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Monday, April 7, 2014

April 4, 2014

While she had definitely been building up steam before collaborating with David Byrne, there’s no denying that heading into the studio (and out on the road) with the iconoclastic former Talking H
10.17.2013 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we examine yet another event that says its art but doesn't smell like art: a planned "urban camping" excursion on Wisconsin Avenue. Is this a fun, worthwhile experiment in placemaking, or is it a waste of grant money that was ostensibly supposed to go towar...
Monday, Sept. 17, 2012

Sept. 16, 2012

In the five years since her debut full length, Marry Me, Annie Clark, better known by her stage name St. Vincent, has built up quite a bit of traction. But even for an artist whose star was already on the rise, teaming up...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Classic Concert Film on Blu-ray

By David Luhrssen
First comes a white shoe, followed by an off white suit leg. Soon enough, David Byrne becomes fully visible for the opening number of Stop Making Sense, the Talking Heads‚ 1984 concert film (out now on Blu-ray). Accompanying himself with acoustic guitar and beatbox, eyes bulging and legs bugging, Byrne performs “Psycho Killer” with the haunted look of a man who fears the aliens will abduct hi...
Friday, May 29, 2009

David Byrne's World Party

During the 1980s, the Talking Heads broke out from their brittle, avant-punk, art-funk origins into a wider, world-conscious sound. Leading them on was David Byrne, a cultural omnivore drawn to obscure local music traditions from all over. Leveraging his commercial success with the Talking Heads, Byrne founded one of the world's best, most diverse boutique labels, Luaka Bop. Twenty-one years later, Luaka Bop...
12.29.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
As far as musician bloggers go, David Byrne is one of the best, writing with both grace and insight about art, architecture and culture. It's kind of embarrassing, then, that I just now discovered the blog entry Byrne wrote about his visit to Milwaukee this fall for his stunning show at the Pabst Theater (hat tip to Ryan Matteson for linking me to it). It's a must-read look at the city that, while...
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

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...
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008

Live at the Pabst Theater

David Byrne will perform LIVE at the Pabst on Wednesday, October 15 at 8 pm. Meet the Shepherd Express Street Team as they give you free swag and other cool stuff! So come out for an evening with David Byrne, we all need to get our dose of classic ro...