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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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A high-end cocktail lounge and dance club of the sort typically associated with Downtown and the Fifth Ward, Decibel stands out on North Avenue, where it offers a substantially more upscale alternative to the casual college bars that neighbor it. This chic space is outfitted with three bars, two DJ booths...
Monday, Nov. 16, 2009

Mad Planet

Mad Planet is one of Riverwest’s best rock clubs, a perfectly sized venue for mid-level touring bands and popular local acts. When bands aren’t playing, though, the venue doubles as a full
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Friday, Sept. 25, Donnis w/ DJ Benzi @ Hot Water/Wherehouse, 10 p.m. Debut mixtapes don’t get much better than Donnis’ recent Diary of an ATL Brave, a stunning introduction to the charismatic upstart Atlanta rapper featuring some of the catchiest production that city has to offer.
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Sept. 3, Jazz in the Park w/ The Jazz Orgy @ Cathedral Square Park, 6:30 p.m. The Fox Valley’s resident jazz heads prefer variety to traditionalism. Claiming that if they played Miles Davis and John Coltrane all night it would put their audience to sleep, The Jazz Orgy plays a variety of funk...
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.
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Aug. 13, Irish Fest @ Summerfest Grounds. One year shy of its 30th anniversary, Milwaukee’s Irish Fest once again transforms the Summerfest grounds into a haven for Celtic culture. This year’s festival features musical performances from artist 3 Pints Gone, Gaelic Storm, The Red...
Sunday, May 17, 2009
From catching an awesome club, theater or co-op concert to hanging out with other locals in your favorite neighborhood haunt of choice, Milwaukee's options for fun are increasingly abundant as the sun goes down. While no neighborhood is completely genre-specific, the residents of each do take pride in their own unique flavor. Milwaukee has always been known for impressive bar-per-capita numbers. This is perhaps most evident in the student- and campus oriented East Side, with the Jazz Estate and Vox being the quieter and relaxed alternative to the louder and rowdier BBC and Cans...
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, April 2, The Gaslight Anthem @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. While New Jersey natives The Gaslight Anthem continually invoke mentions of Bruce Springsteen from critics, in truth those comparisons have more to do with both acts’ shared Garden State origins and fondness for times past than anything...
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, March 12, A Braves New World @ Discovery World, 7 p.m. Just in time for the spring baseball season, this month sees the release of William Povletich’s Milwaukee Braves: Heroes and Heartbreak, a book that examines the economic and cultural impact of Milwaukee’s first Major League Baseball team...
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Feb. 26, The Milwaukee Music Awards @ Mad Planet, 8 p.m. Since re-launching as RadioMilwaukee two years ago, WYMS 88.9 has made a concerted effort to advance Milwaukee music— not by opening its doors to all local artists, but by showcasing the work of a chosen few, granting them the constant exposure...

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