James Blake makes his Milwaukee debut at Turner Hall

November 13th, 2013 |

The Mercury Prize winner and songwriter/producer will perform at Turner Hall this Thursday in support of his latest album, Overgrown.

Award-winning “Jersey Boys” comes to the Marcus

October 15th, 2013 |

TCD spoke with actor/songwriter Barry Anderson, one of the stars of the touring Broadway musical, about the thrill of touring and the longevity of The Four Seasons’ music.

Laissez les bon temps roulez: Mardi Gras, Milwaukee style

February 23rd, 2012 |

Mama Digdown’s Brass Band & Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound, king cake, Jambalaya, local beer in tallboys, feathers, beads, and more feathers. A blurry look back.

“The Weird Al Yankovic of Goth”

October 28th, 2010 |

Gothic folk hero Voltaire comes to Club Anything tonight.

LGBT Film Fest preview: Le Tigre On Tour

October 23rd, 2010 |

With a riotous live show, Le Tigre makes public the pain of sexual/gender inequality and incites their audience to overcome it.

Stripwax: Nellie Mckay

October 22nd, 2010 |

Jeff takes a break from the blog this week and leaves a comic in its stead. This time around: Nellie Mckay’s genre-hopper “Home Sweet Mobile Home”

Stripwax: Greg Graffin’s Brain

October 16th, 2010 |

Bad Religion has never been my favorite band, but Greg Graffin’s songwriting keeps me interested — he’s like the Noam Chomsky of punk rock.

Cultural Zero: Anatomy of a Meme (and another fun excuse to bag on Weezer)

October 13th, 2010 |

When James Burns offered Weezer 10 million bucks to disband, the internet went bonkers. But why?

Stripwax: Swans Dive (Once Again) Into Darkness

October 9th, 2010 |

The latest Swans elpee is an intensely dark and yet beautiful collection of songs, unfettered by sentiment or superficiality.

Reviewed: The Thermals @ The Annex, Madison

October 3rd, 2010 |

“This guitar was too sensitive. This isn’t a sensitive show,” said Hutch Harris after he’d broken a string. It couldn’t handle his Mighty Rock Power.