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Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008

Tonight @ the Stonefly Brewery - 10 p.m.

The Celebrated Workingman’s Mark Waldoch sings loudly and unconventionally. Backed by his chiming band, which channels The Flaming Lips' pomp and The Hold Steady's vigor, Waldoch huffs and puffs excitedly, crooning even his most pensive verses with cheerful bellows. Between his full-lunged enthusiasm and his band's...
Friday, Aug. 22, 2008

Tonight @ the Turner Hall Ballroom - 7 p.m.

In a sign of the growing interest in the Milwaukee music scene, tonight’s most buzzed about concert is headlined by a trio of great local bands. Decibully, who write sprawling, richly textured indie-rock opuses, top tonight’s 7 p.m. show at the Turner Hall Ballroom, in advance of a recently recorded new . . .
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008
Mark Waldoch had saved up the necessary money, prepared himself emotionally to leave behind Milwaukee, his home of 15 years, and was ready to start a new life in New York. What he hadn't planned on, though, was developing a kidney stone the size of a golf ball shortly after his arrival. "I was in and out of the hospital for two months, put under anesthesia and all that," Waldoch shudders. "It was rough. I mean, talk about insane, they put a laser up my wang to blow up the kidney stone. I had to wear a catheter." With no health insurance to fall back on, Waldoch quickly exhausted his savings. In considerable debt, he returned to Milwaukee . . .
Saturday, May 10, 2008

Tonight @ Mad Planet - 9 p.m.

Indianapolis’ Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s take their name from a character in Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums, so it’s fitting that their debut, The Dust of Retreat, is filled with the type of maudlin chamber-pop that usually soundtracks Anderson's films. The Band has planned a follow-up to that album . . .

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