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Friday, April 11, 2008

Tonight @ the Turner Hall Ballroom - 8:00 PM

Considering the number of pejoratives leveled at The Hold Steady, it’s hard to believe that the group’s last release, 2006’s Boys and Girls in America, garnered such a warm public and critical response (including an increasingly difficult 9.4 rating from Pitchfork). Often derided as little more than a glorified bar band, The . . .
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8:00 PM

Jesse Malin, the singer/songwriter who plays an 8 p.m. show at Shank Hall tonight, has no shortage of famous friends and fans. On his last solo release, 2007’s Glitter In The Gutter, the former Heart Attack and D-Generation frontman received assists from Ryan Adams and Bruce Springsteen, crafting a fine record full of twangy . . .
03.29.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Tom Brokaw popularized the idea of �the Greatest Generation� and more recently the amiable news anchor has focused on his own generation. The History Channel documentary �1968 With Tom Brokaw,� out now on DVD, examines a year that virtually everyone agrees was pivotal. Whether �68 moved the world for better or for worse remains debatable. Brokaw finds voices willing to take up both positions. ...
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

March 17, 2008

To borrow a title from the artist’s own songbook, Bruce Springsteen once again “proved it all night” as he and a reunited E Street Band rocked the Bradley Center for a near-capacity crowd Monday night. There were a few empty patches of seats, mostly behind the sports arena’s stage, but they were hard to see amid the joyous audience’s dancing and singing during an aggressive two-and-a-half-hour set. Springsteen, 58, and his eight-member, black-clad band have slowed a little since their earlier days. Some have put on weight, others have lost their hair . . .
Monday, March 17, 2008

Tonight @ the Bradley Center - 7:30 PM

Glory days, indeed! Bruce Springsteen returns to Milwaukee tonight for a 7:30 p.m. concert at the Bradley Center. Recent years have been kind to The Boss, who has released a series of well-reviewed, war-inspired albums since 2002, the latest of which, Magic, reunites him with his storied E Street Band once again . . .
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

As riotous as his altercations with the (often bumbling) law were in his classic stoner comedies with Cheech Marin, there was nothing funny about Tommy Chong’s real life run-in with the authorities. In 2003, Chong was sentenced to nine months in jail for financing a business that sold drug paraphernalia—

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