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marigolden
On Music
Monday, July 14, 2014
The cover for the upcoming Field Report Marigolden is an image of a gorgeous rustic landscape, rendered digitally. That's also as good a description as any for the "Wings," the first song the group is sharing from the new album. It's the most synthesized track the group has released yet, but underneath the electronic washes and clicks it's clearly a folk song.

shark tank tv show abc
Around Milwaukee
Thursday, July 10, 2014
"Shark Tank," the hit ABC reality show that somehow makes cutthroat, billionaire one-percenters seem like the most likable people on television, is hosting a casting call in Milwaukee this month. Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to audition for the show on Monday, July 21 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. It'll be the show's first time recruiting from Milwaukee.

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2014 Summerfest Guide
On Music
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Summerfest attendance was up somewhat this year, to 851,8979 patrons, an increase of 1.4% over last year. That's not a huge leap, but it likely comes as a relief to festival organizers, who contended with erratic weather (including unusual cold spells and off-putting fog) during the event's 11-day run.

Revenue and food and beverage sales were also up this year, the festival announced in its...
sofar milwaukee
On Music
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Every music fan knows the frustration of trying to watch an artist struggle while chatty crowds talk over their set. One solution to that problem is living room shows, which typically draw more attentive audiences than the average bar show. Like any city worth its salt, Milwaukee has held its share of these shows over the years, and more are on the way. This Friday will see the Milwaukee debut of ...
night market
Around Milwaukee
Monday, July 7, 2014

Let the activation commence

As part of its ongoing campaign to put West Wisconsin Avenue to better use—to "activate" the area, in Millennial marketing parlance—NEWaukee will host a monthly night market in the empty Moiré Pavilion parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue between 4th and 5th streets. The market, NEWaukee promises, will feature "a mash up of art and craft vendors, technology installations, food trucks/carts, live ...
brady street festival
On Music
Monday, July 7, 2014
The 2014 Brady Street Festival is just around the corner, and this week the festival revealed the  lineups for its four stages. As always, there's a wealth of local music on the bill—including Kane Place Record Club, Midnight Reruns, Grace Weber, The Sleepwalkers, Soul Low and The Living Statues—but the big news is the Celebrated Workingman reunion show