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Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009

Tonight @ Cactus Club, 9 p.m.

The Andalusians are a new band on Dischord Records, though at this point “new band” is a relative term for the iconic D.C. label. Like so many Dischord groups, Andalusians offers a new permutation of veteran players from the label, this time putting Beauty Pill side player Basla Andolsun in the driver’s seat. She’s supported by a rotating cast of familiar faces—which sometimes includes members of Faraquet...
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Feb. 12, Buckwheat Zydeco @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. Perhaps the most popular modern accordionist outside of Weird Al Yankovic, Stanley Dural Jr., better known as Buckwheat Zydeco, returns to Milwaukee to give the city an early taste of Mardi Gras. The Louisianan Creole blues master first cut his...
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.
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008

Tonight @ the Cactus Club - 10 p.m.

With their sprightly guitars and doe-eyed songs, System and Station play like a punkier version of The Shins—probably because both bands share a clear reverence for Built to Spill. Where The Shins steep their albums in the gentle ambiance of ’60s pop, though, System and Station drown their albums in the harsh . . .
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Nas w/ Talib Kweli @ The Rave, 8 p.m. Given the inability of Nas’ last album to explain exactly why hip-hop was dead, the media understandably greeted Nas’ latest untitled album, originally titled Nigger, with great skepticism. Against the odds, though, the rapper created a piece of art that more than addressed...

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