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Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8:00 PM

Griffin House, a Nashville singer-songwriter more interested in the pretty and polished pop-rock of artists like Pete Yorn and Ryan Adams than the boisterous country-rock his city is best known for, headlines an 8 p.m. concert at Shank Hall tonight.
Friday, Feb. 22, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8:00 PM

The divide between ’90s alt-rock and alt-country was never a particularly contentious one, but it was never better captured than on Todd Snider’s 1994 send-up, “Talkin’ Seattle Grunge Rock Blues.” Since 1994, Snider has pumped out respectable offerings on both independent and major labels, most of them . . .
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8:00 PM

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 . . .
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 9:00 PM

Two tribute bands pay homage to two the greatest rock ’n’ roll bands of all time tonight at a 9 p.m. Shank Hall show. Substitute, a tribute to The Who, splits the bill with Shattered, a Rolling Stones cover band.
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8:00 PM

After a long career as a country chanteuse, Iris DeMent has found a rather cozy niche in her collaborations with country-folk legend John Prine. At her 8 p.m. concert tonight at Shank Hall with members of Prine’s band, DeMent will play material from her solo works as well as a number of tracks . . .
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008

Alt-rockers take a final bow

For a rock group navigating Milwaukee’s music scene in the late- ’80s, a time when venues gave cover bands preference over original bands, adaptability was key, and Woolton Parrish quickly learned to blend in with any surrounding. Their songs could chime like ’60s pop or thunder like contemporary hard rock, so . . .
Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8:00 PM

Since Richie Havens gave a legendary performance at 1969’s Woodstock, improvising an intense cover of the spiritual “Motherless Child,” the spirit of the ’60s has continued to pump through his veins, but he hasn’t been nearly as industrious as many of his peers, like his frequent muse Bob Dylan, who . . .
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8:00 PM

Reverence for Genesis' early Peter Gabriel output is so great that there are no less than a half dozen Genesis cover bands that limit themselves to the band's prog-rock material. One of the bigger, more grandiose of these . . .
Friday, Jan. 11, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 10:00 PM

With their ear for melody, diligent work ethic and knack for self-promotion, the local alt-rock duo Fever Marlene have quickly established themselves as one of the most promising young bands in Milwaukee. They're also one of the few to earn regular radio play, winning over stations like 88.9 and 102.1. They have another album in the can, White China, so . . .

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