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03.26.2014 | | Posted at 08:15 AM

The Big Gig announces a mix of usual suspects and first-time performers

By Evan Rytlewski
Summerfest revealed more than 75 of its 2014 grounds stage headliners this morning, and even casual festival goers will recognize quite a few familiar names among the bunch. Keeping the lineup of an 11-day, 11-stage festival fresh is always going to be a challenge, so a bit of overlap between years is inevitable, but some of these acts are nonetheless reaching Pat McCurdy levels of over saturation...
05.30.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM

Plus: a victory for responsible rap promoting

By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, a near-weekly half hour of debate and chit-chat between WMSE's Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee's Matt Wild and I, we discuss Journal Sentinel art critic Mary Louise Schumacher's recent column about the ceremony surrounding a $350,000 ArtPlace grant to fund a creative bike path in the Harambee neighborhood, and Ald. Nik Kovac's response to her piece. The guys secon...
06.12.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Did the manufactured controversy over Ludacris' booking last year at Summerfest make event organizers more reluctant to book rap acts this year? Pick up a copy of the Summerfest guide in this week's Shepherd and judge for yourself. You can count the number of major hip-hop acts performing this year on one finger....
02.20.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
V100.7 has announced Ludacris as the headliner of its March 20 Big Jam concert at the Bradley Center. As you'll probably remember, last time Luda came to town he sparked a fabricated uproar from conservative talkers claiming his Summerfest gig would incite violence, which, of course, it didn't. Also on the bill is family-friendly "Crank That" tot Soulja Boy, who didn't show up for the las...

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