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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,...
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

March 21, 2010

The spirit of Jimi Hendrix was alive and aloft Sunday night at the sold-out Riverside Theater for Experience Hendrix 2010, a tour to remember and revere the great guitar god. Composed of a number of stellar guitarists and vocalists,...
Friday, Nov. 27, 2009

Tonight @ The Riverside Theater, 8 p.m.

Ireland’s The Cranberries rode the 1990s alternative boom well, with singles like the 1993 ballad “Linger” and 1994’s far-grungier “Zombie” becoming near-ubiquitous rock radio staples. Like many of their...
Monday, Nov. 9, 2009

Nov. 7, 2009

Rock ’n’ roll pioneers that are always ready for a party, The Black Crowes opened Saturday’s performance with a promise from lead singer Chris Robinson to take the crowd “on a rock ’n’ roll rid...
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Oct. 1, MPTV Community Cinema: The 1930s’ Civilian Conservation Corps @ Discovery World, 6 p.m. The Civilian Conservation Corps, one of the boldest and most effective of all the New Deal programs, put men to work...
09.11.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Widespread Panic has been playing its swampy jam-rock since the mid-�80s, when there was no organized jam scene for them to lean on, but the emergence of jam in the late-�90s as its own genre�with its own business model�turned the once-obscure band into a lucrative touring machine. In recent years the band has even had to alter its tours to account for its many sold-out shows. After regularly sell...

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