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04.26.2013 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
The Riverside Theater will be packed with squealing tweens on Tuesday, Aug. 20 when it hosts a co-headlining bill between The Wanted and Carly Rae Jepsen. The Wanted, for those without kids, is a British boy band, featuring well-mannered lads with good facial symmetry, very low-cut V-necks and not particularly distinctive voices. After finding fast success overseas, they cracked the stateside mark...
04.15.2013 | | Posted at 11:10 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
It took him 12 years, but Paul McCartney will finally get around to checking out Milwaukee's new ballpark this summer. Twenty years after he played County Stadium in 1993, the former Beatle will headline the Brewers' home park on Tuesday, July 16 as part of his "Out There" tour of American baseball stadiums. The singer confirmed the heavily rumored date on his Twitter feed this morning. McCartney ...
04.10.2013 | | Posted at 05:00 PM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Few rappers could claim a better 2012 than Meek Mill, the shouty Maybach Music Group rapper who last year released a fantastic mixtape, Dreamchasers 2, and a respectable (if surprisingly staid) commercial debut, Dreams & Nightmares. The rapper's recent tours have steered him away from Milwaukee, but that will change on Monday night, when he makes an appearance at Club Onyx, 3120 W. Villard Ave...
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

April 2, 2013

There aren’t more polite, sincere musicians touring today than the gentlemen that make up Grizzly Bear. Their charm is suffocating. Foremost among them is frontman Ed Droste, who on Tuesday night
04.02.2013 | | Posted at 01:00 PM

Rich Kidz will perform instead

By Evan Rytlewski
Recording at an almost impossible pace, Gucci Mane reinvented himself in 2009 as the ultimate mixtape rapper, releasing more than a half dozen mixtapes that year, including several essential ones that made a case for him as one of the most inventive lyricists of his time. When the quality of his output began to dip in the following years, it didn’t seem so much like a decline as an inevitability...
04.01.2013 | | Posted at 08:30 PM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Summerfest hasn't started announcing its side-stage lineups yet, but a few bands are spilling the beans early by posting their tour itineraries on their websites. One of those bands is the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, who will play Milwaukee's biggest musical festival on Friday, June 28, according to their site, as part of their tour behind their new album Mosquito, which comes out April 16. More details on t...
03.26.2013 | | Posted at 02:00 PM

Relations are no longer "Frosty" between Ritchie and Gano

By Evan Rytlewski
It ended with an argument over Wendy's. Milwaukee's Violent Femmes had been playing together for nearly 30 years, but that shared history wasn't enough to keep them together in the wake one of the fast-food giant's ad campaigns, which used the Femmes' iconic "Blister in the Sun" with the permission of guitarist Gordon Gano but not bassist Brian Ritchie. Incensed by that commercial, Ritchie sued Ga...
Friday, March 8, 2013

March 7, 2013

When a band opens a concert with two of their biggest hits and fan favorites, they’re usually looking to prime the crowd for newer songs that might not go over as well. And sure enough, Tegan and
03.06.2013 | | Posted at 04:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
On-call Outkast rapper Big Boi will take a break from refreshing Pitchfork on his browser this spring for a tour with longtime collaborator Killer Mike. The "Shoes for Running 2013 World Tour" will stop at the Rave on Friday, May 3 at 8 p.m., the venue announced this afternoon. Tickets are $26 and go on sale Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m.Big Boi is coming off of his second solo album, Vicious Lies and...
Monday, March 4, 2013

March 3, 2013

It probably goes without saying that psychedelic rock is a fairly loose genre. Beyond a certain set of conventions, like repetition, unconventional song structures and time signatures and general tr

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