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Even as they build our cars, defuse dangerous explosives and explore distant planets in our stead, robots often get a bum rap as cold, unthinking objects, guided only by programming and devoid of an,Concert Reviews more

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Milwaukee ska daddies Something to Do continue to make the music they love long after the '90s mania for the genre has subsided. Perhaps irony and the act of getting over romantic messes work to keep things fresh for them... more

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<p> The 2-Tone movement made waves when it emerged from the U.K. at the end of the 1970s and was cresting around the time of the recordings collected on the DVD-CD set by the English Beat, <em>Live at the US Festival</em> (released by Shout! Fact.. more

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Spend enough time on the streets of Milwaukee's East Side and you'll surely encounter Eric Blowtorch... more

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Bay View's free Chill on the Hill concert series in Humboldt Park continues tonight with a performance from the Milwaukee reggae band The Urbanites, whose eclectic, summery sound touches on ska, dub... more

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Yesterday, Brewers manager Ken Macha was asked what Jeff Suppan would be doing today, as it was his scheduled day to pitch. Manny Parra and Chris Narveson are scheduled to pitch in the Brewers’ Spring Training game, but Suppan’s workload hadn’t be.. more

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It was just last November that Democraticpresidential candidate Barack Obama scored a res Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ,Taking Liberties more

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Rancid was modern-rock radio’s gateway in the mid-’90s from punk revival to ska, and it sometimes feels like they’re punished for that. While their contemporaries Green Day re-emerged as the improbable voice of the next generation, Rancid saw thei.. more

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The atmosphere at the Off The Wall Theatre is pretty laid-back and relaxed. I’d been there last night to see their Broadway FundraiserBroadway Gold. The theatre is black draped in red with some reflective surfaces. As the show washed over me, it b.. more


Although Steven Spielberg wasn’t the first to conceive of spacefaring aliens as dwarfish, spindly and gray, it was his megahit movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, which stamped the image onto popular consciousness. He took the movie’s titl.. more

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I say this as someone who treasures those first three English Beat records: Dave Wakeling, please stop touring. You are making me sad. The English Beat tops even The Specials for the Most Crappy Offshoots and Cash-Ins award—though sometimes the .. more

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After 2005’s self-indulgent We’re Not Happy ’Til You’re Not Happy, We’re Not Happy ’Til You’re Not Happy ,Today in Milwaukee more

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A hero descends into a subterranean labyrinth to battle a monster with a taste for human flesh. The ancient Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur is at the root of three thousand years of grim sagas and fairy tales and Gothic adventures on page .. more

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Pianist and University of Wisconsin senior lecturer Steve Nelson-Raney has divided his 7:30 p.m. faculty recital in the UWM Recital Hall tonight into two distinct halves. The first pairs Nelson-Raney with J,Today in Milwaukee more

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   Milwaukee veterans The Invaders may be considered part of ska's third wave, b Where Ya Gone? ,CD Reviews more

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No band better mastered the marriage of ska and punk in the ’90s than Michigan’s Mustard Plug. In their perky horns, dynamic pop-punk chords and fist-pumping choruses they found a winning formul,Today in Milwaukee more

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The Turner Hall Ballroom has largely lived up to its promise to bring more live music to town—specifically more all-ages live music—so its with no ill will that I (once again) lightly ridicule the organization’s management for the surprising amoun.. more

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The Harley-Davidson Roadhouse sports a ska-punk double-feature tonight beginning at 8 p.m., when Golfdinger takes the stage. Then, at 10 p.m., a similar but more successful ska group, Less Than Jake, does a set filled with their signature punchy ... more

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   Thoseof you who were courageous enough to attend the Locust Street Festival Broken Window ,Books more