Express Milwaukee - Concert Reviews http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-214-1-concert-reviews.html Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST en hourly 1 Appleseeds and Strange Matter @ Circle-A Café - Nov. 23, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24428-appleseeds-and-strange-matter-a-circle-a-cafe-nov-23-2014.html
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Doc Smith and the Disciples @ Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church - Nov. 22, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24429-doc-smith-and-the-disciples-a-hopewell-missionary-baptist-church-nov-22-2014.html ]]> Brian Setzer Orchestra w/ The Record Company @ Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Nov, 17, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24383-brian-setzer-orchestra-w_-the-record-company-a-potawatomi-hotel-casino-nov-17-2014.html ]]> Interpol w/ Hundred Waters @ The Pabst Theater - Nov. 15, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24382-interpol-w_-hundred-waters-a-the-pabst-theater-nov-15-2014.html ]]> David Allan Coe w/ Confederate Railroad - November 7, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24331-david-allan-coe-w_-confederate-railroad-november-7-2014.html ]]> Yonder Mountain String Band w/ The Larry Keel Experience - Nov. 5, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24330-yonder-mountain-string-band-w_-the-larry-keel-experience-nov-5-2014.html ]]> Jaill w/ Platinum Boys, Sat. Nite Duets and Midnight Reruns @ Linneman’s Riverwest Inn - Oct. 31, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24292-jaill-w_-platinum-boys-sat-nite-duets-and-midnight-reruns-a-linneman%25E2%2580%2599s-riverwest-inn-oct-31-2014.html Being the best holiday, Halloween often presents discerning concertgoers with some challenging decisions]]> Captured! By Robots w/ Go Go Slow and Liar's Trial @ Cactus Club - Oct. 24, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24244-captured_-by-robots-w_-go-go-slow-and-liars-trial-a-cactus-club-oct-24-2014.html Ever since enslaving him, Jay Vance's robots have trotted him around the country to serve as a humiliating example of robo-superiority. However, what’s really worrisome is that he’s starting to enjoy it. ]]> Field Report @ The Pabst Theater - Oct. 22, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24242-field-report-a-the-pabst-theater-oct-22-2014.html “Very happy Field Report Day to you,” Chris Porterfield said with a smirk early into his welcome-home set Wednesday night at the Pabst Theater. Previously that day, Field Report’s gruff-voiced]]> Pearl Jam at BMO Harris Bradley Center - Oct. 20, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24205-pearl-jam-at-bmo-harris-bradley-center-oct-20-2014.html Pearl Jam can put on one hell of a show]]> King Tuff w/ Cassie Ramone and Whips @ Cactus Club - Oct. 17, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24203-king-tuff-w_-cassie-ramone-and-whips-a-cactus-club-oct-17-2014.html
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Iggy Azalea @ The Eagles Ballroom - Oct. 19, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24204-iggy-azalea-a-the-eagles-ballroom-oct-19-2014.html
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Delhi 2 Dublin @ Shank Hall - Oct. 15, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24197-delhi-2-dublin-a-shank-hall-oct-15-2014.html
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Big Freedia w/ Rio Turbo @ Turner Hall Ballroom - October 12, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24160-big-freedia-w_-rio-turbo-a-turner-hall-ballroom-october-12-2014.html
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Shovels & Rope w/ John Fullbright @ Turner Hall Ballroom - Oct. 4, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24120-shovels-rope-w_-john-fullbright-a-turner-hall-ballroom-oct-4-2014.html From the looks of them, Carry Ann Hearst and Michael Trent's duo of Shovels & Rope fill a kind of preordained niche. Do you like The White Stripes' punk blues and The Civil Wars' Southern go]]> Erasure @ The Pabst Theater - Oct. 5, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24122-erasure-a-the-pabst-theater-oct-5-2014.html Even if songwriter Vince Clarke had never formed Erasure, he’d still have left an indelible impression on the budding sound of synth-pop, having been a founding member of Depeche Mode, penning ge]]> The Dandy Warhols w/ Bonfire Beach @ Turner Hall Ballroom - Sept. 27, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24081-the-dandy-warhols-w_-bonfire-beach-a-turner-hall-ballroom-sept-27-2014.html ]]> Lorde @ BMO Harris Pavilion - Sept. 26, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24082-lorde-a-bmo-harris-pavilion-sept-26-2014.html ]]> The War on Drugs with Califone @ The Pabst Theater - Sept. 21, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24040-the-war-on-drugs-with-califone-a-the-pabst-theater-sept-21-2014.html ]]> Bob Mould @ Turner Hall Ballroom - Sept. 17, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24029-bob-mould-a-turner-hall-ballroom-sept-17-2014.html ]]> The Buzzcocks @ The Rave - Sept. 12, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23995-the-buzzcocks-a-the-rave-sept-12-2014.html If you’re a seasoned concertgoer, it’s usually pretty easy to predict how a certain show is going to play out, even as the particulars of the setlist and presentation offer their small surprise]]> Sylvan Esso w/ Dosh @ The Pabst Theater - Sept. 5, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23940-sylvan-esso-w_-dosh-a-the-pabst-theater-sept-5-2014.html For the sake of one’s own sanity, it’s probably unwise to try to understand, with any real precision, why one act should find rapid success over another of a similar caliber. You could perhaps ]]> Journey @ The BMO Harris Pavilion - Sept. 3, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23936-journey-a-the-bmo-harris-pavilion-sept-3-2014.html One need not be a fan of the band who practically defined arena rock for a while in order to be at least occasionally entertained by a Journey concert nowadays. The music? Yeah, there's going to b]]> The Secret Sisters w/ Doghouse Flowers @ Turner Hall Ballroom - Sept. 2, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23934-the-secret-sisters-w_-doghouse-flowers-a-turner-hall-ballroom-sept-2-2014.html Early in their first headlining date in Milwaukee, The Secret Sisters hit their Tuesday night Turner Hall Ballroom audience with an example of that rarest of country music song forms nowadays: a mu]]> The Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ Turner Hall Ballroom - Aug. 29, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23901-the-preservation-hall-jazz-band-a-turner-hall-ballroom-aug-29-2014.html So many seats and tables were set up the Turner Hall Ballroom floor Friday for the performance by The Preservation Hall Jazz Band that it prevented most attendees from doing what might have otherwi]]> Grouplove w/ Portugal. The Man and STRFKR @ The Rave - Aug. 24, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23858-grouplove-w_-portugal-the-man-and-strfkr-a-the-rave-aug-24-2014.html A concert promoted as “The Honda Civic Tour” immediately raises questions about the authenticity and relative coolness of the event. Is this going to be a legitimate musical experience, or just ]]> Stacian w/ Gel Set, Magic Key and Storm Chaser @ Cactus Club - Aug. 13, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23812-stacian-w_-gel-set-magic-key-and-storm-chaser-a-cactus-club-aug-13-2014.html To whatever extent there actually is a rivalry between Milwaukee and Chicago, it rarely appears to intrude on the world of DIY music, where kindred spirits from either city routinely come together ]]> Boris @ Turner Hall Ballroom - Aug. 11, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23795-boris-a-turner-hall-ballroom-aug-11-2014.html When you take your band name from the lyrics of a Melvins song, people are bound to expect a certain kind of sound, but while experimental Japanese trio Boris delivers on the kind of sludgy, stoner]]> Smokey Robinson @ The Riverside Theater - Aug. 9, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23784-smokey-robinson-a-the-riverside-theater-aug-9-2014.html As singers slow down in their golden years, so too do their performances. Concerts that used to promise the spectacle of exacting showmanship gradually become instead about the smaller pleasures of]]> Webster X w/ WC Tank, Sayth, Birong and Conundrum @ Mad Planet - Aug. 3, 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23743-webster-x-w_-wc-tank-sayth-birong-and-conundrum-a-mad-planet-aug-3-2014.html To the trained eye there are plenty of indications that a show is going to disappoint, no matter how much you’d like to see the headliners, and yet a little self-delusion goes a long way. Take th]]>