Home / Tag: concerts
Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008

Tonight @ the Summerfest grounds - 3 p.m.

Shortly after singer Shannon Hoon died of a drug overdose, Blind Melon essentially disbanded, ending a promising group that had just broken through majorly thanks to a beloved single, “No Rain.” Perhaps because of the ongoing demand Blind Melon’s brand of poppy, southern-rock-inspired jam music, or perhaps . . .
Friday, Aug. 29, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8 p.m.

Though The Flower Kings have at times been labeled prog-rock’s great white hope, and are now arguably one of the world’s leading prog-rock bands, they’ve at times had trouble finding their footing. The Sum of No Evil, the band's latest and most focused album in years (even with a running time of 75 minutes), tries to . . .
Friday, Aug. 29, 2008

Tonight @ the BBC - 9 p.m.

It’s a good week for Southbound, the popular Milwaukee-jam rock band with as much reverence for the Allmann Brothers as you’d expect from a group named after one of their songs. With the Harley-Davidson festivities, Southbound’s brand of biker-friendly classic-leaning rock is very much . . .
Friday, Aug. 29, 2008

Tonight @ the Cactus Club - 10 p.m.

Once coldly dismissed as yet another Promise Ring side project, local indie-rockers Maritime have picked up a well-deserved following over the years, as their records became better, their live shows stronger and their pop sensibilities tighter. Last year they released their finest record yet, the tuneful, peppy Heresy and the . . .
Friday, Aug. 29, 2008

Today @ the Summerfest grounds - 3 p.m.

As the band’s name suggests, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club specializes in loud, rambunctious garage rock, making the group outcasts from an indie-rock scene that now prefers downtrodden songwriting or handclap-laden quirk. Blending abrasive guitar-driven straight-ahead rock with . . .
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008

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

After a brief lull in activity, Milwaukee’s indie-blues popsters Twelve Ounce Prophet is returning to the stage tonight for a 9:30 p.m. show at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn ahead of the upcoming release of their second EP, Politics, Heretics, and Fucking Icepicks, due later this year. Their 2006 EP, The Screwtape Letters . . .
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008

Tonight @ Cathedral Square Park - 6:30 p.m.

If you like your blues music as unfiltered as a strong, menthol cigarette, then chances are Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys will be right up your ally. This Milwaukee group, a perpetual Wisconsin Area Music Industry award favorite, plays raw blues marked by burning rhythms and fiery harmonica. They boys . . .
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

Silver (Omnium)

Boiled in Lead may be a rock band steeped in Irish tradition, but it would be hard to mistake them for The Pogues, Black 47 or most other bands that proudly wear the green. The Minneapolis group forged its own links between pub music, rock 'n' roll and Anglo-Celtic folk, coming closer to Fairport Convention at a rowdy. . .
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

Aug. 19, 2008

   The tension was there from the beginning. Rowdy and soused, the crowd cheered for a rock show. What they got instead was Eddie Vedder alone on a stool, wearing a leisurely pair of white pants, singing Cat Stevens.   In misguided d...

0|12