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Monday, Aug. 18, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 7 p.m.

Troubadour Matt White, a New Yorker and UW-Madison graduate, was snatched up by Geffen Records on the strength of his sensitive songs and pretty-boy looks, then paired with some of the music industry’s most accomplished producers for his debut full-length album, Best Days, released last fall. Tonight he returns . . .
Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8 p.m.

Plague Park, the 2007 debut album of Montreal’s husband-and-wife duo Handsome Furs, whipped up a heady mix of heavy-handed Western Gothic tinged with subtle traces of electronica. Singer Dan Boeckner’s voice waivers somewhere between the flatness of Beck to the frantic nervousness of 16 Horsepower’s . . .
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8 p.m.

Currently touring with 2007’s Sea Trials, produced by Dan Wilson of Semisonic, under their belts, the outwardly hard rock Chicago five-some Absentstar doesn’t seem to mind getting sentimental these days with the likes of “All is Forgotten,” and “Half Life,” both of which surprisingly, but perhaps not . . .
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, July 24, Extra Golden w/ Kings Go Forth @ Cactus Club, 9 p.m. Compared to the typical music scenes, Nairobi, Kenya stands out as a curiously unique starting point for the multina tional Extra Golden, which owes as much stylistically to classic American rock aesthetics as traditional Kenyan Benga music.
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 . . .