modjeska Theater, 8 p.m. In a feud that resembles the messy split between Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and David Gilmour, The Misfits’ founding members Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only have been battling... ]]> July 30 - August 5 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-7457-july-30-august-5-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, July 30, Vans Warped Tour @ Marcus Amphitheater, 11 a.m. Political punk curmudgeons Bad Religion and Anti-Flag sharing tour dates with electro-quirk bands like 3OH!3 and InnerPartySystem? It must be time for another Vans Warped Tour. As usual, the tour’s...]]> July 23 - July 29 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-7363-july-23-july-29-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, July 23, GZA/Genius @ Apartment 720, 9 p.m. Debates over the best solo Wu-Tang Clan albums inevitably boil down to two 1995 releases, Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… and GZA’s Liquid Swords. The latter is the more cinematic and foreboding of the two, a fitting showcase...]]> July 16 - July 22 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-7274-july-16-july-22-this-week-in-milwaukee.html July 9 - July 15 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-7209-july-9-july-15.html Thursday, July 9, 2009 ComedySportz World Championship @ ComedySportz, 7 p.m. It sounds like the setup to a bad joke—and no doubt it will prompt a few—but this afternoon at 1 p.m. a Buddhist priest, a Catholic priest and a rabbi will all be on hand to bless a ceremony by the veteran... ]]> July 2 - July 8 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-7108-july-2-july-8-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, July 2, Femi Kuti @ Potawatomi Bingo Casino Rock Stage, Summerfest, 10 p.m. Afro-beat might sound like an obscure style of music (particularly for those who haven’t recently lived on college campuses, where it’s becoming especially popular), but it’s actually... ]]> June 25 - July 1 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-7004-june-25-july-1-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, June 25, Rise Against w/ Rancid and The Riverboat Gamblers @ Harley-Davidson Roadhouse, Summerfest, 6:30 p.m. As with previous Rise Against albums, the band’s latest record, Appeal To Reason, mixes hard-charging punk tracks with more traditional rock songs...]]> June 18 - June 24 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-6925-june-18-june-24-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, June 18, Sugar Blue @ Jazz in the Park, 6:30 p.m. Attempting to establish a nickname for himself as memorable as those of Muddy Waters and Blind Lemon, harmonica wiz James Whiting adopted the moniker Sugar Blue after picking up an old 78 titled Sugar Blues out of a pile of... ]]> June 11 - June 17 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-6855-june-11-june-17-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, June 11, Fat Maw Rooney w/ Euforquestra @ The Miramar Theatre, 9 p.m. Though the re-emergence of Phish as a touring act this summer after a long slumber might threaten to steal the spotlight from other bands of a similar jam persuasion, Fat Maw Rooney shouldn't... ]]> June 4 - June 10 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-6783-june-4-june-10-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, June 4, Jazz in the Park w/ Bonifas Quintet @ Cathedral Square Park, 6:30 p.m. Though Milwaukee wasn’t able to sustain a jazz radio station, the Jazz in the Park concert series remains one of the city’s most popular summertime traditions, drawing huge crowds of genre... ]]> May 28 - June 3 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-6702-may-28-june-3-this-week-in-milwaukee.html May 21 - May 27 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-6608-may-21-may-27-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Friday, May 22, Pennywise w/ Pepper, Authority Zero and Outlaw Nation @ The Rave, 8 p.m. Pennywise spoke for all disillusioned punk bands in the mid-’90s when guitarist Fletcher Dragge literally vomited on alternative-radio DJ Riki Rachtman. Symbolically, though, alternative... ]]> May 14 - May 20 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-6552-may-14-may-20-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, May 14, Keyshia Cole w/ The-Dream, Keri Hilson and Bobby Valentino @ The Milwaukee Theatre, 8 p.m. This remarkable concert brings more major contemporary R&B singers to Milwaukee than the city usually hosts in an entire season. At the top of the bill is Keyshia Cole, who offsets her urbane... ]]> May 7 - May 13 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-6453-may-7-may-13-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, May 7, D. Rider @ The Cactus Club, 9 p.m. Those who found U.S. Maple’s subverting of already subversive Jesus Lizard-styled noise-rock a touch too unnerving will take little solace in Todd Rittmann’s new project, D. Rider. Picking up where U.S. Maple left off on 2003’s ode-to-male-orgasm Purple on Time... ]]> April 30 - May 6 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-6361-april-30-may-6-this-week-in-milwaukee.html April 23 - April 29 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-6285-april-23-april-29-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, April 23, Indigo Girls @ The Pabst Theater, 8 p.m. Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have come a long way since their 1987 debut Strange Fire yielded the hit “Closer to Fine.” The Indigo Girls have remained one of the most popular folk-rock duos over the last two decades, releasing 11 studio albums, including...]]> April 16 - April 22 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-6221-april-16-april-22-this-week-in-milwaukee.html April 9 - April 15 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-6122-april-9-april-15-this-week-in-milwaukee.html April 2 - April 8 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-6043-april-2-april-8-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, April 2, The Gaslight Anthem @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. While New Jersey natives The Gaslight Anthem continually invoke mentions of Bruce Springsteen from critics, in truth those comparisons have more to do with both acts’ shared Garden State origins and fondness for times past than anything... ]]> Mar. 19 - Mar. 25 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-5890-mar-19-mar-25-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, March 19, Ben Folds w/ Jukebox the Ghost @ The Rave, 8 p.m. With the Ben Folds Five abortion ballad “Brick,” Ben Folds scored his first major hit, a baleful departure from his usual goofball piano romps. Ben Folds’ solo career has swung back and forth between “Brick”-like confessionals and up-tempo... ]]> Mar. 26 - Apr. 1 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-5966-mar-26-apr-1-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Mar. 12 - Mar. 18 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-5812-mar-12-mar-18-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Mar. 5 - Mar. 11 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-5722-mar-5-mar-11-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, March 5, The Seventh Seal @ The Weasler Auditorium, 8:30 p.m. The two book-ending images in Ingmar Bergman’s 1957 existential masterpiece The Seventh Seal, Death playing a game of chess and Death’s victims dancing, are two of the most parodied in film, satirized by everyone from Woody Allen to... ]]> Feb. 26 - Mar. 4 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-5647-feb-26-mar-4-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Feb. 19 - Feb. 25 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-5552-feb-19-feb-25-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, Feb. 19, Larkin Grimm @ Stonefly Brewery, 10 p.m. Like so many artists on Michael Gira’s Young God label, Larkin Grimm blurs the line between spirituality and pretension, filling her faintly Wiccan gypsy folk with all manner of accidental sounds, foreign accents and loopy instruments (she's also a devoted...]]> Feb. 12 - Feb. 18 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-5476-feb-12-feb-18-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, Feb. 12, Buckwheat Zydeco @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. Perhaps the most popular modern accordionist outside of Weird Al Yankovic, Stanley Dural Jr., better known as Buckwheat Zydeco, returns to Milwaukee to give the city an early taste of Mardi Gras. The Louisianan Creole blues master first cut his... ]]> Feb. 5 - Feb. 11 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-5407-feb-5-feb-11-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, Feb. 5, The Championship @ The Mitchell Park Domes, 6 p.m. Though the band mostly plays smoky corner bars, mournful Americana songs about long drives and long nights deserve to be heard outdoors. Tonight’s unusual gig, however, where the group plays as part of the Mitchell Park Domes'...]]> Jan. 29 - Feb. 4 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-5328-jan-29-feb-4-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, Jan. 29, The Paul Collins Beat w/ Gentleman Jesse and His Men @ Club Garibaldi, 10 p.m. The Paul Collins Beat—an American group once known simply as The Beat until the British band of the same name created brand confusion, forcing the change— was one of the lucky late-’70s power-pop bands granted... ]]> Jan. 22 - Jan. 28 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-5253-jan-22-jan-28-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Jan. 15 - Jan. 21 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-5170-jan-15-jan-21-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, Jan. 15, The Super Noble Brothers @ The Oriental Theatre, 7 p.m. One of the biggest crowd pleasers at the 2007 Milwaukee International Film Festival, Mark Escribano’s longitudinal documentary The Super Noble Brothers follows a fraternal trio of staples from the Milwaukee arts and music scene as they... ]]> Jan. 8 - Jan. 14 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-5088-jan-8-jan-14-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Jan. 1 - Jan. 7 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-5091-jan-1-jan-7-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Dec. 25 - Dec. 31 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-4969-dec-25-dec-31-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Though they%uFFFDre not the first band to disco-up (or Panic at the Disco-up) the old Duran Duran playbook, The White Tie Affair wins points for earnestness. Without falling. ]]> Dec. 18 - Dec. 24 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-4891-dec-18-dec-24-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, Dec. 18, Hardcore Comedy Show @ Cactus Club, 10 p.m. One of the loudest rallying cries from Milwaukee’s scattered comedy scene, The Hardcore Comedy Show pairs five burgeoning female comedians—grrrl comedians? in one of the city’s least likely comedy venues: the Cactus Club... ]]> Dec. 11 - Dec. 17 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-4803-dec-11-dec-17-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, Dec. 11, Shawn Colvin w/ Garrison Starr @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. After long and mostly under-the-radar beginnings, Colvin scored a Top 10 hit in 1997 with her revenge tale “Sunny Came Home,” a song that dovetailed with the era’s newfound interest in female empowerment and Lilith Fair-friendly... ]]> Dec. 4 - Dec. 10 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-4716-dec-4-dec-10-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Nov. 27 - Dec. 3 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-4630-nov-27-dec-3-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Friday, Nov. 28, Shelby Lynne @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. A duet with George Jones on his 1988 hit “If I Could Bottle This Up” introduced Shelby Lynne to the country establishment, but they had no idea what to do with her. For years, Lynne was shoehorned into all styles of... ]]> Nov. 20 - Nov. 26 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-4552-nov-20-nov-26-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Nov. 13 - Nov. 19 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-4466-nov-13-nov-19-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Friday, Nov. 14, Symphony Style Fashion Show Gala @ Milwaukee Art Museum, 6:30 p.m. The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s long-running Symphony Style, perhaps the most exclusive and decadent of Milwaukee’s fashion events, has previously showcased the designs of top names like Vera... ]]> Nov. 6 - Nov. 12 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-4384-nov-6-nov-12-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Oct. 30 - Nov. 5 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-4307-oct-30-nov-5-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, Oct. 30, Cornmeal w/ Good Gets Better @ Miramar Theatre, 8 p.m. The Chicago ensemble Cornmeal labels itself “progressive bluegrass,” but that tag may give a misleading impression. While the group isn’t immune to occasional jammy digressions into jazz and rock territory, they stay more closely within... ]]> Oct. 23 - Oct. 29 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-4214-oct-23-oct-29-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Oct. 16-Oct. 22 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-4127-oct-16-oct-22-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, Oct. 16, Minus the Bear w/ Annuals and Themes @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 7 p.m. With their twisty, tangled guitars and number-crunching chord changes, Minus the Bear sound increasingly disconnected from a greater indie-rock scene that now prefers manic, cute-overload pop or tranquilized...]]> Oct. 9-Oct. 15 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-4026-oct-9-oct-15-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Southern Culture on the Skids @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. Though Southern Culture on the Skids sings of mobile homes, boxsized motels, fried chicken and other phenomena mostly associated with the land south of the Mason-Dixon, the band would fit right in with Milwaukee’s punk- and rockabilly-loving music... ]]> Oct. 2 - Oct. 8 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-3930-oct-2-oct-8-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, Oct. 2, Steve Nelson-Raney @ UWM Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, John the Savage w/ Father Phoenix and Lopan @ Cactus Club, 10 p.m. My Morning Jacket @ Riverside Theater, 8 p.m. Milwaukee Fashion Week @ The Harley-Davidson Museum, 6 p.m. ]]> Sept. 25-Oct. 1 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-3831-sept-25-oct-1-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, Sept. 25, Common w/ N.E.R.D. @ The Rave, 8 p.m. Kanye West cemented his star-making reputation when he produced Common’s 2005 hit Be, a soulful, down-to-Earth album that resuscitated Common’s career after 2002’s ambitious but muddled Electric Circus. Since then, life has been good... ]]> Sept. 18-Sept. 24 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-3713-sept-18-sept-24-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, Sept. 18, The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir @ The UWM Gasthaus, 8 p.m. Despite what their moniker promises, The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir isn’t from Scotland; they don’t play gospel; and, for that matter, they’re not a choir. They’re a Chicago co-ed indie pop ensemble with a warm, dreamy sound... ]]> Sept. 11-Sept. 17 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-3623-sept-11-sept-17-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Sept. 4-Sept. 10 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-3523-sept-4-sept-10-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Aug. 28 - Sept. 3 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-3430-aug-28-sept-3-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Lewis Black @ Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 11 p.m. Though he’s likely blown any chance he had at film stardom after a string of appear ances in awful movies like Robin Williams’ Man of the Year and the 2006 kid film Unaccompanied Minors, angry comedian Lewis Black has had better luck cashing in his "Daily Show"... ]]> Aug. 21 - Aug. 27 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-3358-aug-21-aug-27-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Aug. 14 - Aug. 20 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-3269-aug-14-aug-20-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, Aug. 14, Love in October w/ Luminol @ Points East Pub, 10 p.m. Though Minneapolis’ Love in October prefers to shroud their album covers and Web site in images from the early 20th century, their take on bittersweet, Saturday-afternoon alt-rock is distinctly modern. ]]> Aug. 7 - Aug. 13 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-3191-aug-7-aug-13-this-week-in-milwaukee.html This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb w/ Hidden Spots, Future Virgins @ Borg Ward, 7 p.m. Though sonically removed from each other, the soft acoustic stylings of Pensacola, Fla.’s This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb actually share a great deal in common with the aggressively political punk of forefathers like the Dead Kennedys and Minor... ]]> Jul. 31 - Aug. 6 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-3102-jul-31-aug-6-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, July 31, CSS w/ The Go! Team and Matt & Kim @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. Hailing from Sao Paulo and sounding like a self-aware, electro-chic version of Avril Lavigne with a playfully dry sense of humor, CSS seemingly survived the pitfalls of a cutesy beginning in iPod Touch commercials... ]]> Jul. 24 - Jul. 30 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-3007-jul-24-jul-30-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Thursday, July 24, Extra Golden w/ Kings Go Forth @ Cactus Club, 9 p.m. Compared to the typical music scenes, Nairobi, Kenya stands out as a curiously unique starting point for the multina tional Extra Golden, which owes as much stylistically to classic American rock aesthetics as traditional Kenyan Benga music. ]]> Jul. 17 - Jul. 23 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-2913-jul-17-jul-23-this-week-in-milwaukee.html HEALTH @ The Borg Ward Collective, 7 p.m., Thursday. Partnered with the Canadian electronic duo Crystal Castles, HEALTH recorded one of last year’s sharpest singles, the disorient ing, Orwellian “Crimewave.” Left to their own devices, though, the Los Angeles group is more of a conventional noise-rock band than that dark dance track suggests, heavy on rusty guitars and cacopho nous drums. ]]> Jul. 10 - Jul. 16 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-2834-jul-10-jul-16-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Blackberry Smoke @ Shank Hall, 8 p.m. While diverse stylistic range is often the hallmark of profound musical study, sometimes there’s something equally admirable about cornering and perfecting a specific niche. That’s the path taken by Atlanta’s Blackberry Smoke, who’ve wholeheartedly devoted themselves to the cause... ]]> Jul. 3 - Jul. 9 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-2754-jul-3-jul-9-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Red Knife Lottery @ The Cascio Groove Garage, Summerfest, 5:15 p.m. Three years after their gut-punching debut record, So Much Drama, Milwaukee’s Red Knife Lottery returned this spring with the Hip Bruisers, a seven-inch that further hones the group’s violent, thrashing punk with soulful, down-tempo respites and fur ther showcases... ]]> The Secrets of Life http://shepherdexpress.com/article-2709-the-secrets-of-life.html We are proud to announce that our new studio space located at 1300 W. Fond du Lac, in collaboration with Running Rebels, is now open. The summer program runs through August 7, Mondays-Thursdays. 12:30-3:30 PM. To Register please call the Express Yourself Office at (414) 272-3498. ]]> Jun. 26 - Jul. 2 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-2650-jun-26-jul-2-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Gnarls Barkley @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard, Summerfest, 11 p.m. Summerfest schedules tend to repeat themselves, with the same bands invited back year after year, regardless of how far they descend down the C-list (case in point, Plain White T’s are returning this year, well after their 15 minutes have... ]]> Jun. 19 - Jun. 25 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-2576-jun-19-jun-25-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Twista @ The Rave, 9 p.m. Last time Twista was slated to play a V100.7-sponsored event, filling in at the last minute for a snowbound Soulja Boy at December’s Holiday Jam, Twista himself was a no-show, and promoters gave no explanation for his absence. ]]> Abundance and Appreciation http://shepherdexpress.com/article-2502-abundance-and-appreciation.html On Thursday May 15, the Express yourself Milwaukee Show "Celebrate" was indeed a celebration of our year of hard work and collaboration. ]]> Jun. 12 - Jun. 18 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-2486-jun-12-jun-18-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Jun. 5 - Jun. 11 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-2383-jun-5-jun-11-this-week-in-milwaukee.html May 29 - Jun. 4 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-2297-may-29-jun-4-this-week-in-milwaukee.html May 22 - May 28 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-2226-may-22-may-28-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Friday, May 23, Milwaukee Bonecrushers vs. Rock River Raptors @ U.S. Cellular Arena, 7:30 p.m. “HERE TO STAY!” the Milwaukee Bonecrushers’ Web site defiantly declares, but the team has often seemed as unlikely to make it through its inaugural season as Hillary Clinton is to make it to the Democratic convention. ]]> May 15 - May 21 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-2138-may-15-may-21-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Express Yourself Milwaukee Presents: - Celebrate! Performance 2008 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-1639-express-yourself-milwaukee-presents-celebrate_-performance-2008.html Each year Express Yourself Milwaukee, Inc. presents a grand performance that represents the culmination of a year’s worth of multi-disciplined arts study, creation, and practice by the participants of five Milwaukee agencies and schools serving at-risk youth. ]]> May 8 - May 14 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-2056-may-8-may-14-this-week-in-milwaukee.html he Swell Season @ The Riverside Theater, 8 p.m. In an Academy Awards musical moment that ranks with Elliott Smith’s “Miss Misery” performance or Three 6 Mafia’s unlikely win for “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp,” this year’s Best Original Song award went to singer-songwriters Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova... ]]> 3-2-1 Contact! - Express Yourself Milwaukee's Annual Show http://shepherdexpress.com/article-1997-3-2-1-contact_-express-yourself-milwaukees-annual-show.html Each year Express Yourself Milwaukee, Inc. presents a grand performance that represents the culmination of a year’s worth of multi-disciplined arts study, creation, and practice by the participants of five Milwaukee agencies and schools serving youth in-risk. ]]> May 1 - May 7 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-1952-may-1-may-7-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Kathleen Edwards w/ The Last Town Chorus @ Shank Hall, 8 p.m. Canadian alt-country songstress Kathleen Edwards has become a favorite of the “World Caf%uFFFD” set since her lauded 2003 release, Failer. ]]> Apr. 24 - Apr. 30 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-1863-apr-24-apr-30-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Intertwined melodies in the spirit of Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons are spread across husband-and-wife duo Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion’s Exploration, their most recent set of originals, which they recorded with members of Son Volt and The Jayhawks. ]]> Apr. 17 - Apr. 23 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-1718-apr-17-apr-23-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Blending a mix of narrative lyrics, lush instrumentation and synth-pop flourishes, the Toronto-based indie-pop collective Stars has distinguished itself from fellow bands treading this well-worn terrain. Led by vocalists Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan, both sometimes members of Broken Social Scene...]]> Apr. 3 - Apr. 9 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-1500-apr-3-apr-9-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Apr. 10 - Apr. 16 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-1612-apr-10-apr-16-this-week-in-milwaukee.html The Art of Collaboration - Community Working Together http://shepherdexpress.com/article-1517-the-art-of-collaboration-community-working-together.html Express Yourself Milwaukee is an organization founded on the collaboration of artists and the art of collaboration. Truly, collaboration is an art. Partnership is not easy. It is a union, which requires release of individual egos and of self-promotion in order to succeed. So, the process is as, or possibly more important than the material outcome. ]]> One of Our Own - Express Yourself Milwaukee, Inc responds to violence in our city http://shepherdexpress.com/article-50-one-of-our-own-express-yourself-milwaukee-inc-responds-to-violence-in-our-city.html In the world we desire, childhood is a carefree and innocent time of life. In the world we have, it is too often marked by violence and trauma. The "Remembrance Tree" was an artistic response, at one of Express Yourself Milwaukee's program sites to respond to the loss of youth, done in collaboration with Golda Meir School for the Gifted and Talented, and a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board. ]]> EYM, Inc's Artistic Team! - Meet the artists and educators http://shepherdexpress.com/article-285-eym-incs-artistic-team_-meet-the-artists-and-educators.html The Express Yourself Milwaukee, Inc. artistic team is made up of professional artists and art therapists skilled in their disciplines. While they're not working with EYM, they support themselves through their art. ]]> Mission Statement - Express Yourself Milwaukee, Inc http://shepherdexpress.com/article-286-mission-statement-express-yourself-milwaukee-inc.html Express Yourself Milwaukee celebrates the power of creative arts to transform the lives of underserved youth in the community. Express Yourself immerses young people into the creative world of music, dance and visual arts, celebrating cultural diversity and collaboration.]]