Recorded in a rush before two band members’ departures, Blonder’s scrappy final album, Blender, is a snapshot of youth. more

Jul 3, 2017 2:41 PM Local Music

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It can be very, very difficult to tell exactly when it is that a zombie is “dead.” Last year Angry Young Men Ltd. announced that the 2014 Night of the Living Dead Puppet Show would be the last. Well...they’re back. Those adorable puppe.. more

Oct 18, 2015 11:00 AM Theater

One gets the sense that Milwaukee’s Sat. Nite Duets aren’t a band that imposes a lot of rules and restrictions on themselves. Over the last couple of years the group has leaped from the grab-bag prog of 2013’s Electric Manland to the tight, bubble.. more

Nov 4, 2014 7:00 PM On Music

Assembled from the remnants of bands with names like Big Butt High School, Hi School, Golf Galaxy and Burger Deal, Blonder doesn’t disguise its sense of humor. The Milwaukee group takes on haphazard ’90s indie-rock in the vein of Boston ban... more

Mar 25, 2014 10:41 PM Local Music

Perhaps the most quintessentially Pavement show Stephen Malkmus ever performed in Milwaukee... more

Oct 5, 2011 12:00 AM Music Feature

Pavement never seemed like a band that sweated the details. With their wry, stream-of-consciousness lyrics and disjointed structures, their songs played like first drafts of songs the group never got around to cleaning up, and the band proj... more

Sep 8, 2010 12:00 AM Music Feature

Pavement closed the the Pitchfork Music Festival last night with a setlist seemingly determined by popular vote, a retrospective that touched on most every major single and fan favorite in the band's discography. The band's actual performance, tho.. more

Jul 19, 2010 4:45 PM On Music

Pavement, the most influential indie-rock band of the '90s, will perform at the Pabst Theater on Tuesday, Sept. 14, the venue announced on its website today. Ten years after singer Stephen Malkmus shelved the band to pursue a solo career, the grou.. more

Jun 15, 2010 4:02 PM On Music

In American Fiesta , a solo show produced by Renaissance Theaterworks, storyteller John McGivern proves that a play about pottery can be entertaining, funny and thought-provoking, and may even leave the audience a bit teary-eyed. more

May 13, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

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.. more

Feb 5, 2010 4:55 PM On Music

There might have been less actual record stores around to celebrate than last year, but by most accounts, this year's Record Store Day was a bigger success than last year's inaugural event, with traffic to independent retailers up around the count.. more

Apr 20, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

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 .. more

Apr 18, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

In 1970, British playwright Michael Frayn was watching a production of a farce he had writ Noises Off ,Theater more

Feb 23, 2009 12:00 AM Theater

Located on WashingtonAvenue, Cedarburg’s main thoroughfare, Amy’s Candy Kitch The Wall Street Journa ,Eat/Drink more

Feb 11, 2009 12:00 AM Dining Preview

Christmas came a good 11 and a half months early this year: Muzzle of Bees has posted a ridiculously high-quality live recording of Pavement's concert at Shank Hall from June 13, 1992—two months after Slanted and Enchanted came out. That album mak.. more

Jan 22, 2009 5:00 AM On Music

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 more

Dec 16, 2008 12:00 AM News Features

Though the parts about a failing band may ring a little bit too close to home during these It’s A Wonderful Life ,This Week in Milwaukee Sports more

Dec 7, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Still enthralled by an exhausted ideolo gy, he seems unable to analyze how we can avoid ma The Washington Post ,News Features more

Aug 20, 2008 12:00 AM News Features 1 Comments

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

Aug 19, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee