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Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

Jan. 26, 2013

 Those familiar with Kelly Hogan will undoubtedly recognize her sterling vocals. Not merely soulful, Hogan interprets lyrics with such vibrant savvy. She’s startling and beguiling. The Georgia-born and Midwest-lived Hogan is best-known for being the singing sidekick to one Neko Case
Wednesday, June 9, 2010

After an introspective record, the pop group returns to the upbeat

“I feel like even if The New Pornographers weren’t around, I’d still be making music. It’s shocking to think that this would become a career,” says Carl “A.C.” Newman, head of indie-pop pros The New Pornographers. “I’ll get checks in the mail and feel like I’ve won the lottery. I don’t feel like it’s real, sometimes.” Though Newman may still be in that euphoric, sleepwalking state that follows a practicing musician who becomes a working musician...
Saturday, April 25, 2009

Tonight @ The Riverside Theater, 8 p.m.

Despite her confident stage presence and camera-friendly genes, Neko Case hates having her picture taken. That’s why the steel-voiced singer decided to have a little fun with the cover of her fifth solo studio album, Middle Cyclone. Case thought to make the idyllic 9-year-old boy record cover, a cartoonishly designed picture of her balancing on one knee, sword in hand, atop her 1967 Mercury Cougar. Don’t let the cover fool you, though; Cyclone isn’t child’s play. It’s a typically pastoral, mournful affair that finds Case further fleshing out...
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, April 23, Indigo Girls @ The Pabst Theater, 8 p.m. Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have come a long way since their 1987 debut Strange Fire yielded the hit “Closer to Fine.” The Indigo Girls have remained one of the most popular folk-rock duos over the last two decades, releasing 11 studio albums, including...
Friday, April 3, 2009

Middle Cyclone (Anti-)

You'd think the well of country-twang guitar chord permutations would have long ago run dry. Yet Neko Case consistently manages to dig something new from the reservoir, sweetening it with rustic themes of nature, animals and alternating violence/calm of weather. "Marais La Nuit," a 30-minute field recording of a bog...
02.13.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Count me in the "Joaquin Phoenix was faking it" camp. Though Phoenix convincingly displayed the eerily detached, flat affect of a patient in the early stages of schizophrenia, he hid behind the same thick, black sunglasses as so many bluffing poker players. Phoenix's instantly infamous "Late Night" interview probably struck a chord with entertainment writers all over, though, conjuring ...
02.06.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Several readers and a couple of acquaintances e-mailed me for my take on a letter to the editor I posted this week from "Concerned Concert-goers," a group frustrated by how recent shows at the Pabst Theater (Neko Case) and Turner Hall Ballroom (Animal Collective) have been rescheduled at the Riverside Theater. My take: I thought the readers brought up a valid point�valid enough to post, at leas...
02.03.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
A group of four "concerned concert-goers" has drafted up a letter to the Pabst Theater that they also sent over the Shepherd: Dear Pabst Theater, We are writing to formally lodge a complaint. Why do you keep changing venues for your shows? Actually, we know why, it is so you can make more money, at the expense of the concert-goer. We understand that moving the venue allows...