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Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008

Today @ Alpine Valley - 2 p.m.

In its early years, Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution Tour sported a nearly 50-50 mix of rock and rap acts. It’s symbolic, then, that the lone rapper on this year’s Projekt Revolution tour, Busta Rhymes, was dropped, leaving behind a line-up of just alternative and hard-rock acts like Chris Cornell, Ashes Divide . . .
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008

Tonight @ the Wisconsin State Fair - 8 p.m.

Best known for channeling their romantic angst in a pair of late-’90s alt-rock hits, “Inside Out” and “Here’s to the Night,” Eve 6 reunited last year with two of their three original members, and has toured regularly ever since. Tonight they headline the Wisconsin State Fair’s Cousins Subs Amphitheater at 8 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 8, 2008

Tonight @ the Riverside Theater - 8 p.m.

Especially for younger listeners who weren’t around to hear “School’s Out” upon its original release, it’s difficult to think of Alice Cooper without remembering his cameo appearance as the benevolent American history teacher in Wayne’s World. That scene, in which Cooper eloquently explains the Algonquin origins of “mill . . .
Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008

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

One of pop music’s bigger stars in the 1980s, when his sensitive arena rock hit a nerve through singles like “Straight From The Heart” and “This Time,” Canadian Bryan Adams hasn’t seen anywhere near the same success in the ’90s—at least not in America—but he did further his profile by promoting his latest album . . .
Friday, Aug. 1, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8 p.m.

Arriving hot on the heels the ’90s hard-edged grunge movement, the music of Michigan’s Tiles nod to the days when Alice In Chains and Living Colour put a disguised, proggy spin on modern rock. Though retaining the era’s signature simple, no-nonsense fuzz riffs, Tiles makes a point of branching into far too . . .
Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Pop’s Man-Eating, Girl-Kissing New Star Fine-Tunes Her Ima

Katy Perry’s single “I Kissed a Girl” has just topped the Billboard pop chart, and the 23-year-old’s schedule for the day is booked solid. Later today she’ll be shooting an insert for Blender magazine, doing an interview with Rolling Stone, signing autographs for an hour and a half, then performing as part of the Warped Tour. Right now, though, she’s doing phone interviews through an earpiece as she sits in pajamas and hair curlers, getting her nails done in a St. Louis strip mall. “I didn’t even care where we went,” she says, amused by the unglamorous salon. “I was like, ‘I’ve just got to get these cuticles cut!’ ”
Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Friday, July 25, 2008

   From the moment the first chords of “Message in a Bottle” sounded for what appeared to be a capacity Marcus Amphitheater crowd, it was clear last Friday’s hot, muggy night belonged to Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Su...
Saturday, July 26, 2008

Tonight @ Linneman's Riverwest Inn - 9:30 p.m.

Formed from the core of Trolley, a once-prolific Milwaukee group that has mostly laid dormant for the past half-decade, the power-pop ensemble The Nice Outfit, who do a 9:30 p.m. show at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn tonight, picks up where that band left off, tightening and focusing its sound. Packing punchy punk-rock . . .
Saturday, July 26, 2008

Today @ Potter Ave in Bay View - Noon to 8 p.m.

In a brilliant marketing move, Pabst Blue Ribbon opted against advertising directly to its growing consumer base of young, bohemian types who view drinking unpretentious, bargain beer as a badge of honor. Instead, it courted them in more clever ways, sponsoring events like this one, a low-key gathering featuring . . .
Friday, July 25, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Amphitheater - 7:30 p.m.

The Police made major headlines when, after 20 years apart, they announced they were reuniting for a tour. The group has been playing behind ever-so-delicately tweaked versions of their hits for a little more than a year now, and the tour has paid handsomely—it’s expected to become the third highest-grossing tour . . .

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