> EYM, Inc: Transforming Lives http://shepherdexpress.com/article-737-eym-inc-transforming-lives.html Think back to seeing a small child busy with her coloring, lost in creation. No hunger, no fighting, no need other than the task at hand. Her breathing slows, her eyes, hands, mouth and spirit all connected in the present. I have seen this same shift in the kids I work with at the detention center, and in adults and kids in psychiatric facilities, excused for a brief time from their turmoil. The energy changes, the molecules in the room seem to shift...healing is present. ]]> Mar. 27 - Apr. 2 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-1394-mar-27-apr-2-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Mar. 20 - Mar. 26 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-1286-mar-20-mar-26-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Mar. 13 - Mar. 19 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-1213-mar-13-mar-19-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Mar. 6 - Mar. 12 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-1117-mar-6-mar-12-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Who does EYM, Inc serve..? - Check out the figures! http://shepherdexpress.com/article-287-who-does-eym-inc-serve-check-out-the-figures_.html DEMOGRAPHICS * 700 young people, ages 7–21, served annually * 70% male/30% female * 95% low-income * 85% African-American, 10% Caucasian, 5% Latino/Asian/Native American * 100% of the youth served are involved in special education programming * 33% of the youth are in the foster care system ]]> Contact Us! - Contacting EYM, Inc. http://shepherdexpress.com/article-354-contact-us_-contacting-eym-inc.html Feb. 28 - Mar. 5 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-1042-feb-28-mar-5-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Feb. 21 - Feb. 27 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-951-feb-21-feb-27-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Feb. 14 - Feb. 20 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-856-feb-14-feb-20-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Feb. 7 - Feb. 13 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-771-feb-7-feb-13-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Jan. 31 - Feb. 6 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-687-jan-31-feb-6-this-week-in-milwaukee.html Jan. 24 - Jan. 30 - This Week in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-616-jan-24-jan-30-this-week-in-milwaukee.html G. Love and Special Sauce w/ The Wood Brothers - Thursday, Jan. 17 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-515-g-love-and-special-sauce-w_-the-wood-brothers-thursday-jan-17.html The Rave, 8:30 p.m. Fourteen years after the novelty single “Cold Beverage” became a fluke MTV hit]]> Frank Caliendo - Friday, Jan. 18 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-522-frank-caliendo-friday-jan-18.html Riverside Theater, 8 p.m.]]> The Walkmen w/ White Rabbits - Friday, Jan. 18 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-524-the-walkmen-w_-white-rabbits-friday-jan-18.html Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. ]]> Carnage - Saturday, Jan. 19 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-525-carnage-saturday-jan-19.html Stonefly Brewery, 10 p.m. ]]> Bon Iver w/ Collections of Colonies of Bees and Conrad Plymouth - Saturday, Jan. 19 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-526-bon-iver-w_-collections-of-colonies-of-bees-and-conrad-plymouth-saturday-jan-19.html Mad Planet, 9 p.m. ]]> Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin and Buddy Miller - Saturday, Jan. 19 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-528-emmylou-harris-patty-griffin-shawn-colvin-and-buddy-miller-saturday-jan-19.html Pabst Theater, 8 p.m. ]]> Grand Parade - Saturday, Jan. 19 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-529-grand-parade-saturday-jan-19.html Shank Hall, 8 p.m. ]]> Todd Rundgren - Wednesday, Jan. 23 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-530-todd-rundgren-wednesday-jan-23.html The Pabst Theater, 8 p.m.]]> Echoes of Eternity w/ Unexpect - Thursday, Jan. 10 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-435-echoes-of-eternity-w_-unexpect-thursday-jan-10.html Vnuk’s Lounge, 8 p.m. Human Barbie doll Francine Boucher might not have the strongest voice in metal ]]> Berzerk!!! - Saturday, Jan. 12 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-436-berzerk___-saturday-jan-12.html The Alchemist Theatre- 8 p.m]]> The Danger w/ Dark Horse Project - Saturday, Jan. 12 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-437-the-danger-w_-dark-horse-project-saturday-jan-12.html Dancing with the Stars - Friday, Jan. 11 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-438-dancing-with-the-stars-friday-jan-11.html The Bradley Center, 7:30 p.m. ]]> Rocky Horror Alumni Reunion Show - Friday, Jan. 11 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-439-rocky-horror-alumni-reunion-show-friday-jan-11.html Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus - Sunday, Jan. 13 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-440-hannah-montana_miley-cyrus-sunday-jan-13.html Bradley Center, 4 p.m. ]]> The 39 Steps - Wednesday, Jan. 16 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-441-the-39-steps-wednesday-jan-16.html Charles Allis Art Museum, 7:30 p.m. ]]> Steve Hofstetter - Thu. Jan. 3 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-368-steve-hofstetter-thu-jan-3.html Jokerz Comedy Club, 8 p.m. Twenty-something comedian Steve Hofstetter began his stand-up career modestly as a college-themed act, touring campuses behind predictable dorm and frat jokes]]> Seven Nations - Thu. Jan. 3 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-369-seven-nations-thu-jan-3.html Shank Hall, 8 p.m. At times, Florida’s Seven Nations seem torn between traditional Irish music and straightforward radio rock, but they’re adept at both.]]> Ring of Fire - Fri. Jan. 4 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-370-ring-of-fire-fri-jan-4.html The Milwaukee Theatre, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Although it was well-timed to ride the wave of Johnny Cash nostalgia that hit a fever pitch with the 2005 biopic Walk The Line...]]> Jackraasch - Fri. Jan. 4 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-371-jackraasch-fri-jan-4.html Mad Planet, 9 p.m. Perhaps no Milwaukee band better conjures the sloppy indie-rock sounds of the Pacific Northwest than Jackraasch]]> Chicago Afrobeat Project - Sat. Jan. 5 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-372-chicago-afrobeat-project-sat-jan-5.html The Miramar Theatre, 9 p.m. All Afrobeat bands owe some debt to genre pioneer Fela Kuti, but the Chicago Afrobeat Project is particularly beholden to his legacy.]]> Streetlight Manifesto w/ Grand Buffet and The Stitch Up - Wed. Jan. 9 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-373-streetlight-manifesto-w_-grand-buffet-and-the-stitch-up-wed-jan-9.html Turner Hall Ballroom, 7 p.m. In just a few quick years, New Jersey’s Streetlight Manifesto has become one of the biggest ska bands on the circuit, thanks to the group’s punchy horn lines and punklike enthusiasm. ]]> V100.7 Holiday Jam w/ Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy and Playaz Circle - Fri. Dec. 28 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-311-v1007-holiday-jam-w_-lil-wayne-soulja-boy-and-playaz-circle-fri-dec-28.html Aside from perhaps T-Pain, no rapper was more ubiquitous this year than Lil Wayne. No matter that Lil Wayne didn’t even release an album this year (Tha Carter III has been bumped back to 2008)]]> The Candliers w/ John The Savage - Fri. Dec. 28 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-312-the-candliers-w_-john-the-savage-fri-dec-28.html The Cactus Club, 10 p.m. Two of Milwaukee’s most novel new bands share this bill. The Candliers take inspiration from old folk, country and ragtime- era swing—basically any music that you can play with a banjo.]]> Lotus - Fri. Dec. 28 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-313-lotus-fri-dec-28.html Miramar Theatre, 8 p.m. One of the better of the so-called “jamtronica” bands, the Philadelphia five-piece Lotus thinks beyond usual jam influences.]]> Rusted Root w/ Cosmic Railroad - Fri. Dec. 28 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-314-rusted-root-w_-cosmic-railroad-fri-dec-28.html The Rave, 8 p.m. Rusted Root stands out from other jam bands for a variety of reasons, chief among them the fact that the group has a bona fide hit single under its belt: the mid- ’90s radio staple “Send Me On My Way”]]> The Celebrated Workingman - Sat. Dec. 29 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-315-the-celebrated-workingman-sat-dec-29.html The Cactus Club, 10 p.m. Longtime Atomic Records fixture Mark Waldoch is flying from New York to Milwaukee to play this show with The Celebrated Workingman, his jovial, punchy, indie-rock band.]]> The Nutty Nutcracker - Sat. Dec. 29 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-316-the-nutty-nutcracker-sat-dec-29.html The Marcus Center, 7:30 p.m. For the final night of this year’s production of The Nutcracker, Milwaukee Ballet resurrected this tradition after a 15-year hiatus. Tchaikovsky’s sugarplum fairies and toy soldiers are joined by mascot sausages and real soldiers.]]