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Summerfest ends its 2018 run with free admission this afternoon and some massive giveaways. Read more

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Summerfest finishes strong with big shows from The Weeknd, Janelle Monáe, The Flaming Lips, Jason Isbell, Arcade Fire. Read more

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The acclaimed Montreal indie-rock band will play the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on July 8. Read more

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This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly culture chat with hosts Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we're talking about the anti-charm offensive Arcade Fire has launched behind their latest LP, Everything Now . The band has pulled stunt after stu.. Read more

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Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes With The Reflektor Tapes, director Kahlil Joseph successfully shattered the clichés of band-concert documentaries. The Reflektor Tapes is a collage of images and s,Home Movies / Out On Digital Read more

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This week brings Hozier, Robyn Hitchcock, Kacey Musgraves and a pair of Arcade Fire members through the city. Read more

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I suspect that tonight's Arcade Fire album of the year Grammy victory will be remembered a lot like Elliott Smith's 1998 Academy Awards performance, an unforgettable moment for a little indie act that could. Never mind that Arcade Fire is not so l.. Read more

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Hard-edged satire mixes with lighter humor in Rich Orloff’s Big Boys . Next Act Theatre stages this comedic take on big business in the small, cozy space of the Tenth Street Theatre. Rick Rasmussen’s set makes the executive’s offic Read more

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On Arcade Fire’s third album, The Suburbs, singer Win Butler laments of growing older. The kids don’t dress the way they used to, he has trouble identifying his childhood home and his estranged friends no longer recognize him. On another album, su.. Read more

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The Super Bowl packs a month's worth of pop culture into a loaded four-hour broadcast, so it's a little bit difficult to keep track of all its big music moments, but here's what jumped out at me the most: * The Who's halftime show was a disast.. Read more

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Thanks to the country’s persistent bout of ’80s nostalgia, Reagan-era icon Rick Springfield has been pretty busy in recent years. He’s toured extensively and even returned to his old soap opera, “General Hospital,” this time Read more

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Ancestral lineage aside, everybody loves a little Irish punk party rock around March. That’s been part of the Dropkick Murphys’ appeal since their inception in 1996, but this seven-piece band has found considerably broader success than the ... Read more

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Elmbrook Church (Brookfield), 7 p.m. Jars of Clay was the band that changed the course o The Complete Travel Detective BibleThe Consummate Insider Tells YouWhat You Need to Know ,This Week in Milwaukee Read more

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Early Year End Album ListsA sign of what's ahead?Every year, Metacritic creates a comprehensive webpage charting music publications' year-end lists, but since 2007's meta-list isn't up yet, let's take a look at the lists that have leaked early... Read more

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The 100 Best Indie-Rock Albums Ever?Thems fighting words, but...November 15, 2007 | 03:01 PMA list of the "100 Greatest Indie-Rock Albums Ever" scheduled to appear in the December issue of Blender has gone online. The bloggers are already deba.. Read more

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By this point, Pitchfork has stated, listed and ranked its preferences so many times that there weren't too many surprises left for the site's Top 200 Albums of the 2000sapparently they're fans of Radiohead, M.I.A. and Animal Collectivebut that do.. Read more

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