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Thursday, April 2, 2009

April 1, 2009

It’s a stretch to call what the Brooklyn electronic duo Telepathe does in concert “performing.” “Existing,” perhaps. Or maybe “standing.” They definitely stood on stage, so that’s something. But performing? At least at their appearance at the Turner Hall Ballroom last night, there was no performance to speak of.
02.10.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Even before the indie-dance boom of half a decade ago, The Faint were playing glamorous, danceable synth-rock, marked by retro New Order arrangements and big, catchy choruses�their libidinous signature track, "Worked Up So Sexual," still outshines 99% of all dance-punk. The Saddle Creek alums toned things down for their most recent albums, 2004's Wet From Birth and last year's Fascination, opting ...
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Dec. 11, Shawn Colvin w/ Garrison Starr @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. After long and mostly under-the-radar beginnings, Colvin scored a Top 10 hit in 1997 with her revenge tale “Sunny Came Home,” a song that dovetailed with the era’s newfound interest in female empowerment and Lilith Fair-friendly...
08.26.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
More than most, I understand that vocals are a matter of taste. I can barely listen to great albums by great bands like The Decemberists, The Hold Steady and Twilight Sad simply because those bands' respective singers make me cringe. So those who can't get into Jaguar Love because of singer Johnny Whitney's, uh, "unorthodox" voice have my sympathy. Whitney's girlish, helium ...