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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

True stories from Milwaukee’s punk scene

 Milwaukee always lacked the size and numbers of Chicago, but when punk rock emerged at the end of the ’70s, our modest metropolis punched above its weight and nurtured more good bands than our neighbor to the south
Friday, June 7, 2013

June 6, 2013

In light of all the old punk rock bands reuniting these days—the competing Black Flag lineups come to mind—playing giant festivals and making mad cash off our nostalgia, I was a little nervous prior to The Dead
Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

Feb. 9, 2013

Milwaukee's summer months bustle with so many festivals, block parties and concert series that it's impossible to catch every can't-miss event. It's an enchanting season but also profoundly maddening. With all that excitement packed into such a short period, the remainder of the year
Friday, Jan. 18, 2013

The Very Best of The Pogues (Shout! Factory)

 Coupling the rough-hewn spirit of an Irish session with the rough and tumble energy of punk rock seems almost obvious now. When The Pogues first tried it in the early ’80s, it was a revelation. The Irish-British band’s signature
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008

Tonight @ the Bay View Legion Post - 6:00 PM

The Dillinger Four, the long-running Minneapolis punk group who, with their clean, no-frills aesthetic, have established themselves as the elder statesmen of the modern punk scene, headline a packed 6 p.m. bill at the Bay View Legion Post tonight. Also on the bill are Weekend Nachos, Brain Handle, Get Rad, In Defense . . .
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008
Punk bands, seemingly by design, are not built to last. And the fact that they are often so ephemeral is probably a good thing. As many music fans have learned, particularly during the reunion craze of the early-21st century, there is nothing worse than watching a band that is well past its prime. “Live Fast, . . .
Friday, Jan. 25, 2008

Tonight @ the Cactus Club - 10:00 PM

One of Milwaukee’s finest punk bands, Father Phoenix has kept a low profile for much of their two-year existence, playing mainly small basement shows and house parties, but now that they’ve got an album under their belts, they’ve begun to branch out to larger club gigs in recent months . . .