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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 . . .
Wednesday, June 11, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

MadiSalsa @ Jazz in the Park, 6:30 p.m. Although their appearance will do little to satisfy the jazz purists who grumble about the lack of pure, traditional jazz at Jazz in the Park, Madison’s logically named 10-piece ensemble MadiSalsa will certainly please the masses who just want to rumba...
Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8 p.m.

If a supergroup is comprised only of members of bands that nobody wants to hear, is it still considered a supergroup? No band begs that question more than Dark Lotus, which headlines an 8 p.m. show at the Rave. This “supergroup”—let’s just call them an “evil supergroup,” a title they’d almost surely embrace—is made . . .
Saturday, May 31, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8 p.m.

In a bid for post-rap-rock relevance, Linkin Park downplayed the role of rapper Mike Shinoda on their most recent album. A year later, however, Denver upstarts Flobots stormed modern-rock radio playlists by doing just the opposite, delivering “Handlebars,” a single built around monotone, Shinoda-esque raps. Nobody . . .
Sunday, May 25, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 7 p.m.

Teenagers plucked from the vine by a major label, in 2005 the artists formerly known as Panic! at the Disco released A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, a smash debut album pieced together straight from the Fall Out Boy playbook, but their sophomore album, Pretty. Odd. flips the script completely. In what guitarist/lyricist . . .
Friday, May 23, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8 p.m.

Still best remembered for the hits from their 1989 self-titled debut, including “18 and Life,” “I Remember You” and “Youth Gone Wild,” Skid Row arrived on the hair-metal scene at just about the worst time possible, shortly before the grunge movement “killed their genre dead,” as an infamously offensive T-shirt worn by . . .
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Friday, May 23, Milwaukee Bonecrushers vs. Rock River Raptors @ U.S. Cellular Arena, 7:30 p.m. “HERE TO STAY!” the Milwaukee Bonecrushers’ Web site defiantly declares, but the team has often seemed as unlikely to make it through its inaugural season as Hillary Clinton is to make it to the Democratic convention.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8 p.m.

Are you not a fan of Scott Stapp? Neither were his bandmates, apparently. When the “don’t call us Christian”-rock band Creed split up, the rest of the band distanced themselves from Stapp as drastically as possible, forming a new band with a harder edge but an otherwise similar aesthetic. That band, Alter Bridge

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