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Monday, May 14, 2012

May 11, 2012

Steve Winwood had much to celebrate when he played to a near-capacity crowd at the Riverside Theater Friday night. It was the first show of his new tour and the eve of his 64th birthday—and by evening's end, he proved just why he has e...
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Quintron and Miss Pussycat, The Polyphonic Spree and The Black Keys

Prolific rocker Steve Winwood was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 for his work with the prog-rock outfit Traffic, and it's not inconceivable he could be inducted again, since he was also a founding member...
Friday, May 4, 2012

Aziz Ansari, Field Report and Milwaukee Underground Film Festival

Los Angeles promoter David Bash founded his International Pop Overthrow Festival in 1998 to showcase bands performing in the loosely defined power-pop tradition—pretty much any group playing melodic, guitar-based rock qualifies—and has since...
Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spoof Fest 2012, Noel Gallagher and Shabazz Palaces

Dan Hicks has been playing for half a century, and although his 1969 debut LP with His Hot Licks, Original Recordings, wasn't much of a success, it led to a line of more successful albums that established him as a cult...
Monday, June 20, 2011

June 18, 2011

Were radio and sales success ever to dry up for Kem, the musically expansive R&B singer should have little trouble paying his bills by motivational speaking or preaching. He engaged in both naturally and forcefully enough at his show Saturday night at the Riverside Theater...
Friday, June 17, 2011

June 16, 2011

Many bands earn praise as must-see live acts through prolific touring and lengthy, improvised sets—add a couple psychedelic guitar freak-outs here, a few 10-minute songs there and throw in some long hair for good measure, and that'll have peopl...
Monday, April 4, 2011

April 3, 2011

After several years dedicated mostly to solo efforts, singer-songwriter Conor Oberst returned to his formative Bright Eyes project this year with a new album, The People's Key, which he has suggested may be the band's last. Oberst hasn't committed...
Monday, Dec. 13, 2010

Dec. 11, 2010

It would seem to be a natural fit to have the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra perform the music of Pink Floyd. Even among the wild experimentation of the early psychedelic era, Floyd were more willing than most to move away from conventional pop structu...
Monday, June 21, 2010

June 20, 2010

When the guys in the indie rock band MGMT were faced with following up their celebrated debut album, Oracular Spectacular, they had the choice of making more music in the vein of their hit “Kids” or letting the music take them in a new,...

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