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Friday, Feb. 22, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8:00 PM

The divide between ’90s alt-rock and alt-country was never a particularly contentious one, but it was never better captured than on Todd Snider’s 1994 send-up, “Talkin’ Seattle Grunge Rock Blues.” Since 1994, Snider has pumped out respectable offerings on both independent and major labels, most of them . . .
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008

Tonight @ Burnhearts - 9:00 PM

Milwaukee’s Juniper Tar specializes in clean, catchy no-frills Americana. Tonight the rootsy group unveils their newest CD, To The Trees, at an intimate party at Bay View’s arty corner tap, Burnhearts. The 9 p.m. event will feature a listening session and an acoustic performance from the band.
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008

Tonight @ Vnuk's - 9:00 PM

On their MySpace page, Atlanta metal-rockers Zoroaster describe themselves as sounding like “DINOSAURS TAKING A SHIT,” an unbecoming but not entirely inaccurate simile for their droning, monstrous sound. Like Zoroaster, who headline a 9 p.m. show at Vnuk’s, openers Sourvein, of North . . .
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008

Tonight @ the Eagles Ballroom - 8:00 PM

Hellyeah, a nu-metal supergroup featuring members of Mudvayne, Nothingface, Pantera and Damageplan, bring their thrashy, cocksure sound to the Eagles Ballroom tonight for an 8 p.m. show with opening acts Machine Head and Nonpoint.
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008

Tonight @ The Rave - 8:00 PM

The Whigs, who play the Rave tonight at 8 p.m. have garnered some lofty comparisons to influential and wide-ranging bands like The Replacements, My Morning Jacket, and Superchunk, but they seem comfortable with the high expectations. Frontman Parker Gispert’s frantic and evocative voice presides . . .
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8:00 PM

Troubadour Matt White, a New Yorker and UW-Madison graduate, was snatched up by Geffen Records on the strength of his sensitive songs and pretty-boy looks, then paired with some of the music industry’s most accomplished producers for his debut full-length album, Best Days, released last fall . . .
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008

Red Planet Boulevard (Think Tank Media/ProgRock Records)

After releasing nearly a dozen solo albums (and making numerous guest appearances on other artists’ records), it’s fair to say that California-based singer Lana Lane has established her own distinct voice. Unfortunately, more listeners overseas have probably heard that voice than here in the United States . . .
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008

Tonight @ Mad Planet - 9:00 PM

Early in their career, Six Organs of Admittance’s psychedelic songs were unstructured and largely instrumental. On recent releases, however, bandleader Ben Chasny has honed his songwriting and played up his vocals, adding a beating heart to his hypnotic, droning ragas. The group’s latest, 2007’s . . .
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

Tonight @ the Eagles Ballroom - 8:00 PM

Although he has seen much of his relevance dwindle since his heyday in the late ’90s, Marilyn Manson remains a visible figure, albeit more for his romances with teenage actresses and the occasional burlesque performer than his recent musical forays. Despite a clever lead single, “Heart-Shaped Glasses,” and a . . .

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