> Going To New York City - Tonight @ Red Dot http://shepherdexpress.com/article-317-going-to-new-york-city-tonight-a-red-dot.html The Shepherd Express bids farewell to one of its own tonight, at James Kloiber’s Going Away Party at the Red Dot. The photographer/illustrator/designer is headed off to New York, but first he’s throwing an open good-bye celebration with music from the city’s premier reggae DJs, Chalice in the Palace.]]> The Nutcracker - Today @ the Marcus Center - 1:30 PM http://shepherdexpress.com/article-319-the-nutcracker-today-a-the-marcus-center-130-pm.html Attention sugarplum fairy affecionados: The Milwaukee ballet continues its latest, spectacle-filled production of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker with a 1:30 p.m. performance today at the Marcus Center. ]]> The Norman Conquests - Tonight @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 7:30 PM http://shepherdexpress.com/article-320-the-norman-conquests-tonight-a-the-milwaukee-repertory-theater-730-pm.html If all the Christmas-themed productions dominating the theatre scene this time a year are too saccarhine for your tastes, the Milwaukee Rep is offering you a respite from Christmas cheer in the form of a good, old-fashioned sex farce, The Norman Conquests.]]> Twelve Days - A Milwaukee Christmas - Today @ Marcus Center - 1 PM http://shepherdexpress.com/article-302-twelve-days-a-milwaukee-christmas-today-a-marcus-center-1-pm.html The latest First Stage production tells the little known story of how a Milwaukee native discovered a Christmas tradition. In Twelve Days—A Milwaukee Christmas, which plays today at the Marcus Center at 1 p.m., Downer College teacher Emily Brown discovers the then-little-known Christmas song “The 12 Days of Christmas” while in Britain and brings it back to Milwaukee.]]> Last Minute Shopping . . . - Today @ Broad Vocabulary Books http://shepherdexpress.com/article-303-last-minute-shopping-today-a-broad-vocabulary-books.html Last minute shoppers don’t have to necessarily head to the mall today. Bay View’s feminist bookstore Broad Vocabulary Books is offering a procrastinator’s sale throughout the day. It starts at 10 a.m.]]> A Very Noisy Xmas - Christmas Day @ The Ring - 9 PM http://shepherdexpress.com/article-304-a-very-noisy-xmas-christmas-day-a-the-ring-9-pm.html Some venue needed to step up and host music on Christmas Eve, and The Ring, a new club on 113 W. Virginia Ave., volunteered with a free evening of electronic music and Indian food that it’s billing as A Very Noisy Xmas. The music—provided by Space Cabinet, The Demix, Anarchist Noize Machine and Stagediver—couldn’t be less Christmasy. The Demix’s blend of eerie ambiance, jackhammer beats and turntablism, for instance, often sounds like watching an old horror film as an unusually productive construction team tears apart the street outside. Music will start at about 9.]]> Holiday Light Display - Christmas Day @ Pere Marquette Park & Zeidler Union Square http://shepherdexpress.com/article-305-holiday-light-display-christmas-day-a-pere-marquette-park-zeidler-union-square.html If you’re looking for a family-friendly activity for after Christmas dinner, head downtown and view the city’s lavish holiday light displays. Thousands of lights will be illuminating Cathedral Square Park, Pere Marquette Park and Zeidler Union Square.]]> Air Guitar - Tonight @ Stonefly Brewery - 9 PM http://shepherdexpress.com/article-288-air-guitar-tonight-a-stonefly-brewery-9-pm.html As goofy as it sounds, with the popularity of the U.S. Air Guitar Championships, competitions like the Milwaukee Air Guitar Showdown tonight at 9 p.m. at the Stonefly Brewery ]]> Mistletoe Meltdown - Tonight @ The Rave - 7 PM http://shepherdexpress.com/article-289-mistletoe-meltdown-tonight-a-the-rave-7-pm.html Five regional bands team up for the Mistletoe Meltdown, a benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Muscular Dystrophy Association tonight at 7 p.m. at the Rave. All of the bands—Jayk, 20 Reasons Taken, Way to Fall, The Red letter Diaries and Shock Stars]]> 5 Card Studs - Tonight @ The Cactus Club - 10 PM http://shepherdexpress.com/article-290-5-card-studs-tonight-a-the-cactus-club-10-pm.html Richard Cheese, meet your match. Milwaukee’s 5 Card Studs supersize Cheese’s faux-lounge act with a punny, Las Vegas-style revue and over-the-top breezy covers of pop and rock songs.]]> Miller Brewery's Holiday Light Show - Tonight @ Miller Brewery - 5 to 8 PM http://shepherdexpress.com/article-291-miller-brewerys-holiday-light-show-tonight-a-miller-brewery-5-to-8-pm.html Tonight and tomorrow night from 5 until 8 p.m. are your last chances to view Miller’s annual free Holiday Lights show, which the brewery is billing as the largest of its kind in the Midwest]]> Marquette Golden Eagles - Tonight @ the Bradley Center - 7:30 PM http://shepherdexpress.com/article-292-marquette-golden-eagles-tonight-a-the-bradley-center-730-pm.html The Marquette Golden Eagles take on Coppin State tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Bradley Center.]]> Chris Barnes - Tonight @ Comedy Cafe - 8:00 & 10:15 PM http://shepherdexpress.com/article-293-chris-barnes-tonight-a-comedy-cafe-800-1015-pm.html Barnes delivers his jokes in a low-key, “a funny thing happened to me,” sort of way, but he can also become a ball of energy and contort his face wildly when the joke demands it.]]> Down Lo and Deploi w/ Stealin’ Strings - Thurs. Dec.20 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-274-down-lo-and-deploi-w_-stealinrs-strings-thurs-dec20.html The Miramar Theatre, 9 p.m. Historically, jam bands’ attempts at rap have been, well, awful. Just bloody awful. Like, rapping old lady from The Wedding Singer awful. Even if these bands genuinely love hip-hop]]> Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge - Thurs. Dec.20 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-275-mrs-bob-cratchits-wild-christmas-binge-thurs-dec20.html Carte Blanche Studios, 7:30 p.m. For decades, playwrights and screenwriters have been twisting and subverting the conventions of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, but Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge ]]> Mistletoe Meltdown - Fri. Dec. 21 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-276-mistletoe-meltdown-fri-dec-21.html The Rave, 7 p.m. Five regional bands share this benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. ]]> Air Guitar - Fri. Dec. 21 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-277-air-guitar-fri-dec-21.html Stonefly Brewery, 9 p.m. As goofy as it sounds, with the popularity of the U.S. Air Guitar Championships, competitions like this one are popping up all over the country. It’s easy enough to understand the appeal: ]]> Miller Holiday Lites - Fri. Dec. 21 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-278-miller-holiday-lites-fri-dec-21.html Miller Brewery, 5-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday are the final days to view Miller’s annual free holiday lights show, which the brewery is billing as the largest of its kind in the Midwest, and also one of the most energy efficient.]]> The Why Store - Sat. Dec. 22 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-279-the-why-store-sat-dec-22.html Shank Hall, 8 p.m. Indiana’s The Why Store represented two factions of ’90s alternative rock: the heavier, grungier side (evidenced by the beefy production and the throaty, Eddie Vedder vocals) and the softer, jammier side (the loose, bluesy jangle, the Spin Doctors-ish digressions). ]]> Fever Marlene - Sat. Dec. 22 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-280-fever-marlene-sat-dec-22.html The Miramar Theatre, 8 p.m. One of the city’s more-established bands, alt-rockers Fever Marlene, whose visceral single “Red Fire” had an impressive run on local radio this spring]]> Acoustic Christmas - Sun. Dec. 23 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-281-acoustic-christmas-sun-dec-23.html Shank Hall, 7 p.m. Once again Shank Hall hosts its informal Acoustic Christmas concert, an informal mixer spotlighting an eclectic smattering of local musicians playing au natural.]]> A Very Noisy Xmas - Tues. Dec. 25 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-282-a-very-noisy-xmas-tues-dec-25.html The Ring, 9 p.m. Some venue needed to step up and host music on Christmas Day, and The Ring, a new club on 113 W. Virginia Ave., volunteered with an evening of noisy electronic music and Indian food.]]