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Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008

Sept. 26, 2008

   Despite two decades and nine albums to his credit, Mikael Åkerfeldt, the compelling frontman of the Swedish dark-metal band Opeth, recently told Powerplay magazine that he still gets anxious playing live. "Why am I nervous?" he asked. "It's just metal."  Actually, it's not, and Opeth proved why during a jaw-dropping performance of melodic beauty and brutality Friday night in a packed room at The Rave. In fact, the quintet manages to transcend metal while still sounding quintessentially...
Friday, Sept. 26, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8 p.m.

Nine albums into their career, Opeth has skirted just about every rule unwritten convention of death metal. The Swedish group distinguished themselves immediately by tempering their sludgy assault with unexpected, palette-cleansing washes of jazz, folk and blues music, and they’ve only grown more unorthodox. On their most recent album...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Sept. 25, Common w/ N.E.R.D. @ The Rave, 8 p.m. Kanye West cemented his star-making reputation when he produced Common’s 2005 hit Be, a soulful, down-to-Earth album that resuscitated Common’s career after 2002’s ambitious but muddled Electric Circus. Since then, life has been good...

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