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09.29.2014 | 124 days ago | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
One of the joys of living in Milwaukee is that we never go too long without a Wilco show (or, depending on which whim he's following, a show from Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy). Tweedy has spent much of the year supporting his new solo album, Sukierae, but rest assured that the songwriter hasn't forgotten about his long-running alt-country band. Proof: Wilco will return to the Riverside Theater on We...
05.18.2014 | | Posted at 07:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
After more than 20 years fronting Wilco, Jeff Tweedy is preparing to release his first solo albums. Details on that album, including a release date and title, haven't been announced yet, but today Pitchfork reported on Tweedy's corresponding solo tour, which will include a Monday, June 16 date at Milwaukee's Pabst Theater. Ticket information should be announced soon. According to Pitchfork, Tweedy...
Monday, Feb. 18, 2013

Feb. 16, 2013

The retro soul revival of the last few years, led in large part by the likes of Daptone Records, has produced its fair share of quality music, but even at its best it comes with some persistent philosophical questions that get in the
Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012

The Midwestern Charm

  If many of Wisconsin's alt country/Americana practitioners skew toward honky-tonk good times and general hilarity, Green Bay's Midwestern Charm brings grim equilibrium on the band’s self-titled debut. Loneliness, regret, angs...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011

Wilco, Milwaukee Zine Fest and Urban Garage Sale

After two albums of deranged, abrasively noisy psychedelic art-pop, including 2009's densely packed Worldwild, Brooklyn's Pterodactyl has made its catchiest, most accessible record yet with its newest release, Spills Out. It's still a jittery, deeply...
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010

The benefit concert celebrates its 25th anniversary in Milwaukee

Those alliances are part of the reason Farm Aid chose Milwaukee for its 25th anniversary concert, Fahy says. Another deciding factor was the size and convenience of Miller Park, with its retractable roof in case of rain. The stadium allows for a concert capacity of about 34,000, significantly larger than the roughly 21,000-person capacities of the amphitheaters where Farm Aid had...
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010
In just the past several years, a support system coalesced around Milwaukee’s music scene, with venues, radio stations, promoters and cheerleaders offering new opportunities and a bigger spotlight for local musicians. Newly nurtured, the music scene flourished in 2009, closing the year stronger than it had been all decade. As a result, 2009 was marked with success stories...
08.25.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Today Pitchfork ran a thoughtful but dubious analysis of Radiohead's Kid A that argued, artfully but rather arbitrarily, the CD was "the last of its kind." Kid A turned out not be the music of the future, but a relic of the past, more in line with dinosaurs like Dark Side of the Moon or Loveless as try-out-your-new-speakers, listen-with-the-lights-off suites. By the time Amnesiac offic...
07.15.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The late-night television wars are playing out logically enough, with established entity David Letterman pulling in the larger, broader audience and Jay Leno's younger  replacement Conan O'Brien drawing smaller, but more demographically desirable youthful audience. But even though O'Brien is thriving with viewers 18-34 while Letterman is beginning to cement those over 50, you'd never know it base...