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10 great records of 2018

Published Dec. 24, 2018

This year would have been my 30th or so voting in the respected annual Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics poll. Despite the fact that the Voice ceased publication this summer, I will make my list for 2018 and check it twice.

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After five years away, Neko Case brings new music to The Pabst

Published Sept. 6, 2018

It's hard to believe that alt.country chanteuse Neko Case hasn't performed in Milwaukee in five years, but it's true. Wednesday night she returned to the same venue to perform songs from "Hell-On," as well as gems from across her now more than two-decade-long solo career.

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2013 picks: Bobby Tanzilo

Published Dec. 21, 2013

Another year has come and gone and, as always, it's left a trail of great music, books and movies in its wake...

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Hogan again proves herself as a Wisconsin gem

Published April 29, 2013

Kelly Hogan is one of the busiest working musicians around and on Sunday night, she reminded the Pabst Pub audience of why she is so in-demand with a marvelous performance that showcased all of her talents.

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Healy will not be beaten ... opens for Keane tonight

Published Aug. 10, 2010

Travis' Fran Healy releases his solo debut in October and is on the road to share its songs in advance. He plays at the Riverside tonight, opening for Keane. But, please be on your best behavior, Milwaukee. This Scotsman may be prone to distraction.

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Dylan makes a strong case for "Women and Country"

Published April 29, 2010

From the get-go, Bobby Tanzilo is going to just say right up front that he went to Wednesday night's Jakob Dylan & Three Legs show at The Pabst Theater because of the words "Neko" and "Case." If Dylan was hoping that he'd win over some of their crowd by bringing Case and her sidekick Kelly Hogan along for the ride, he was right in at least one case.

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Case blows into Riverside like a temperate tornado

Published April 25, 2009

On the second to last night of Neko Case's tour in support of her latest disc, "Middle Cyclone," the alt-country singer performed at the Riverside Theater on Saturday night.

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U2 and Neko -- where I intersect with the top 10

Published March 16, 2009

Every now and again I check out the top 10 records of the week, never expecting there to be any overlap with my tastes. There are rare exceptions, however, like this week, when U2 and Neko Case had the top-selling discs. And, in other news, is U2 coming to the B.C.?

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Shows I'm excited about

Published Feb. 24, 2009

Milwaukee seems to get more great concerts than ever these days and despite what people think and say, there is no shortage of good venues here, from Shank to the Pabst to Cactus and The Rave and beyond.

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Kweller keeps us guessing

Published Feb. 16, 2009

Ben Kweller's been the can-do kid for so long that maybe we've started to take his precocious pop talents for granted. So, it's good that he's reminding us. Kweller, who plays at Turner Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 18 with the fab-o Watson Twins, has a new record that is nothing like you expect and he's keeping the inspiration flowing with his Web series of short works.

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News from Neko Case

Published Jan. 23, 2009

Due to high demand, the Neko Case show, scheduled for April 25 at 8 p.m., has been moved from The Pabst Theater to the larger Riverside.

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Case's down tempo set fires up faithful at The Pabst

Published March 31, 2006

Backed by a quintet that included former Bloodshot Records labelmates singer Kelly Hogan and talented pedal steel guitarist Jon Rauhouse, Neko Case offered one reading of her catalog at The Pabst Theater on Thursday night, namely the more introspective and lower-key one.

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Belle & Sebastian, New Pornographers pack the Riverside

Published March 12, 2006

"We’ve never before been to Milwaukee and look at all of you who came out to see us,” the uber charming Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch says to a completely sold out audience at the Riverside Theater Saturday night.