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Friday, June 27, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Amphitheater

How is Rush, a band comprised of three Canadians each pushing 60 who have been making music together since 1974, still headlining large venues like the Marcus Amphitheater? The answer can be found in the progressive-rock band’s rabid fan base (among the most loyal in all of music), which continues after all...
Thursday, June 26, 2008

Gnarls Barkley, They Might Be Giants, Cowboy Mouth, Drowning Poo

Gnarls Barkley @ the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard. Summerfest schedules tend to repeat themselves, with the same bands invited back year after year, regardless of how far they descend down the C-list (case in point, Plain White T’s are returning this year, well after their 15 minutes have expired). That makes fresh meat at...
Thursday, June 26, 2008

Summerfest Shows for Early Risers

Attention early risers: Can’t stay up until 11 p.m. to see tonight’s big Summerfest headliners? Eric Burdon feels your pain. That’s why his legendary oldies group, the Animals, is performing at a sensible 6 p.m. tonight at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard. You can head over, grab a bite to eat, hear “House of the Rising Sun"...
Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tonight @ the Cascio Groove Garage, 9 p.m.

As Summerfest has grown, top-tier local acts have increasingly been shut out of the schedule by midlevel touring acts. Thankfully, this year the Cascio Groove Garage has picked up much of the slack, giving a home to some of Milwaukee’s finest bands. Tonight Bay View noisemakers John the Savage...
Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Amphitheater

Even during his ’70s prime, Stevie Wonder was never much of a road-warrior, and these days, with his stardom well cemented, the perennially smiling soul singer prefers to do quick television appearances instead of laborious tour dates. This year, however, the happy one mercifully made space in his selective schedule...
Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tonight @ the Summerfest Fairgrounds

Summerfest kicks off its two-week tonight with a bang—literally. The Big Gig will light up the sky tonight with its annual Big Bang Fireworks display at 10:30 p.m. (so if you’re commuting, avoid the lakefront accordingly.)
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Plus Winners and Jerks of the Week

The rush to apply for food benefits this week shone a spotlight on the growing food crisis in Milwaukee. Troubled by flooding, high fuel costs and rising food prices that are stretching family budgets, an estimated 3,000 Milwaukeeans thought they had found relief at Marcia P. Coggs Human Services Center...
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Cascio Music, Shepherd Express Bring Local Music to Summerfest

Summerfest has long prided itself on being the world’s largest music festival, pulling in hundreds of performers from around the globe. But while local musicians have always had a place on the festival’s crowded lineup, it was only last year that the annual celebration created a stage reserved solely for music from around Milwaukee.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but it seems every time I turn around these days it’s that time of year again. Getting old bites the big one, big-time.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
A prominent chef once wrote, “If you’re going to kill the animal, it seems only polite to use the whole thing,” and recently restaurants specializing in such “nose-to-tail” cuisine have opened in several cities, according to a May report in Toronto’s National Post. The hamburger at New York City’s Tasting Room includes cow heart, liver,...

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