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04.27.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
A quarter century into their existence, Sonic Youth is still recording some of the best, most vital music of their career. The pioneering noisy alt-rock band is currently riding a three-album winning streak that began with 2002's critical comeback Murray Street and continued through 2006's Rather Ripped. When they return to Milwaukee on July 20th for their first performance at the Turner Hall Ball...
03.12.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Summerfest has announced Keith Urban and the Counting Crows as the latest Marcus Amphitheater headliners. Normally this is where we'd note that the two acts are headlining separate shows, except, in this case, they aren't: They're sharing the same bill. It's certainly a less likely pairing than the No Doubt/Paramore concert.

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03.10.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
The Fray and Chicago have been announced as the latest Summerfest headliners. The Fray, a Denver piano-rock band that conquered the charts when their single �How to Save a Life� became the unofficial theme to �Grey�s Anatomy,� will affirm their popularity with a Saturday, July 4 show at the Marcus Amphitheater with openers Jack's Mannequin, a like-minded piano rock group. Tickets go on sa...
03.10.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Last year young Swedish singer Lykke Li teamed up with Bj�rn Yttling of Peter, Bj�rn and John to release her debut album, Youth Novels, an unlikely collection of sweet yet sophisticated electro-pop at times as catchy and immediate as anything on pop radio, at others as dense and challenging as a Rubik's Cube. Praise was immediate from the blogosphere and Web sites like Pitchfork Media, but Li has ...
03.05.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
How does a scrawny Swede like Kristian Matsson so perfectly capture the Appalachian spirit of bluesmen like Mississippi John Hurt? That's part of the mystery that makes the music of Matsson's project, The Tallest Man on Earth, so captivating. With a voice so reedy is makes Bob Dylan sound like Pavarotti, Matsson fingerpicked his way through last year's earthy Shallow Grave, an album that earned hi...
03.04.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
In between trying to contain the leak of their new album, Veckatimest, the indie-folk outfit Grizzly Bear has posted their summer tour plans on their Myspace page, and they include a June 8 stop at the Pabst Theater here in Milwaukee. The Pabst Theater hasn't confirmed the show, but given that they just posted a link to an article about the tour on their Twitter account, we're guessing it's pret...
02.27.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
So much for yesterday's speculation that Bon Jovi could play Miller Park. This morning Summerfest announced that the hair-rock band which somehow survived the hair-rock fall out will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on the first night of the festival, June 25. These Amphitheater announcements are coming at a steady clip now, following the announcement this week that a reunited No Doubt will head...
02.24.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
No word from the venue itself on this one yet, but late last night the Drive-By Truckers publicist announced that the band is postponing this week's shows, including tomorrow night's date at the Turner Hall Ballroom. The Drive-By Truckers will be rescheduling their remaining tour dates this week. Patterson Hood was forced to sit out of this past weekend's shows due to walking pneumonia an...
01.29.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Sure, it was impressive when the Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavillion cracked the Billboard Top 20 earlier this week, but perhaps a more telling indicator of the band's rising stock is their schedule May 19 concert in Milwaukee: It's been moved from the Turner Hall Ballroom, where it quickly sold out, to the much larger Riverside Theater. That Animal Collective would have been p...
01.14.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
This spring concert season is shaping up to be a remarkably slow one for Milwaukee indie-rock fans, but today the Turner Hall Ballroom offered at least a little good news in the form of an announcement for Bonnie "Prince" Billy's March 18 concert. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon. ...

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