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Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Friday, Jan. 9, Revolush w/ Chief @ Shank Hall, 10 p.m. Few Milwaukee bands are more proudly stuck in the past than Revolush, a group transfixed by the sounds of the late ’70s, a time when wiry young bands like XTC pushed rock in quirky directions that would lay the groundwork for the next wave of underground...
Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8 p.m.

Given Milwaukee’s Germanic roots, its actually surprising that more or the region’s bands don’t use an accordion, but Oshkosh’s Copper Box, which plays an 8 p.m. show at Shank Hall tonight, is one of the few bar-friendly acts that does, squeezing out festive, Zydeco-tinged covers of classic-rock songs (their most popular number is a tribute to Pink Floyd). Welcome to Wisconsin.
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Friday, Nov. 28, Shelby Lynne @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. A duet with George Jones on his 1988 hit “If I Could Bottle This Up” introduced Shelby Lynne to the country establishment, but they had no idea what to do with her. For years, Lynne was shoehorned into all styles of...
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Nov. 20, Fastball @ Shank Hall, 8 p.m. Thanks to “The Way,” a ubiquitous single that nicely dovetailed with adultcontemporary radio’s renewed interest in Heartland-tinted rock, Fastball was among radio’s breakthrough stars of 1998. Though a couple of likable follow-up singles...
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Friday, Nov. 14, Symphony Style Fashion Show Gala @ Milwaukee Art Museum, 6:30 p.m. The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s long-running Symphony Style, perhaps the most exclusive and decadent of Milwaukee’s fashion events, has previously showcased the designs of top names like Vera...
Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008

Sunday @ Shank Hall - 8 p.m.

Fittingly enough for a one-time Dave Matthews opening act, singer-songwriter Bob Schneider has a tendency to genre-hop. Carefree early discs found him careening from reggae-tinged jam rock, to silly hip-hop-inflected folk, to classic rock and lovelorn ballads, but since his 2006 album The Californian, the Austin, Texas, troubadour has tightened his sound, restricting himself mostly to direct roots-rock. Since The Californian, Schneider...
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Oct. 30, Cornmeal w/ Good Gets Better @ Miramar Theatre, 8 p.m. The Chicago ensemble Cornmeal labels itself “progressive bluegrass,” but that tag may give a misleading impression. While the group isn’t immune to occasional jammy digressions into jazz and rock territory, they stay more closely within...
Monday, Oct. 13, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8 p.m.

With humble beginnings in Appleton, Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons only add an element of authenticity to their north-woods flavor of progressive country-folk. Tonight Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons play an 8 p.m. show at Shank Hall behind their latest EP, Cabin Ghosts. Cabin Ghosts isn’t quite the heart-wrenchingly bleak testimonies of Springsteen’s Nebraska protagonists, but feels somberly set in the...

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