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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...
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008

Tonight @ the Borg Ward - 7 p.m.

Billing themselves as “emissaries from your local, tightly knit community of anarchists and squatters,” Santa Cruz, Calif.’s Blackbird Raum embodies a distinctly youthful sub-sub-genre of dark protest folk. Borrowing accordion and banjo from the more morbid corners of traditional European and American . . .
Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008

Tonight @ the Borg Ward - 8 p.m.

Shrouded in feedback and distortion, the experimental electro-grind of Milwaukee noise master Peter J. Woods seems like an unlikely pairing with the straight-forward socio-political commentary of Insurgent Theatre’s play Paint the Town. Fresh from their run at the Alchemist Theatre as well as a short US tour, the . . .
Friday, Aug. 22, 2008

Tonight @ the Borg Ward - 7 p.m.

Though they proudly consider the Borg Ward their home, the members of Milwaukee's Dear Astronaut have made quite the name for themselves on the rest of the local all-ages circuit, thanks in part to their anthemic and doomful guitar work, which is nicely offset by softly repeated melodies and the band's . . .

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