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Townes Van Zandt Lives on in Song Tonight at Linneman’s

Townes Van Zandt, one of America’s greatest songwriters, unfortunately was one of the most troubled. His early death (at age 52 in 1997) a result of years of battling manic depression, treatment and drug usage. Van Zandt, most famous for songs “Pancho and Lefty” (click photo to listen), “Dead Flowers” and “Tecumseh Valley”, was a… Read more »

Night of a Thousand Shows

Weekends in Milwaukee seem to be musically  busier than they’ve ever been — with several different shows to pick from each night, who has time for karoke or bowling? This particular Friday night, every venue in Milwaukee will be playing host to every genre imaginable. Throw in  LP releases, reunion shows, art + music shows… Read more »

The Chicago Underground Duo @ Woodland Pattern This Sunday

words by Hal Rammel Chicago Underground – in its various manifestations from duo to quartet to orchestra – was formed by Rob Mazurek in 1995. The ensemble has numerous recordings on the Chicago-based Thrill Jockey label (most recently the duo CDBoca Negra) has brought the group much attention not only as improvisers and composers in the world of post-rock as well… Read more »

New Release Thursday: Juniper Tar at Club Garibaldi’s

Released nearly two years ago, Juniper Tar’s To the Trees impressed listeners with its quiet deliberateness. The local folk-rock group makes good use of solid vocal harmonies (having two singing siblings in the band doesn’t hurt) and dynamics to hit the hush on the right spots to highlight the weighty lyrics; but when it comes time to turn… Read more »

Farewell to Shoegaze: White, Wrench, Conservatory Plays its Final Show on Sunday

“Oddly enough, we actually have not played Clue together as a band,” White, Wrench, Conservatory percussionist Thom Geibel disclosed to OnMilwaukee.com back in 2007. The Milwaukee band with the board game namesake was interviewing for their then-released, self-titled debut album. Nearly three years later, the three-piece shoegazer comrades with a penchant for new wave has decided to… Read more »

DJ Yoda @ Stonefly – 02/06/10

words by Dwellephant Here’s what you missed: A two-hour, non-stop dance party from DJ Yoda– one of the UK’s premiere DJs (or so the press clippings say). But I have no problem repeating it, because frankly, the clippings speak the truth. He was about as premiere as they come. It was one of only five North American… Read more »

Present Music Welcomes Burkina Electric to Milwaukee

West African sounds with intricate rhythms from the Sahel and Mossi and upbeat Afropop get a little electronic treatment through Burkina Electric, a group hailing from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Burkina Electric will play Milwaukee at the Turner Hall Ballroom this Saturday. The group employs German (Dusseldorf) electronic guru Kurt Dahlke and percussionist Lukas Ligeti to add unique elements to the traditional African foundation provided by Wende K. Blass… Read more »

Dr. Dog Gives MKE a Dose of Sweet Pop This Thursday

words by Shannon Stroud Dr. Dog performs tomorrow at Turner Hall alongside the Growlers. This tightly-knit group of friends often have had their music compared to the classic pop sounds of the sixties, and will have listeners turning off their collective minds and letting go. Their influences include the sunny pop harmonies of the  Beach Boys and also visit elements of the Beatles,… Read more »

Jonathan Burks Comes to Circle A This Sunday Armed With New Songs

Jonathan Burks is a man with a lust for life, but his equally lusty, down and dirty country drinkin’ songs contain this energy not just because of what they’re fueled by. Burks’ energy lies solidly in his playful take on life, his lyrics full of colorful  local characters and locales, revolving around a social-centric, thrifty and innovative lifestyle with a bit of… Read more »

The Frode Gjerstad Trio Plays the Sugar Maple This Saturday

Milwaukee’s Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln) is a continuous host to musicians of the avant garde realm. This Saturday, the home of both craft brews and untraditional and innovative jazz welcomes the Frode Gjerstad Trio (Frode Gjerstad on alto saxophone and clarinet, Paal Nilssen-Love on drums and Nick Stephens on double bass). The Sugar Maple sums it up in… Read more »