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Monday, April 4, 2011

April 2, 2011

Late last week, the blogosphere buzzed with the news that longtime Milwaukee rockers Decibully would be going on hiatus following their April 2 performance at the Cactus Club. Band co-founder Ryan Weber was set to leave the city for a stint in the Peace Corps...
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010
For five years, Sharon Van Etten wrote music in secret, stockpiling songs she hoped to perform under better circumstances. “I started playing open mics when I went to college, but then I took a break,” Van Etten explains. “My boyfriend at the time wasn’t very supportive of my music and didn’t think I was good enough to perform, so I had to hide it from him...
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009

Farms in Trouble, Lisa Lampanelli, The Hood Internet, Lewis Black and Cheap Trick

Farms in Trouble’s messy, lo-fi pop invites instant comparisons to early Guided by Voices, though the group is even more free-spirited, pasting together fuzzy song pastiches with an anything-can-be-an-instrument-if-you-turn-it-into-one mentality (they’ve been known to play bottles and bike spokes). In the studio this Milwaukee group, which features members of The Candeliers and The Trusty Knife, records straight to cassette...
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Sept. 10, Jazz in the Park w/ Chicago Afrobeat Project @ Cathedral Square Park, 6:30 p.m.All Afrobeat bands owe some debt to genre pioneer Fela Kuti, but the Chicago Afrobeat Project is particularly beholden to his legacy. The group’s recent album, (A) Move to Silent Unrest...
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Aug. 20, WMSE’s Radio Summer Camp w/ Sometime Sweet Susan @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 7 p.m. WMSE launches its Radio Summer Camp festival, a multi-day, multi-venue concert series, with tonight’s showcase of Milwaukee music past and present at Turner Hall Ballroom. Headliners...
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Aug. 13, Irish Fest @ Summerfest Grounds. One year shy of its 30th anniversary, Milwaukee’s Irish Fest once again transforms the Summerfest grounds into a haven for Celtic culture. This year’s festival features musical performances from artist 3 Pints Gone, Gaelic Storm, The Red...
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, July 30, Vans Warped Tour @ Marcus Amphitheater, 11 a.m. Political punk curmudgeons Bad Religion and Anti-Flag sharing tour dates with electro-quirk bands like 3OH!3 and InnerPartySystem? It must be time for another Vans Warped Tour. As usual, the tour’s...
Thursday, July 2, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, July 2, Femi Kuti @ Potawatomi Bingo Casino Rock Stage, Summerfest, 10 p.m. Afro-beat might sound like an obscure style of music (particularly for those who haven’t recently lived on college campuses, where it’s becoming especially popular), but it’s actually...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, May 28, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers @ Vnuk’s Lounge, 8:30 p.m. While the resilient “King of the Hill” probably keeps royalties flowing to Roger Clyne, who penned the show’s theme song with his ’90s country-rock band, The Refreshments, Clyne has spent the...

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