The genre-busting “Americana from the wrong side of the tracks” party-band Southern Culture on the Skids plays at The Back Room @ Colectivo on July 11. Read more

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The Milwaukee band offered a set of songs that were short bursts of adrenaline, as evidenced by the blood vessels showing in singer Skip’s neck. His Elvis-from-Hell vocal stylings are the immediate tipoff where this band has dug its roots. Read more

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On Cream City Nights, The Grovelers blur of rockabilly with ’60s-and-’70s punk reconfigures mid-20th-century underground roots rock to their own manic ends. Read more

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One of Van Morrison’s best latter-day albums, The Healing Game (1997), has been reissued as a three-CD set, with Morrison’s poetic sensibility evident throughout. Read more

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After shaking up their sound by adding piano, the iconic rockabilly act makes their Milwaukee debut as a quartet for the first time. Read more

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Frank's Power Plant was one of the last Bay View bars where class didn't matter Read more

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A Boy from Tupelo is the most complete collection of those early recordings, made in the Sun Records studio under the tutelage of producer Sam Phillips or taped from radio broadcasts in 1954 and ’55. Read more

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As a writer and singer, Buzz Cason has a history that goes back to the early 1960s in sessions with Willie Nelson and Elvis and songs covered by everyone from Gloria Estefan to U2. Passion often suggests mature rockabilly, with the genre’s ... Read more

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One of the most distinctive male voices in 20th-century popular music, Roy Orbison enjoyed a prolific career from the 1950s through the ’80s. The Ultimate Collection is a well-curated best-of album, an aid to navigating the abundance of Orb... Read more

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Quarters Rock ’n’ Roll Palace, despite its grandiose name, is a corner bar on Center Street in Riverwest. Inside, illuminated on a small stage, is Angelica Ortiz, or as she is known when she performs, Reina Fire Read more

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All right, I’m game. I’m blaming my hangover on sunspots. Watch the video. Bring back the glaciers! There's a sweet spot for ya. Read more

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Many major cities have similar and often larger rockabilly scenes, but Milwaukee’s is uniquely centralized: Bay View is a self-contained rockabilly community. Venues like club garibaldi and Vnuk&rs,None Read more

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Notably missing from this week's Shepherd Express cover story on rockabilly: Any real discussion of the music itself. I was admittedly less interested in actual rockabilly music than exploring the related culture and values, and how those long-hel.. Read more

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With their keyboard-drum setup, the Benevento/Russo Duo initially earned hasty comparisons to Medeski Martin & Wood, even though the duo’s jams are far trippier and often heavier than the more sea,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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Not to be outdone by the Waukesha County Fair, which flaunted two ’90s alt-rock sur Momofuku ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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  From Under orders from Roger Goodell to resolve their impasse with Brett Favre, the Green Bay Packers have begun making calls about their former franchise QB, according to online reports. Goodell talked to Packers .. Read more

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Adorable RodentRatatouille on DVDNovember 24, 2007 | 09:48 AMWhat's the greatest challenge for a Hollywood marketing department? Probably selling a film whose protagonist is a loveable French rat.The Pixar animation group's summer of 2007 .. Read more

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