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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Intelligence was a point of pride in ’90s hip-hop. From Q-Tip, Nas and Common on down, many of the best rappers of the era spoke important truths, contending that rap could and should be a force for societal betterment. By the mid-’00s, though, conscious rap had grown hopelessly
04.05.2013 | | Posted at 03:00 PM

ZZ Top is among them, obviously

By Shepherd Express Staff
Harley-Davidson released a list of headliners for its 110th anniversary blow-out at the Summerfest grounds Thursday, Aug. 29 through Sunday, Sept.1, and it includes a heavy helping of bands you'd probably expect to play a motorcycle festival, as well as a few surprises. Joining previously announced headliners Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd are ZZ Top (the gasps in surprise), Katey Sagal & The For...
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012
 Milwaukee rapper/producer Klassik recorded his debut full length, In the Making, over several trying years marked by self-doubt, depression, relationship struggles and a crushing quarter-life crisis. You’d never guess...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tonight @ Harley-Davidson Roadhouse, Summerfest, 10 p.m.

If the predominant narrative of rap's first 20 years was the genre's rise to prominence and respectability, then the story of the last decade has been about how the genre has responded to that status. This is a story that plays out at the...
Thursday, April 15, 2010

AC/DC, Record Store Day, Lupe Fiasco, Monotonix and Steve Martin

AC/DC’s 1980 classic Back in Black remains the Australian band’s best-selling album—in fact, it’s one of the best-selling albums ever, second only to Michael Jackson’s Thriller—but the enduring hard-rock band has lost little of its commercial potency as it enters its fourth decade. The group’s 2008 album...
Monday, June 29, 2009

Tonight @ Miller Lite Oasis, Summerfest, 10 p.m.

Lupe Fiasco introduced himself a geeky, skateboarding rapper with an affinity for Japanese pop culture, an archetype completely foreign to rap music, and he only stood out that much more by trumpeting his devout Muslim values, infamously detailed his religious beliefs on “Muhammad Walks.” That stunning freestyle re-wrote Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks” from an Islamic standpoint and helped the then-burgeoning rapper catch the ear of some power...
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, June 25, Rise Against w/ Rancid and The Riverboat Gamblers @ Harley-Davidson Roadhouse, Summerfest, 6:30 p.m. As with previous Rise Against albums, the band’s latest record, Appeal To Reason, mixes hard-charging punk tracks with more traditional rock songs...
Friday, Sept. 5, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Amphitheater - 8 p.m.

Though he introduced himself as a geeky, skateboarding rapper with an affinity for Japanese pop culture—to be sure, a meme completely new to rap music—Lupe Fiasco has smartly fought against being pigeonholed in the years since, revealing himself to be more ambitious than anyone could have expected . . .