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The biggest complaint when the BMO Harris Pavilion began holding stand-alone concerts two summers ago was that the bands booked at the 10,000-capacity lakefront amphitheater didn’t draw enough to,Concert Reviews more

Jun 5, 2014 11:09 AM Concert Reviews

The breakout music star of2013—and a star in the true, global phenomenon sense of the word—New Zealandalternative-pop singer Lorde will make her first appearance in Milwaukee onFriday, Sept. 26 with a show at the Summerfest grounds’ BMO Harris .. more

Jun 2, 2014 1:00 PM On Music

 Japanese cartoons, or manga, are the primarysource for that nation’s distinctive genre of animated film, anime. Edited byFrenchy Lunning, Tezuka’s Manga Life (University of Minnesota Press) is an essay collection on the work of th.. more

May 7, 2014 2:13 PM I Hate Hollywood

After selling out almost immediately last week, Vampire Weekend's June 4 concert at the Riverside Theater has been moved to the BMO Harris Pavilion at the Summerfest Grounds. Additional tickets for the concert will go on sale Friday, March 21 at n.. more

Mar 17, 2014 3:00 PM On Music

Courting a generation that grew up listening to Graceland with their parents by adding an agreeable African jangle to otherwise tried-and-true, guitar-based indie-rock, Vampire Weekend sprouted from virtual unknowns to a hip buzz band to a bona fi.. more

Mar 10, 2014 4:00 PM On Music

This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's near-weekly klatch between station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, I float the theory that indie-rock is in decline, and explain why that might be a good thing. T.. more

May 9, 2013 5:00 PM On Music 1 Comments

One cast performs two one-act musicals in Skylight Opera Theatre’s production of A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine . The show opens as a celebration of classic Hollywood musicals, then gives way to a second act inspired by Anton more

Mar 31, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

It’s an oddly confrontational image, the vintage portrait of a Polo-clad, pretty young woman with an ambiguous, perhaps vacant stare and lavishly coiffed hair that adorns the cover of Vampire Weekend’s latest album, Contra. “It’s a more

Mar 24, 2010 12:00 AM Concert Reviews 1 Comments

The Milwaukee Bucks take on the Boston Celtics tonight at a 7 p.m. home game. more

Mar 9, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Whirlwind mandolinist Chris Thile spent more than 15 years playing with his roots-pop trio Nickel Creek, but in recent years he spent more and more time working on his many outside projects, and by the time the band called more

Mar 5, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Since “Mystery Science Theater 3000” ended its run in 1999, the cast has spent 10 years working on variations of the same theme, riffing on movies in print and online and on DVD. One of the most satisfying of these “MT3K” offshoots more

Dec 17, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Yesterday I sat on a media/press panel for local bands sponsored byWMSE, where bloggers from Fan-Belt and Muzzle of Bees offered helpfulbest practice tips for securing coverage. Since the conversation washeavy on procedural and technical practi.. more

Aug 24, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

Last year's SXSW was dominated by a handful of burgeoning bands with major next-big-thing potential. Vampire Weekend, MGMT and Bon Iver were all already well on their way toward bigger things when they played Austin last March, but SXSW was in man.. more

Mar 21, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

Next Act continues its production of one of the few non-holiday-related plays left in the Murderers ,Today in Milwaukee more

Dec 5, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee 2 Comments

This summer the Royal Family camp announced itself as a promising force in the Milwaukee r Mo Profit, Mo Progress ,Today in Milwaukee more

Dec 4, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee 1 Comments

Devoted readers of the Observers (we know you're out there somewhere) may have been wonder Devoted readers of the Observers (we know you're out there somewhere) may have ,Sports more

Dec 3, 2008 12:00 AM More Sports

The Milwaukee Rep’s Stackner Cabaret continues its season tonight with an 7:30 p.m. Isn’t It Romantic ,Today in Milwaukee more

Oct 22, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Her nylon-and-neon fashion sense suggests a return to ’80s bubblegum pop songs about candy, but French singer Yelle has far too much attitude to sing about anything that saccharine. Instead she sasses,Today in Milwaukee more

Oct 22, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Katie Musolff, a 2004 graduate of Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, stakes her name on her award-winning oils. Her near-life-size portraits capture the unique persona and soul of her subject in masterf,Today in Milwaukee more

Oct 21, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

This is set to Bon Jovi's "I Love This Town" and show's the live performance from the year's All-Star Game. It features teams that are expected to make the playoffs (and the Yankees) and has outtakes at the end of Corey and JJ trying to sing. Bi.. more

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