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 Japanese cartoons, or manga, are the primarysource for that nation’s distinctive genre of animated film, anime. Edited byFrenchy Lunning, Tezuka’s Manga Life (University of Minnesota Press) is an essay collection on the work of th.. more

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The Wu-Tang Clan will return to the Rave on Jan. 7, 2011, the venue announced this morning. Tickets are $26.60 and go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. The performance will be part of the Clan's Rebirth Tour, and will feature all remaining members o.. more

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The seminal Minneapolis independent hip-hop group Atmosphere will return to the Riverside Theater on Thursday, Sept. 9, the venue announced this morning. Though rapper Slug and producer Ant won't have a new album to promotetheir latest release is .. more

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"It's going to be the most exciting event that I've ever been a part of," Of Montreal singer Kevin Barnes told Pitchfork last month about his band's falltour with R&B singer Janelle Monae. "We're going to marry the two shows together, in a wa.. more

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The most accomplished of the many post-punk bands that rose last decade, Interpol will return to the Rave for an August 13 show, the venue announced this morning. The concert precedes the Sept. 13 release of the group's self-titled fourth album, t.. more

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Milwaukee spaz-rapper Juiceboxxx may have seemed an odd choice to open for proudly political, staunchly Afrocentric rap icons Public Enemy during their Canadian tour last month, but judging from a video diary Juiceboxxx posted to YouTube yesterday.. more

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The Canadian indie-rock ensemble Broken Social Scene will play the Pabst Theater on Oct. 3, the venue announced this morning. Since their 2002 breakout album, You Forgot It In People, the group has been one of indie-rock's preeminent institutions,.. more

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The Rave announced today two big summer shows that will go on sale on Saturday, May 8 at 10 a.m.: The Dead Weather, the Jack White which will play the venue on Thursday, July 29, and Kesha, the bawdy, hard-partying dance-pop singer/instant celebri.. more

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Atlanta rockers Manchester Orchestra, who canceled a planned performance at the Rave this weekend, have been added to the Verge Music Festival, along with Los Angeles' Scarlet Grey, Madison's Locksley and two Chicago bands, The Loyal Divide and Vi.. more

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Even if you can't muster much enthusiasm for Brother Ali, there's still a good reason to check out the Rhymesayers rapper's show at the Turner Hall Ballroom on Saturday: opener Fashawn. The 21-year-old Fresno rapper is coming off of a breakthrough.. more

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Just in time to stave off my perennial "Summerfest sure hasn't booked much urban music" post, Summerfest announced this afternoon that R&B star Usher will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on June 30. Usher is touring behind his uneven new album Ra.. more

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The British alternative rock trio Musewho have emerged over recent albums as a sort of Rush for the Radiohead, modern-rock generationwill headline an Oct. 6 show at the Bradley Center, the venue announced this morning. Tickets go on sale Saturday,.. more

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In the three years since a then little-known MGMT opened for Of Montreal at the Pabst Theater, the electro-rock group has emerged as one of the breakout indie bands of their time, thanks to their lauded debut record Oracular Spectacular and its cr.. more

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It’s an oddly confrontational image, the vintage portrait of a Polo-clad, pretty young woman with an ambiguous, perhaps vacant stare and lavishly coiffed hair that adorns the cover of Vampire Weekend’s latest album, Contra. “It’s a more

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Summerfest rolled out some more side-stage headliners today via its Facebook page. Among them are perennials The Roots, O.A.R. and The Wailers, as well as The Bravery, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and, for I believe the first time, Modest Mouse, .. more

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When Public Image Ltd., the post-Sex Pistols band of singer John Lydon, announced its first live shows in 17 years late last year, few people would have pegged Milwaukee as one of the band’s stops, but the band will stop at the Pabst Theater on Fr.. more

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The Flaming Lips will bring their standard truckloads of confetti and space-themed props to the Riverside Theater for an April 21 show, the venue announced this morning. Though they could have been easily forgotten as '90s one-hit wonders for t.. more

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