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2013 Summerfest Guide
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tuesday, July 2 @ U.S. Cellular Connection Stage, 10 p.m.

 It’s ironic that AWOLNATION plays Summerfest on July 2, the same night that Styx will be headlining the BMO Harris Pavilion at the other end of the festival grounds, given how much debt the Los Angeles electronic-rock band owes those prog pioneers. AWOLNATION paid overt homage to Styx’s anthem “Come Sail” away on their breakthrough hit “Sail,” and proudly share that band’s more-is-more mentality. Their 2011 debut,
2013 Summerfest Guide
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wednesday, July 3 @ Harley-Davidson Roadhouse, 10 p.m.

 Credit MGMT for this: They had no reservations about flushing away a potentially huge career. After their 2008 debut Oracular Spectacular proved a hit on the strength of three happy, squiggly, heavily licensed tunes—“Time to
2013 Summerfest Guide
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Friday, July 5 @ BMO Harris Pavilion, 9:45 p.m.

 “The Daily Show” is a very different program today than it was in 1996, when it was a fairly apolitical comedy show hosted by a smug, well-coifed Craig Kilborn, but one feature has remained a constant throughout its long run: Lewis
2013 Summerfest Guide
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sunday, July 7 @ U.S. Cellular Connection Stage, 10 p.m.

 Consistency isn’t a virtue that’s often romanticized in rock ’n’ roll, and it’s even less so in punk, but Bad Religion have built their career around it. In the three-plus decades they’ve been together, they’ve released 16 albums of
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On Music
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
This week WMSE will begin offering the 13th and latest volume of its compilation series Live at WMSE, which the station will offer to listeners who make a $30 donation during a 13-hour fund drive on Friday, June 14. The station is hoping to raise $13,000 to help them meet the $120,000 goal they missed during their spring membership drive.

Whereas past WMSE compilations have been domi...
2013 Summerfest Guide
Monday, June 10, 2013

Wednesday, June 26 @ Harley-Davidson Roadhouse, 10 p.m.

 Based on their raucous early output, nobody would have pegged Yeah Yeah Yeahs as a future legacy band, but here they are over a decade later, one of the last remaining
2013 Summerfest Guide
Monday, June 10, 2013

Thursday, June 27 @ Harley-Davidson Roadhouse, 10 p.m.

 If it seems like Talib Kweli plays the Summerfest grounds every year, that’s because he does, more or less. The Brooklyn rapper is high on the festival’s short list of favored hip-hop acts, right up there with other college-friendly