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Friday, July 18, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8 p.m.

Over at the Rave, The Hush Sound, a Chicago emo act heralded by Fall Out Boy and Panic! at the Disco, headline an 8 p.m. show. Unlike most radio-friendly emo rock acts, this one often features piano and keyboard as the lead instrument instead of the guitar, giving their songs a more dramatic, quirky edge . . .
Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8 p.m.

Kittie earned considerable press in the late-’90s for the obvious novelty factor: They were four cute women playing nu-metal, a genre dominated by chest-beating men. The quartet has improved over the years, softening its sound on the 2007 release Funeral For Yesterday to rely more on melodic, Veruca Salt-ish vocals . . .
Monday, July 14, 2008

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

Lord help us: The emo kids are discovering ’80s hair metal. It’s tough to say whether their newfound interest stems from a genuine appreciation of the much maligned genre or from ironic laughs at the expense of the primed rockers of yore, but like their fellow South Wales band Funeral for a Friend, Bullet for My Valentine . . .
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Tonight @ The Rave

Channeling Blink 182 and Sum 41, Good Charlotte rode their simple, bratty mall-punk to stardom in 2002 with their hit album The Young and the Hopeless. Subsequent albums have proved less successful, but the group still does well on the touring circuit, where they’re often paired with acts like Boys Like Girls, the...
Friday, June 27, 2008

Tonight @ The Rave, all ages welcome

After being voted “Milwaukee’s Best Rock Band” in 2006, and touring most of this year, hometown hard-rockers Marashino are back in the studio recording a follow up to last year’s The Picture of Us All. The grinding guitar formula hasn’t changed much over the years, which for some, should come as a pleasant...
Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8 p.m.

It’s difficult to muster too much pity for someone so undeservingly privileged, but Ryan Cabrera, who plays the Rave tonight at 8 p.m., is becoming one of pop music’s most pathetic figures. Mentored by manager Joe Simpson, who signed the pretty-boy singer because of his highly publicized (and, thanks to MTV, televised . . .
Thursday, June 19, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Twista @ The Rave, 9 p.m. Last time Twista was slated to play a V100.7-sponsored event, filling in at the last minute for a snowbound Soulja Boy at December’s Holiday Jam, Twista himself was a no-show, and promoters gave no explanation for his absence.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8 p.m.

Athens, Ga., guitar-rockers The Whigs cover a lot of territory with their simple, three-man setup, evoking at different times The Replacements, My Morning Jacket and Superchunk. After inauspicious beginnings as garage-rock revivalists with dreams of modern-rock radio play, the band has loosened up . . .
Sunday, June 15, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8 p.m.

Although The Birthday Massacre too often falls back on the chainsaw guitars and exaggerated loud/soft dynamic of goth bands like Evanescence, this Toronto band has a self-awareness and a sense of goth history that the Evanescences of the world don’t. They temper their brutal, industrial riffage with smart nods to . . .
Saturday, June 14, 2008

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

Type O Negative all but invented their own sub-genre of metal—goth metal—by fusing the charcoaled riffs of Black Sabbath with the graveyard grumble of Sisters of Mercy. The band was never above cheap shocks or blatant publicity efforts—they named their second album The Origin of Feces, and initially placed a photograph . . .

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