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Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt enlighten through songwriting

Lyle Lovett knows that great songwriting can be a means to an end, one that reaches out and touches audiences. The long, tall Texan, who's won several Grammy Awards for his heartfelt, wryly humorous lyrics, also knows a great song when he hears one. Based on his own musical experiences, the Houston-based singer/songwriter appreciates the art of songwriting more than most of us. "A great song is a rare thing," Lovett says. "Great songs never seem contrived; they just seem true." Lovett will explore many of his own songs during an all-acoustic evening Feb. 17 at the Pabst Theater, when he shares the stage...
02.11.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
A rootsy, Washington-based folk-pop songstress with a growing adult contemporary following thanks in part to her "Grey's Anatomy" soundtrack exposure, Brandi Carlile will return to Milwaukee for a performance at The Pabst Theater on Thursday, April 9. Carlile, who plans to release a Rick Rubin-produced third album this fall, has proved a longtime popular local draw, selling out a Shank Hall concer...
02.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
The Pabst Theater today announced the return of former Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell: Chris Cornell will perform an intimate show at Milwaukee's historic Pabst Theater on Friday, April 17th. He'll be touring in support of his upcoming album, "Scream" � produced by Timbaland and released by Mosley Music / Interscope on March 10. Over two decades Cornell has positioned himself as the...
02.06.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Several readers and a couple of acquaintances e-mailed me for my take on a letter to the editor I posted this week from "Concerned Concert-goers," a group frustrated by how recent shows at the Pabst Theater (Neko Case) and Turner Hall Ballroom (Animal Collective) have been rescheduled at the Riverside Theater. My take: I thought the readers brought up a valid point�valid enough to post, at leas...
02.03.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
A group of four "concerned concert-goers" has drafted up a letter to the Pabst Theater that they also sent over the Shepherd: Dear Pabst Theater, We are writing to formally lodge a complaint. Why do you keep changing venues for your shows? Actually, we know why, it is so you can make more money, at the expense of the concert-goer. We understand that moving the venue allows...
Monday, Feb. 2, 2009

Jan. 30, 2009

An hour after his scheduled start time, Scott Weiland took the stage not to a taut rock riff or a triumphant Stone Temple Pilots hit but… a 20-minute blues jam. With reggae undertones. On which he played Theremin. With his bac...
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009

Tonight @ The Pabst Theater - 7:30 p.m.

Ladies, please have mercy on your poor husbands and resist the urge to drag them to Menopause: The Musical, the popular touring production that returns to Milwaukee tonight with a 7:30 p.m. performance at the Pabst Theater. No man can withstand that many concentrated jokes about hot flashes, mood swings and chocolate cravings...
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Jan. 15, The Super Noble Brothers @ The Oriental Theatre, 7 p.m. One of the biggest crowd pleasers at the 2007 Milwaukee International Film Festival, Mark Escribano’s longitudinal documentary The Super Noble Brothers follows a fraternal trio of staples from the Milwaukee arts and music scene as they...
01.12.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Friday dealt another blow to Milwaukee's beleaguered jazz fans: The Pabst Theater announced that, following the resignation of the program's title sponsor, it is canceling its long-running Hal Leonard Jazz Series. "While we will no longer promote the music in a series format, jazz enthusiasts can rest assured that the music will not disappear from our venues," the Pabst Theater Foundation's ex...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 10:30 p.m.

You wouldn't necessarily know it from his failed sitcoms or his infuriating Sierra Mist commercials, but Jim Gaffigan, who performs tonight at 10:30 p.m. at the Pabst Theater, is actually very funny. In recent years, audiences have taken notice, drawn in by a frequently replayed Comedy Central stand-up special in which the comedian assails Hot Pockets. Food humor often conjures thoughts of Weird Al Yankovic or Kenny Bania, the insipid "Seinfeld" comedian...

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