> Pat Graham - Schwartz Bookshop, 7pm http://shepherdexpress.com/article-258-pat-graham-schwartz-bookshop-7pm.html Milwaukee native Pat Graham has spent much of the last 20 years on the road, snapping pictures of bands for the pages of magazines like Rolling Stone, NME and Spin, as well as shooting album covers for acts like Modest Mouse and Bikini Kill. ]]> Marc Ballini - Jackalope Lounj, 9pm http://shepherdexpress.com/article-259-marc-ballini-jackalope-lounj-9pm.html Two local singer-songwriters, Marc Ballini, winner of the 2006 Shepherd Express Best-Of Milwaukee award for Acoustic Performer, and Ethan Keller, frontman for his eponymous jam-rock band the Ethan Keller Group, share a laid-back show tonight at the Wicked Hop’s Jackalope Lounj at 9 p.m. ]]> Christmas Carol - Pabst Theater, 7pm http://shepherdexpress.com/article-260-christmas-carol-pabst-theater-7pm.html The Milwaukee Repertory Theater continues its extravagantly staged annual production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with a 7 p.m. performance at the Pabst Theater. ]]> Norman Conquests - Milwaukee Rep, 7pm http://shepherdexpress.com/article-261-norman-conquests-milwaukee-rep-7pm.html If A Christmas Carol is too saccarhine for your tastes, the Milwaukee Rep is also offering you a respite from Christmas cheer in the form of a good, old-fashioned sex farce, The Norman Conquests. ]]> Particle - Thurs. Nov. 29 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-110-particle-thurs-nov-29.html The Miramar Theatre, 8 p.m. For a laid-back jam band, Particle seems to be in an endless state of flux, bringing in and then losing new members. ]]> Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie - Thurs. Dec.13 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-198-ozzy-osbourne-and-rob-zombie-thurs-dec13.html The Bradley Center, 7:30 p.m. Whether he’s plugging OzzFest or stealing the spotlight at the White House Foreign Correspondents Dinner, Ozzy Osbourne has been so ubiquitous since his trend-setting reality TV show debuted that it’s easy to forget he hasn’t actually recorded much new music. ]]> The Verve Pipe - Thurs. Dec.13 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-199-the-verve-pipe-thurs-dec13.html Shank Hall, 8 p.m. Like another ’90s alternative band with the word “Verve” in their name, The Verve Pipe peaked quickly with a major hit, but were never able to replicate the success. ]]> Your Mother Dances - Fri. Dec. 14 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-201-your-mother-dances-fri-dec-14.html Danceworks, 7:30 p.m. Your Mother Dances, a feminist dance troupe founded by a divorced mother of three, returns with their latest production]]> Cornmeal - Fri. Dec. 14 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-202-cornmeal-fri-dec-14.html The Miramar Theatre, 8 p.m. The Chicago ensemble Cornmeal labels itself “progressive bluegrass,” but that tag may give the wrong impression.]]> The Sword - Fri. Dec. 14 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-203-the-sword-fri-dec-14.html The Rave, 8 p.m. Like their cohorts Witchcraft, The Sword represent a new school of doom metal groups that believe the genre peaked early with vintage Black Sabbath. ]]> Too Pure To Die w/ Beneath The Sky - Sat. Dec. 15 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-204-too-pure-to-die-w_-beneath-the-sky-sat-dec-15.html Shorewood Legion Hall, 6 p.m. Four young, utterly brutal metal bands share this all-ages show as part of their “Live Free and Mosh Hard” tour. ]]> Asiko w/ De La Buena - Sat. Dec. 15 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-205-asiko-w_-de-la-buena-sat-dec-15.html Club Timbuktu, 10 p.m. Fronted by Nigerian percussionist Foly Kolade, the New York outfit Asiko divides its time between thick ]]> The Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Sun. Dec. 16 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-207-the-trans-siberian-orchestra-sun-dec-16.html The Bradley Center, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. When the Trans-Siberian Orchestra debuted their symphonic take on Christmas music in the late-’90s, it sounded an awful lot like a novelty]]> Pat Graham: Silent Pictures - Tues. Dec. 18 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-208-pat-graham-silent-pictures-tues-dec-18.html Harry W. Schwartz (Downer Avenue), 7 p.m. Milwaukee native Pat Graham has spent much of the last 20 years on the road, snapping pictures of bands for the pages of magazines like Rolling Stone, NME and Spin]]> Ugetsu http://shepherdexpress.com/article-172-ugetsu.html The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters http://shepherdexpress.com/article-173-the-king-of-kong-a-fistful-of-quarters.html For The Bible Tells Me So - Times Cinema, 7pm http://shepherdexpress.com/article-152-for-the-bible-tells-me-so-times-cinema-7pm.html After screenings at the Milwaukee LGBT and then the Milwaukee International Film Festival, this documentary plays tonight and tomorrow. ]]> An Unreasonable Man - UWM Union Theater, 7:30pm http://shepherdexpress.com/article-153-an-unreasonable-man-uwm-union-theater-730pm.html A relentlessly flattering portrait of Ralph Nader.]]> An Evening To Promote Racial Justice - Marcus Center, 5pm http://shepherdexpress.com/article-154-an-evening-to-promote-racial-justice-marcus-center-5pm.html Lou Gossett, Jr. will talk about his non-profit Eracism Foundation.]]> Pat Green - Thurs. Dec. 6 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-161-pat-green-thurs-dec-6.html In the late-’90s, Pat Green was one of the most buzzed-about independent songwriters in country circles, but he lost some of that good will once he signed to a major label]]> The Musical Box - Fri. Dec. 7 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-162-the-musical-box-fri-dec-7.html The Riverside Theater, 8 p.m. A Genesis-approved Genesis tribute band, The Musical Box has set out to recreate one of the prog-rock group’s most curious shows on their latest tour. In 1974]]> The Jonas Brothers - Fri. Dec. 7 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-163-the-jonas-brothers-fri-dec-7.html The Rave, 7 p.m. The Jonas Brothers were a wholesome, Hansonesque trio of rocking siblings with a background in Christian music ]]> Brady Street Festivu - Dec. 7 & 8 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-164-brady-street-festivu-dec-7-8.html Bring the unadorned aluminum pole out of the crawl space: Brady Street honors the vaguely defined, nondenominational “Seinfeld” holiday this Friday and Saturday]]> Art Vs. Craft - Sat. Dec. 8 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-165-art-vs-craft-sat-dec-8.html This biannual craft fair puts the emphasis on a young, new wave of artists and designers. It’s a veritable hipster marketplace filled with the requisite silk-screened posters]]> Good for the Jews - Sat. Dec. 8 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-166-good-for-the-jews-sat-dec-8.html The Miramar Theatre, 9 p.m. A sort of Flight of the Conchords for the kosher set, the musical comedy duo Good For the Jews ]]> Papa Roach - Sat. Dec. 8 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-167-papa-roach-sat-dec-8.html The Rave, 8 p.m. Reformed rap-rockers make good on the concert they canceled at the Rave last month with tonight’s makeup gig.]]> Walking with Dinosaurs - Sun. Dec. 9 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-168-walking-with-dinosaurs-sun-dec-9.html Bradley Center, 1 p.m. The ultimate dinosaursploitation show, “Walking With Dinosaurs” presents 15 life-size, animatronic recreations of terrible thunder lizards,]]> Jars of Clay - Sun. Dec. 9 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-169-jars-of-clay-sun-dec-9.html Elmbrook Church (Brookfield), 7 p.m. Jars of Clay was the band that changed the course of contemporary Christian music (CCM) in the ’90s.]]> FREE Fish Fry! - Best Of Milwaukee Gala, Serb Hall, 6pm http://shepherdexpress.com/article-147-free-fish-fry_-best-of-milwaukee-gala-serb-hall-6pm.html Come join the Best Of Milwaukee and enjoy free food, bowling with a non-perishable donation to the Hunger Task Force. ]]> Wishbone Ashes - Shank Hall, 8pm http://shepherdexpress.com/article-148-wishbone-ashes-shank-hall-8pm.html Andy Powell brings in a portion of the reconstituted Wishbone Ash.]]> Brian Setzer Orchestra - Potawatomi, 8pm http://shepherdexpress.com/article-149-brian-setzer-orchestra-potawatomi-8pm.html Tonight and tomorrow, the 6th annual Christmas Extravaganza.]]> Lyle Oberwise - Schwartz, Mequon, 7pm http://shepherdexpress.com/article-150-lyle-oberwise-schwartz-men-7pm.html Milwaukee history buffs won't want to miss two collections of photography rescued by John Angelos and Marilyn Johnson.]]> Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes - UWM Union Theater http://shepherdexpress.com/article-151-hip-hop-beyond-beats-and-rhymes-uwm-union-theater.html Tonight the UWM Union Theatre hosts a free screening of the documentary and has invited Hurt to clarify some of his positions during a Q&A session afterward. ]]> Bob Schneider - Shank Hall, 8pm http://shepherdexpress.com/article-143-bob-schneider-shank-hall-8pm.html Genre-hopping Bob Schneider performs tonight from The Californian.]]> Judith Thurman - Schwartz's in Shorewood http://shepherdexpress.com/article-144-judith-thurman-schwartzs-in-shorewood.html New Yorker columnist reads from over 40 essays in her new collection, Cleopatra's Nose.]]> Greetings! - Next Act Theatre, 7:30pm http://shepherdexpress.com/article-145-greetings_-next-act-theatre-730pm.html A sweetly comic story about a young actor who introduces his devout parents to an aethiest.]]> Fall of Troy, Schoolyard Heroes - Shorewood Legion Hall, 6pm http://shepherdexpress.com/article-146-fall-of-troy-schoolyard-heroes-shorewood-legion-hall-6pm.html Young punk/metal and indie bands share an all ages bill.]]