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Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Southern Culture on the Skids @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. Though Southern Culture on the Skids sings of mobile homes, boxsized motels, fried chicken and other phenomena mostly associated with the land south of the Mason-Dixon, the band would fit right in with Milwaukee’s punk- and rockabilly-loving music...
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008

Live at the Pabst Theater

David Byrne will perform LIVE at the Pabst on Wednesday, October 15 at 8 pm. Meet the Shepherd Express Street Team as they give you free swag and other cool stuff! So come out for an evening with David Byrne, we all need to get our dose of classic ro...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Sept. 18, The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir @ The UWM Gasthaus, 8 p.m. Despite what their moniker promises, The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir isn’t from Scotland; they don’t play gospel; and, for that matter, they’re not a choir. They’re a Chicago co-ed indie pop ensemble with a warm, dreamy sound...
09.24.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The Pabst Theater organization began booking shows at the deserted Turner Hall Ballroom about a year ago with the explicit promise that the venue would be used to book more local shows. Although all-local shows at the Turner Ballroom have actually been few and far between�nowhere near the full schedule of local bookings we see at venues like Linneman�s, the Cactus Club, Shank Hall, the Stonefly Br...
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8 p.m.

Of all the ’90s female folk artists who cited Joan Baez as a muse, Dar Williams had the closest ties to Baez herself, touring and dueting with and writing songs for the folk legend. Where many of Williams’ peers sang with a jagged edge, aggressively trumpeting their individuality, politics and sexuality with sing-along anger and profanity, Williams was never so subversive. Her songs were cleaner, poppier and more inclusive; her political...
Friday, Sept. 19, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8 p.m.

“He has a gift for expressing big ideas with simple words,” you might hear said of Mason Jennings in those sonorous public radio spots plugging the singer-songwriter’s 8 p.m. concert tonight at the Pabst Theater. But, if anything, Jenning’s actual appeal seems to be his utter disinterest in big ideas. His ever-cute folk-pop songs...
Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8 p.m.

These days reality shows attempt to anoint everything from top chefs to top photographers to top interior designer, seldom achieving relevance. For obvious reasons, the best of these TV job-search contests actually focus on talents that are, you know, actually interesting to watch, like singing, dancing . . .
Friday, Sept. 12, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Sept. 11, Neil Hamburger @ Cactus Club, 10 p.m. With his greasy comb-over, cheap tuxedo, poor comic timing and frequent, phlegmy coughing fits, Neil Hamburger’s sendup of bad stand-ups should be almost as tired as the bad stand-ups he’s mocking. But Hamburger’s shtick is really just a vehicle for his...
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8 p.m.

Whirlwind mandolinist Chris Thile spent more than 15 years playing with his roots-pop trio Nickel Creek, but in recent years he spent more and more time working on his many outside projects, and by the time the band called it quits last year, it was clear his star had outgrown Nickel Creek. He’s since dedicated . . .
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Nas w/ Talib Kweli @ The Rave, 8 p.m. Given the inability of Nas’ last album to explain exactly why hip-hop was dead, the media understandably greeted Nas’ latest untitled album, originally titled Nigger, with great skepticism. Against the odds, though, the rapper created a piece of art that more than addressed...

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