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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

City That Care Forgot (429)

Ever since his debut, 1968's Gris-Gris, there's never been a question about the exact source of Dr. John's sound. Now, though, three years after Hurricane Katrina, his amicable growl seems more poised than ever to be a musical/social/political voice for New Orleans. While City That Care Forgot isn't a likely catalyst for sweeping change, or even a musical high-water . . .
Monday, June 30, 2008

Tonight @ the M&I Classic Rock Stage

Who better to pay tribute to the late funk legend James Brown than another funk legend, Bootsy Collins? Bootsy Collins gives it up for the Godfather of Soul at the M&I Classic Rock Stage tonight at 8 p.m.
Monday, May 12, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8 p.m.

Here’s one for the “hey, didn’t they break-up” file: The oddball ’80s funk-pop ensemble Was (Not Was) returned this year with their first album in 18 years, Boo! The Bangles may have tapped ancient times for their novelty hit “Walk Like an Egyptian,” but Was (Not Was) out time-traveled those girls, conjuring the prehistoric . . .
Friday, April 25, 2008

Tonight @ the Miramar Theatre - 9:00 p.m.

It appears that the String Cheese Incident, once reigning gods of the jam scene, has all but broken up, but two of the group’s members, drummer Michael Travis and percussionist Jason Hann, have continued to perform together. Their new project, EOTO, is a far cry from the mostly rootsy sound of the Incident; instead . . .
Friday, April 25, 2008

Tonight @ the Jazz Estate - 9:30 p.m.

With their counter-point-laden, three-saxophones, one-drummer dynamic, the all-woman jazz quartet The Tiptons nods particularly to Blue Note-styled hard bop, but in true improvisational fashion also incorporates the sounds of Afro-Cuban, New Orleans and Eastern European jazz. Fittingly, the group, which plays a . . .
02.13.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
I ducked out of the office for a couple of hours today to catch Barack Obama�s afternoon town hall appearance in Waukesha. The candidate was running a bit late�apparently an auto factory tour in Janesville went long�so I had plenty of time to take in the music his campaign broadcast before his rally. Anybody who�s ever seen a presidential candidate knows the type of music I�m talking ...
Monday, Feb. 4, 2008

Tonight @ Potawatomi Bingo Casino - 8:00 PM

Perhaps the most popular modern accordionist outside of Weird Al Yankovich, Stanley Dural Jr. (better known to fans, of course, as Buckwheat Zydeco), continues to earn good will for his cheerful funk and blues records. Most recently . . .

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