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Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008
Back in the late 1970s punk rock and prog rock seemed as opposite as the architecture of the Bauhaus and the Baroque. For punks, progressive was code for pretentious bombast; for progheads, punks were no-talent poseurs.
Saturday, March 8, 2008

Tonight @ Zad's Roadhouse

Milwaukee’s Aimless Blades are doing their part to keep rock ’n’ roll alive and in the moment with their fourth CD, Rara Avis. Released on Madison’s famed Boat Records, the album features guitar riffs of surging melancholy over solid yet forward rolling rhythms, and features echoes of swampy Creedence . . .
Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Local Music

Nowadays rock is everywhere. Real rock ’n’ roll, however, has become a rarefied taste. It may be going the way of the connoisseur, the path of bebop and pinot noir. Meanwhile, Milwaukee’s Aimless Blades are doing their part to keep rock ’n’ roll alive and in the moment, delivered with unpretentious intelligence and grit, with their fourth CD, Rara Avis. Released on Madison’s famed Boat Records, Rara Avis features guitar riffs of surging melancholy over solid yet forward rolling rhythms. The lyrics suggest more than they say, opening the window in the listeners’ imagination that began to close with the advent of literal-minded music videos. There are echoes of swampy Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Stooges‚ serrated psychedelia, Bob Dylan’s husky twang, even the stately folk rock of Fairport Convention.

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