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The Milwaukee/Madison band’s sophomore LP is a slick tribute to the twang-drenched spirit of classic country. Read more

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The Bottle Rockets, who return to Shank Hall behind a just-released album, have played some memorable shows here over the years. Read more

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Jeff Tweedy discusses recovery, Wilco’s lovably annoying fanbase, and the future of his long-running band. Read more

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The powerhouse singer laughed off her flubs as she kicked off her tour with a high-spirited show at the Pabst Theater. Read more

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Milwaukee’s Cow Ponies explain the origins of their self-proclaimed “Alt Country-Old Country-Cow Punk.” Read more

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Milwaukee’s Paladino began with ambitions of being a bluegrass act. Their lush latest album, though, is the work of a very different band. Read more

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Sarah Vos of the Milwaukee/Oshkosh folk ensemble talks about recording their latest album with former Uncle Tupelo and Wilco drummer Ken Coomer. Read more

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Lydia Loveless would like to dispel the notion that she’s a badass. Read more

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The Bottle Rockets did double duty Friday night, playing an opening set and also backing headliner Marshall Crenshaw. Read more

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When Peter Jest opened Shank Hall in 1989, he was adamant about what he didn’t want the space to be: a bar. The club would serve drinks, of course—this is Milwaukee, after all—but it was to be a concert venue Read more

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If many of Wisconsin's alt country/Americana practitioners skew toward honky-tonk good times and general hilarity, Green Bay's Midwestern Charm brings grim equilibrium on the band’s self-titled debut. Loneliness, regret, angst... Read more

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Madison's Old American Junk creates folksy Americana/alt country with melodic hooks and introspective lyrical depth. Vocalist Shane Hardwicke sounds like a lost Midwest cousin of Feargal Sharkey from the superlative '70s Irish pop punk band... Read more

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No ticket details on this one yet, just the bare-bone basics: Perennial draws Wilco will return to the Pabst Theater for a pair of shows in April. The alt-country pioneers will perform on Tuesday, April 14 and Wednesday, April 15. Read more

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If nothing else, the new version of The Day the Earth Stood Still spurred the reissue of the original 1951 film as a two-DVD Special Edition. The second disc includes interesting bonus material, especially a biography of screenwriter Edmund Nort.. Read more

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Griffin House, a Nashville singer-songwriter more interested in the pretty and polished p There Will Be Blood ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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Milwaukee expatriate Kevn Kinney, who left the city for warmer weather and a recording car Preapproved ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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