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Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 7 p.m.

Since their mid-’90s inception, Chicago staples Kill Hannah have been a music lover’s modern-rock band, drawing from a plethora of ’80s and ’90s subgenres of underground music, like goth and industrial, and packaging the end product in a flashy, glam-pop coat. Their latest album, Until There’s Nothing Left of Us . . .
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008
When he lived in Milwaukee, guitarist Jason Seed was often thought of as a jazz musician, probably because he was often seen at the Estate club on the city's East Side. But one listen to his music and any one label begins to sound tiny, incapable of encompassing the sonic space Seed inhabits. "So, basically, genre be damned," says Seed, who now mostly splits his time between Chicago and Austin but returns to Milwaukee periodically to gig and record. He calls his music "rockdixiefunkinjazzgypsyclassicadelitango" and that only begins to describe . . .
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008

Tonight @ the Stonefly Brewery - 9 p.m.

Portland’s Laura Gibson may only have started recording in recent years, but her rich, nylon-string Americana melodies enjoy a long history dating back to soft, comforting Depression-era fireside hymns. That’s not to say Gibson is entirely tethered to her country/blue grass roots. She crafts modern . . .
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8 p.m.

After distinguished stints backing blues greats John Mayall and Albert Collins, guitarist Coco Montoya finally took a stab at his own solo career in 1995, and he’s been recording steadily ever since. Though he cut his teeth with sharp, electric riffs, on recent records he’s fall into a softer, more soulful sound a la Robert . . .
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008

Tonight @ the Harley-Davidson Museum - 8 p.m.

The Harley-Davidson Museum’s recent opening comes just a few weeks before the corporation’s 105th anniversary, and it’s already attracting tourists with its splendid collection of motorcycles. Naturally there is a gift shop and, for those who have time to stay longer, a cafe and restaurant. This week, that restaurant . . .
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008

Tonight @ the Cactus Club - 9 p.m.

Plenty of listeners argue that the essence of jazz is chaos, or rather a channeled, directed chaos. While this may not be true for all jazz, it’s certainly the case for the Milwaukee trio ha HA Potato, who opt for dual drums and a saxophone instead of a traditional setup. The resulting sound is unruly as you’d expect, yet . . .
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008

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

Eddie Vedder’s deep-throated yowl has been parroted by some of the very worst modern music has to offer, from odious “American Idol” contestants to chest-beating Christian rockers. Don’t hold it against him. Vedder himself has denounced the stage-diving, jock-rock posturing of Pearl Jam’s early . . .
Monday, Aug. 18, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 7 p.m.

Troubadour Matt White, a New Yorker and UW-Madison graduate, was snatched up by Geffen Records on the strength of his sensitive songs and pretty-boy looks, then paired with some of the music industry’s most accomplished producers for his debut full-length album, Best Days, released last fall. Tonight he returns . . .
Monday, Aug. 18, 2008

Tonight @ the Harley-Davidson Museum

The Harley-Davidson Museum’s recent opening comes just a few weeks before the corporation’s 105th anniversary, and it’s already attracting tourists for the splendid collection of motorcycles. Naturally there is a gift shop and, for those who have time to stay longer, a cafe and restaurant. This week, that restaurant . . .
Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008

Today @ the Milwaukee County Zoo

The Milwaukee County Zoo isn't most people's first dining destination, but once a year it turns into a culinary powerhouse for its "a la Carte" event, which concludes today. Dozens of Milwaukee restaurants, including The Soup Ladle, West Bank Café, Texas Roadhouse and Robert's Frozen Custard, set up . . .

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