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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Today @ Multiple Locations

Record Store Day began last year as an attempt to lure traffic to often-struggling independent music stores with a series of ultra-rare, Record Store Day-only releases. This year’s crop of collectibles includes releases from Bob Dylan, The Smiths, Pavement, The Hold Steady and The Flaming Lips, and will be sold at both Exclusive Company locations as well as Rush-Mor Records. The Exclusive Company’s locations will be hosting all-day line-ups of local bands, while Rush-Mor will...
Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tonight @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m.

Part of the ’70s rock revival movement that’s birthed bands like Wolfmother and Kings of Leon, New Jersey’s Parlor Mob kicks out loud hard-rock with traces of Led Zeppelin and the MC5. On their 2008 debut, And You Were a Crow, singer Mark Melicia also channels his inner Jack White, wailing over thrashing blues riffs, conjuring images of dead leaves and the dirty ground. Tonight’s free show pairs The Parlor Mob with Invade Rome, a Milwaukee band that for nearly a decade played under the moniker Freshwater Collins before they took a turn...
Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Live music, limited editions, a local comp and maybe some grilling

Dan DuChaine may be the only record store owner who's actually trying to drive traffic away from his shop on Record Store Day, an annual event created last year to draw attention to independent record stores. While shops around the country will be celebrating with in-store performances and promotions on Saturday, April 18, DuChaine is instead pushing a Pabst Blue Ribbon-sponsored Bay View pub crawl, which...
Thursday, April 16, 2009

Live at Turner Hall

It's the No Buck show... this means you get in for free! Now that you don't have an excuse, get out to Turner Hall on Thursday, April 16 at 8pm to see The Parlor Mob. Parlor Mob will be performing with special guest Invade Rome. The Street Team will ...
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Milwaukee provides a strong presence at the overstuffed music festival

Although attendance was up at this year's South by Southwest music conference, ticket sales were down...
Monday, Feb. 23, 2009

Tonight @ Stonefly Brewery, 10 p.m.

Songwriter to the stars and former 4 Non Blondes brunette Linda Perry has penned monster hits for Pink, Gwen Stefani and Christina Aguilera, and though she’s branched out to mentor artists like Ben Jelen and James Blunt, her latest project is a little outside her comfort zone: Bigelf, a Los Angeles prog-rock quartet that slathers crushing, Black Sabbath riffs with spacey dispatches a la Pink Floyd. Bigelf travels with a light show...
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Feb. 19, Larkin Grimm @ Stonefly Brewery, 10 p.m. Like so many artists on Michael Gira’s Young God label, Larkin Grimm blurs the line between spirituality and pretension, filling her faintly Wiccan gypsy folk with all manner of accidental sounds, foreign accents and loopy instruments (she's also a devoted...
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009

Tonight @ the Cactus Club - 10 p.m.

For nearly a decade, they were one of the city’s most prominent bands, but when they took a turn toward heavier, psychedelic rock and roll with their latest album, Light Eyed and Villainous, the guys in Freshwater Collins decided that a name change was long overdue. Now, as Invade Rome, the band is releasing their new disc, a muscular collection marked by rich production and oversized drums, tonight with a 10 p.m. show at the Cactus...
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009

Milwaukee psych-rock vets start over

Chris Vos admits the timing of his epiphany wasn't ideal. Vos' band, Freshwater Collins, had just spent the last year and a half writing and prepping their new album, saving up the cash to record it at Madison's Smart Studios with producer Beau Sorenson, who has worked on recent albums by Death Cab for Cutie, and to perfect its artwork and packaging. With just two weeks until the album was to go to press, the band was driving home from a show opening for the Secret Machines when Vos shared his revelation with his band mates: "Guys, we're changing the name of the band...

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