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Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012

The Great Destroyer (Cuba Libre)

With the group's third CD, Certain Stars begs the question: Just what is "indie" rock? The Milwaukee/Chicago quartet (which takes its name from a Superchunk song) offers a profusion of...
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
It's hard to believe that Teenage Pagans, the 12-song debut album from Appleton-based Technicolor Teeth, was made by a collection of musicians a few years out of high school. Teenage Pagans sounds confident and cohesive, as if the players...
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Manchester Orchestra isn’t from Manchester, nor is it an orchestra. It’s a rock band from Atlanta with some strong opinions on the state of commercial rock. “I think there’s definitely something lacking in popular rock music today, especially what gets played on the radio,” keyboardist Chris Freeman says. “You get Nickelback and Creed. We need something a lot more daring and challenging...
02.10.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Even before the indie-dance boom of half a decade ago, The Faint were playing glamorous, danceable synth-rock, marked by retro New Order arrangements and big, catchy choruses�their libidinous signature track, "Worked Up So Sexual," still outshines 99% of all dance-punk. The Saddle Creek alums toned things down for their most recent albums, 2004's Wet From Birth and last year's Fascination, opting ...
02.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Following a packed free show at the University of Wisconsin student union on Friday, Los Campesinos! announced their first Milwaukee show today: An April 3 appearances at the Turner Hall Ballroom. The venue writes: Wales based septet, Los Campesinos!, have just announced their first stop at Milwaukee's Turner Hall Ballroom on Friday, April 3rd. Los Campesinos! are out in ...
11.19.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
If Los Campesinos'! debut album was the work of adolescents feverish with the possibility of easy sex, their transfixing follow-up is the work of curmudgeonly young adults who've learned there's no such thing. On We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed, singer Gareth Campesinos'! eager erection has been replaced by a thundercloud that hovers above his head, trailing him. The sometimes cloying cuteness of ...
10.10.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
   The turn of the century marked a creative, albeit not commercial, renaissance for indie-rock, a time when well-cemented bands as unlikely as Wilco, The Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse and Fugazi all churned out bold, expansive albums that skirted safety zones and, years later, stand as each band's best. Of all the ambitious studio masterpieces that surfaced between 1999 to 2001, however, none was ...
07.22.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Pitchfork posted another one of those �psych, here�s an image instead of a real review� reviews of the Black Kids album today, but unlike their clear-cut Jet review, this one was a little more ambiguous. A picture of two pugs, one black, one white, is overlaid with the text �Sorry :-/�. Sorry for what? Sorry for not writing a real review? Sorry that the album didn�t live up to the hype? ...
Friday, March 28, 2008

Low

Tonight @ the Turner Hall Ballroom - 8:00 PM

The Duluth slowcore trio Low isn’t always as docile as their critics make them out to be. Sure, they’re fronted by a harmonizing husband and wife duo, and sure, they often play to seated audiences, but the group’s sound has become more volatile with age, and these days they’re capable of kicking up some seriously . . .
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008

Tonight @ Mad Planet - 9:00 PM

Three indie-rock bands split a 9 p.m. bill at Mad Planet tonight: the trip-hop-inflected Fable and the World Flat, the boisterous, megaphone-assisted John the Savage, and Sleep Tight Co., an expanded, new incarnation of the indie-pop act formerly known as Spransy & Kolb.

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