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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, June 18, Sugar Blue @ Jazz in the Park, 6:30 p.m. Attempting to establish a nickname for himself as memorable as those of Muddy Waters and Blind Lemon, harmonica wiz James Whiting adopted the moniker Sugar Blue after picking up an old 78 titled Sugar Blues out of a pile of...
Wednesday, June 3, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, June 4, Jazz in the Park w/ Bonifas Quintet @ Cathedral Square Park, 6:30 p.m. Though Milwaukee wasn’t able to sustain a jazz radio station, the Jazz in the Park concert series remains one of the city’s most popular summertime traditions, drawing huge crowds of genre...
Wednesday, May 6, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, May 7, D. Rider @ The Cactus Club, 9 p.m. Those who found U.S. Maple’s subverting of already subversive Jesus Lizard-styled noise-rock a touch too unnerving will take little solace in Todd Rittmann’s new project, D. Rider. Picking up where U.S. Maple left off on 2003’s ode-to-male-orgasm Purple on Time...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, April 30, Guster @ Marquette University, 7:30 p.m. Following the jam-band business model even though they don’t much care for jamming, Guster has gradually built their following by encouraging tape trading and touring colleges like the one that spawned them 18 years ago, Tufts University. They've become...
Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hold Time (Merge Records)

Possibly the most appealing quality about lo-fi folk hero M. Ward-namely that unrelenting pleasantness-could also prove the biggest deal-breaker for new listeners: As Kate Winslet reprimands Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine of theSpotless Mind, "I don't need 'nice.'" And so begins Hold Time, Ward's sixth...
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
M. Ward is familiar. He may, in fact, be the familiar-ist musician of this century. His music is plucked from the furthest reaches of your long-term memory, from songs you can't quite remember, from bands whose names get lost on the tip of your tongue. He swivels from Johnny Cash to Chuck Berry to Roy Orbison, and channels Buddy Holly just as well in his own work as he does in a cover of Holly's "Rave On...
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...
04.13.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Those who won't be able to catch Wilco at either one of their ultra-sold out concerts at the Pabst Theater tomorrow or Wednesday will have a chance see to the band in a different capacity tonight at Miller Park, where they'll be throwing the first pitch at the Brewers' 7:05 p.m. game against the Cincinnati Reds. Jeff Tweedy will toss the ceremonial pitch, but the whole band should be there with hi...

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