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Beck will return to Milwaukee for an Aug. 16 show at the Riverside. (PHOTO: Beck Facebook)

Beck returns to Milwaukee for Riverside show on Aug. 16

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.


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