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Dinosaur Jr.’s New Era of Rock

  Dinosaur Jr. may have banded together well over two decades ago, but their latest release, Farm, has proven that nothing has shaken loose over that course, despite band mate flip-flops and a brief hiatus in the late 90′s/early 00′s. One of the first bands to make it big in the burgeoning indie alternative scene in the 80′s… Read more »

Local Singers/Songwriters Take the Stage Tonight at Linnemans

Linnemans Riverwest Inn is a regular host to singer/songwriters (their acoustic open mic night on Wednesdays is a testament to this). Tonight, Linnemans throws together some of the best in local indie folk, country and rock in a showcase which shows off local talent in a relaxed and inviting environment. The line up for the evening… Read more »

Casino Versus Japan Tonight @ CMJ

In the final hours of the CMJ Music Marathon in NYC, Milwaukee’s (now by way of Kentucky) IDM ['intelligent dance music'] wizard, Erik Kowalski (Casino Versus Japan) will be performing tonight at midnight at the Cameo Gallery for Carpark Records’ 10th anniversary party. Kowalski got his start sampling music from television shows as a kid and moved onto found sounds, eventually… Read more »

Recap: Bon Iver at The Riverside, 10/11/09

Last evening, the much-heralded, world-traveled Bon Iver [Justin Vernon] returned home to Wisconsin for a cap on an extensive tour. Vernon received a proper celebratory welcome at the vast Riverside Theater. His final song of the evening, “Wolves”, began with shout-outs to his fans and current Volcano Choir collaborators (Milwaukee’s Collections of Colonies of Bees) and eased into… Read more »

Tonight at Club Garibaldi’s

    Who: Yussuf Jerusalem (Paris, France) What: a show with Thomas Function (Alabama), Sticks ‘n Stones (MKE), Uh-Oh(MKE), the Get Drunk DJ’s When: 10 p.m. Where: Club Garibaldi’s (2501 S. Superior) Why: to catch two of the most talented international/national bands in modern garage rock. To catch two of Milwaukee’s most energetic acts. Because Yussuf Jerusalem just played at Glenn Danzig’s house in Nashville last month — what… Read more »

Chris Denny and the Natives, Live on WMSE Today

  Just shy of fifteen minutes (that’s 2:15 p.m.), all the way from Little Rock, Arkansas,Chris Denny and the Natives will be showcasing their tightly-honed twang and sweet squalor over the airwaves on Dori’s show. The band is en route to the Turner Hall Ballroom for a performance tonight at 7 p.m. — part of their Daytrotter Barnstormer tour which is FREE… Read more »

A ‘Jenefit’?

Yes. A Jenefit; as in local hairdresser, Jen Skladanek. As we all know, being a hairdresser requires deftness and dexterity of both hands and arms. Imagine the chance occurance of a broken arm if you are said hairdresser. Not good for business, right? Luckily for Skladanek, she has creative and caring pals to kick both… Read more »

Hope Sandoval at the Pabst Theatre This Sunday…

This Sunday brings Hope Sandoval, the ethereal-voiced vocalist of the 90s’ Mazzy Starto The Pabst for a performance with her group the Warm Inventions. Sandoval has just released her first new album since 2001′s Bavarian Fruit Bread, called Through the Devil Softly, on which she collaborates with drummer Colm O’Ciosig of My Bloody Valentine. NME says that Through the Devil Softly “Sounds like Billie Holiday’s final… Read more »