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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, April 23, Indigo Girls @ The Pabst Theater, 8 p.m. Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have come a long way since their 1987 debut Strange Fire yielded the hit “Closer to Fine.” The Indigo Girls have remained one of the most popular folk-rock duos over the last two decades, releasing 11 studio albums, including...
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, March 26, Brian Regan @ The Riverside Theater, 7:30 p.m. For a comedian, a Patton Oswalt endorsement is like having Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski tell you he likes the way you play basketball— it means you’re pretty good at what you do. Brian Regan’s observational comedy lives up to the praise Oswalt...
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, March 12, A Braves New World @ Discovery World, 7 p.m. Just in time for the spring baseball season, this month sees the release of William Povletich’s Milwaukee Braves: Heroes and Heartbreak, a book that examines the economic and cultural impact of Milwaukee’s first Major League Baseball team...
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Feb. 19, Larkin Grimm @ Stonefly Brewery, 10 p.m. Like so many artists on Michael Gira’s Young God label, Larkin Grimm blurs the line between spirituality and pretension, filling her faintly Wiccan gypsy folk with all manner of accidental sounds, foreign accents and loopy instruments (she's also a devoted...
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Feb. 12, Buckwheat Zydeco @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. Perhaps the most popular modern accordionist outside of Weird Al Yankovic, Stanley Dural Jr., better known as Buckwheat Zydeco, returns to Milwaukee to give the city an early taste of Mardi Gras. The Louisianan Creole blues master first cut his...
Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8 p.m.

Hard rock tribute acts are scattered across cities around the world, playing to mainly hardcore and nostalgic fans. Some even have some quirky takes on the original group such as Mini Kiss, The Kiss tribute featuring midgets. But the faux-Rush tribute act Animation prefers to stick to straight-up covers. The Chicago-based performers are playing Moving Pictures and half of Hemispheres in a more than three-hour set, meaning there’ll...
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Jan. 29, The Paul Collins Beat w/ Gentleman Jesse and His Men @ Club Garibaldi, 10 p.m. The Paul Collins Beat—an American group once known simply as The Beat until the British band of the same name created brand confusion, forcing the change— was one of the lucky late-’70s power-pop bands granted...
01.22.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Christmas came a good 11 and a half months early this year: Muzzle of Bees has posted a ridiculously high-quality live recording of Pavement's concert at Shank Hall from June 13, 1992�two months after Slanted and Enchanted came out. That album makes up most of the setlist, of course. The band's early singles like "Box Elder," "Forklift" and "Home" had already been excised from its set list.  Curi...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8 p.m.

Bluegrass thrives on dynamism—part of its thrill is seeing musicians gleefully blitz through such complex chord changes and solos with whirlwind speed. Despite what their animal namesake suggests, Trampled By Turtles, who headline an 8 p.m. show at Shank Hall tonight, play as fast as any other bluegrass outfit on the market, while...
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8 p.m.

The Wigs are remembered by music fans of a certain age, but a younger generation in love with their genre will want to cock an ear. Popular in Milwaukee during the early '80s, The Wigs were with the first wave of local power-pop bands, breaking ground for later groups such as The Blow Pops, Trolley and The Lackloves. The Wigs' 1981 LP File Under: Pop Vocal, with its propulsive beat and jangly bittersweet songs, has been remixed...

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