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03.02.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The Pabst Theater foundation has dropped word of three concerts today: * The Smoking Popes, a perfectly good '90s pop-punk band torn apart by Christianity but since reunited, splits a May 15th bill with Milwaukee's excellent Maritime, arguably the city's flagship indie-rock band. * "Unwigged and Unplugged," a not-quite Spinal Tap tour featuring comedians Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and...
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Dec. 4, Tay Butler @ Stonefly Brewery, 10 p.m. This summer the Royal Family camp announced itself as a promising force in the Milwaukee rap scene with the release of its first record, Prophetic’s Mo Profit, Mo Progress. Tonight another member of the collective, Tay Butler, celebrates the release of his own...
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008

Tonight @ the Stonefly Brewery - 10 p.m.

Emerging proudly from The Promise Ring’s considerable shadow, Milwaukee’s Maritime are riding high from the glowing reception to last year’s Heresy and the Hotel Choir, the band’s slickest, catchiest disc yet. One-time Maritime bassist Eric Axelson—best known for his time with the Dismemberment Plan—is doing pretty alright for himself, too. He’s now playing with Statehood, a D.C. band that doles out the furrow-browed post-hardcore that city loves so much. Tonight Maritime and Statehood team up for a reunion show of...
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Southern Culture on the Skids @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. Though Southern Culture on the Skids sings of mobile homes, boxsized motels, fried chicken and other phenomena mostly associated with the land south of the Mason-Dixon, the band would fit right in with Milwaukee’s punk- and rockabilly-loving music...
Friday, Aug. 29, 2008

Tonight @ the Cactus Club - 10 p.m.

Once coldly dismissed as yet another Promise Ring side project, local indie-rockers Maritime have picked up a well-deserved following over the years, as their records became better, their live shows stronger and their pop sensibilities tighter. Last year they released their finest record yet, the tuneful, peppy Heresy and the . . .
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Lewis Black @ Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 11 p.m. Though he’s likely blown any chance he had at film stardom after a string of appear ances in awful movies like Robin Williams’ Man of the Year and the 2006 kid film Unaccompanied Minors, angry comedian Lewis Black has had better luck cashing in his "Daily Show"...
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Saturday, May 3, 2008

It is safe to say that anyone who keeps in touch with the ever-growing Milwaukee music scene has, at the very least, heard of Maritime. The group’s critically acclaimed . . .
Saturday, May 3, 2008

Tonight @ the Turner Hall Ballroom - 8 p.m.

Once coldly dismissed as another Promise Ring side project—and not a particularly interesting one at that—local indie-rockers Maritime have picked up a well-deserved following over the years, as their records became better and their live shows stronger. Last fall they released their finest record yet, the tuneful . . .
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008

2007 in Milwaukee music

Although it can sometimes feel like Milwaukee's music scene is a tad predictable, 2007 will be remembered as a more eventful year than most. Here's a look back at some of the biggest happenings, controversies and trends of the year.
Friday, Dec. 21, 2007

The Response Fits the Bill (In a Good Way)

While recently re-watching Rushmore, Steve Kerwin realized with some dismay that a memorable line in the film bears an unintentional resemblance to the title of his band's latest album, With Friends Like You, Who Needs Enemies?

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