Marquette Wire

Craigslist creation plays Milwaukee

Erica Breunlin

April 29, 2010

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For a band that traces its start back to Craigslist, Blane Fonda knows how to attract a striking crowd and bridge the gap estranging generations. Blane Fonda, comprised of lead singer Mark Wetzel, drummer Dave Fine, guitarist Charlie Nadler, ...

The Naturals and Gold ‘N Blues work in perfect harmony

Matthew Reddin

April 22, 2010

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It’s hard to defy the temptation to instinctively view pairings of people and things as warring rivals — even if they’re not. Cats and dogs, Jennifer and Angelina, and even paper or plastic have been misconstrued as the...

Who will be the next Air Guitar hero?

Sarah Elms

April 15, 2010

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Airness: the extent to which a performance transcends the imitation of a real guitar and becomes an art form in and of itself. It’s the skill all air guitarists strive to master, especially if they want to be competitive. And the...

Barenaked Ladies get serious but lose their appeal with ‘All in Good Time’

Matthew Reddin

April 8, 2010

Filed under Marquee

Everyone needs to grow up eventually — even rock stars. But when you’re the members of a band named Barenaked Ladies, switching to a more serious and mature sound might not be the best career move. Hugely popular in the late ’90s and early ’00s, Barenaked Ladies made a...

Time to shine

Sarah Elms

March 25, 2010

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The time has finally come. You voted, (or at least a handful of you did), and these are your six finalists for the third annual Marquette Superstar airing on MUTV. If you haven’t seen Marquette Superstar yet, think “American...

Ironically, Neon Trees’ debut effort doesn’t stand out

Erica Breunlin

March 25, 2010

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Neon Trees flaunts all the attributes of the next breakout band.  Couple a female drummer steeped in heavy eye makeup with a lead singer who rarely hawks his Mohawk, frame them with a guitarist on either side, and wait for the crowds to come roaring. With the March 16 rele...

MUSG snags Girl Talk for spring concert on campus

Matthew Reddin

February 18, 2010

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This April, the beats, tunes and lyrics of hundreds of musicians will take over Marquette. But the songs all belong to one man: Girl Talk. One of the most well-known mashup artists in the business, Girl Talk, aka Gregg Gil...

Not much to love with Never Shout Never

Matthew Reddin

February 4, 2010

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In his debut LP, acoustic pop musician Never Shout Never asks the age-old question, “What is love?” Unfortunately, a better question for this album might be, “What is there to love?” Originally from Joplin, Missouri, Never Shout N...

Live concerts dead at the Annex

Sarah Elms

January 28, 2010

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Nobody ever goes in and nobody ever comes out. But this isn’t Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory we’re talking about. It’s Marquette’s very own Union Sports Annex. People may visit the Annex for bowling, bingo and game-watching,...

We be jammin’ at Mad Planet’s reggae night

Kaleigh Ward

November 12, 2009

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On some weekends, Marquette students fill the streets and it seems like there are one million things to do. Other weekends, MU seems to reach some unspoken agreement to stay in, leaving streets deserted. It would make more se...

Finally, a Halloween Bash that isn’t overrated

Kaleigh Ward

October 29, 2009

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Unfortunately, Halloween keeps threatening to become one of those overrated holidays. First, you become too old to fool strangers into giving you free candy. Big kid Halloween parties revive the holiday spirit a bit, but y...

Music program starts fresh with concert

Matthew Reddin

October 15, 2009

Filed under News

This Sunday, a new chapter in the history of Marquette's music program will formally begin with a concert at the Varsity Theatre. While the concert itself is nothing historic, the circumstances are. Jason Ladd, the new director...