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Monday, June 17, 2013

June 16, 2013

There’s perhaps another club or two that can claim to be as dark and musty, but Sunday night John C. Reilly and his bluegrass band performed at the only venue in the city that boasts its own hous
06.06.2013 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Sometime between tour dates this winter, Milwaukee country-rock workhorses Hugh Bob and the Hustle swung by Daytrotter's Illinois studio to record a four-song session for the site, which went live this morning. Paid subscribers to the site can stream or download it here. Since releasing their self-titled debut last year, Hugh Bob and company have stayed mighty busy. Earlier this week they performe...
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
 When guitarist Brian Venable of the Memphis band Lucero visits Milwaukee or Wisconsin to play a show or see friends, he’s always fascinated by the many historic and unique buildings dotting
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013

The Fall and Further Decline of the Mighty King of Love (Palookaville Records)

 Whether or not the legends surrounding Phil Lee as a Cain-raising outlaw are true, his songwriting is infused with genuine grit and he sings his compositions with authenticity. His thoughts on broken love and living out of a suitcase
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’...
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012
 There are some records that have distinct seasonal feels. Slint’s Spiderland is reminiscent of an ominous fall evening, while Hüsker Dü’s New Day Rising sounds like a red-hot summer day. Closer to home, Startled
11.12.2012 | | Posted at 10:00 AM

Jason Aldean

By Shepherd Express Staff
Summerfest has announced its first 2013 Marcus Amphitheater headliner, and true to form, it's a country act: Jason Aldean. The Macon, Ga., native has been a country mainstay since his single “Hicktown,” a rollicking, irreverent ode to small towns everywhere, reached No. 10 on the country charts back in 2005. But it wasn’t until his third album, 2007's Wide Open, that Aldean truly emerged as ...
Monday, Oct. 22, 2012

Silhouette of a Fool

  Jim Hoehn is Milwaukee's prime purveyor of trop rock, the Caribbean-inflected sound that originated in Jimmy Buffett's breezily wry worldview and continues to hold intermittent influence on commercial country radio...
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012
 “Winter is on its way,” Joe Crockett cautions on The Championship’s new album, in a rested baritone that makes him sound like he himself has just woken from a deep hibernation. In some ways, he has. High Feather...

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