Now in its 31st year, the annual celebration launches Milwaukee’s lakefront festival season with a show of Pride that represents all facets of Milwaukee’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer life. Read more


PrideFest landed an artist that's been on its wish list for quite a while. Read more

On Music

Inthe history of elaborate DVD box sets, few can top “JAG: The Complete Series.”The blue and white packaging is a trick to open and involves unsnapping thenaval officers’ shoulder boards on top, which allows you to open side panels,which en.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood



Dear Ruthie answers a letter from a reader worried about planning the perfect Valentine’s Day, and plugs fun events including She Kills Monsters (Feb. 12-15) at UW-Milwaukee, The B-52s at Potawatomi’s Northern Lights Theater Feb. 13, and Bl... Read more

Hear Me Out

The Exotics were already together when people started talking to them about this cool new movie called Pulp Fiction. It wasn't so much the plot, or John Travolta's career revival, but the music that was the conversation starter... Read more

Local Music

In much the same way that their post-punk/new wave contemporaries Devo will always be “that 'Whip It' band,” no matter how much fans and critics extoll their many virtues, The B-52's—sorry, that should be “The B-52s, Read more

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Are The B-52s the ultimate party band? Probably. The band's ultra-kitschy throwbacks to '60s rock 'n' roll made them cult favorites during the early days of punk and New Wave, before their rowdy hit “Love Shack” renewed the Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Summerfest headliners are coming fast and furious now. Today the festival announced another 21 side-stage performers, including a couple of acclaimed indie-rock acts (The Walkmen and tUnE-yArDs), reggae legends Jimmy Cliff and Ziggy Marley, vetera.. Read more

On Music

Athens, Georgia became known as the home of R.E.M., but Michael Stipe and friends came out of a local scene that had already sent bands into the outer world. The most striking among them, the B-52s, made a splash with its 1979 debut album, embodyi.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Are the B-52s the ultimate party band? Probably. The band’s ultra- kitschy throwbacks to ’60s rock ’n’ roll made them cult favorites during the early days of punk and New Wave, before their rowdy hit “Love Shack” renewe Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Acknowledging the strong ties between classicalmusic and literature, the Wisconsin Conser Sense and Sensibility ,Classical Music/Dance Read more

Classical Music

After a long stint on the road, the Brewers return home tonight to begin a three-game series against the Houston Astros.,Today in Milwaukee Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Were the seeds of a potential Animal Collective backlash sewn at the band's ambient Saturday evening Lollapalooza set? I like the band well enough, but I found the half hour I caught fairly insufferable. Other critics concur, even ones unabashed.. Read more

On Music

I've got an interview with Black Francis/Frank Black in this week's issue of the Shepherd, where the outgoing songwriter gladly addresses some of the major elephants in the room surrounding his solo career, namely, "Why doesn't he write songs like.. Read more

On Music

The B-52's will perform LIVE at the Pabston Friday, October 18 at 8 pm. TheShepherd Express is one of the sponsorsfor this performance that will,Sponsored Events Read more

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