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Whereas many of Built to Spill's slacker-rock contemporaries broke up nearly a generation ago, frontman Doug Martsch and company have soldiered on heartily for more than two decades, putting out s,Concert Reviews more

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Indie-rock veterans Built to Spill will return to the Turner Hall Ballroom on Friday, November 15, the venue announced this morning. They last played the ballroom in 2010, when they were touring behind their latest album, 2009's There is No Enemy .. more

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I'm a few days late on this one, but this AP article published on ESPN.com has had me giggling for a few days.Every year we deal with Brewers baseball taking place on Good Friday and Brewers fans looking for dispensation from the Catholic church .. more

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For Kevin Clash, the imagination behind the cuddly creature called Elmo, life was a dream come true. The vision for his future came to him as a child watching “Sesame Street” shortly after its 1969 premiere; his fascination with puppets would carr.. more

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For their commitment to the road and their increasingly lengthy solos, Built to Spill this Shepherd ,Concert Reviews more

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Along with Pavement, Built to Spill was one of the most important indie-rock bands of the ’90s and laid the groundwork for bands like Death Cab for Cutie, The Shins and Modest Mouse with a string of masterful guitar-pop albums. This decade ... more

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The Pabst/Riverside/Turner Hall conglomerate announced a flood of upcoming concerts this morning, including performances from Lucinda Williams, Puter Mulvey, Colbie Caillat, Ingrid Michaelson and Built to Spill, who headline the Turner Hall Ballro.. more

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The Pitchfork Music Festival (July 17-19, Chicago's Union Park) has announced this year's first batch of headliners, and they're pretty impressive: Friday Built to Spill The Jesus Lizard Yo La Tengo Tortoise Satur.. more

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Digging through Atomic Records' close-out stock Tuesday evening I stumbled upon this little nugget filed under Built to Spill: Unoriginal Artists by the Boise Cover Band, a Doug Martsch side project from 2003. No, I hadn't heard of them either, an.. more

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Though it’s difficult to consider a product as ubiquitous as beer an endangered resource, in their new documentary, 99 Bottles, a group of Milwaukee filmmakers argue that these are hard times for micr,Today in Milwaukee more

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Screening this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Times Cinema is Alfred Hitchcock’s Vert Vertigo ,Today in Milwaukee more

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Milwaukee native Vince Gallo grew up on the East Side, where he graduated from Shorewood High School.Nowsemi-retired and recuperating from surgery, this self-taught artistfocuses on what has been his hobby for 25 years: wood-burning. Gallosays ... more

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Buoyed by wonderful weather and excellent live music line-ups, Saturday’s Record Store Day promotion drove considerable traffic to Atomic Records and Exclusive Records, and from what I’ve read online, the response was similarly encouraging in othe.. more

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Golden Eagles fans can delight in two different games today. The Marquette men’s ba Travel Italia ,Today in Milwaukee more

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Built to Spill's new record, There is No Enemy, comes out today, and there isn't much to say about it: It's an uneven record with some absolutely essential songs ("Planting Seeds," "Good Ol' Boredom," "Hindsight") padded with some unusually broodi.. more

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