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05.19.2014 | | Posted at 05:01 PM
By David Luhrssen
 He was still alive in 2001 when the documentary “The Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett Story” was produced, but Barrett wasn’t available to tell his side.
Monday, Nov. 25, 2013

From rock to jazz, books for music fans

 Everyone knows of The Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein, but less attention has been paid to Epstein’s partner, Joe Flannery. Flannery hopes to redress that in his autobiography. The danger of growing up gay with artistic inclinations in rough, working-class Liverpool is at the center of his
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

New books on rock, jazz and country

 David Meyer has a hard task: arguing for the Bee Gees against 45 years of negative rock criticism, a disco backlash and the group’s own ridiculous
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012
 Originally formed as a backing band for the Easy Star label's reggae artists, the All-Stars are best known for Dub Side of the Moon, a reggae version of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, which has been on the reggae...
Monday, Aug. 2, 2010

New Books on the Beatles, Pink Floyd

The fans keep writing rock books in a never ending, detail-focused scrutiny of personal lives and performances, recording sessions and releases. Two of the latest from Omnibus Press concern the band that defined the ‘60s and the group that set the boundaries for the ‘70s—unwittingly helping precipitate a...
Friday, April 2, 2010

Book Review

The platinum success of Dark Side of the Moon turned Pink Floyd into the standard bearer for ‘70s album rock and a lumbering bullseye for the nascent punk movement. It was a strange journey for a band whose members were...
05.12.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
That The Church still have great albums in them isn't a surprise; they've already proven themselves one of the few bands unblemished by age. Each year the veteran rock band gets older, grayer, farther removed from their '80s stardom and ostensibly more out of touch with contemporary music, yet their output remains as vital as ever. But even coming on the heels of so many proud late period releases...
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Feb. 5, The Championship @ The Mitchell Park Domes, 6 p.m. Though the band mostly plays smoky corner bars, mournful Americana songs about long drives and long nights deserve to be heard outdoors. Tonight’s unusual gig, however, where the group plays as part of the Mitchell Park Domes'...
Friday, Jan. 23, 2009

Tonight @ the Potawatomi Bingo Casino - 8 p.m.

Not to be confused with the British Pink Floyd tribute band of the same name, America’s nine-piece Think Floyd aims to recreate the experience of a classic Pink Floyd concert, so they make ample use of lasers and light shows. Their shows can clock in at nearly three hours, but they keep their set lists a mystery. Sometimes they cover entire albums, sometimes they cull relative rarities from the Floyd vault. Tonight the play the Potawatomi Bingo Casino at 8 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 22, 2008

Counter Culture (Koch)

  While Roy Harper was known to discerning American rock fans in the '70s as the subject of a Led Zeppelin song and the vocalist on Pink Floyd's "Have a Cigar," his own music was seldom heard. Counter Culture will hopefully bring the overlooked songwriter and singer to the attention of the acoustic underground...