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Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009

Tonight @ The Borg Ward, 6 p.m.

Snot-nosed but bighearted, Milwaukee’s Chinese Telephones for years turned out some of the city’s most endearing pop-punk, making ample, welcome nods to Screeching Weasel. Faced with the departure of their drummer, they decided to call it quits this year, but at least they’re leaving something behind for posterity: Their new Democracy album...
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Feb. 26, The Milwaukee Music Awards @ Mad Planet, 8 p.m. Since re-launching as RadioMilwaukee two years ago, WYMS 88.9 has made a concerted effort to advance Milwaukee music— not by opening its doors to all local artists, but by showcasing the work of a chosen few, granting them the constant exposure...
Friday, Dec. 26, 2008

Tonight @ the Y-Not III - 10 p.m.

Though they’re clearly influenced by the Jesus Lizard and other seminal acts from Touch and Go’s back catalog, Milwaukee’s Pigs on Ice play their tightly wound punk and post-punk with a theatrical flamboyance that most of their no-frills muses eschewed. Using low-key, loosely themed costumes, the band aims to create a visual complement to their edgy rock ’n’ roll. This attention to detail and the subsequent word-of-mouth has helped them...
Friday, Dec. 19, 2008

Tonight @ The Vault - 7 p.m.

Though they’re clearly influenced by the Jesus Lizard and other seminal acts from Touch and Go’s back catalog, Milwaukee’s Pigs on Ice play their tightly wound punk and post-punk with a theatrical flamboyance that most of their no-frills muses eschewed. Using low-key, loosely themed costumes, the band aims to create a visual complement to their edgy rock ’n’ roll. This attention to detail and the subsequent word-of-mouth has helped...
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Dec. 18, Hardcore Comedy Show @ Cactus Club, 10 p.m. One of the loudest rallying cries from Milwaukee’s scattered comedy scene, The Hardcore Comedy Show pairs five burgeoning female comedians—grrrl comedians? in one of the city’s least likely comedy venues: the Cactus Club...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008
The idea of punk rock as an antidote to bloated, spectacle-ridden rock 'n' roll has become a standard trope in many versions of popular music history. This stripped-down, simplistic style of play, conventional wisdom tells us, came along to cure the perceived excesses of classic rock and rid the world of the fashion-first consciousness of pop.

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