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02.26.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee says goodbye to one of its most endearing pop-punk bands tonight when the Chinese Telephones play one last show at the Borg Ward (supported, in typical fashion, by about four or five dozen other bands.) Erin Wolf has a smart, must-read interview with the guys about their many attempts to break up and the state of pop-punk over at Fan-Belt.com. Also on tonight's bill: Possible Fathers,...
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Feb. 26, The Milwaukee Music Awards @ Mad Planet, 8 p.m. Since re-launching as RadioMilwaukee two years ago, WYMS 88.9 has made a concerted effort to advance Milwaukee music— not by opening its doors to all local artists, but by showcasing the work of a chosen few, granting them the constant exposure...
Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009

Tonight @ Linneman's - 9:30 p.m.

It’s not cheap keeping a local venue up to code, especially during the winter, when heating bills can be nearly crippling. That’s why a quartet of local rock bands—as well at the outsider theatre group Insurgent Theatre, no stranger to performing on bills with rock bands—are hosting The Borg Ward Hypernation Fest tonight at 9:30 p.m. at Linneman’s to raise money for the...
Friday, Jan. 23, 2009

Tonight @ Linneman's - 9:30 p.m.

It’s not cheap keeping a local venue up to code, especially during the winter, when heating bills can be nearly crippling. That’s why a quartet of local rock bands—as well at the outsider theatre group Insurgent Theatre, no stranger to performing on bills with rock bands—are hosting The Borg Ward Hypernation Fest tonight at 9:30 p.m. at Linneman’s to raise money for the Borg Ward, a small but important venue that has quickly become the heart of Milwaukee’s all-ages music scene.
Friday, Jan. 2, 2009

Tonight @ the Borg Ward - 8 p.m.

As a general rule, bands that evoke unicorns in their name don’t want to be taken too seriously. Remember The Unicorns, the indie-pop band that rallied themselves with cries of “We are The Unicorns/ We are more than just horses”? Minneapolis’ Unicorn Basement, who top an 8 p.m. bill at the Borg Ward tonight, are even more ridiculous, a guy-girl fronted ensemble that caterwauls their way through caustic, low-budget electro-rock. It’s as amusing...
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Friday, Nov. 14, Symphony Style Fashion Show Gala @ Milwaukee Art Museum, 6:30 p.m. The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s long-running Symphony Style, perhaps the most exclusive and decadent of Milwaukee’s fashion events, has previously showcased the designs of top names like Vera...
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008

Tonight @ the Borg Ward - 7 p.m.

The Milwaukee Noise Fest wraps up its ear-melting three-day run at the Borg Ward tonight, with one final packed bill of experimental music, and also one of the festival’s biggest highlights: a reunion performance from Boy Dirt Car, an industrial noise band that first formed in 1981. The band shared members with Milwaukee punk legends Die Kreuzen, and played gigs with Sonic Youth and Einsterzende Neubauten. They broke...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008

Milwaukee Noise Fest returns for year three

The Uptowner, a 58-year-old corner bar in Riverwest, seems an unlikely venue for an impromptu noise show on a Saturday night. Peter J. Woods sets up his gear, synthesizers, effect pedals and an electric violin on a card table while a small group of people gather in front of him and a couple of guys shoot pool directly behind him. Then the noise starts.
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008

Today @ the Borg Ward - 7 p.m.

Break out your earplugs, because you’re going to need them: Tonight is the beginning of the three-day Milwaukee Noise Fest at the Borg Ward. Included on tonight’s bill, which starts at 7 p.m., are Burial Hex, Drunjus, Hal Rammel and The Demix, along with many others who will be churning out loud and innovative blasts of abrasive noise.
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008

Tonight @ the Borg Ward - 7 p.m.

The eccentric Israeli garage/prog-rock group Monotonix, which makes no effort to hide its affinity for all things Thin Lizzy, headlines an 7 p.m. show at the Borg Ward Collective with openers Call Me Lightning, Red Knife Lottery and Big Fun tonight. Largely on the strength of their wild live shows, which occasionally include...

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