Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd’s The Early Years 1967-1972 Cre/ation is a two-CD compilation with superb Syd Barrett psych-pop and post-Barrett space rock, plus pointless recent remixes and interesting odds and ends from concerts and BBC sessions. more

Nov 29, 2016 2:58 PM Album Reviews

War Babies is a collection of 18 tracks from The Sheep, an early ’70s Milwaukee band associated with the “Jesus Movement.” Co-ed vocals, guitar drenched in feedback and folk music influences bring favorable comparisons to Jefferson Airpl... more

Jun 21, 2016 2:08 PM Album Reviews

There are comedians who do expectedjokes. They set up an observational joke about something mundane, and then they add a punchline. It’s all veryexpected, and follows a formula that has been done time and time again. And then there are comedians.. more

Jun 16, 2015 7:42 PM Comedy

My Brother The Wind’s Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One simmers with dark and dense instrumentals, pierced by clean guitars and melancholy rhythms. Fans of early Pink Floyd, Ash Ra Tempel and Amon Düül will especially find ... more

Jan 6, 2015 9:53 PM Album Reviews

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A concert promoted as “The Honda Civic Tour” immediately raises questions about the authenticity and relative coolness of the event. Is this going to be a legitimate musical experience, or just,Concert Reviews more

Aug 25, 2014 11:06 AM Concert Reviews

Waukesha’sOutskirts Theatre is looking to launch a production of Bert V. Royal’s DogSees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. The clever and dramaticmutation of the Peanuts comic strip characters is currently being stagedlocally by Splinte.. more

Jun 14, 2014 8:46 AM Theater

 He was still alive in 2001 when the documentary “ThePink Floyd & Syd Barrett Story” was produced, but Barrett wasn’t availableto tell his side. One of the tragedies of late ‘60s, he was a great talent whobecame rock’s proverbia.. more

May 19, 2014 9:01 PM I Hate Hollywood

The coolest movie never made, and probably the most influential, is the subject of the documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune. A decade before David Lynch’s widely derided rendition of the Frank Herbert novel, Latin-American cult more

Apr 16, 2014 12:53 AM Film Reviews

Originally formed as a backing band for the Easy Star label's reggae artists, the All-Stars are best known for Dub Side of the Moon, a reggae version of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, which has been on the reggae... more

Oct 4, 2012 6:29 PM Album Reviews

The fans keep writing rock books in a never ending, detail-focused scrutiny of personal lives and performances, recording sessions and releases. Two of the latest from Omnibus Press concern the band that defined the ‘60s and the group that ... more

Aug 2, 2010 12:00 AM Books

I was recently at a very traditional religious wedding. Knowing the couple in question very little, I felt a bit out of place. I wish the two of them nothing but the best and hope to, at some point, get to know them a little better. They seem li.. more

Jun 2, 2010 12:14 PM Theater

Rock’n’Roll High School was going to be the turning point for the Ramones, their breakthrough to a mass audience. So some fans of the punk rock pioneers fervently hoped at the time of the movie’s 1979 release. It wasn’t meant to be, yet the issue .. more

May 2, 2010 1:28 PM I Hate Hollywood

The platinum success of Dark Side of the Moon turned Pink Floyd into the standard bearer for ‘70s album rock and a lumbering bullseye for the nascent punk movement. It was a strange journey for a band whose members were virtually anonymous ... more

Apr 2, 2010 12:00 AM Books

World War II ushered in the Atomic Age and the Cold War, but it also had a profound impact on the arts and creative practice. With the advent of portable, 35-millimeter cameras, for the first time photojournalists on battlefields and more

Mar 27, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

That The Church still have great albums in them isn't a surprise; they've already proven themselves one of the few bands unblemished by age. Each year the veteran rock band gets older, grayer, farther removed from their '80s stardom and ostensibly.. more

May 12, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

In advance of Gov. Jim Doyle’s budget announcement next Tuesday, we’re asking local leaders what they want to see in it. The Coalition for Safe Roads says: allow residents to earn a driving certificate if they don’t qualify for a state drive.. more

Feb 13, 2009 5:00 AM Daily Dose

Dust @ UWM Union Theatre, 7 p.m. Thebest documentaries can make anything interesting, a premise that Germandocumentarian Hartmut Bitomsky boldly tests with his new film, Dust,about ,This Week in Milwaukee more

Feb 4, 2009 12:00 AM This Week in Milwaukee

Not to be confused with the British Pink Floyd tribute band of the same name, America’s nine-piece Think Floyd aims to recreate the experience of a classic Pink Floyd concert, so they make ample use of lasers and light shows. Their shows ca... more

Jan 23, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

After a rough summer where Hurricanes Ike and Gustav took a $10 billion toll on the country and destroyed nearly a third of its crops, Cuba was struck by another hurricane earlier this month, Paloma, which ,Today in Milwaukee more

Nov 21, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

  While Roy Harper was known to discerning American rock fans in the '70s as the subj Counter Culture ,CD Reviews more

Sep 22, 2008 12:00 AM Album Reviews