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Summerfest brings in two acts known for their wildly creative live shows, while a "Voice" judge headlines the amphitheater. Also: It's Red Lobster Day. 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

This Week in Milwaukee

On the docket this week: A couple of big comedians, a ton of indie-rock, a tattoo convention and one enormous Bay View street party. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee


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Cooperative Performance Milwaukee’s iTopia draws effectively from Gertrude Stein’s iteration of the Faustian myth, Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights. Employing excerpts from the text, choreography and dramatic scenes, it brings Stein’s 1938 ... Read more



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Even technical difficulties and a "computer blowup" couldn't stop The Flaming Lips from delivering their usual thrills Saturday night. Read more

Concert Reviews

MorningStar Productions presents aMilwaukee premier this month as it stages an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ ATale of Two Cities. The script being used for the stage adaptation waswritten by acclaimed playwright Sir Terence Rattigan and legen.. Read more


Alfred Hitchcockmight have appreciated the story line: a beautiful film student is foundmurdered on opening night of a Hitchcock film festival, with the time of deathcoinciding with the screening of Spellbound.Although one migh.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

After the fluke success of their 1994 single “She Don't Use Jelly,” The Flaming Lips emerged as one of the few bands of the alternative-rock era to reinvent themselves for indie-rock audiences, using their major-label budget to create... Read more

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After the fluke success of their 1994 single “She Don’t Use Jelly,” The Flaming Lips emerged as one of the few bands of the alternative- rock era to reinvent themselves for indie-rock audiences, using their major-label budget to Read more

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Wayne Coyne was 16 when he realized he would die. He was working at the fast-food restaurant Long John Silver’s when a robber held it up, putting a gun to Coyne’s head. Though he was uninjured, the incident left him with an awareness of his... Read more

Happening Now

The Flaming Lips will bring their standard truckloads of confetti and space-themed props to the Riverside Theater for an April 21 show, the venue announced this morning. Though they could have been easily forgotten as '90s one-hit wonders for t.. Read more

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It won't surprise too many fans to hear that the new Flaming Lips song is about death—many of the band's are. But death for the Flaming Lips hasn't been a particularly scary proposition in a long, long time. Since Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, .. Read more

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Like so many other Danger Mouse albums, Dark Night of the Soul arrives with a back story that's nearly as interesting than the music. Danger Mouse’s collaboration with Sparklehorse and director David Lynch was marketed like a blockbuster movie, wi.. Read more

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It's 5 p.m. as I write this, and although Record Store Day will run for another three or four hours at least, scalpers are already selling its limited-edition releases on eBay with predictable mark-up. Leonard Cohen's 7-inch is going for $25; The .. Read more

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The Flaming Lips are the latest headliners to join the Pitchfork Music Festival. They'll be closing the festival on Sunday night, and like the festival's Friday night performers, their set list will be selected by the audience—which means fans won.. Read more

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Experimental music guru Jon Mueller has spent the years following the break-up of his math-rock band Pele exploring the limits of percussive composition over multiple, often cerebral projects, but as part o,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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Mainstream contemporary pop fans may be puzzled by the opening track, "Intro/Normal P Esque ,CD Reviews Read more

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   By 1809, (1770-1827) had become somewhat restive with the piano concerto form Emperor Concerto ,Classical Music/Dance Read more

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Eddie Vedder’s deep-throated yowl has been parroted by some of the very worst modern Into The Wild ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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