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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 10:00 PM

Milwaukee’s hard-working, hard-networking alternative-pop duo Fever Marlene plays a 10 p.m. show at Shank Hall tonight with local openers The Selfish Gene. Fever Marlene’s last album, Civil War, earned considerable local airplay for the single “Red Fire.” The group’s latest, White China, explores more dreamy, Beatles-esque . . .
Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8:00 PM

She may not be one of the best known members of the Grateful Dead, but Donna Jean Godchaux spent the bulk of the ’70s recording and touring with the group as their backing (and sometimes lead) vocalist. She’s an accomplished vocalist even without the Dead connection, also having sung with Aretha Franklin, Otis . . .
Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8:00 PM

For their latest tour, the chanteuse-fronted Seattle trip-hop duo Two Loons for Tea has recruited some regional Wisconsin players as their rhythm section: bassist William Kopecky and Far Corner drummer Craig Walkner. These area prog-rockers promise to add an interesting, extra edge to the jazzy songs from . . .
Monday, March 24, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8:00 PM

Like Moby, power-pop singer-songwriter Stuart Davis has a prominent bald dome and a propensity to share his philosophical and religious musings with anyone who will listen. Go to his Myspace page and you’ll find curious videos of him debating himself. “I don’t observe Christmas, I’m a Buddist,” he tells himself in . . .
Saturday, March 22, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8:00 PM

Not to be confused with the British Pink Floyd tribute band of the same name, America’s nine-piece Think Floyd aims to recreate the experience of a classic Pink Floyd concert, so they make ample use of lasers and light shows. Their shows can clock in at nearly three hours, but they keep their set lists a mystery . . .
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8:00 PM

Boston folkie Patty Larkin heads to Shank Hall for an 8 p.m. show tonight. A whirlwind guitarist, Larkin played nearly a dozen different instrument on her latest album, Watch the Sky.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Last time Stephen Malkmus stopped in Milwaukee, he gave a completely unexpected, one-off set of 18 Pavement songs played in chronological order, while his new band, The Jicks, struggled to keep up with him.
Sunday, March 16, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8:00 PM

The epitome of a “YouTube sensation,” guitarist Andy McKee has seen his videos garner over 20 million views collectively. This Internet notoriety has allowed McKee a few late night television appearances as well and afforded him the opportunity to recently release . . .
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Secret Paths (Witchwood Media)

Earlier this year, Dave Cousins—lead vocalist for England’s longtime progressiverock/folk outfit The Strawbs— entered the studio with pedalsteel guitarist Melvin Duffy to record a CD that he could support on his current U.S. “Stories and Songs Tour.” The result is Secret Paths, which is only Cousins’ third proper solo album since 1972. Because it lacks a full band, the 11-song disc isn’t nearly as lively as 2007’s The Boy in the Sailor Suit. But Cousins wraps his Mark-Knopfler-meets-Nils-Lofgren
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall 8pm

Southern-fried guitarist Eric Sardinas, a Californian rocker who professes a deep love of all things blues, from traditional Delta to amplified, Chicago electric blues, plays an 8 p.m. show at Shank Hall tonight. He’s appearing behind his just-released new album, Eric Sardinas and Big Motor, a cocky collection bound to win over Black Crowes fans.