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The iconic former Pavement frontman stayed true to his laidback ways at Saturday night’s sold-out show. Read more

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Jazz in The Park and Chill on the Hill return for the summer, while Riverwest FemFest continues and Bay View hosts its enormous Gallery Night and Jazz Fest. Read more

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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.. Read more


Off The Wall Theatre recently announced a change in its October show. They had originally scheduled to do The Rocky Horror Show in October. Plans have changed. Off The Wall switches from the tale of Brad and Janet to the tale of Blanche and Jane.. Read more


Stephen Malkmus will return to Milwaukee for a Friday, Oct. 7 concert at the Turner Hall Ballroom, the venue announced today. The former Pavement frontman will be touring behind his Beck-produced fifth solo album, Mirror Magic, which is scheduled .. Read more

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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... Read more

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The rabble-rousing anti-World Trade Organization group Yes Men first brought their Michale Moore-styled exploits to the big screen in 2003, and given the financial fallout of the past two or three years, the time certainly seemed Read more

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The Church recorded a stack of increasingly expansive guitar-pop albums during the ’80s, scoring one genuine, MTV-certified hit with1988’s “Under the Milky Way,” a dreamy, surreal tune later used to striking effect in the film D,To Read more

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Another performer has been revealed for the free, Pabst-sponsored Red, White and Blue Ribbon concert on July 4 outside of Burnhearts: Chicago's damn delightful indie-rock group Maps & Atlases, whose summertime guitar-pop recalls Vampire Weekend,.. Read more

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Even those who normally have zero tolerance for cover bands have a soft spot for U2 Zoo, a local group that does a might impressive job recreating the experience of a U2 concert (it helps that their singer ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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Ok, it's not that bad, but yesterday I was reading the mailbag over at and McCalvy included this tidbit: By the way, Yost said Monday morning that he has several top-secret scenarios in mind for his starting rotation down .. Read more

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Buoyed by wonderful weather and excellent live music line-ups, Saturday’s Record Store Day promotion drove considerable traffic to Atomic Records and Exclusive Records, and from what I’ve read online, the response was similarly encouraging in othe.. Read more

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Even inhis 40s, Stephen Malkmus is still as skinny as a teenager and asmalleable as a Gu Real Emotional Trash, ,Concert Reviews Read more

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Here’s a long-overdue concession to everyone who told me to ditch of my clunky micro-cassette player and upgrade to something more reliable, like a digital recorder: You were right. Foolishly, though, I stuck with the outdated technology, since.. Read more

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Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – “Real Emotional Trash” Casual Pavement fans needn’t leave the light on anymore. Malkmus’ newest album is so far removed from the succinct, messy pop of Pavement that there’s reason to doubt the Malkmus of yo.. Read more

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