musicians about the difference between their first and second albums, and
they’ll often say the same thing. Debut albums are frequently a long time
coming, collecting songs that artists wrote and refined over long stretches.
Sophomore albums, on the other hand, stem from clean
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly half hour of civil conversation with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we offer our annual summer concert preview, sharing the shows we're most excited to check out in the coming months. Among some of our many picks: Jack White, Nick Cave, Elvis Costello, Maxwell, The Monkees and Dirty Dozen Brass Band. We also have some fun with a few shows we're not qui...
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By Shepherd Express Staff
One of the most towering living figures in art-rock, Nick Cave will perform at the Milwaukee Theatre next year as part of his just-announced summer 2014 North America tour. He’ll play the venue with his longtime band the Bad Seeds on Friday, June 20 at 8 p.m. Cave has been busy in recent years, recording with his newer outfit Grinderman and composing film scores between records with the Bad See...
In an exhibition that crystallizes the Rubell Family Collection’s (RFC) prodigious art holdings with prominent selections on display in one venue, “30 Americans” opens at the Milwaukee Art Museum this summer. And as the Museum’s Curator of American and Decorative Arts William Keyse Rudolph claims, “There are actually 31 American artists in the exhibition, the collector’s kept adding, and then kept the title identical.” “This exhibition reads as a powerful survey of contemporary art