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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
 No one was more surprised than Violent Femmes’ drummer Victor DeLorenzo when the play button was pressed and the band’s six-year pause ended. “Gordon [Gano] called me last October, on John Lennon’s birthday
03.26.2013 | | Posted at 02:00 PM

Relations are no longer "Frosty" between Ritchie and Gano

By Evan Rytlewski
It ended with an argument over Wendy's. Milwaukee's Violent Femmes had been playing together for nearly 30 years, but that shared history wasn't enough to keep them together in the wake one of the fast-food giant's ad campaigns, which used the Femmes' iconic "Blister in the Sun" with the permission of guitarist Gordon Gano but not bassist Brian Ritchie. Incensed by that commercial, Ritchie sued Ga...
03.11.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Fun. will return to Summerfest this year, but this time they'll be playing a much bigger stage. The Grammy-grabbing pomp-rockers will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Thursday, June 27 as part of their summer "Most Nights" tour, the festival announced today. Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 16 at noon, with a pre-sale for Summerfest.com email-alert subscribers beginning March 14 at noon. Tick...
02.14.2013 | | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
In another testament to how deep the well of '90s nostalgia runs, the O.G. boy band New Kids of the Block have staged a massively successful comeback in recent years, playing arenas on a series of very profitable tours. For their latest stint on the road, they're joined by fellow man-boy bands 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men for a traveling bill they've winkingly dubbed "The Package Tour." And as a Val...
02.12.2013 | | Posted at 07:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Summerfest has announced its second 2013 Marcus Amphitheater headliner and, like the first, it's another big country artist: Tim McGraw. One of the all-time best-selling artists of the Soundscan era, McGraw brought a cool, sensual sound to country music when he hit the charts in the mid-’90s, literally topped off by his large sized cowboy hats that hid his eyes while crooning hits like “Don’...
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Foo Fighters, Burnhearts Pabst Street Party and Iron Maiden

Ben Folds has kept busy since he disbanded his piano-rock trio Ben Folds Five shortly after the release of its bold final album, 1999's The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner. He's recorded plenty of solo albums...
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

Performances at South Milwaukee PAC and the Pabst

Milwaukee Ballet is doing something new and wonderful. In addition to creating ballets with the company’s forward-looking Artistic Director Michael Pink and the
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
For years, Lucero has been tagged as an alt-country group, but ask frontman Ben Nichols about the label and it's obvious he's always seen his band in a different light. “When we started, we got lumped in with the alt-country stuff...
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Aug. 27, Prestige Atlantic Impulse @ Sugar Maple, 8 p.m. Affirming Victor DeLorenzo’s status as perhaps the most musically adventurous of all the Violent Femmes, the drummer’s new project, Prestige Atlantic Impulse, is an experimental jazz trio worlds removed from the Femmes’ signature folk-punk.

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