By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Jan 23, 2009 at 12:16 PM

Due to high demand, the Neko Case show, scheduled for April 25 at 8 p.m., has been moved from The Pabst Theater to the larger Riverside.

Ms. Case is always an intense live experience, whether she's singing solo, lending her mighty vocal chords to The New Pornographers or dueting with Carolyn Mark in the Corn Sisters. This time around, she visits Milwaukee with her band, and Denver's Crooked Fingers (a project from Archers of Loaf frontman Eric Bachmann) opens the show.

The new Neko Case record, "Middle Cyclone" comes out March 3 on Anti- Records, and the 15-track album features guest appearances by Calexico, M.Ward and several of her New Pornographer bandmates.

Tickets are $22.50 and go on sale Friday, Jan. 23 at noon at The Pabst and The Riverside box offices, by phone at (414) 286-3663 or online at

Julie Lawrence Special to staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.

As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”