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Monday, March 30, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

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...
Friday, March 20, 2009

Tonight @ The Cactus Club, 10 p.m.

Borrowing shimmering, feel-good rhythms from The Psychedelic Furs, Echo and the Bunnymen and pretty much any band that represents the prettier side of the Britpop spectrum, Heathrow are unrepentant anglophiles—there’s a reason they’re named for the iconic London airport instead of, say, General Mitchell International (though that would...
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008

Tonight @ the Cactus Club - 10 p.m.

For nearly 10 years, Milwaukee's Heathrow has been walking a fine line between '90s Britpop and a softer, Midwestern type of sound. Their debut, 2003's critically noted Listening Class, was a throwback to the "Lips Like Sugar" days of sharp, melancholic gui tar pop. This June the group released their second full-length album . . .

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