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Monday, April 14, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8:00 PM

Rising above the typical girl-at-a-piano routine, Sara Bareilles has managed to string some hits together thanks in large part to her appearances in those incessant Rhapsody commercials. Her delivery isn’t as sleepy as Norah Jones’, nor is it as intense as Tori Amos’ or even her contemporary Kate Nash’s, but Bareilles . . .
Friday, April 4, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 7:30 PM

The Milwaukee Ballet rings in April at the Pabst Theater with a mixed repertory program as part of its annual “Milwaukee Ballet at the Pabst” series. Consisting of three movements from a trio of young, vibrant, talented choreographers, each commissioned to showcase his or her unique vision. Each section of the 90-minute . . .
Thursday, April 3, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 7:30 PM

The Milwaukee Ballet rings in April at the Pabst Theater with a mixed repertory program as part of its annual “Milwaukee Ballet at the Pabst” series. Consisting of three movements from a trio of young, vibrant, talented choreographers, each section of the 90-minute program will feature a different thematic purpose with . . .
Wednesday, April 2, 2008

March 29, 2008

Like Jonathan Richman, Jens Lekman is a doeeyed and baritonevoiced songwriter who travels the world singing simple, unaffected songs about universal experiences. And like Richman, he writes some of the purest, most genuine music ever recorded. But where Richman relies on just a primitive guitardrum setup to share his vision in concert, Lekman aims for something grander. For his latest tour, he’s recruited a quintet of musicians, including a violinist and cellist, whose swooning strings caress his more intimate songs and aggrandize his zippier, poppier ones. With a little assistance from a laptop, Lekman’s arrangements can conjure anything from classic soul to disco to calypso. Jonathan Richman’s music only sounds this fully realized in Jonathan Richman’s head.
Sunday, March 30, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8:00 PM

Instrumental post-rock bands usually have a limited target audience, but Austin’s Explosions in the Sky caught the attention of the general public when they boldly scored the 2004 film Friday Night Lights. Since that break, the band has been featured prominently in the television version of the high-school football drama . . .
Saturday, March 29, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8:00 PM

Swedish indie-popper Jens Lekman comes from a proud lineage of lovelorn crooners like Morrissey, Stephin Merritt and, in particular, Jonathan Richman, whose large, sorrowful eyes he shares. Like all three, Lekman, who headlines an 8 p.m. show at the Pabst Theater tonight, melds wry, self-deprecating lyrics with . . .
Wednesday, March 26, 2008

March 18, 2008

In October 2005, while Swedish-born Jos Gonzlez rode the ripples from the abrupt wave of international acclaim given to his 2003 album, Veneer, in the wake of its U.S. release, I watched an unaccompanied Mia Doi Todd face the impatient, hirsute horde that had amassed for a late-night show at The Independent in San Francisco. Todd was illmatched as the opener for another Scandinavian . . .
Wednesday, March 26, 2008

March 20, 2008

Even in his 40s, Stephen Malkmus is still as skinny as a teenager and as malleable as a Gumby doll. The former Pavement frontman possesses no discernable backbone: When he leans forward during a particularly impassioned solo, his head hangs nearly eye level with his guitar. Much of the weight that often results from settling down with a wife and a pair of kids never came to Malkmus; neither did the complacency that besets many musicians by middle age. Instead, Malkmus’ solo albums have pushed, often aggressively, against the Pavement template, and never more than on his latest disc, Real Emotional Trash . . .
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 7:30 PM

Soprano Kathleen Battle earned great critical acclaim for her high voice and impeccable timbre, but became equally notorious for her erratic behavior. In 1994, she was terminated from the Metropolitan Opera, reportedly because of her demanding personality. She hasn’t performed in an opera since. Instead, she’s . . .
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8:00 PM

Last time Stephen Malkmus stopped in Milwaukee, he gave a completely unexpected, one-off set of 18 Pavement songs played in chronological order. Fans can almost certainly expect a very different kind of show this time around. Malkmus’ newest album, Real Emotional Trash, is the least Pavement-like album he’s ever . . .

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