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04.21.2014 | 44 hours ago | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Maxwell may not be the most reclusive of all the great neo-soul singers—that honor still belongs to D'Angelo, for now—but he works at a mighty slow clip. With his 1996 debut Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite, Maxwell helped establish mellow, groove-based neo-soul as a commercially viable alternative to the more dance-based R&B of the time, but after his 2001 album, Now, he willfully retreated f...
03.24.2014 | 29 days ago | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Elvis Costello will return to the Riverside Theater in June for a solo show, the venue announced this morning. The legendary songwriter has swung through town quite a few times over the last decade with his touring band The Imposters, but this summer he's hitting the road by his lonesome. The tour follows the release last fall of his collaborative album with The Roots, Wise Up Ghost, a brisk, funk...
Monday, March 17, 2014

Cheech Marin talks about the comedy duo's past, present and future

After a 15-year run of hit comedy albums and movies, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong parted on hard terms in the mid-’80s. The duo’s 2008 reunion hasn’t completely erased those old tensions, but
03.17.2014 | 36 days ago | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
After selling out almost immediately last week, Vampire Weekend's June 4 concert at the Riverside Theater has been moved to the BMO Harris Pavilion at the Summerfest Grounds. Additional tickets for the concert will go on sale Friday, March 21 at noon.In a press release, promoters promise that original ticket holders will be taken care of, promising that "all Riverside customers will receive replac...
03.10.2014 | 43 days ago | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Courting a generation that grew up listening to Graceland with their parents by adding an agreeable African jangle to otherwise tried-and-true, guitar-based indie-rock, Vampire Weekend sprouted from virtual unknowns to a hip buzz band to a bona fide phenomenon all before they even released their debut album. Many bands crack under the pressure of releasing a follow-up to such a smash debut, but Va...
10.09.2013 | | Posted at 05:20 PM

Is the Disney boy band breaking up?

By Evan Rytlewski
Jonas Brothers, the pop trio rapidly outgrowing their status as teen favorites, have canceled their entire 19-date tour just two days before it was supposed to begin, Us Weekly reports. There have been signs of rifts within the band for a while, as members have pursued solo projects, and according to the magazine, "the three brothers—Nick, 21, Joe, 24 and Kevin, 25—just aren't on the same page...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
“Shepherd Express? Is that a fast herd of sheep or something,” asks Dick Chudnow, who co-founded ComedySportz with Bob Orvis in 1984. Orvis recalls those early days: “We’d go out and people hadn’t even seen
Monday, July 29, 2013

July 28, 2013

Recently there’s been a resurgence of appreciation for a variety of the soft-rock super sounds of the ’70s. In addition to Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan has probably benefitted the most from the trend, perhaps because they’ve
07.08.2013 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Not that jam bands necessarily need a reason to break into a cover song, but Halloween holds special significance in jam circles, as many of the scene's biggest bands use the occasion to play dress up and play even more elaborate and high-concept cover sets than they usually do. Umphrey's McGee is one of the most ambitious of these bands, creating elaborate sets of mashed-up cover songs each Hallo...

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