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REVIEW: Xiu Xiu at Cactus Club

Acclaimed experimental rock trio Xiu Xiu took the stage at Cactus Club on Wednesday night with a packed house; it was the band’s first time in Milwaukee since 2012. Opening for them was Taffy Puller, the improvisational duo of guitarist Chris Rosenau and drummer Jon Mueller. Xiu Xiu is Jamie Stewart (vocals, guitar), Angela Seo (vocals, keyboards, auxiliary percussion) and

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REVIEW: Jane’s Addiction and The Smashing Pumpkins at Fiserv Forum

Fiserv Forum hosted Jane’s Addiction and The Smashing Pumpkins as part of their Spirits on Fire Tour on Sunday night. Jane’s Addiction consists of vocalist Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro (although Troy Van Leeuwen from Queens of the Stone Age filled in on guitar for this tour), bassist Eric Avery and drummer Stephen Perkins. Formed in 1985, the Los Angeles-based

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REVIEW: Gorillaz at United Center

British virtual band Gorillaz came to United Center in Chicago for their world tour ahead of upcoming album “Cracker Island.” A little background on Gorillaz – the project was co-created in 1998 by musician Damon Albarn (known also for being frontman of indie rock band Blur) and artist Jamie Hewett. Albarn makes the music while Hewett develops the animations; both

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REVIEW: Charli XCX at Summerfest

Pop star Charli XCX arrived at Summerfest Friday night taking the stage at BMO Harris Pavilion. It was her second time at Summerfest and fourth time in Milwaukee overall. Charli XCX hails from England. Her musical career started when she’d post songs on Myspace as a teenager, eventually attracting the attention of a promoter who started booking her for warehouse

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REVIEW: Sigur Ros at the Riverside Theater

Legendary Icelandic post-rockers Sigur Ros arrived at the Riverside Wednesday night for their first Milwaukee show in sixteen years. A friend of mine introduced me to their 2013 album “Kveikur” my senior year of high school; I’ve been determined to see them since. Sigur Ros comprises of vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Jonsi, bassist/pianist/glockenspielist Goggi, and syntheiszer/keyboardist/wind instrumentalist Kjarri while their touring drummer is

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REVIEW: Fousheé At Summerfest

It feels good to be back. Back to writing about music. Back to Summerfest. Back to discovering new and upcoming artists to talk about. Last night I checked out up and coming artist FOUSHEÉ (pronounced foo-shay) at the Johnson Controls World Stage to a humble crowd. The young artist just dropped her first album and is known for her song

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