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12.10.2013 | 134 days ago | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Summerfest has announced its first 2014 Marcus Amphitheater headliner: Lady Gaga. The pop provocateur's latest album Artpop hasn't been a smash quite on the scale of her previous albums, The Fame Monster and Born This Way, but it still debuted at number one on the charts last month, and has yielded the moderate hits "Applause" and "Do What U Want." The singer will be looking to juice album sales n...
11.27.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Summerfest hasn't officially announced any 2014 headliners yet, but it looks like they've booked at least one Marcus Amphitheater act already: Prince will play the venue on Saturday, June 28 as part of a seven-week North America tour that summer, Billboard is reporting. The Purple One has been busy, lately, playing scattered gigs (and throwing parties as his Minneapolis mansion), while continuing ...
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

Best movie theater, art museum and more

 Located in the heart of its neighborhood on the South Side, the Walker’s Point Center for the Arts is truly about furthering local culture. For more than 25 years, WPCA has focused on promoting local artists’ work, helping to educate young people and embracing multicultural visual and
09.09.2013 | | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Summerfest spared no expense on its new BMO Harris Pavilion, a $13.5 million, lakefront amphitheater that, in addition to hosting festival performances, was also touted as a state-of-the-art stand-alone venue. With its covered stage, the pavilion promised to extend Milwaukee's outdoor concert season deeper into the fall, and Summerfest displayed its eagerness to put the venue to use with a full li...
07.16.2013 | | Posted at 11:00 AM

The drummer has been replaced by Dresden Dolls' Bryan Viglione

By Evan Rytlewski
So much for a drama-free reunion. Just several weeks after playing a homecoming show at Summerfest, the recently regrouped Violent Femmes announced that they have replaced original drummer Victor DeLorenzo with Bryan Viglione of the Dresden Dolls. (The band's website has even been updated with a photo of Gordon Gano and Brian Ritchie with Viglione, making the new lineup official.) DeLorenzo's depa...
07.11.2013 | | Posted at 11:00 AM

Revenues were up, too

By Evan Rytlewski
As you might have guessed from the opening-weekend gate situation and the near-ideal weather the event enjoyed, attendance was up this year at Summerfest. The festival drew 840,356 patrons this year, it revealed this morning in a press release, an increase of 4.3% over last year's attendance. It's unclear whether that tally includes the crowds who entered the festival for free after storming the g...
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
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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
07.05.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk between station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we discuss Saturday's potentially dangerous situation at Summerfest, when huge crowds rushed through the gates without paying, according to multiple social media accounts. Matt suggests a few ways to prevent that from happening again, while I lament ...
Thursday, July 4, 2013

July 3, 2013

Stylistic reinvention is a sure way to keep listeners off their collective feet, but with 2010’s Congratulations many suspected that synth-poppers MGMT went too deep into psychedelia and strayed

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