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Friday, May 9, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8 p.m.

As I Lay Dying’s band name suggests that this popular California metalcore group is pretty fierce, while the fact that their name is derived from a William Faulkner novel suggests they’re pretty smart, too. The band proves both assumptions correct on their epic latest album, An Ocean Between Us. Tonight the group headlines . . .
Thursday, May 8, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

he Swell Season @ The Riverside Theater, 8 p.m. In an Academy Awards musical moment that ranks with Elliott Smith’s “Miss Misery” performance or Three 6 Mafia’s unlikely win for “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp,” this year’s Best Original Song award went to singer-songwriters Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova...
Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 5:30 p.m.

Dave Mustaine may have been kicked out of Metallic decades ago, but he’s doing alright for himself: He went on to form Megadeth, one of the most successful thrash metal bands of all time. With a new album under their belts (United Abominations, their most political album yet—and that’s saying something), the group . . .
Monday, May 5, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8 p.m.

It’s doubtful that even a casual music fan from the ’90s wouldn’t remember at least one of The Presidents of the United States of America’s charming novelty hits (after all, “Lump” was parodied by “Weird Al” Yankovic, a surefire mark of pop indelibility). Most, however, are less aware of the work the “Drew Carey Show . . .
Saturday, May 3, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8 p.m.

Eisley is an odd but promising indie-rock act prone to poppy, Coldplay-ish pianos and comprised of four young siblings and their cousin. That set-up implies novelty act, but the group has won the support of some esteemed indie peers, most notably Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst, who recruited members to perform on his . . .
Friday, May 2, 2008

Online Exclusive

As Chris Dangerous tells it, The Hives formed with expiration in mind. “We always had these plans to record three of the best punk albums ever, then just break up,” the group’s drummer says. Of course, those plans changed after their single “Hate to Say I Told You So” became an international hit, making The Hives a bankable commodity—or, to put it in words the infamously self-aggrandizing group would use, one of the biggest bands in the world.
Friday, April 25, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 7:00 p.m.

Alternative Press magazine listed the Maryland pop-punk group All Time Low as one of the “Bands You Need to Know in ’07,” and now the increasingly popular teen-friendly rock act is returning the favor, headlining the Alternative Press tour, which stops at the Rave tonight for a 7 p.m. show. Also on the bill: The . . .
Thursday, April 24, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 6:30 p.m.

Emo-punks Saves the Day won over MTV with their hits “Freakish” and “At The Funderal,” but on their latest touring, they’re reminding fans that they haven’t gone pop and abandoned their roots. They’ve invited five likeminded bands—Armor For Sleep, Set Your Goals, Metro Station and Lydia—on the road for an event . . .
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8:00 p.m.

Born of a Dire Straits song, named for a Robert Cray song, and obviously inspired by guitar slingers like John Mayall and Eric Clapton, the blues-rock power trio Back Door Slam proudly wear their influences on their sleeve. Riding some residual buzz from their 2007 debut album, Roll Away, the group plays an 8 p.m. show . . .
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Rapper/crooner T-Pain warned the audience that his performance at The Rave would be more than just a concert: It was going to be a full-out party, he said, as he shook his head-full of blond-dipped black dreads, which were heaped into a rear ponytail. T-Pain has mastered the art of creative live oration, marrying many songs to voluptuous choruses accompanied by acoustic guitar. Last Wednesday, when he delivered his 2005 debut single, “I’m Sprung,” about the euphoric feeling of falling in love . . .