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Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

Carmina Burana (Sony Classical)

 Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana (1937) has become one of the most familiar classical compositions from the modern era. The workout it provides for choral groups may be one reason for its popularity on concert stages, but another
Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

Stagefright

Fourth time's a charm for Milwaukee's Revolush. Stagefright mines the rarefied terrain where classic rock meets power pop without sounding overly concerned about paying homage to The Beatles. The group sounds closer
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012
 “We’re a filthy, charming, lovable band,” Christopher Roberts, drummer for Milwaukee trio Heavy Hand, explains bluntly. “A lot of our lyrics are dirty as shit and we swear in our songs. They’re not radio-friendly, for the most
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012

American Made

At moments, the debut by Milwaukee’s The BigWheel Band superficially evokes such terrors as Blue Cheer, Primus and Cream. And if they filter their influences through the lesser, post-grunge lens of Pop Evil or Creed...
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012

The Great Destroyer (Cuba Libre)

With the group's third CD, Certain Stars begs the question: Just what is "indie" rock? The Milwaukee/Chicago quartet (which takes its name from a Superchunk song) offers a profusion of...
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012

The return of classic Americana rock

The '80s and '90s were special for Milwaukee music—an era when bands grounded in classic pop-rock songwriting (and often with an Americana accent) thrived on the city's East Side alt scene. One of the best, Sugarfoot, is returning to the stage...
01.03.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
If the Tiny Mix Tapes report is to be believed�and Lord, I hope it is�Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks will be returning to Milwaukee for the first time since that semi-infamous 2003 concert when they played an entire chronological set of Pavement songs*. The rumored Jicks show will take place on March 20 at the Pabst Theater. That should give fans ample time to acquaint themselves with the...
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012

Live at Montreux 1975-1993 (Eagle Rock)

Her blistering voice was in good form for her performances at the annual Montreux Jazz Festival, sampled on a newly released live album. By the '70s, blues great Etta James was fronting a blues-rock band with a touch of soul organ and brass...

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