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Friday, May 2, 2008

Tonight @ Club Anything - 10 p.m.

Minneapolis’ All The Pretty Horses provide plenty of spectacle—they’re a transsexual rock band that dresses in dramatic goth and bondage gear, and even features a pair of creepy back-up dancers—but underneath all the gothy novelty, they’re actually one hell of a glam-rock band, capable of kicking out dramatic . . .
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Saturday, April 26 @ The Cactus Club

As many critics noted upon the release of Seattle band The Cave Singers’ debut album, the band members’ musical pedigrees suggest they’d be unlikely to attempt—much less succeed at—acoustic American roots music. Nonetheless, guitarist Derek Fudesco (of the now disbanded Pretty Girls Make Graves), vocalist Pete Quirk (of post-punk quintet Hint Hint) and drummer Marty Lund (of Cobra High) released their acclaimed Invitation Songs in September 2007.
Friday, April 25, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 7:00 p.m.

Alternative Press magazine listed the Maryland pop-punk group All Time Low as one of the “Bands You Need to Know in ’07,” and now the increasingly popular teen-friendly rock act is returning the favor, headlining the Alternative Press tour, which stops at the Rave tonight for a 7 p.m. show. Also on the bill: The . . .
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8:00 p.m.

A Woodstock, N.Y., band with a search-engine-defying name, 3—or is it spelled Three? There’s no consensus on this, even from the band’s own camp—head to Shank Hall tonight for an 8 p.m. show. The group’s latest album, The End Is Begun, is a collection of charged, youthful prog-rock with flashes of Porcupine . . .
Sunday, April 20, 2008

Tonight @ Vnuk's Lounge - 8:30 p.m.

The joke should have grown stale by now—band mashes up Beatles favorites with Metallica lyrics and thrash-metal attitude—but somehow Milwaukee’s Beatallica keeps finding ways to keep it fresh. The group’s latest album, Sgt. Hetfield’s Motorbreath Pub Band, contains songs like “Blackened the . . .
Saturday, April 19, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 7:30 p.m.

Has a band ever been more intrinsically linked to a specific genre than Rev. Horton Heat is to psychobilly? The Cramps may have set the stage for the genre, but with their recklessly punked-out spin on country and rockabilly music, Rev. Horton Heat has all but defined it. Hopefully tonight the good Reverend can absolve some
Friday, April 18, 2008

Hernando (Songs of The South)

The North Mississippi Allstars’ roots are deep in the Robert Johnson American blues catalog, as shown in the group’s 2000 debut, Shake Hands With Shorty. The band earned a formidable reputation for its live performances while touring in supporting roles and at festivals. They fit a niche between other blues rockers like the Black Keys and jammers like Dave Matthews Band. Tours also led to collaborations with artists such as R.L. Burnside, Robert Randolph and Medeski, Martin & Wood, so it’s not surprising that the band’s music has evolved and changed with each release. Their last album, 2005’s Electric Blue Watermelon, a collection of mostly upbeat tracks, earned them a Grammy nomination.
Thursday, April 17, 2008

UFO

Tonight @ the Potawatomi Bingo Casino - 8:00 PM

The group’s best known member—guitarist Michael Schenker, also of Scorpions—may no longer be on board, but the seminal British hard-rock institution UFO, a band often cited as one of forefathers of heavy metal, has carried on, touring, re-releasing their classic albums, and offering up some respectable new ones . . .
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Local Music

At this point it’s fair to recognize songwriter Mike Jarvis as an elder statesman of Milwaukee’s pop music scene. In addition to a résumé that includes time with The Blow Pops, Root Cellar, Simpleton, Chicago’s Green and three albums with The Lackloves, guitarist/vocalist Jarvis has toured Europe and Asia. The Lackloves’ latest album, Cathedral Square Park, marks a lineup shift back to the band’s original trio incarnation after spending much of its existence as a two guitars/bass/drums quartet. Drummer/vocalist Tommy Dougherty and newcomer bassist/vocalist Kevin Ponec round out the current lineup.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 7:00 PM

Howard Zinn-reading, capitalism-hating (but democracy-advocating) punks Anti-Flag are one of the most political acts in the history of the genre, and therefore one of the most divisive. Some punks love their vehemence, others tire of it. Their just-released newest album, The Bright Lights of America—their . . .

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