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05.29.2014 | 96 days ago | Posted at 01:50 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly exchange with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we dissect a recent Journal Sentinel piece by Piet Levy about the BMO Harris Bradley Center's slow 2013. The arena booked a paltry three concerts last year, though this year it's prepared a much fuller schedule. What accounts for that turn around? Would a mythical new arena help draw more big shows to Milwau...
05.28.2014 | 97 days ago | Posted at 04:00 PM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Earlier this month Summerfest announced the headliners for its Milwaukee-centric KNE (K-Nation Entertainment) New Music Stage, co-sponsored by the Shepherd Express and WMSE. Today the promoters have revealed the full daily lineups for the stage, which adds dozens of local mainstays including The Sleepwalkers, The Royal, The Belle Weather and Herman Astro to the schedule.The complete daily lineups ...
05.14.2014 | 111 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Expect less classic rock going forward. Milwaukee's signature festival has stopped bending over to appease boomer tastes and sensitivities above all else.
05.07.2014 | 118 days ago | Posted at 06:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Summerfest's local music stage has changed either its name or its location nearly every year since it debuted in 2008 as the Cascio Interstate Groove Garage, so it's not too surprising that once again this year it's got a new title: the KNE (K-Nation Entertainment) New Music Stage. Last year it was called the K-Nation/Cascio Interstate Music Stage, but the central idea behind the stage remains the...
04.17.2014 | 138 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Norman Ware
Milwaukee is known throughout the country for its many summer festivals celebrating people of all backgrounds and ethnicities. The operative word there, however, is "people." Until now the city's festivals have been decidedly homo sapiens-centric gatherings, but that will change this fall when Henry Maier Park hosts the inaugural Fromm Petfest. The free festival on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. ...
04.16.2014 | 139 days ago | Posted at 06:00 AM

Including Arctic Monkeys, Phantogram, Ingrid Michaelson and Brother Ali

By Evan Rytlewski
Summerfest is still a few weeks away from announcing its side-stage schedules, but in the meantime the festival is continuing to reveal more headliners. In addition to the more than 70 acts the festival revealed last month, today the festival announced more than a dozen more, including alternative rockers Arctic Monkeys and Phantogram, rockers Rick Springfield and John Hiatt and a pack of Rhymesay...
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...

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