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10.14.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Last time I saw the Beastie Boys was Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004. I remember the date because that was one day after the 2004 presidential election, and the day it became quickly indisputable�after a slight glimmer of hope caused by some voting irregularities in Ohio�that George W. Bush had won the election. It was a victory that stung Beastie Boys particularly hard, given the band�s active ro...
08.12.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The Roots embarrassed themselves earlier this year when they pushed the emo-lite crossover attempt "Birthday Girl," featuring a sunny chorus from Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, as the lead single to their latest album, Rising Down. Fans cried foul, and ultimately the band reneged, pulling the track from the album and saving face with a record that, against the odds, turned out to be even more milit...
01.15.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
December and January are a rough time for concertgoers, as most national bands reel in their touring schedules for the holiday season. Thankfully, the annual winter lull is finally behind us, and Milwaukee�s music venues have begun to flesh out their schedules for the next few months. Here are some of the more noteworthy upcoming concerts: January moe. @ The Rave, Jan. 26 Editors ...
01.10.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Two Milwaukee institutions have taken very different approaches to awarding tickets to this weekend�s ultra-sold-out Hannah Montana concert at the Bradley Center. North Shore Bank is hosting an orderly drawing today at noon (which, despite the lack of creativity, still earned the business countless free press, including a full-length article in today�s Journal Sentinel). Meanwhile, Kramp...
01.08.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
This is always promising to see: Fever Marlene, a slick Milwaukee alternative-rock duo with a flair for networking that suggests they have a shot at bigger things, has been booked to headline a concert at the Turner Hall Ballroom, while The Redwalls, a mediocre and perpetually over-hyped Illinois band with a major-label CD under the belt, have been booked as their openers. Needless to sa...

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