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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

May 15, 2012

<p><span>While going above and beyond the call of duty has its perks, it can also be really exhausting to watch someone do it. For about an hour Tuesday night, The Polyphonic Spree treated a half-full Turner Hall Ballroom to the more spec...
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...
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May 1, 2012

In attempt to describe Nirvana's sound, Kurt Cobain once remarked, &quot;All in all we sound like The Knack and the Bay City Rollers being molested by Black Flag and Black Sabbath.&quot; The first half of that equation speaks to Cobain&#...
Friday, April 6, 2012

April 5, 2012

"I didn't know it was possible for a person to throw up 10 times," Youth Lagoon's Trevor Powers told the crowd at Turner Hall Ballroom Thursday night, apologizing for a case of food poisoning he'd picked up on the road. The 2...
Thursday, April 5, 2012

Youth Lagoon, Opening Day and Lucero

It's funny how a little bit of talent is all it takes to make even some of the most exhausted sounds feel new again. Released last year through Fat Possum Records, songwriter Trevor Powers' debut album as Youth Lagoon, The Year of Hibernation...

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