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02.26.2014 | 48 days ago | Posted at 06:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Cue the Drudge siren, because Summerfest's latest Marcus Amphitheater announcement is a show that seemed all but impossible just months ago: The legendary Southern rap duo Outkast will headline the stage on Sunday, June 29. After resisting a reunion for years, André 3000 finally consented this year, revealing that him and Big Boi would headline Coachella and as many as 40 other festivals this sum...
02.24.2014 | 50 days ago | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Summerfest's latest Marcus Amphitheater announcement is a two-fer: Fall Out Boy and Paramore will co-headline the stage on Saturday, July 5 as part of their "Monumentour," the festival announced today. Both emo acts are coming off of 2013 albums that dabbled with Top 40 sounds: Fall Out Boy's snarky comeback record Save Rock and Roll, and Paramore's peppy, packed self-titled album, quite possibly ...
02.12.2014 | 62 days ago | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Contemporary country is woefully short on proud progressives. Though Brad Paisley doesn’t try to fill the void, he happily spoke for the more open-minded contingent of country audiences on his bright-eyed 2009 album American Saturday Night, which looked beyond pickup trucks and small-town values to celebrate American marvels that his country peers sometimes ignore, including multiculturalism, ma...
01.15.2014 | 90 days ago | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Summerfest's Marcus Amphitheater schedule is filling in quickly. After the recent Zac Brown Band and Dave Matthews Band announcements, today the festival revealed its opening-night headliner: pop singer and fedora icon Bruno Mars, who will be coming off of the biggest performance of his career at this year's Super Bowl halftime show. Mars will headline the stage on Wednesday, June 25 with opener A...
01.14.2014 | 91 days ago | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Good news for Dave Matthews fans who don't like the drive to Alpine Valley: The Dave Matthews Band will headline Summerfest's Marcus Amphitheater, the venue announced this morning. The group will play Wednesday, July 2 as part of its "A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band" tour, which will feature two nightly sets that will feature the band winding "through numerous configurations—from ...
01.10.2014 | 95 days ago | Posted at 06:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Last month Summerfest broke from its unofficial tradition of announcing country acts as the festival's first Marcus Amphitheater headliner each year when it announced Lady Gage will  headline the stage, but fear not, country fans: There's certain to be plenty of the stuff at Summerfest this year. And now the festival has revealed its first major country headliner: the Zac Brown Band, who will...
Friday, July 5, 2013

July 4, 2013

With “16,000 songs to play,” as vocalist/bassist/keyboardist Geddy Lee proclaimed, newly enshrined Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Rush brought to Summerfest’s biggest stage Thursday night a bol
06.24.2013 | | Posted at 10:00 AM

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By Evan Rytlewski
Two stories here: The big one is that Mumford & Sons, the blockbuster acoustic folk-rock band that has ushered alt-rock radio's shift into rootsier sounds, will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Tickets are $50 (reserved seats and general admission standing) and $30 (for lawn seats) and go on sale July 19 at 10 a.m.The inside-baseball one is that the show is behind promoted...
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
 No one was more surprised than Violent Femmes’ drummer Victor DeLorenzo when the play button was pressed and the band’s six-year pause ended. “Gordon [Gano] called me last October, on John Lennon’s birthday
03.26.2013 | | Posted at 02:00 PM

Relations are no longer "Frosty" between Ritchie and Gano

By Evan Rytlewski
It ended with an argument over Wendy's. Milwaukee's Violent Femmes had been playing together for nearly 30 years, but that shared history wasn't enough to keep them together in the wake one of the fast-food giant's ad campaigns, which used the Femmes' iconic "Blister in the Sun" with the permission of guitarist Gordon Gano but not bassist Brian Ritchie. Incensed by that commercial, Ritchie sued Ga...

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