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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Years of Refusal (Attack/Lost Highway)

Morrissey returns to familiar territory on his ninth solo album, Years of Refusal, re-energized amid flourishes of mariachi horns, rollicking guitar jams and vocals that reach beyond his tall, lanky frame. Fortunately for fans of The Moz, his love-hate relationship with the world around him remains intact. This time out, the former...
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...
Friday, April 3, 2009

Tonight @ The Rave, 8 p.m.

After a seven-year hiatus from recording, former Smiths singer Morrissey returned a little bit grayer and a little chubbier but otherwise more or less the same for his seventh solo record in 2004, You Are the Quarry, the disc that returned him to critical favor. He diligently followed that comeback album with a pair of respectable follow-ups, the most recent of which, this year’s Years of Refusal, does little to reinvent the wheel but has the distinction of being...
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, April 2, The Gaslight Anthem @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. While New Jersey natives The Gaslight Anthem continually invoke mentions of Bruce Springsteen from critics, in truth those comparisons have more to do with both acts’ shared Garden State origins and fondness for times past than anything...
01.23.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Every year there's an artist or two that seizes the opportunity for uncontested press coverage (and early "could this be the album of the year?" buzz) by releasing records in January, a traditionally slow time for the music industry. Last year was a bust (all we got was Cat Power's redundant Jukebox album), but this year we've got two early winners: The Animal Collective's divisive but striking Me...