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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8:00 p.m.

As this site has pointed out many, many times, if a classic-rock band is around long enough, it eventually splits into two different touring incarnations. Such is the case with prog-rock heroes Asia, of “Heat Of The Moment” fame. Currently there are two groups touring behind their canyon: “Asia Featuring John Payne” and
Monday, April 21, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8:00 p.m.

“Hey, can you hear me now as I fade away?” Joe Jackson sings on his latest album, Rain. Though Jackson might believe he has faded away or moved beyond relevance, he still commands some major respect, thanks to his reputation as a New Wave pioneer. Fans who are only familiar with his string of late . . .
Friday, April 18, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8:00 p.m.

Blending a mix of narrative lyrics, lush instrumentation and synth-pop flourishes, the Toronto-based indie-pop collective Stars has distinguished itself from fellow bands treading this well-worn terrain. Led by vocalists Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan, both sometimes members of Broken Social Scene, the group has . . .
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Blending a mix of narrative lyrics, lush instrumentation and synth-pop flourishes, the Toronto-based indie-pop collective Stars has distinguished itself from fellow bands treading this well-worn terrain. Led by vocalists Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan, both sometimes members of Broken Social Scene...
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 . . .

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