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Friday, Feb. 29, 2008

Tonight @ the Cactus Club

Unlike so many other abstract hip-hop artists who create only flimsy, vaguely dreamlike soundscapes, Dalek runs the gamut from shoegazey atmospherics to harsh blasts of industrial noise every bit as ferocious as you’d expect from two bulky, barbarous New Jerseyians. Even though the group’s temper has . . .
Friday, Feb. 29, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 7:00 PM

On hiatus from Blink-182, guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge immersed himself with work on Angels and Airwaves’ 2006 debut We Don’t Need To Whisper. The album was an effects-heavy exercise in prog-experimentalism, dismissed by most critics as an indulgent outlet for DeLonge. With Blink-182 now on . . .
Monday, Feb. 25, 2008

Tonight @ Mad Planet - 9:00 PM

Division Day’s brand of melodic, introspective indie/power-pop can be a bit disorienting—just imagine the Dismemberment Plan covering a meditative Coldplay piano track. At their best, however, on tracks like the hypnotic ballad “Colorguard” from their debut full-length Beartrap . . .
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 . . .

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