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07.27.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The Pabst/Riverside/Turner Hall conglomerate announced a flood of upcoming concerts this morning, including performances from Lucinda Williams, Puter Mulvey, Colbie Caillat, Ingrid Michaelson and Built to Spill, who headline the Turner Hall Ballroom on Sunday, Sept. 27. One of the most beloved alternative rock bands of the '90s, Built to Spill has evolved into one of today's finest live bands, wea...
07.10.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
I'd imagined that given the fervor over their "South Park" episode, the Jonas Brothers might phase out a certain segment of their concert�the part where they shoot foam over the crowd. But apparently the Jonases are still at it, according to a review of last night's Jonas Brothers concert at the Bradley Center in the Journal Sentinel: One of the side stages transformed into a giant cran...
Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Pixies Singer Explains How He Learned to Open Up

“I wish I could at will just conjure up whatever it is that’s a Pixies record every four years,” Black insists. “That would be nice, or at least convenient for my bank account. But it doesn’t work like that."
07.06.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The challenge for Elvis Costello: Whether to spend his hour show playing his old hits or his ample recent material. The solution: Spend two hours playing both. Anybody hoping to hear a particular song at Costello�s super-sized set Sunday night at Summerfest�s M&I Classic Rock Stage probably walked away happy. Among the highlights: �Everyday I Write the Book,� �Clubland� �I Hope You�re Happy No...
07.02.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
So here's the thing about wedding disc jockeys: They're usually right. Much as the more discriminating members of the wedding party may loathe hearing ABBA's "Dancing Queen" or an Elvis mega-mix, wedding disc jockeys play these songs because they get the biggest response. So don't hound these DJs to play R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)" or that old Junior Senior jam you and your friends remember ...
06.26.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Rancid was modern-rock radio�s gateway in the mid-�90s from punk revival to ska, and it sometimes feels like they�re punished for that. While their contemporaries Green Day re-emerged as the improbable voice of the next generation, Rancid saw their agreeable old hits slowly purged from alternative radio, even though those singles have aged well��Roots Radicals,� �Salvation,� �Time Bomb� and �Ruby ...
06.26.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
"Our entire set tonight is dedicated to the memory of Michael Jackson," Conor Oberst announced at the start of his Summerfest performance last night, and sure enough, he periodically evoked the fallen pop singer throughout the evening, albeit imprudently. It's doubtful, for instance, Jackson would have found much solace in the atheist rally cry "Nikorette," and Jackson's grieving family almost cer...
06.19.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Ridiculously prolific sometimes Pixies frontman Frank Black, still touring under his Pixies-era nom de plume Black Francis, will return to Shank Hall next month for a $20, 8 p.m. show on July 12. The show promises to be a break from his recent performances with his roots-leaning band�this time around Black will go solo, performing acoustically. His return to The Pixies seems to have revitalized Bl...

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