Milwaukee rockers Indonesian Junk enjoy wallowing in scuzz, but they can write a damn catchy pop tune when they want to. Between its power-pop riff and singer/guitarist Daniel James' Joey Ramone-esque drawl, the group's latest single "I'll Run Awa.. more

Aug 2, 2017 9:36 PM On Music

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Maybe it was the wine, but Decemberists singer Colin Meloy was in a jovial mood Wednesday night. more

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This week TV on the Radio and The Decemberists return for two big sold-out shows. more

Mar 17, 2015 8:42 PM This Week in Milwaukee

This week on The Disclaimer, it's our annual spring concert preview. Matt Schoeffler fills in for host Ryan Schleicher to join Milwaukee Record's Matt Wild and I as we run down the shows we're most excited about—and, to be sure, there's a lot to l.. more

Feb 19, 2015 5:00 PM On Music

If the parallels weren't already evident, famed Irish folk band The Chieftains make it perfectly clear on Voice of Ages that Celtic music and U.S. folk, especially in its currently commercially palatable Americana guise, share more than a f... more

Mar 12, 2012 12:00 AM Album Reviews

Fiddler on the Roof was a remarkable Broadway musical, home to an amazing array of such memorable tunes as "Sunrise, Sunset," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" and "If I Were a Rich Man." Successfully transposing the production to film in 1971, director No.. more

Apr 18, 2011 12:39 PM I Hate Hollywood

Local fixtures Decibully signed off this weekend with a ­blow-out farewell show at the Cactus Club. For those who weren't able to make it, a recording of that show is posted here, but the bigger Decibully news is that today the band rush-released .. more

Apr 5, 2011 7:50 PM On Music

That the Minneapolis duo Peter Wolf Crier released their debut record, Inter-Be, on Jagjaguwar, the same label as Bon Iver, only further invited comparisons that were probably already inevitable. Peter Wolf Crier’s music follows a similar t... more

Feb 3, 2011 12:00 AM This Week in Milwaukee

Portland indie-pop virtuosos The Decemberists will return to Milwaukee for a Feb. 5 concert at the Riverside Theater next year, the venue announced this morning. The group will be touring behind its latest album, The King is Dead, which is set for.. more

Nov 15, 2010 1:18 PM On Music

Holly Golightly is an artist stuck in a rut, and that’s just fine with her.The U.K. garage-rock songstress introduced herself to the world in the early ’90s as a member of the Thee Headcoatees, an all-girl garage quartet assembled by Billy ... more

Jun 16, 2010 12:00 AM Music Feature

Blowing through their entire rock opera, Hazards of Love, then returning to play a looser Hazards of Love ,Concert Reviews more

Jun 3, 2009 12:00 AM Concert Reviews

There’s no shortage of bands mining the baroque-pop template spelled out by Neutral Milk Hotel, but few of them benefit from songwriting as singular as that of The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy. Though Meloy initially caught attention with his ... more

May 29, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

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May 27, 2009 12:00 AM This Week in Milwaukee

In the Renaissance Theaterworks’ production of Barney & Bee, it’s the early 1970s and Jo and Stephen are hosting a dinner party. The comedy's central conflict is introduced early on, when Jo and Stephen discover that they've invited bot,Tod... more

Apr 3, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

The Pabst Theater foundation further padded its white-hot spring schedule today with two big concert announcements: Familiar faces The Decemberists are returning for a show at the Riverside (where they were set to play in 2007 before they canceled.. more

Feb 9, 2009 5:00 AM On Music

Iam an unabashed admirer of Spike Lee movies, especially Do the Right Thing (1989) Do the Right Thing ,A&E Feature more

Jun 25, 2008 12:00 AM A&E Feature

Will the 170-some artists exhibiting and selling their wares at the Lakefront Festival of the Arts today be more receptive to bargaining now that the weekend-long festival is drawing to a close? Maybe, may,Today in Milwaukee more

Jun 22, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Laura Veirs writes tender songs that sway and complement her delicate voice. Often referr The Crane Wife ,Today in Milwaukee more

May 14, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee