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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Tonight @ Cascio Groove Garage & Frank's Power Planet

It’ll be a busy day for head-banging as staples of the Milwaukee hardcore scene, the Get Rad, offer not one, but two shows. After Get Rad’s 8:15 p.m. set at Cascio’s Groove Garage and the following fireworks display at the lakefront, the band will give an encore performance of their roaring brand of punk at Frank’s Power...
Thursday, July 3, 2008

Today at Cascio Groove Garage

The Cascio Groove Garage, Summerfest’s all-local stage sponsored by the Shepherd Express and WMSE, gets loud for the day with sets from many of the city’s finest punk and hardcore bands, including Novel (3:45 p.m.), Father Phoenix (4:30 p.m.), Red Knife Lottery (5:15 p.m.) and Cougar Dan (6:45 p.m.)
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Alkaline Trio, O.A.R., Crystal Method, Coheed and Cambria

Punk fans are notoriously fickle about bands selling out, but Alkaline Trio’s ascension from small-time macabre punk band to Killers-sized modern-rock band was so gradual and so natural that many fans might not even have noticed that their favorite group is now appearing on “The Hills.” The...
Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Today at Cascio Groove Garage

First there were the Beatles and then came the Buggs, Milwaukee's tongue-in-cheek, punk-rock tribute to the four lads from Liverpool. The Buggs' unique approach has won enthusiastic crowds at Summerfest, Bucks games and other big venues, but has placed them a little between...
Monday, June 30, 2008

Paramore, Gin Blossoms, Candlebox, Matisyahu

Separating themselves from legions of other Warped Tour/Alternative Press-approved pop-punkers, Paramore is fronted by spunky starlet Hayley Williams, a 19-year-old who is, refreshingly, like a real 19-year-old. The group’s charmingly overproduced 2007 album, Riot! is an emo-rific depiction...
Sunday, May 25, 2008

Tonight @ Mad Planet - 8 p.m.

Many of Lookout Record’s heyday punk bands went the way of the dinosaur, but one of the label’s quintessential acts, Queers, has carried on, recording new music—well, new in that it hasn’t been recorded before; old in that it never strays from their tried-and-true, Ramones-esque formula—for Asian Man Records . . .
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
It is often taken for granted that hardcore punk is—and perhaps should be—the domain of the young. Young adulthood is a scary time for most of us, and what better way to express one’s youthful angst than by identifying with a music scene that embraces those feelings of alienation and confusion? I don’t think I would have made it through adolescence with my sanity intact without records like Black Flag’s Damaged and Minor Threat’s Out of Step. Those albums provided me with a useful outlet for my youthful rage and, perhaps more importantly, made me realize that I wasn’t the only one feeling so, well, out of step. At a time when one’s identity is incredibly unstable, any sense of community becomes paramount, and hardcore punk became the one place where I felt truly accepted.
05.09.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
One of Milwaukee�s finest bands has been all too silent lately, but this month Red Knife Lottery returned with a 7-inch single, �Hip Bruisers,� and promises of a new album. The 7-inch�s title track, now streaming on the band�s Myspace page, is nothing short of stunning. The early Pretty Girls Make Graves influence is still there, but the band has honed the soulful screamo of their debut and...
Friday, April 18, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 7:30 p.m.

The hard-touring, screamy post-hardcore septet Chiodos stops in Milwaukee tonight for a 7:30 p.m. show at the Rave with established openers MxPx, whose after all these years still prefer a comparatively softer, more agreeable pop-punk sound to the more aggressive screamo that’s in vogue these days. After a short . . .
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 7:00 PM

Howard Zinn-reading, capitalism-hating (but democracy-advocating) punks Anti-Flag are one of the most political acts in the history of the genre, and therefore one of the most divisive. Some punks love their vehemence, others tire of it. Their just-released newest album, The Bright Lights of America—their . . .

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