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Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012

The return of classic Americana rock

The '80s and '90s were special for Milwaukee music—an era when bands grounded in classic pop-rock songwriting (and often with an Americana accent) thrived on the city's East Side alt scene. One of the best, Sugarfoot, is returning to the stage...
Sunday, July 3, 2011

Tonight @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard, 10 p.m.

The Jayhawks emerged from the flourishing Twin Cities music scene of the '80s with a sound and feel deeply rooted in the soil of American music. Their 1989 album on Twin/Tone Records, Blue Earth, gained them a nationwide college-radio...
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow and Rise Against

How does screaming, rapping cowboy Kid Rock grow old respectably? For starters, by screaming and rapping a whole lot less. Over the last decade Kid Rock has gradually tamed his brasher impulses to broaden his appeal to country-music audiences. His latest record, last...
Monday, Jan. 31, 2011

Hollywood Town Hall (Legacy American)

The notion of Americana as a distinct musical genre was in its infancy when The Jayhawks emerged from the Twin Cities in the late ’80s, but their old-time, modern-world rock fits the form like a well-toned guy in a pair of faded jeans. Their 1992 major label debut has been reissued along with bonus tracks—and for once...
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009

Music from the North Country: The Jayhawks Anthology (American/Legacy)

At the time of The Jayhawks' mid-'80s inception, the Minneapolis/St. Paul scene that s­pawned the group was more about the punk and hardcore of The Replacements and Hüsker Dü than the kind of edgy folk country rock in which this band specialized. During the mid-'90s, when the likes of Hootie and Sister Hazel were making certain...