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Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 6 p.m.

It’s unclear why anyone ever thought a band name as long and cumbersome as Fear Before the March of Flames was a good idea, but the Colorado metalcore band finally came to their senses this year, abbreviating their moniker to just Fear Before. The melodic group, which scored some major exposure on MTV2’s . . .
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008
Hair metal is viewed in many ways: Reverence, distaste, obsession, incredulity and even humor are all evoked in descriptive commentary by critics and fans who debate the genre. No matter what your take on it, though, metal is still alive and well. With a mission statement that is geared toward injecting "new" into "old school," Milwaukee's Bone Shaker is one of the genre's biggest local proponents. The band has toured relentlessly since forming in 2006. Bookings picked up particularly after their well-received debut, 13 Ghosts, and they've since played large stages supporting bigger-name acts throughout the Midwest . . .
Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008

Scars on Broadway (Velvet Hammer)

System of a Down made some of the smartest, most bracing metal ever. Two of SOAD's members, Daron Malakian and John Dolmayan, have branched off as Scars on Broadway. Their debut disc is a logical continuation of SOAD, a pointedly angry assault against everything from Turkish genocide denials to . . .
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008

Tonight @ Linneman's Riverwest Inn - 9 p.m.

Graciously dubbing the place of his birth “Hellwaukee,” local hair metal expat Amir Stoune looks to make another homecoming for fans who may have missed his Aug. 15 performance as part of his “Lost In Hell” tour. A longtime devotee of no-nonsense guitar riffs a la Motley Crue, Amir, as he prefers to be called, recently . . .
Monday, Aug. 11, 2008

Today @ the Walkers Point Center for the Arts

If the human body is a canvas, then tattooing and piercing deserves the status of art. Fittingly, then, human canvases and body art are the focus of a new exhibition called “Flesh. Metal. Ink,” now on display at the Walkers Point Center for the Arts. Curated by Gene Evans of Milwaukee’s Luckystar Studio, the . . .
Friday, Aug. 1, 2008

Today @ the Wisconsin State Fair - 8 p.m.

Making their second major appearance in Milwaukee this year, veteran rockers Queensr˙che are expected to take a break from performing both Operation: Mindcrime albums in their entirety (which the band has been doing overseas) and treat the crowd to a set of big hits, deep cuts and cover songs when they play . . .
Saturday, July 26, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 4:30 p.m.

If you needed further proof that death metal is the new emo, look no further than this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, which is sponsored by Hot Topic, long the country’s No. 1 source of Fall Out Boy T-shirts and Nightmare Before Christmas novelties. The shrieking Michigan metalcore act The Black Dahlia Murder headlines . . .
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Tonight @ the Miramar Theatre - 6 p.m.

After a stormy 12 years together marked by break-ups and line-up changes—moving from Florida to New York has a way of pruning bandmembers—the metalcore band Shai Hulud released their long-delayed new album, Misanthropy Pure, this May. It picks up where the group left off, adding showy, prog-rock touches to their . . .
Monday, July 14, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 7:30 p.m.

Lord help us: The emo kids are discovering ’80s hair metal. It’s tough to say whether their newfound interest stems from a genuine appreciation of the much maligned genre or from ironic laughs at the expense of the primed rockers of yore, but like their fellow South Wales band Funeral for a Friend, Bullet for My Valentine . . .
Friday, May 23, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8 p.m.

Still best remembered for the hits from their 1989 self-titled debut, including “18 and Life,” “I Remember You” and “Youth Gone Wild,” Skid Row arrived on the hair-metal scene at just about the worst time possible, shortly before the grunge movement “killed their genre dead,” as an infamously offensive T-shirt worn by . . .

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