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Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008

Feb. 22, 2008

Friday, February 22, was a good night for Milwaukee music – both music in Milwaukee and Milwaukee music. There is a welcoming trend of support for local bands happening right now and everyone is benefiting from it, especially out of town headliners. When the houselights went out (early) at Turner Hall for a 7 p.m., four-band bill, there was already an impressive couple hundred people, roughly half of the total draw by the end of the (also early) night, which reached well into the mid 400s. Self-described as “Milwaunkee Tonk,” The Candliers took the stage shortly after 7 p.m. and played a quick set of jovial tributes to a time before synthesizers, drum machines and even overdriven guitars. Successfully recreating this sound on album is somewhat of a tedious task, but it can be accomplished.
Friday, Feb. 22, 2008

Tonight @ Turner Hall Ballroom - 7:00 PM

When Orange County’s Limbeck hit the scene in 2000, they leaned heavily on nondescript emo and soft-punk, but subsequent albums have seen the band transform into a more twangy, melodically driven alt-country act. Opening for Limbeck’s 7 p.m. show at the Turner Hall Ballroom tonight is John Ralston, a Floridian who specializes in Dashboard .. . .
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Daniel Johnston @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. Equal parts visionary and maniac, Daniel Johnston has seen his fame skyrocket since the 2005 release of The Devil and Daniel Johnston, a documentary detailing his struggles with mental illness.
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007

Nov. 29, 2007

While some Cowboy junkies watched their Dallas football team beat the Green Bay Packers during Thursday's televised game, a more musical breed was taking the stage at Turner Hall Ballroom: Canada's Cowboy Junkies.

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