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Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

No-budget film stars Milwaukee musical legend

 Richard LaValliere was a remarkable figure from Milwaukee’s ’70s punk scene. As bassist and songwriter, he brought unusual wit to The Haskels and redrew boundaries with his no-guitar follow-up, The Oil Tasters. LaValliere left for New York in the ’80s and continued to make cliché-busting music
07.29.2013 | | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
One of rock 'n' roll's great charmers, Jonathan Richman will play Shank Hall on Thursday, Nov. 14, the venue announced this weekend. With his first band The Modern Lovers, Richman inspired a generation of '70s punk bands before moving on to a more acoustic, traditional style of rock 'n' roll inspired by the music of his youth. Richman still tours regularly, but for whatever reason it has been ages...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

True stories from Milwaukee’s punk scene

 Milwaukee always lacked the size and numbers of Chicago, but when punk rock emerged at the end of the ’70s, our modest metropolis punched above its weight and nurtured more good bands than our neighbor to the south
Friday, June 7, 2013

June 6, 2013

In light of all the old punk rock bands reuniting these days—the competing Black Flag lineups come to mind—playing giant festivals and making mad cash off our nostalgia, I was a little nervous prior to The Dead
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Milwaukee’s power-pop stars back for one last time

 Between Cheap Trick on the hard edge and The Shoes on the soft side, the power-pop movement spread out across the upper Midwest during the ’70s and was well represented in Milwaukee. One of the genre’s most
Monday, March 25, 2013

March 24, 2013

It’s entirely plausible that you could make it this far in life without consciously hearing German industrial outfit KMFDM, but if you’ve frequented rock concerts at any point in the last 25 ye
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Semi-Twang is better the second time around

Nothing is forever in rock anymore, least of all breakups. Whether local heroes or global superstars, defunct bands regroup nowadays with alarming regularity. Many of them downright suck; many more reemerge as mere outlines
Monday, Sept. 24, 2012

Sept. 22, 2012

One of the key bands to emerge from New York’s fertile, boundary-pushing No Wave scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, Swans’ original incarnation, founded by singer-guitarist Michael Gira...
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012
Garden Smiles: After a rare rainstorm, Lynden Sculpture Garden was blessed by the weather gods for its inaugural Harry & Peg Bradley's Backyard Barbecue. Braise, recently named by Bon Appetit as one of the country's top 50 new restaurants...

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