Friday, February 10, 2006


Thursday, May 12
Onopa Brewing Company
Before Tortoise, before Stereolab, before Beck, before Air—there was Antena. This little-known French-Belgian new wave combo, led by vocalist Isabelle Antena, first released the five-track, electro-samba gem Camino Del Soul in 1982, only to part ways soon after. Thanks to the vision of Chicago-based label Numero Group, the album has recently been reissued with previously unreleased tracks, and Antena are on the road again, playing their first shows since a 1983 New York gig with Sonic Youth. Milwaukee is the first stop on their tour. With Numero Sound System, Lights Out Asia and DJ Rob Sevier. (Caroline Goyette)