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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Tonight @ the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage

Critics were never that hot on The Bravery to begin with—they described the group's 2005 dance-rock debut as a shameless Killers rip-off—but they've taken an even harder line against the group's new The Sun and the Moon, a scattered, occasionally heavy-handed move away from their once synthy sound. Spin Sun and...
Friday, July 4, 2008

Phil Lesh, The Roots, Slightly Stoopid

Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh revisits the Dead repertoire with a rotating cast of musicians that he bills as Phil Lesh and Friends tonight at 10 p.m. at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard; The Roots are the only major rap act to play Summerfest’s whitewashed line-up this year, but at least they’re an uncompromising one...
Friday, July 4, 2008

Tonight @ the Cascio Groove Garage

Atlatl, a young Milwaukee group that teeters back and forth between harmonic jam-rock and ramshackle indie-rock, does a 6:15 p.m. show at the Summerfest’s only all-local stage, the Cascio Groove Garage, sponsored by the Shepherd Express. The group has clocked considerably airplay on Radio Milwaukee 88.9...
Thursday, July 3, 2008

Tonight @ the M&I Classic Rock Stage

Melding the simple boogie of American heartland rock with the epic excesses of prog-rock, Kansas scored a pair of monster hits in the ’70s, “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind,” and a handful of lesser singles that continue to clock significant airplay on classic rock stations, ensuring the band’s viability...
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Amphitheater

In between talking about himself and dating celebrities with “Wonderland” bodies, tabloid fixture John Mayer sings blue-eyed soft-rock and plays the guitar. Expect lots of banter—much of it self-aggrandizing, some of it defensively so—when Mayer headlines a 7:30 p.m. Marcus Amphitheater show tonight...
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Tonight @ the M&I Classic Rock Stage

Reasonably popular but never monumentally so when they were still a functioning band, Creedence Clearwater Revival showed surprising longevity and won over new generations of listeners in the years following their 1972 breakup, creating enough demand for bassist Stu Cook and...

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