Bob Dylan is
inarguably an American icon, one whose music has transcended the passage of
time, but for many people he’ll forever be a symbol of the promise and problems
of the ’60s, which begs the question
“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
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...
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...
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...
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...
In the middle of a high-stakes operation in Belgrade, Serbia,
a U.S. mission to thwart the sale of a dirty bomb by a pair of international
masterminds known as the Wolf and the Albino, CIA agent Ethan Renner (Kevin
Costner) stops to call his daughter for her birthday. In his