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Modest Mouse

The blues-rock duo is back with a new single and their first tour in four years. Read more

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Boone and Crockett breaks in its new digs with the Milwaukee Psych Festival, while The Rave welcomes Modest Mouse and The Breeders. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

Milwaukee's spring concert calendar is the city's strongest in years. Here's what to look forward to. Read more

On Music

Saisonshave reached their saturation point. Quite frankly, there are too many saisonswith far too much discrepancy between them. Rather than add breadth and depthto the style, the sea of options has watered down the category. At the2004 Great .. Read more

Eat/Drink

Van Buren'sWhiskey Bar and Grill on Van Buren just south of Brady will hold its grandopening March 27. The space, formerly home to Libby's Lounge, has beenremodeled by owner Fancisco Sandino and his son Sergio. It features largewindows, a rebu.. Read more

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Cold War Kids emerged from a moment of reflection with a new lineup and their most modern-sounding songs yet. Read more

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Ifyou haven’t listened to Modest Mouse’s singles and rarities compilation BuildingNothing Out of Something in a while, it’s worth revisiting, if only to marvel at the way the band's early songs seemed to make up their ownrules as they went alon.. Read more

On Music

One of the more unlikely (yet at the same time, more deserving) indie-rock bands to crack the alternative-rock mainstream last decade, Modest Mouse charmed the country with their ode to optimism “Float On” in 2004, then continued to make th... Read more

Today in Milwaukee

We’re assuming that anybody reading this blurb doesn’t need to read yet another Bruce Springsteen comparison, so instead here’s a bit of trivia about the Milwaukee ties of Brooklyn’s The Hold Steady. The band’s bassist Galen Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

I always considered the old-time barbershop the center of the universe. A haircut and straight razor shave came packaged with world news and commentary. Tales were embellished, jokes looped, advice ready. Pinaud’s Clubman and Lilac Vegetal ... Read more

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Summerfest rolled out some more side-stage headliners today via its Facebook page. Among them are perennials The Roots, O.A.R. and The Wailers, as well as The Bravery, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and, for I believe the first time, Modest Mouse, .. Read more

On Music

As was widely rumored, Pavement will play this year's Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, Tribune writer Greg Kot confirmed today. The festival is expected to make an announcement tomorrow, the day tickets go on sale for the July 16-18 event. Sin.. Read more

On Music

In the spirit of Record Store Day, the successful annual promotion where independent music retailers lure customers to their shops with rare releases, the Record Store Day people have launched a monthly offshoot: Vinyl Saturday. It'll take place o.. Read more

On Music

With the possible—possible—exception of Modest Mouse's own Lonesome Crowded West, I don't think I've ever heard an album that sounds more like Modest Mouse's This is a Long Drive For Someone to Think About than Cymbals Eat Guitars' self-released d.. Read more

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Come out to the Wisconsin State Fair grounds on February 5th to the 8th for the 2009 Home Improvement Show.,Sponsored Events Read more

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Those among us who are sure that Barack Obama has descended from Heaven to cool the planet, calm the seas, and bring peace on earth are getting a full dose of reality from the Rod Blagojevich scandal. O,Left and Right Read more

News Features

Arriving after the commercial disappointments of Ruben Studdard and Fantasia—and jus Some Hearts ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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Those who've read this blog for a while probably know the drill by now: After a predominantly black music festival, I call out the local media for exaggerating and dwelling on whatever incidents of violence occurred (usually my harshest critiques .. Read more

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One of the most consistently popular of Milwaukee’s summer ethnic festivals—thanks, in no small part, to all the Italian cuisine it offers—Festa Italiana returns for its 31st year today, ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

Today in Milwaukee

I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitzwhat a world, ain’a? So listen, I can’t pony up a regular essay foryou’s this week on account of two words: Brett focking Favre. As a candidate for the presidency of the United States,it... Read more

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