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Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008

Tonight @ the Riverside Theater - 7:30 p.m.

Eddie Vedder’s deep-throated yowl has been parroted by some of the very worst modern music has to offer, from odious “American Idol” contestants to chest-beating Christian rockers. Don’t hold it against him. Vedder himself has denounced the stage-diving, jock-rock posturing of Pearl Jam’s early . . .
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

The Alice Cooper "traveling musical and theatrical extravaganza" made its way to Milwaukee again last Friday, for the third time in the past three years. The Coop must like Brew Town-his bassist Chuck Garric is a local boy-and the feeling i...
Friday, Aug. 8, 2008

Tonight @ the Riverside Theater - 8 p.m.

Especially for younger listeners who weren’t around to hear “School’s Out” upon its original release, it’s difficult to think of Alice Cooper without remembering his cameo appearance as the benevolent American history teacher in Wayne’s World. That scene, in which Cooper eloquently explains the Algonquin origins of “mill . . .
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb w/ Hidden Spots, Future Virgins @ Borg Ward, 7 p.m. Though sonically removed from each other, the soft acoustic stylings of Pensacola, Fla.’s This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb actually share a great deal in common with the aggressively political punk of forefathers like the Dead Kennedys and Minor...
Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tonight @ the Riverside Theater - 8 p.m.

Controversial political comedian Bill Maher, whose digs can strike the funny bone while hitting a nerve, wants to stimulate critical thinking through the gateway of humor. Once the benign host of Comedy Central and ABC’s “Politically Incorrect,” the libertarian found himself on shaky ground after Sept. 11, when there was . . .
Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Laughing with Bill Maher

Controversial comedian Bill Maher, whose digs can strike the funny bone while hitting a nerve, wants to stimulate critical thinking through the gateway of humor. The fearless if not ruthless cynic, host of HBO’s Emmy-nominated series “Real Time,” will perform at the Riverside Theater on Thursday, July 24. We spoke with Maher by phone in early June, discussing politics, religion and the war on drugs. We began by probing about the relevance of his profession. “Too many people, especially the younger generation, don’t get their news from real sources but comedy shows, which is a little like reading the CliffsNotes instead of the actual book,” he says. “I guess it’s better than watching ‘America’s Next Top Model.’ At least . . .
Sunday, May 11, 2008

Tonight @ the Riverside Theater - 8 p.m.

Jermaine Clement and Bret McKenzie’s job just got a whole lot harder. Until recently, the two were virtual unknowns depicting an unsuccessful band in HBO’s hilarious comedy series “Flight of the Conchords” (one of the channel’s few remaining commodities). With the show’s success, however, the pair now faces the . . .
Friday, May 9, 2008

Tonight @ the Riverside Theater - 8 p.m.

Tonight and tomorrow night at 8 p.m., the Riverside Theater hosts Dave & Carole’s Comedy Palooza, the WKLH morning hosts’ benefit for the Children’s Hospital. Guest performers include Kathleen Madigan, a talent scout for NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and a Sirius Radio show host, and Stephen Lynch, a musical comedian . . .
Thursday, May 8, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

he Swell Season @ The Riverside Theater, 8 p.m. In an Academy Awards musical moment that ranks with Elliott Smith’s “Miss Misery” performance or Three 6 Mafia’s unlikely win for “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp,” this year’s Best Original Song award went to singer-songwriters Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova...
Friday, May 2, 2008

Tonight @ the Riverside Theater - 8 p.m.

One of the most genial names in comedy returns to Milwaukee tonight as Cedric the Entertainer takes a break from his respectable film career to return to his roots as one of stand-up comedy’s nice guys. The most family-friendly personality from Spike Lee’s 2000 comedy concert film The Original Kings of . . .

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