It's been decades since indie alternative icon Beck hit a stage in Milwaukee – a streak that's going to come to a close this summer, as he'll play the Riverside Theater on Wednesday, Aug. 16.
Beck first rose to fame during the 1990s with lo-fi alternative hits like "Loser" and the Grammy-winning "Where It's At." Since then, the performer's maintained his place in the music world by adventuring around different genres – from funk to pop to psychedelic and folk – and even different ways of delivering music, including 2012's "Song Reader," 20 songs Beck created as solely sheet music with the aim of others recording their own versions of the tunes.
His most recent actual album, however, was 2014's no-less-noteworthy "Morning Phase," which won two Grammys in 2015 for Best Rock Album and Album of the Year – a win over Beyonce's self-titled album that almost but not quite caused Kanye West to storm the stage and interrupt the show (again).
Beck's latest album, currently untitled, is expected sometime this year after being delayed from its original October 2016 release date. At least, however, there's been a few singles – including "Wow," released last summer – to tide over those desperate for new Beck music.
Tickets for the August show will go on sale beginning Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. For more information on the show and tickets, visit the Riverside's website. You probably ought to go, since there's no telling if it'll be another decade or two until his return.
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.