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Performers stick to routine at American Music Awards

Performers stick to routine at American Music Awards

by Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times (MCT)
December 10, 2013
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“I will love you unconditionally,” promised Katy Perry in the opening number of the American Music Awards. Wrapped in a kimono amid an Orientalist fantasia straight out of “Kill Bill,” the singer was using her appearance on the awards show, broadcast Sunday, Nov. 24 on ABC from L.A.’s Nokia...

‘Thor’ displays box office clout

‘Thor’ displays box office clout

by Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times (MCT)
November 20, 2013
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With its god of thunder “Thor” lighting up the box office this weekend, Marvel has struck again at the multiplex. The 3-D sequel “Thor: The Dark World” debuted with a healthy $86 million, according to an estimate from Marvel distributor Walt Disney Studios. That’s the year’s fourth-highest...

Rock music takes center stage this fall

Rock music takes center stage this fall

by Duane Rodriguez, Times Contributor
November 6, 2013
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As the yearlong celebration of what would have been Jimi Hendrix’s 70th birthday comes to a close, two new projects have been released to accommodate. A new PBS American Masters documentary titled “Hear My Train A Comin’” aired on Nov. 5 and the first time released Miami Pop Festival (Sony Legacy)...

Anticipation is high for The 20/20 Experience

Anticipation is high for The 20/20 Experience

by Duane Rodriguez, Times Contributor
October 16, 2013
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Sometimes no matter how hard you try, it’s impossible to live up to the hype bestowed upon you by others. Drake for me, is the perfect example of this. His first major label release was so anticipated, because of his wildly successful self released mix-tapes, he was almost guaranteed failure. First...

Atlas Genius plays Milwaukee

Atlas Genius plays Milwaukee

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Staff Reporter
October 3, 2013
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Atlas Genius, from Australia, is currently touring and promoting their debut album, When It Was Now, which was released in early 2013. The alternative rock band played in Milwaukee at the Turner Hall Ballroom on Sept. 25. The tour will end on Nov. 11. The band is famous for the song Trojan which they...

Costello and The Roots work well together

Costello and The Roots work well together

by Duane Rodriguez, Times Contributor
October 3, 2013
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Very few artists have lasted as long as Elvis Costello. Here’s a guy that made his mark way back in the British New Wave/Punk days. His peers respect him because he’s always evolving as an artist. Whether it’s with his band The Attractions or The Imposters or his collaboration albums with The Brodsky...

Mayer’s new work a big disappointment

Mayer’s new work a big disappointment

by Duane Rodriguez, Times Contributor
September 19, 2013
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Welcome back to the madness or just plain Welcome to MATC. This issue we’ll catch you up on what was released since our summer issue in July to this Sept. 9 deadline. As usual with all these big anticipated albums, John Mayer’s Paradise Valley (Columbia) is a stunning disappointment. For a guy who...

Riddick: Rule the Dark review

Riddick: Rule the Dark review

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Staff Reporter
September 19, 2013
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Universal Studio’s “Riddick: Rule the Dark,” the third installment in the franchise written and directed by David Twohy, stars Vin Diesel as the returning eponymous antihero. A convicted murderer, Riddick has been left for dead on an abandoned planet swarming with lethal, grotesque creatures. Riddick...

Check out indie-pop Aussies Atlas Genius will be coming back to Milwaukee, to play Turner Hall Ballroom on Wednesday, September 25.

September 19, 2013
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Check out Atlas Genius on The Late Show with David Letterman here: http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/video/5vG2gxwxm1sUxcmFPXMbk6IhsssRJ_TL/atlas-genius-if-so- Bio, photos & more info: Post your pictures on of this event on instagram also tweet us about the show! ...

Simple things for students in the summertime in Milwaukee

Simple things for students  in the summertime in Milwaukee

by Keith Redington, Times Staff Reporter
August 2, 2013
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The smell of grills stacked with brats and other goodies combined with the sound of music drifting from street festivals and the Summerfest grounds blankets Milwaukee. Anyone not from Milwaukee would immediately appreciate the dogged determinedness of Milwaukee County residents when it comes to getting...

COMPACT REPLAY

COMPACT REPLAY

by Duane Rodriguez, Times Contributor
August 2, 2013
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Hope you’re having a great summer. Me? I haven’t been arrested or thrown out of any bars so life’s good. Here’s a quick, brief overview of what we’ve been missing musically since our last issue. On June 18, hip-hop fans hit the trifecta with three hugely anticipated albums released on the...

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