Kevin Mueller

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Bon Iver’s “For Emma” anniversary show was just a concert, but it couldn’t help but feel like so much more than that. Read more

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After three ever-more epic records, Kurt Vile says he’s planning a change of pace for next time around. Read more

Music Feature

Singer Andrew Savage expects Parquet Courts’ next album to surprise fans. They should be used to that by now. Read more

Music Feature

Canadian indie rocker Mac DeMarco headlines a concert at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee on Friday, November 6; opening acts are Alex Calder and The Courtneys. Read more

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Hold Steady singer Craig Finn wasn’t afraid to delve into heavy subjects when he worked a sold-out Cactus Club Friday night. Read more

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Wild Belle's unabashed transition from music history nerds into full-blown pop superstars began Monday night with their tour kickoff show. Read more

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Despite playing for a sparse audience, Blitzen Trapper threw out plenty of surprises during their rollicking show Tuesday night. Read more

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A skeptic sees Phish for the first time at Alpine Valley to answer the nagging question, “Does Phish suck?” Read more

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Jeff Mangum remained off-to-the-side both literally and figuratively during Neutral Milk Hotel's highly anticipated Milwaukee show. Read more

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

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TV on the Radio delivered a carefree, free-spirited show for a sold-out Pabst Theater. Read more

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“Very happy Field Report Day to you,” Chris Porterfield said with a smirk early into his welcome-home set Wednesday night at the Pabst Theater. Read more

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Releasing 10 albums over the past 20-plus years, Pearl Jam has experienced a storied career, but all but its most devoted fans admit that the last decade hasn’t lived up to the groundbreaking arti,Concert Reviews Read more

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The cover of Bob Mould’s new album, Beauty & Ruin, blends a younger version of the musician smoking a cigarette next to the gray-goateed, bespectacled man he has become. It’s a fitting i,Concert Reviews Read more

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Heidi Spencer has been crafting beautifully sung, homegrown melodies for the past decade, but underneath the whitewashed exterior something mysterious lurks. Since 2003’s Matches and Valentines, her down-tempo, downtrodden folk songs never ... Read more

Local Music

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The biggest complaint when the BMO Harris Pavilion began holding stand-alone concerts two summers ago was that the bands booked at the 10,000-capacity lakefront amphitheater didn’t draw enough to,Concert Reviews Read more

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Live performances can so often be derailed by forces outside of the band’s control—a cruddy sound system, a chatty or belligerent crowd, some equipment malfunction. While those situations are fr,Concert Reviews Read more

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For a city that’s continually stacking itself up against other metropolises, Milwaukee can often turn its own inferiority complex into greater cultural output through a hard-nosed competitive nat,Concert Reviews Read more

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Sharon Jones shouldn’t be here tonight. She should’ve been resting in some comfortable bed instead of blowing through this soulful rendition of “This Land Is Your Land” for her encore. Thurs,Concert Reviews Read more

Concert Reviews

With each passing year, opportunities to gather friends and family around the television to watch something collectivelyseem to diminish rapidly. Monumental must-see moments rarely occur over theairwaves anymore, and if they do, they’re more wid.. Read more

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