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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Tonight @ The Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m.

Since its inception, but in particular over the course of this year, the Miltown Beatdown has grown from a low-key weekly hangout into a destination event for Milwaukee’s hip-hop scene, so it’s fitting that the annual producer battle ends its year in grand fashion not at its usual cozy club, the Jackalope Lounj, but on the expansive stage of the Turner Hall Ballroom. Representing the best of the 50-or-so competitors, the finals have brought out a trio of guest...
04.03.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
It's the type of conundrum I like to see: Two tempting concerts in one night. Tonight, two killer acts, college-rock icon Morrissey and younger up-and-comers Los Campesinos!, headline conflicting concerts at 8 p.m., at the Rave and the Turner Hall Ballroom respectively. The appeal of both acts is similar, with each turning out catchy guitar-pop and sharing the same comically acerbic world view. Li...
03.30.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Saturday's final round of the Miltown Beatdown Hip-Hop Olympics has been outfitted with some additional star power. Roots drummer/"Jimmy Fallon" scene-stealer ?uestlove has signed on as a guest judge, joining old-school legends Masta Ace and Diamond D. ?uestlove will also participate in a panel discussion with the finalists Saturday afternoon, and DJ an after party at APT 720 on Milwaukee Street. ...

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