Minneapolis rap powerhouse Rhymesayers Entertainment has built an impressive stable of artists since launching in 1995, but at the same time, the label’s success more

Jul 1, 2013 12:57 PM Concert Reviews

Punk-rapper P.O.S. has canceled his fall tour dates, including his planned Nov. 1 date at the Turner Hall Ballroom, on doctor's orders. In a YouTube video posted today, an apologetic (but high-spirited) P.O.S. explains that his kidneys are failing.. more

Oct 19, 2012 9:50 PM On Music

It seems almost quaint to think there was a time not that long ago where most Americans thought about rap and hip-hop in terms of an East Coast/West Coast binary. To be sure, even then it wasn't representative of the whole picture, but in t... more

Feb 27, 2012 12:00 AM Concert Reviews

"When I see all of you here, I don't know what to say, " began Tom Uttech at his gallery opening on Saturday afternoon, February 12.  "I hope I make it worth your time today." Tory Folliard brought back Uttech for his 8th solo show at her gal.. more

Mar 1, 2011 4:25 AM Visual Arts

PJ Harvey’s seventh album, Let England Shake, is her grand statement about war and its psychological toll on her homeland. For a grand statement, though, it’s mighty ambiguous. In a girlish, incongruously chipper voice, Harvey sings about the horr.. more

Feb 15, 2011 2:48 PM On Music

I've got an interview in this week's Shepherd with rapper John Forté, the one-time Fugees cohort who was sentence to a brutal 14-year term in federal prison, then rescued seven years in by a rare (and still never fully explained) commutation by Pr.. more

Feb 11, 2010 3:53 PM On Music

Sometimes the venue makes all the difference. When Cursive toured through Milwaukee in 200 13 Songs ,Concert Reviews more

May 8, 2009 12:00 AM Concert Reviews 1 Comments

After beginnings playing fairly traditional, albeit unusually cerebral hard-edged emo in the ’90s, Omaha’s Cursive began moving in more ambitious directions, recording elaborate song-cycles like 2003’s Ugly Organ, and 2006’s,Today more

May 7, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Acoustic country/bluegrass guitarist Doyle Dykes at first paid his dues in the most traditional way possible, backing an established star—“Hee Haw”’s Grandpa Jones, of all people&mda,Today in Milwaukee more

Dec 18, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee 4 Comments

October 25, 2007 TheNew Pornographers are the quintessential mix-tape band. Their for ,Concert Reviews more

Dec 12, 2007 12:00 AM Concert Reviews