> Bruce in the USA - Shank Hall, 8pm http://shepherdexpress.com/article-138-bruce-in-the-usa-shank-hall-8pm.html For a discount Springsteen fix you can check out the tribute act Bruce in the U.S.A. As the title of the act implies, the Springstreen depicted is modeled after the more buoyant 70s and 80s. ]]> Particle - Miramar Theatre, 8pm http://shepherdexpress.com/article-125-particle-miramar-theatre-8pm.html Laidback jam band, Particle, performs tonight from their latest album - Transformations Live for the People.]]> Cowboy Junkies - Turner Hall, 8pm http://shepherdexpress.com/article-126-cowboy-junkies-turner-hall-8pm.html It's been 20 years since the Cowboy Junkies recorded Sweet Jane. Their new album, Trinity Revisited, features songs from The Trinity Session performed by Ryan Adams, Vic Chesnutt and Natalie Merchant.]]> Jim Brickman - Riverside Theater, 8pm http://shepherdexpress.com/article-127-jim-brickman-riverside-theater-8pm.html Adult contemporary and new age performer, Jim Brickman, brings his Holiday Homecoming Concert to the Riverside.]]> Wild Space Dance Company - Steimke Theater, 8pm http://shepherdexpress.com/article-128-wild-space-dance-company-steimke-theater-8pm.html Elements of art, music, theater, visual art combine with the Wild Space Dance Company.]]> The Laramie Project - UW Parkside http://shepherdexpress.com/article-129-the-laramie-project-uw-parkside.html Seven of the first 10 projects are sold out, but tickets are still available for the oral account of Matthew Shepard, victim of the hate-crime murder in Laramie, WY.]]> The Spill Canvas - Turner Hall, 7pm http://shepherdexpress.com/article-136-the-spill-canvas-turner-hall-7pm.html Hawthrone Heights CANCELED at the Rave, but The Spill Canvas show is still on at Turner Hall.]]> The Drams - Club Garibaldi, 9pm http://shepherdexpress.com/article-137-the-drams-club-garibaldi-9pm.html No Cover at Club Garibaldi show with The Drams, Two Cow Garage, Glossary, and Grand Champeen.]]> Milwaukee Symphony - Marcus Center, 8pm http://shepherdexpress.com/article-139-milwaukee-symphony-marcus-center-8pm.html The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the play a handful of performances of Beethoven's bombastic final symphony.]]> KK Holiday: - It's A Wonderful Live in Bay View http://shepherdexpress.com/article-140-kk-holiday-its-a-wonderful-live-in-bay-view.html Art @ Anodyne event at the Anodyne Caf on South Kinnickinnic. Local artists will display their crafts and wares from 4 until 9 p.m. ]]> Monkey Knife Fight - ComedySportz, 7:30pm http://shepherdexpress.com/article-141-monkey-knife-fight-comedysportz-730pm.html The show is adults only in a mostly good-natured, bachelorette party sort of way, which is to say it features some adult language and a blow-up doll you wouldnt want the kids playing with. ]]> I Don't Want to Sleep Alone - UWM Union, 7pm http://shepherdexpress.com/article-142-i-dont-want-to-sleep-alone-uwm-union-7pm.html A love triangle involving three impoverished characters living in Kuala Lumpur.]]> Emo-rock band Bayside - Turner Hall Ballroom, 7 p.m. http://shepherdexpress.com/article-94-emo-rock-band-bayside-turner-hall-ballroom-7-pm.html On Halloween morning, 2005, the emo-rock band Bayside was driving near Cheyenne, Wyo., when its van skidded on a patch of ice and crashed, killing drummer John Holohan. ]]> Texar, featuring Rick McCollum - Hot Cakes Gallery, 7 p.m. http://shepherdexpress.com/article-95-texar-featuring-rick-mccollum-hot-cakes-gallery-7-pm.html The latest project from Afghan Whigs' lead guitarist Rick McCollum, Texar, plays an intimate 7 p.m. show at the Hot Cakes Gallery tonight. ]]> Over the Rhine - Miramar Theatre, 8 p.m. http://shepherdexpress.com/article-97-over-the-rhine-miramar-theatre-8-pm.html Over the Rhine, the long-running husband and wife duo of Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler, headline an 8 p.m. show at the Miramar Theatre tonight. ]]> Revolution '67 - UWM Union Theatre, 7:30 p.m. http://shepherdexpress.com/article-98-revolution-67-uwm-union-theatre-730-pm.html A vivid and often uncomfortable account of the racial unrest of the time, Revolution '67, a new documentary from Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno, relives the spontaneous, six-day riot that overwhelmed Newark, N.J., in the summer of 1967 and left 26 bodies in its wake. ]]> White Christmas - Skylight Opera Theatre, 2 and 7:30 p.m. http://shepherdexpress.com/article-103-white-christmas-skylight-opera-theatre-2-and-730-pm.html The Sklight Opera Theatre continues its production of White Christmas, the musical Shepherd Express critic Russ Bickerstaff calls the classiest Christmas show in the theatre district this year, today with two presentations, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. ]]> Cowboy Junkies http://shepherdexpress.com/article-111-cowboy-junkies.html Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. It’s been almost exactly 20 years since the Cowboy Junkies recorded their most famous song, a hypnotically sparse cover of the Velvet Underground’s]]> Wild Space’s Balancing Forces - Thurs. Nov. 29 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-112-wild-spacerss-balancing-forces-thurs-nov-29.html The Stiemke Theater, 8 p.m. Dance may be their forte, but performances from the Wild Space Dance Company]]> The Spill Canvas w/ Meg & Dia - Fri. Nov. 30 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-113-the-spill-canvas-w_-meg-dia-fri-nov-30.html The Turner Hall Ballroom, 7 p.m. No doubt some of those attending this concert had their hearts set on seeing a different emo/modern rock band tonight. ]]> The Drams http://shepherdexpress.com/article-114-the-drams.html Club Garibaldi, 9 p.m. Favorites of Stephen King (at least they were under their previous incarnation as Slobberbone), Texas country- rockers The Drams have arranged]]> The Cult w/ The Cliks - Sat. Dec. 1 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-115-the-cult-w_-the-cliks-sat-dec-1.html The Rave, 8 p.m. Perhaps inspired by his stint playing the Jim Morrison role with the reunited Doors as Riders on the Storm, singer Ian Astbury reunited his own band, The Cult]]> Waukesha Art Angel Art Crawl, 4 to 10 p.m. - Sat. Dec. 1 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-116-waukesha-art-angel-art-crawl-4-to-10-pm-sat-dec-1.html Thanks to quarterly gallery nights, the contents of Milwaukee’s galleries are familiar to most local art lovers by now, but this evening the region gets a chance to check out what downtown Waukesha’s]]> The Knitters - Sat. Dec. 1 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-117-the-knitters-sat-dec-1.html Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. It was easy enough to dismiss The Knitters as just an oddball, country-themed side project from the notorious L.A. punk band]]> Wishbone Ash - Tues. Dec. 4 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-118-wishbone-ash-tues-dec-4.html Shank Hall, 8 p.m. There are now two Wishbone Ashes on the market, both of which feature exactly one original member from the British hard-rock group. ]]> Witchcraft w/ Radio Moscow - Fri. Nov. 23 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-68-witchcraft-w_-radio-moscow-fri-nov-23.html The Cactus Club, 10 p.m. Sweden’s Witchcraft doesn’t try to hide its influences. They began modestly as a tribute to ’70s doom metal gods Pentagram, a group themselves heavily indebted to early Black Sabbath, and Witchcraft’s three well-received albums nod heavily to both those metal icons. Witchcraft even records with vintage, ’70s equipment, making their albums sound like authentic relics from the Me Decade. ]]> A Christmas Carol - Sat. Nov. 24 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-69-a-christmas-carol-sat-nov-24.html Long one of the Milwaukee Rep’s most popular productions, A Christmas Carol returns for its annual, monthlong run at the Pabst Theater. ]]> Heaven I Need a Hug - Sun. Nov. 25 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-70-heaven-i-need-a-hug-sun-nov-25.html Riverside Theater, 3 p.m. With his latest album, The Return, suffering from stagnant sales, one-time American Idol Ruben Studdard has given acting a go in this new play about a former boxer struggling in his relationships with his wife (Robin Givens) and his brother. ]]> Motion City Soundtrack - Fri. Nov. 23 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-71-motion-city-soundtrack-fri-nov-23.html

The Rave, 7 p.m.
