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Monday, Aug. 18, 2014
With a lineup of current and former members of White Wrench Conservatory, The Five Mod Four and IfIHadAHifi, Body Futures are eclectic, to say the least. For this edition of Influenced, we sat down and talked with vocalist, autoharp and keyboard player Dixie Jacobs and drummer D.J. Hostettler about not one, but two of their biggest musical influences: Genesis and the equally eclectic Faith No More.
Monday, Feb. 15, 2010

Live at the Pabst

The Musical Box presents A Trick of the Tail on Monday, February 15 at the Pabst at 8pm. The Musical Box will be recreating Genesis' classic album "A Trick of the Tail" which makes this a...
Monday, March 23, 2009

Dance Preview

One can only hope that Milwaukee Ballet hired a film crew to document the production of its latest offering, Genesis. It is not difficult to imagine the dramatic potential in taking a performance piece from sketchbook to stage in just three weeks, yet such was the gauntlet thrown down by Milwaukee Ballet Artistic Director Michael Pink. From 30 submissions proposed by artists across...
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8 p.m.

Mirroring the insane success of Pink Floyd’s many tributes and cash-ins, Genesis has spawned its own cottage industry of high-concept cover bands. The unquestionable kings of this roost are The Musical Box, a lucrative touring ensemble that not only recreates the sound of classic Genesis, but also the elaborate spectacle, right down to the costumes and lasers. Their latest tour places them in 1976, a tumultuous time when Genesis released their...
Friday, Oct. 10, 2008

When In Rome 2007 (Atlantic/Rhino)

  Genesis skipped Wisconsin during last year's reunion tour, but the three-DVD box set When In Rome 2007 spectacularly captures what we missed. Although original frontman Peter Gabriel and guitarist Steve Hackett passed on this tour, the incarnation of Genesis captured at a free open-air performance in front of 500,000 fans at Rome's historic Circo Massimo still boasted the longtime trio of vocalist/drummer Phil Collins, bassist Mike Rutherford and keyboardist...
Saturday, June 21, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8 p.m.

Reverence for Genesis' early Peter Gabriel output is so great that there are no less than a half dozen Genesis cover bands that limit themselves to the band's prog-rock material. Some of these bands, like The Musical Box, put on elaborate, visual recreations of classic Genesis shows, but Chicago's Grand . . .
Saturday, May 17, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8 p.m.

Here’s a statistic that might surprise non-Genesis diehards: In a sign of just how enduring the band is, no fewer than three Genesis tribute groups have swung through Milwaukee in the past six months. This week’s, Face Value, which does an 8 p.m. show at Shank Hall, is something of an outsider in Genesis cult circles . . .

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