The Pixies

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Jun 9, 2015 9:38 PM This Week in Milwaukee


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Good news for fans of '80s and '90s alternative rock: As is usually the case, the Rave has you covered this summer. Today the venue announced two big shows: reunited indie pioneers The Pixies, who will return to the venue on Friday, June 12 for an.. more

Mar 30, 2015 3:00 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

This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we cover a lot of ground as we talk all things reunions. In the wake of news that Decibully is regrouping for a Milwaukee Day concert, Matt and Ryan suggest so.. more

Mar 13, 2014 3:00 PM On Music

In another era, Screaming Females’ Marissa Paternoster might have been a glam-rock icon. Between her sneered vibrato and her ceaseless guitar riffs, she would have been more

Jan 22, 2014 3:16 AM Music Feature

“We’re a filthy, charming, lovable band,” Christopher Roberts, drummer for Milwaukee trio Heavy Hand, explains bluntly. “A lot of our lyrics are dirty as shit and we swear in our songs. They’re not radio-friendly, for the most more

Nov 7, 2012 12:30 PM Local Music

Having won 22 of their last 26 (yes, they've had just four losses in the month of August), the Brewers are undeniably the hottest team in baseball.It seems unlikely the team can keep up this torrid pace, though we did say that when they started t.. more

Aug 23, 2011 3:11 AM More Sports

After years of inner-band tension, singer Black Francis dissolved The Pixies in early 1993, notifying his band mates via fax. Given that famously acrimonious breakup, few fans had long-term hopes for the band's improbable 2004 reunion, and ... more

Apr 18, 2011 12:00 AM Music Feature

Though they share a guitarist (Daniel Spack) and a similar love of instrumental post-rock with Collections of Colonies of Bees, Milwaukee’s Group of the Altos flaunts a far deeper kitchen sink than that quintet, working trumpet, cello, saw more

Jul 2, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

I've got an interview with Black Francis/Frank Black in this week's issue of the Shepherd, where the outgoing songwriter gladly addresses some of the major elephants in the room surrounding his solo career, namely, "Why doesn't he write songs like.. more

Jul 9, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

Frank Black’s decision to begin recording under his Pixies-era stage name Black Fran Bluefinger ,Music Feature more

Jul 9, 2009 12:00 AM Music Feature 1 Comments

Ridiculously prolific sometimes Pixies frontman Frank Black, still touring under his Pixies-era nom de plume Black Francis, will return to Shank Hall next month for a $20, 8 p.m. show on July 12. The show promises to be a break from his recent per.. more

Jun 19, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

This featured Charles Allis Art Museum exhibit presents Natalie Settles' meditative graphite and watercolor artwork, which shifts in style between 19th-century designs and the sparseness of modern art. Settles hails from Madison but exhibit... more

Apr 23, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

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.. more

Mar 16, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

The B-52's will perform LIVE at the Pabston Friday, October 18 at 8 pm. TheShepherd Express is one of the sponsorsfor this performance that will,Sponsored Events more

Oct 18, 2008 12:00 AM Around MKE

Hardcore Brewer fans know Jack Zduriencik as the team's spectacular scouting direction. He's the brains behind the operation that's grown all the talent currently gracing Miller Park. I have said as recently as Ned's firing in September t.. more

Oct 16, 2008 4:00 AM More Sports

Keeping with Cirque du Soleil’s vision of cramming as many amazing acts of human agi Saltimbanco ,Today in Milwaukee more

Oct 1, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

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 more

Jul 17, 2008 12:00 AM 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... more

Jul 16, 2008 12:00 AM Art for Art's Sake