Motion City Soundtrack’s new Even If It Kills Me aims squarely for the radio—and sure enough, it has charted impressively—but that shouldn’t dissuade jaded Weezer fans who would normally avoid Motion City Soundtrack’s youth-skewing style of poppunk from checking out the album. ]]> Think Floyd - Sat. Nov. 24 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-72-think-floyd-sat-nov-24.html Shank Hall, 8 p.m. Not to be confused with the British Pink Floyd tribute band of the same name, America’s nine-piece Think Floyd aims to recreate the experience of a classic Pink Floyd concert, so they make ample use of lasers and lights. ]]> Nellie McKay - Mon. Nov. 26 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-73-nellie-mckay-mon-nov-26.html Turner Hall Ballroom, 7:30 p.m. About as contentious as singer-songwriters of her breed get, jazz-pop purveyor Nellie McKay has ticked off label executives, dissed Norah Jones, lied about her age, aggressively defended PETA, and made attempts at stand-up comedy and hip-hop. ]]> Big D and the Kids Table - Tue. Nov. 27 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-74-big-d-and-the-kids-table-tue-nov-27.html Turner Hall Ballroom, 7 p.m. With the Mighty Mighty Bosstones on a lengthy, lengthy hiatus, Big D and the Kids Table have taken over as Massachusetts’ predominant ska band. ]]> Revolution `67 - Wed. Nov. 28 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-75-revolution-%256067-wed-nov-28.html A vivid and often uncomfortable account of the racial unrest of the time, this new documentary from Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno relives the spontaneous, six-day riot that overwhelmed Newark, N.J., in the summer of 1967 and left 26 bodies in its wake. ]]> Over the Rhine - Wed. Nov. 28 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-76-over-the-rhine-wed-nov-28.html The Miramar Theatre, 8 p.m. Over the Rhine, the long-running husband and wife duo of Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler, plays subtle, arty alternative-pop music that, over the years, has taken on a restrained, rootsy chill (perhaps the result of the couple’s side gigs as sometimes-members of the Cowboy Junkies), as well as a whiff of jazz. ]]> Texar - Wed. Nov. 28 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-77-texar-wed-nov-28.html Hot Cakes Gallery, 7 p.m. TEXAR is the latest project from Afghan Whigs’ lead guitarist Rick McCollum, but those expecting the Whigs’ lean, sleazy rock won’t find it here. ]]> Engelbert http://shepherdexpress.com/article-43-engelbert.html Humperdinck headlines a pair of shows at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino tonight and tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ]]> Rocky Road to Dublin http://shepherdexpress.com/article-46-rocky-road-to-dublin.html It’ll screen tonight and tomorrow night for free at the UWM Union Theatre, accompanied by a 2004 documentary on the making of the controversial film. ]]> Debbie Harry http://shepherdexpress.com/article-51-debbie-harry.html Still blonde (however artificial) at 62 years old, Harry headlines an 8 p.m. concert tonight at the Turner Hall Ballroom. ]]> Papa Roach http://shepherdexpress.com/article-52-papa-roach.html The band is as cocksure as ever, and they're still driving at full speed, even if it feels at times like they have no idea where they're headed. They share an 8 p.m. bill at the Rave tonight with rockers 10 Years. ]]> David Isay http://shepherdexpress.com/article-53-david-isay.html Listening is an Act of Love, compiles some of the most memorable stories from the program. Tonight at 7 p.m., Isay gives a talk about the book at the Milwaukee Public Library, which incidentally houses a StoryCorps recording station. ]]> Impeachment Meeting http://shepherdexpress.com/article-44-impeachment-meeting.html Peace Action Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Impeachment Committee hold their final Milwaukee-area Impeachment Meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Bay View Library on Kinnickinnic.]]> Paula Kamen http://shepherdexpress.com/article-45-paula-kamen.html Finding Iris Chang: Friendship, Ambition and an Extraordinary Mind. She’ll talk about what she unearthed tonight at the Schwartz Bookshop in Shorewood at 7 p.m. ]]> Dr. John http://shepherdexpress.com/article-36-dr-john.html Even after boogie-woogie/R&B pianist Dr. John hypnotized his cult following with a series of voodoo-riffic solo albums, the eccentric New Orleans performer never gave up his side career as a session player for the stars. He’ll keep the spotlight firmly on himself when he headlines an 8 p.m. show at the Turner Hall Ballroom.]]> Chevelle's http://shepherdexpress.com/article-37-chevelles.html After plenty of Oasis-styled sibling rivalry, Chevelle’s Pete and Sam Loeffler split with their brother Joe Loeffler. Chevelle, who headline an 8 p.m. bill at the Rave tonight, still play the same Tool-styled aggressive alternative metal they’ve stuck to for the past decade.]]> Cirque Eloize http://shepherdexpress.com/article-38-cirque-eloize.html The Canadian Cirque Eloize troupe sticks very closely to the “cirque nouveau” template laid out by the more famous Cirque du Soleil company, updating traditional, acrobatic circus performances by stripping them of some of their silliness, replacing it with a more sophisticated New Age sensibility and hints of narrative. Tonight and tomorrow night the troupe brings its water-centric presentation RAIN to the Milwaukee Theatre. Tonight’s show begins at 8 p.m.]]> The Merry Widow http://shepherdexpress.com/article-39-the-merry-widow.html The Merry Widow, which Florentine Opera presents throughout the weekend at the Marcus Center. The production, which promises some extravagant set pieces, begins tonight with a 7:30 p.m. show.]]> Great Cinema http://shepherdexpress.com/article-40-great-cinema.html Throughout the weekend, the UWM Union Theatre screens two of the greatest films from one of cinema’s greatest filmmakers, Jean Renoir. The 1939 farce Rules of the Game, which plays at 7 p.m. tonight, has all the ingredients of a clich whodunnit—an out-of-the-way retreat populated by rich socialites and their servants—but the characters are so fleshed out and the final act is so tragic that the film rings with an unexpected poignancy. The tender 1937 World War I drama The Grand Illusion, which follows at 9:30 p.m., is high on suspense and relentless in its critique of war, but it gets its message across without showing a single battle scene. ]]> Blue Cheer and Plasticland http://shepherdexpress.com/article-31-blue-cheer-and-plasticland.html Blue Cheer played psychedelic- and blues-twinged hard-rock at deafening volumes. Fittingly, this historical band share an 8 p.m. bill at Shank Hall tonight with Plasticland, an act that played vibrant, British-styled psychedelic rock and pop throughout the ’80s. ]]> D.L. Hughley http://shepherdexpress.com/article-32-dl-hughley.html The first host of BET’s influential “Comic View” and one fourth of the trendsetting Original Kinds of Comedy, D.L. Hughley performs his stand-up act at 8 p.m. tonight at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino ]]> Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me http://shepherdexpress.com/article-33-someone-whorsll-watch-over-me.html The Spiral Theatre (at 534 W. National Ave.) continues its inaugural season tonight with a 7:30 p.m. opening-night performance of the Frank McGuiness drama Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me]]> Trying http://shepherdexpress.com/article-34-trying.html Opening tonight is the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s production of playwright Joanna McClelland Glass’ historical two-character drama, Trying]]> Greetings! http://shepherdexpress.com/article-35-greetings_.html Greetings! is a sweet story about a young Shakespearian actor who introduces his devoutly Catholic parents to his fiance: an aethiest Jew. It runs through Dec. 165 at the Off-Broadway Theatre. ]]> Me'Shell Ndegeocello http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26-meshell-ndegeocello.html Me'Shell Ndegeocello first earned fame with the "Wild Night" cover she belted out with John Cougar Mellencamp. Her new The World Has Made Me the Man of My Dreams is a sprawling free-for-all, filled with muscular funk, rock and, well, just about everything else. It’s anybody’s guess how she’ll bring that eclectic album to the stage tonight at her 8 p.m. concert at the Turner Hall Ballroom. ]]> The Von Bondies http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27-the-von-bondies.html One of the better Detroit groups with ties to the White Stripes, co-ed garage-rockers The Von Bondies actually became a better, catchier band once they severed those ties. Tonight they play what’s bound to be a very packed 9:30 show at the Cactus Club. ]]> Cowboy Mouth http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28-cowboy-mouth.html No strangers to these parts, New Orleans’ Cowboy Mouth, a rootsy alternative rock group that flirted with success in the mid-’90s but ultimately got stood up, returns to the Potawatomi Casino tonight at 8 p.m. for another one of their lively, free shows. ]]> Robin Thicke - CANCELED http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29-robin-thicke-canceled.html Due to voice problems, Robin Thicke has canceled the rest of his tour, including a scheduled stop at the Rave tonight. ]]> John Bul Dau http://shepherdexpress.com/article-30-john-bul-dau.html Tonight, UWM welcomes one of the three subjects of the film, John Bul Dau, as part of its distinguished lecture series. Dau will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the UWM Union Ballroom about his experiences surviving militias and regufee camps, as well as how he is adapting to his new life in America. ]]>