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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, July 23, GZA/Genius @ Apartment 720, 9 p.m. Debates over the best solo Wu-Tang Clan albums inevitably boil down to two 1995 releases, Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… and GZA’s Liquid Swords. The latter is the more cinematic and foreboding of the two, a fitting showcase...
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009 ComedySportz World Championship @ ComedySportz, 7 p.m. It sounds like the setup to a bad joke—and no doubt it will prompt a few—but this afternoon at 1 p.m. a Buddhist priest, a Catholic priest and a rabbi will all be on hand to bless a ceremony by the veteran...
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, June 18, Sugar Blue @ Jazz in the Park, 6:30 p.m. Attempting to establish a nickname for himself as memorable as those of Muddy Waters and Blind Lemon, harmonica wiz James Whiting adopted the moniker Sugar Blue after picking up an old 78 titled Sugar Blues out of a pile of...
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, June 11, Fat Maw Rooney w/ Euforquestra @ The Miramar Theatre, 9 p.m. Though the re-emergence of Phish as a touring act this summer after a long slumber might threaten to steal the spotlight from other bands of a similar jam persuasion, Fat Maw Rooney shouldn't...
Wednesday, June 3, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, June 4, Jazz in the Park w/ Bonifas Quintet @ Cathedral Square Park, 6:30 p.m. Though Milwaukee wasn’t able to sustain a jazz radio station, the Jazz in the Park concert series remains one of the city’s most popular summertime traditions, drawing huge crowds of genre...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Friday, May 22, Pennywise w/ Pepper, Authority Zero and Outlaw Nation @ The Rave, 8 p.m. Pennywise spoke for all disillusioned punk bands in the mid-’90s when guitarist Fletcher Dragge literally vomited on alternative-radio DJ Riki Rachtman. Symbolically, though, alternative...
Sunday, May 17, 2009
It's easy enough being under 21 in Milwaukee during the summer. The season is so rich with outdoor street, music and ethnic festivals that there's almost always something to do. The long winters, however, are a different story. Once the city moves its drinking indoors, under-agers are shut out. There are still some solid options for students without fake IDs, though. The corner bars and clubs that host some of the city's best music may be off limits, but Milwaukee's biggest, most active music venues are mostly all ages; The Pabst Theater, Turner Hall Ballroom, The Riverside Theater and the Rave...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, May 14, Keyshia Cole w/ The-Dream, Keri Hilson and Bobby Valentino @ The Milwaukee Theatre, 8 p.m. This remarkable concert brings more major contemporary R&B singers to Milwaukee than the city usually hosts in an entire season. At the top of the bill is Keyshia Cole, who offsets her urbane...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009

May 9, 2009

Mogwai has been polishing their rock instrumentals since 1995, but the Glaswegians seem to have gained some new fans from 2006's intrepidly tidy Mr. Beast and their most recent collection, The Hawk Is Howling, as their intense post-rock instrumentals...
Wednesday, May 6, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, May 7, D. Rider @ The Cactus Club, 9 p.m. Those who found U.S. Maple’s subverting of already subversive Jesus Lizard-styled noise-rock a touch too unnerving will take little solace in Todd Rittmann’s new project, D. Rider. Picking up where U.S. Maple left off on 2003’s ode-to-male-orgasm Purple on Time...

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