Category Archive: Isabelle Novak

Deafheaven at Turner Hall: A Review

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I read the other day that Deafheaven has faced grief over the vocalist being too attractive. Ok, I kind of get it. George Clarke–save some beauty for the rest of us, please? This… Continue reading

Mayhem at Turner Hall: A Review

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There’s something special about seeing a band whose song names alone are enough to scare someone. Mayhem, one of the most iconic black metal bands in history, played at Turner Hall on Tuesday,… Continue reading

Marian Hill at Turner Hall: A Review

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Marian Hill played at Turner Hall in Milwaukee on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Two openers, SHAED and VERITE, began the night with indie pop that grazed electronic. Although both great performances, there was something… Continue reading

Wye Oak at Turner Hall: A Review

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Wye Oak played at Turner Hall Ballroom Tuesday, Aug. 2. It is a band I listened to constantly throughout college, kind of a darker indie rock duo that gained tons of traction through… Continue reading

Angel Olsen at Pabst: A Review

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Angel Olsen performed in Milwaukee for the first time on Thursday, June 16 at the Pabst Theater. She’s one of those artists I had been dying to see live for quite some time,… Continue reading

Andrew Bird at The Riverside Theater: A Review

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Andrew Bird visited Milwaukee April 18, where he graced The Riverside Theater’s historic, grandiose stage. Fittingly, this was the warmest day of the year thus far, with uncharacteristically high temperatures in the upper… Continue reading

Jose Gonzalez at Pabst: A Review

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Jose Gonzalez preformed at the Pabst Theater on Saturday, March 19, joined by classical sextet yMusic. If the thought of a Saturday night show at the Pabst gives you visions of whiskey cokes,… Continue reading

Bully at Cactus Club: A Review

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Bully played at Cactus Club on Tuesday, Jan. 19, accompanied by tour mates Fake Limbs that served as the opener. Perhaps an unlikely pair, as Fake Limbs’ almost theatrically boisterous presence was countered… Continue reading

Best Coast at Turner Hall: A Review

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Oh, Best Coast. You are so dreamy. I can’t quite remember when I first heard their music, but I think my sister described the California-raised indie pop duo as “a girl who smokes… Continue reading

Field Report at Pabst: A Review

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“Folk” is not a word I lovingly throw around. A genre that once symbolized American tradition and roots, it now leaves a bad Mumford-ized taste in my mouth, and seemingly, the mouths of… Continue reading