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07.15.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nancy Wilkes
                The wait for German Fest is a little shorter this year.  We’re kicking the Fest off adding a new night of great entertainment and free admission on Thursday, July 24. So, I’m calling it an extended weekend and starting the party on Thursday with Usinger’s Family Night from 5 to 10 p.m.  What’s better?  I can still afford to come back all weekend since Thu...
Sunday, July 13, 2008

Today @ Cathedral Square Park

Last call for crepes! Bastille Days wraps up its four-day run at Cathedral Square Park today. Shopping, local music, festival food, New Orleans-styled street performers and cirque aerial displays are among the main draws, and chef demonstrators and wine experts will be on site . . .
07.10.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nancy Wilkes
You know what I love more than kibbles, more than table scraps even? The food at all of the bars and restaurants on the German Fest grounds, of course. I’ve got my eye on some new menu items, including a smoked beef sausage called the landjäger, and a giant Oktoberfest pretzel imported from the Fatherland in Bavaria. The combination of a nice salty, smoked landjäger and a warm pretzel is “...
Sunday, July 6, 2008

311

Tonight @ the Miller Lite Oasis

With their friendly reggae/hip-hop/alt-rock hybrid, 311 are an agreeable little band, yet they’ve long suffered from an image problem. When they’re not being derided as a frat-friendly, jam-lite band (a characterization that, while exaggerated, they’d be hard-pressed to refute), they’re being charged (far more ridiculously) as...
Saturday, July 5, 2008

Tonight @ the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage

As vicious as it may seem to throw a baby-faced band to the tar pits, The Redwalls have likely missed their shot at stardom. Snatched up by Capitol Records early in their career, in 2005 the Illinois group released De Nova, a banal tribute to the ’60s British Invasion that was heavily promoted but indifferently...
Saturday, July 5, 2008

Cracker, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Steel Pulse

With its crunchy alt-rock guitars and its “leave me alone and let me get stoned” mentality, Cracker’s best-known hit, “Low,” is pure ’90s, but the rest of the band’s catalogue doesn’t date so easily. Like frontman David Lowery’s other band, Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker continues to record spry rock albums spiked...
Saturday, July 5, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Amphitheater

Tom Petty’s career has been remarkably consistent, as the man has yet to put out a bad album. From Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (1976) to Highway Companion (Petty’s 2006 solo album), all of Petty’s albums have featured at least one everlasting song, a song that simply never gets old. Making Petty...
Friday, July 4, 2008

Tonight @ the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage

Seether may have formed in South Africa, but their hearts are in Seattle, from where they channel the grimier, hard-rockier side of grunge artists like Nirvana and Alice in Chains. Perpetually disgruntled singer Shaun Morgan filled his band’s latest album, Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces, with piss and profanity...
Friday, July 4, 2008

Golfdinger & Less Than Jake @ the Harley Davidson Roadhouse

The Harley-Davidson Roadhouse sports a ska-punk double-feature tonight beginning at 8 p.m., when Golfdinger takes the stage. Then, at 10 p.m., a similar but more successful ska group, Less Than Jake, does a set filled with their signature punchy horns and metallic riffs.
Friday, July 4, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Amphitheater

With the band still clocking major play on both hard-rock and modern-rock radio, the timing was perfect for a Stone Temple Pilots reunion—except for one small thing: Singer Scott Weiland still hasn’t concurred the personal problems that induced the band to break up five years ago. Reviews of this tour's...

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