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bret_michaels
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

With Bret Michaels, Three Dog Night and Plain White T's

German Fest is trying something a little bit different this year. This July the festival will experiment with a separate, ticketed concert series at the BMO Harris Pavilion, similar to how Summerfest hosts separate ticketed concerts at the Marcus Amphitheater. The festival's new Jams on Tap concert series will feature Bret Michaels, The Plain White T's and Three Dog Night in prime evening slots, a...
automatic
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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Milwaukee's AUTOMatic are masters of the kind of true-head hip-hop that completely proliferated the local rap scene for most of the '00s. Back then there were more rappers claiming to represent "real hip-hop" than there were being accused of making whatever the fake stuff was, but that's gradually changed, as the scene has grown with the times, adopting new, more modern styles and moving past old ...
the disclaimer
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Thursday, May 22, 2014

The MAM addition, a "controversial" Pizzle track, and a festival on hiatus

This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we're celebrating a rare victory for critics. After the Milwaukee Art Museum revealed the design for its proposed addition last month, critics including Urban Milwaukee’s Tom Bamb...
onerepublic summerfest 2014 tour
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Though he’s not a natural born public figure like Pharrell or Timbaland, songwriter and producer Ryan Tedder is quietly one of the most successful pop architects of this young millennium. He’s crafted massive singles for Beyoncé (“Halo”), Kelly Clarkson (“Already Gone”) and Leona Lewis (“Bleeding Love”), but some of his biggest hits he’s saved for his own band, OneRepublic.
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body futures
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Made up of veterans from IfIHadAHiFi, White Wrench Conservatory, The Five Mod Four and Everybody at Midnight, Milwaukee math rockers Body Futures have logged countless live shows over the last couple of years, but save for some demos they haven't offered much in the way of record material. That'll change this August when they release their Shane Hochstetler-produced full-length debut Brand New ...