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Friday, Aug. 15, 2008

Tonight @ the Turner Hall Ballroom - 8 p.m.

After more than 40 years on the road and a career colored by both hard knocks and critical accolades, Johnny Winter is considered a vintage blues artist—one short step away from the status of personal idols such as Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. Winter, along with his brother, fellow musician Edgar Winter . . .
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Aug. 14, Love in October w/ Luminol @ Points East Pub, 10 p.m. Though Minneapolis’ Love in October prefers to shroud their album covers and Web site in images from the early 20th century, their take on bittersweet, Saturday-afternoon alt-rock is distinctly modern.
Friday, Aug. 1, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, July 31, CSS w/ The Go! Team and Matt & Kim @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. Hailing from Sao Paulo and sounding like a self-aware, electro-chic version of Avril Lavigne with a playfully dry sense of humor, CSS seemingly survived the pitfalls of a cutesy beginning in iPod Touch commercials...
08.01.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The Turner Hall Ballroom has largely lived up to its promise to bring more live music to town�specifically more all-ages live music�so its with no ill will that I (once again) lightly ridicule the organization�s management for the surprising amount of ska it books. Their latest ska spectacular is the just-announced Mustard Plug show, which, of course, will be Mustard Plug�s second show at ...
Friday, Aug. 1, 2008

Tonight @ the Turner Hall Ballroom - 8 p.m.

The latest protg of the hit-making production team The Matrix, pop-rock singer-songwriter Ferras doesn’t have a genuine hit to call his own yet, but that will likely change soon. His track “Hollywood’s Not America” has been selected as the exit song for the next season of “American Idol,” which gives it a strong chance . . .
Thursday, July 31, 2008

CSS

Tonight @ the Turner Hall Ballroom - 8 p.m.

Haling from Sao Paolo, and sounding like a self-aware, electro-chic version of Avril Lavigne with a playfully dry sense of humor, CSS seemingly survived the pitfalls of a cutesy beginning in iPod Touch commercials. The band has recently released their second album, the critically perplexing Donkey, which showcases a . . .
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, July 24, Extra Golden w/ Kings Go Forth @ Cactus Club, 9 p.m. Compared to the typical music scenes, Nairobi, Kenya stands out as a curiously unique starting point for the multina tional Extra Golden, which owes as much stylistically to classic American rock aesthetics as traditional Kenyan Benga music.
Saturday, June 28, 2008

Tonight @ the M&I Classic Rock Stage

Debbie Harry’s recent show at the Turner Hall Ballroom wasn’t particularly well received—no surprise, since she was touring behind an awful solo album and refused to play any Blondie songs. Tonight, however, she should offer a make good for jilted when she reaches into her considerable bag of New Wave...
Sunday, June 22, 2008

Tonight @ the Turner Hall Ballroom - 8 p.m.

Flanked by some of the genre’s finest session players of the time, including Augustus Pablo and Sly & Robbie, in the late ’70s the reggae vocal trio Israel Vibration recorded a handful of charming roots albums dedicated mostly to their Rastafarian faith. The group toyed with dub, but remained traditionalists, avoiding the . . .
Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tonight @ the Turner Hall Ballroom - 8 p.m.

The brainchild of Ukrainian expat Eugene Htz, the New York-based ensemble Gogol Bordello doesn’t mind being labeled as gypsy punks—in fact, they even named their 2005 album Gypsy Punks. Think of theirs as international drinking music: a hodgepodge of Bulgarian and Slovakian sounds with crashing percussion and . . .

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