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11.01.2012 | | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
In what his campaign has described as a “grassroots event,” perhaps stretching the definition of whatever that term means or was once meant to mean, President Barack Obama will campaign with pop star Katy Perry on Saturday at Milwaukee’s Delta Convention Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., as part of a final push through the swing state ahead of Tuesday’s election. Perry will perform at the eve...
Friday, July 6, 2012

On Top of the World?

If you're a teenage boy looking for love, you could do worse than buy a ticket for a Katy Perry concert...
Friday, July 8, 2011

July 7, 2011

When Katy Perry last played Milwaukee, three years ago, the singer was playing up her tomboy image, proving her grit by touring on the punk-leaning Warped Tour while promoting an album bluntly titled One of the Boys. But boys don't really buy records...
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Katy Perry, Michael Franti and Yonder Mountain String Band

Katy Perry is contemporary pop music's most cynical success story. The daughter of Christian pastors, she launched her music career with a religious-rock record in 2001 under her birth name Katy Hudson. After the record tanked, she gave up on Christian music and reinvented...
12.29.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Katy Perry�s One Of The Boys is currently number 55 on Metacritic�s list of lowest-reviewed albums, topping (if you can call it topping) Jennifer Love Hewitt�s BareNaked and Dogstar�s Happy Ending. Yet Perry defied the critics, and this fall proved herself more than one-hit wonder with a durable, damn catchy second hit, �Hot N Cold.� That doesn�t change Perry�s fundamental challenge, t...
12.16.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
1. Leona Lewis - "Bleeding Love" For an expensive, industry-produced ballad, "Bleeding Love" sure is violent. With Pussycat Doll looks and Mariah Carey's voice, reality TV winner Leona Lewis sings of scars and severed veins. Taken literally, it's a scathing song about a woman cutting herself and blaming the object of her infatuation for making her do it�"You cut me open," she cries, voi...
12.09.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
I’ve happily made the acquaintance of local radio. In the two or so hours I’ve spent in a rental car, I’ve discovered that the city has at least five or six urban stations and three or fou�r top 40 stations. It puts Milwaukee to shame. [Milwaukee couldn’t even hold on to its one adult pop station, WKTI, which I will never be able to forgive for switching to a format that makes room for cla...
Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Pop’s Man-Eating, Girl-Kissing New Star Fine-Tunes Her Ima

Katy Perry’s single “I Kissed a Girl” has just topped the Billboard pop chart, and the 23-year-old’s schedule for the day is booked solid. Later today she’ll be shooting an insert for Blender magazine, doing an interview with Rolling Stone, signing autographs for an hour and a half, then performing as part of the Warped Tour. Right now, though, she’s doing phone interviews through an earpiece as she sits in pajamas and hair curlers, getting her nails done in a St. Louis strip mall. “I didn’t even care where we went,” she says, amused by the unglamorous salon. “I was like, ‘I’ve just got to get these cuticles cut!’ ”