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03.24.2014 | 26 days ago | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Elvis Costello will return to the Riverside Theater in June for a solo show, the venue announced this morning. The legendary songwriter has swung through town quite a few times over the last decade with his touring band The Imposters, but this summer he's hitting the road by his lonesome. The tour follows the release last fall of his collaborative album with The Roots, Wise Up Ghost, a brisk, funk...
12.13.2013 | 127 days ago | Posted at 02:49 PM
By David Luhrssen
  Taped for a Cinemax broadcast in 1988, “Black & White Night” featured Roy Orbison and an all-star band in what proved to be the singer’s final concert. Reissued now on DVD, “Black & White Night” has endured as one of the great concert documentaries, its moody black and white cinematography matching the lonesome spirit of many of the songs. For most of...
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Off The Cuff with Jake Kornely

Since moving from Manitowoc to Milwaukee, comedian Jake Kornely wasted little time exploring the city's creative possibilities and establishing his niche within the comedy
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Do pop culture relationships influence us in real life?

 While walking through our latest snowstorm, I was listening to Frenemies, http://veritypodcast.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/verity-episode-34-frenemies/ the Jan. 29 podcast from “Verity!” (“six women talk all things ‘Doctor
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July 16, 2012

The friend who accompanied me to Diana Krall's show Monday night had been enjoying her music for a while, but he had never known her to be a pianist as well as a singer. As Krall pumped and clacked away in the black stiletto heels she s...
Monday, Feb. 20, 2012

Martha

Power-pop is a genre that has seen its better day—and that was sometime in 1972. And yet, on its second CD, The Mike Benign Compulsion delivers a perfectly shaped blast of power-pop with “My Michelle,” a short, pointed, fiercely tuneful song...
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010

National Ransom (Hear Music/Concord Music Group)

Although Elvis Costello long ago lost his knack for knocking listeners off their feet, his lyrical skill has never diminished and the scope of his stylistic ambition has only grown. Some of the best moments on his new album come courtesy of his instrumentalists, especially Marc Ribot’s scorching guitar solos, and the...
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Secret, Profane & Sugarcane (Hear Music)

Elvis Costello's frequent collaborator T-Bone Burnett produced Secret, Profane & Sugarcane, an Americana-inflected album working with country and folk traditions for images of sawdust floors set to mandolin and fiddle. Costello intended one song, "Complicated Shadows," for Johnny Cash, but the Man in Black died before recording...
09.10.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Here's a nice little mid-week treat: Jenny Lewis' new album, Acid Tongue, which comes out on Sept. 23, is now streaming online on her Myspace page. I've only listened to it once, so I'll resist the temptation to slap an insta-rating on itthere's such a thin line between a lightweight Jenny Lewis song and a heavy Jenny Lewis song, it takes a few extra listens than usual before its safe to fin...

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