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Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008
Hair metal is viewed in many ways: Reverence, distaste, obsession, incredulity and even humor are all evoked in descriptive commentary by critics and fans who debate the genre. No matter what your take on it, though, metal is still alive and well. With a mission statement that is geared toward injecting "new" into "old school," Milwaukee's Bone Shaker is one of the genre's biggest local proponents. The band has toured relentlessly since forming in 2006. Bookings picked up particularly after their well-received debut, 13 Ghosts, and they've since played large stages supporting bigger-name acts throughout the Midwest . . .
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008
Almost seven years ago to the date, on Sept. 14, 2001, The Flower Kings, now arguably one of the world's leading progressive-rock bands, played what just might rank among Shank Hall's most memorable and cathartic shows. "I remember that gig, and I remember those days vividly," says guitarist, vocalist and head Flower King Roine Stolt, when reminded that the Swedish band was on a rare U.S. tour as the tragedy of 9/11 unfolded. The Flower Kings opened their penultimate show of that tour with "Last Minute On Earth," the lead track from . . .
Monday, Aug. 25, 2008

Tonight @ Linneman's Riverwest Inn - 10 p.m.

With her pretty, soulful vocals, introspective lyrics and precocious songs, Amy Rohan has been a favorite in local coffeehouses and clubs around the city for nearly a decade, playing on her own and with other bands. Tonight, the singer-songwriter does a free 10 p.m. at one of her regular haunts, Linneman’s Riverwest . . .
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 7 p.m.

Recognizing that nostalgic music listeners are always “In the Mood” for some swing music, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is still touring steadily today behind old big-band staples like “Chattanooga Choo Choo” and “Moonlight Serenade,” despite the fact that Miller himself died during World War II. Tonight at 7 . . .
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008

Tonight @ the Cactus Club - 10 p.m.

For nearly 10 years, Milwaukee's Heathrow has been walking a fine line between '90s Britpop and a softer, Midwestern type of sound. Their debut, 2003's critically noted Listening Class, was a throwback to the "Lips Like Sugar" days of sharp, melancholic gui tar pop. This June the group released their second full-length album . . .
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008

Tonight @ Club Garibaldi - 10 p.m.

Three Milwaukee-area bands offer up their latest 7-inch releases for at a shared 10 p.m. show tonight at Club Garibaldi. Each of the groups takes inspiration from eras past: Midwest Beat plays vintage, '60s power-pop; Elephant Walk mines roughly the same decade but sticks to antique garage rock; and Jail is the
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Amphitheater - 7 p.m.

The same magic that allowed Counting Crows' unkempt, dreadlocked singer Adam Duritz to date two of the three female leads from "Friends" must have carried over to Duritz's music career, because 15 years after the band's blockbuster debut album, they're still playing arenas and amphitheaters. In a testament to the . . .
Friday, Aug. 22, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8 p.m.

Just in time for their 20th anniversary, and a mere seven years after they began recording it, the Germantown college-rock band Dairyland Youth has finally released their reunion record. New recording technology aside, the band’s new Re:Volting sounds little changed from the band’s early cassette . . .
Friday, Aug. 22, 2008

Tonight @ the Turner Hall Ballroom - 7 p.m.

In a sign of the growing interest in the Milwaukee music scene, tonight’s most buzzed about concert is headlined by a trio of great local bands. Decibully, who write sprawling, richly textured indie-rock opuses, top tonight’s 7 p.m. show at the Turner Hall Ballroom, in advance of a recently recorded new . . .
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008

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

Graciously dubbing the place of his birth “Hellwaukee,” local hair metal expat Amir Stoune looks to make another homecoming for fans who may have missed his Aug. 15 performance as part of his “Lost In Hell” tour. A longtime devotee of no-nonsense guitar riffs a la Motley Crue, Amir, as he prefers to be called, recently . . .

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