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Certain Stars

With the group's third CD, Certain Stars begs the question: Just what is "indie" rock? The Milwaukee/Chicago quartet (which takes its name from a Superchunk song) offers a profusion of... more

Aug 28, 2012 12:00 AM Album Reviews

Milwaukee rock band Certain Stars never set out to be famous, but don't confuse that with a lack of ambition. When Kyle Hernandez's fake press release for a band named Cudahy unexpectedly began to gain traction among friends in 2000... more

May 23, 2012 12:00 AM Local Music

Los Angeles promoter David Bash founded his International Pop Overthrow Festival in 1998 to showcase bands performing in the loosely defined power-pop tradition—pretty much any group playing melodic, guitar-based rock qualifies—and has sinc... more

May 4, 2012 12:00 AM This Week in Milwaukee

After an EP and full-length album, Milwaukee/Chicago power-pop indie rockers Certain Stars issue the blast of a single before getting back to a longer format. "The Great Destroyer" soaks in piss-and-vinegar vengeance as it manages a Big Sta... more

Nov 15, 2011 12:00 AM Album Reviews 2 Comments

The Milwaukee Rep's Seven Keys To Slaughter Peak is everything one would expect it to be. Exiting Artistic Director Joseph Hanreddy's final show at the Rep's helm is a solidly entertaining comedy thriller. Hanreddy, who has helped maintain the Re.. more

Mar 28, 2010 5:13 PM Theater

Milwaukee’s 1956 gets better with age. After a couple of early releases steeped in c Saboteur ,Today in Milwaukee more

Jan 9, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

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Jan 7, 2009 12:00 AM This Week in Milwaukee

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