Alabama Shakes at Pabst Theater
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- Altos to provide original, 18-person score for 2013 Milwaukee Film Fest centerpiece event
- Here’s the full (and really, really good) lineup for the 2013 Summer Soulstice Music Festival
- Post-hiatus Widespread Panic returns to Milwaukee September 26, 27, 28
- Jaill to premiere new song and video at Mad Planet June 15
- Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward—a.k.a. She & Him—to play Riverside Theater June 28
Since its boom in the mid-2000s, the realm of indie music has expanded significantly, to the benefit of Foster The Peoples everywhere. While the market can get crowded—there are so many bands at a similar level that it’s hard for any of them to get prominently noticed—virtually any type of solid, interesting music will get picked up by a small label and gain a cult audience. Alabama Shakes may never reach that Adele plateau of mainstream success, but the band will also never starve. The members of the R&B throwback group can just do their own thing without breaking the bank. They won’t headline the MTV VMAs anytime soon, but they still get some recognition occasional television commercial work. Just having a job making music is more than good enough these days.