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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Plain White T's, The Wailers

Through some accidental blip in the space-time continuum, Plain White T’s have been booked again at Summerfest again this year, well after radio stations all over the country finally killed their overplayed single “Hey There Delilah.” The Chicago group, which started as a pop-punk outfit but has since tried...
Thursday, July 3, 2008

Tonight @ the M&I Classic Rock Stage

Melding the simple boogie of American heartland rock with the epic excesses of prog-rock, Kansas scored a pair of monster hits in the ’70s, “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind,” and a handful of lesser singles that continue to clock significant airplay on classic rock stations, ensuring the band’s viability...
Thursday, July 3, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Amphitheater

Tim McGraw brought a cool, sensual sound to country music when he hit the charts in the mid-’90s, literally topped off by his large sized cowboy hats that hid his eyes while crooning hits like “Don’t Take the Girl” and “Down on the Farm.” His chiseled good looks make him easy on the eyes of his growing legion of...
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
The Brahms symphony, considered to be one of the 19th-century com poser’s most emblematic works, gave Lesh a musical appreciation and grounding in a broader compositional discipline unusual to rock musicians. It also led the Berkeley, Calif. native on an impressive musical journey that preceded his chance mid-1960s...
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Red Knife Lottery @ The Cascio Groove Garage, Summerfest, 5:15 p.m. Three years after their gut-punching debut record, So Much Drama, Milwaukee’s Red Knife Lottery returned this spring with the Hip Bruisers, a seven-inch that further hones the group’s violent, thrashing punk with soulful, down-tempo respites and fur ther showcases...
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Women’s Council report which stated that “the number of women elect ed to the Wisconsin state Legislature is at its lowest in two decades” spurred a large gathering at the Women’s Choice and Progressive Majority fund-raiser for five female Democratic candidates...
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, I don’t have the time to pony up a big honking essay for you’s this week, and I’ll tell you why. What with the party political conventions right around the corner, I got to take some time to ponder whether or not I would consider the No. 2 spot...
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
The guys did their observing indifferent cities last week before getting together Sunday in Cathedral Square to compare notes. Frank: I’m just back from our nation’s capital, my friend, and the Bucks’ drafting of Joe Alexander was popular with the Washington media because he lived up the road in Maryland...

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