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Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008

Today @ Center Street in Riverwest - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In just a few weeks the city will be overrun by graying bikers blasting Steppenwolf and grumbling about their old ladies, but the annual Rockerbox Motorcycle Show in Riverwest, which runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Center Street, attracts a different, more youthful kind of biker counterculture—in particular, those side-burned . . .
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Saturday, June 21, 2008

A battalion of atavistic bands are raising the specter of psychedelic music, painting it black with plural nouns evocative of the netherworld. Saturday night's show at Mad Planet billed two such chthonic acts as bookends with a curious bolt of Call Me Lightning in the center. Promoting their fifth album, Heavy Deavy Skull Lover, The Warlocks performed with a skeleton crew half the size of their original lineup. Despite attenuated personnel and an unfortunate opening slot on a three’s-a-crowd bill, The Warlocks filled the space with brooding, elegiac new material.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
After a year and a half of inactivity, the Milwaukee hardcore band Since By Man made it official, announcing plans to break up following one last show this Saturday. Band members have already begun moving on to other careers, projects and cities. That it took them months to settle on a date for their long-planned farewell show speaks volumes about how divergent their paths had become. “We still enjoyed playing together, and our shows were great,” explains singer Sam Macon, “but the writing process was becoming stressful, and we were having difficulty coming up with material for our third album. Creatively, we were growing apart.”
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Milwaukee Bands Play the Prominent Texan Festival

SITTING ALONE AT A LONG, WHITE TABLE BY THE ENTRANCE GATE, KELSEY KAUFMANN SMILED at the festivalgoers, handing them concert schedules as they filtered into the park. They were arriving for a bash called Mess With Texas, one of the largest of the storied day parties...
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tonight @ the Echo Base Collective - 8:00 PM

The eccentric Israeli garage/prog-rock group Monotonix, which makes no effort to hide its affinity for all things Thin Lizzy, headlines an 8 p.m. show at the Echo Base Collective with openers Call Me Lightning tonight. Largely on the strength of their wild live shows, which occasionally include pyrotechnics, the group was . . .
03.13.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Admin
The world's greatest music festival has officially kicked off, and day one of four is now over at 2:30 in morning (at least for me - Evan is still out wondering the streets). In addition to being able to witness countless amazing performances from lots of great bands, I also have the discreet pleasure of being able to perform myself, which is why I need to go to sleep now . . . but, before I do, ...
Friday, March 7, 2008

Wednesday, March 12th @ Mohawk Patio – 9:00 PM

Call Me Lightning, of Milwaukee, WI, play frenetic post-punk informed by The Talking Heads' quirky pop and The Jesus Lizard's rambunctious absurdism. Recent signees to respectable NYC indie label, FRENCHKISS RECORDS (Les Savy Fav, The Hold Steady), CALL ME LIGHTNING entered Steve Albini's Electrical Audio in Chicago with engineer Greg . . .