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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, July 30, Vans Warped Tour @ Marcus Amphitheater, 11 a.m. Political punk curmudgeons Bad Religion and Anti-Flag sharing tour dates with electro-quirk bands like 3OH!3 and InnerPartySystem? It must be time for another Vans Warped Tour. As usual, the tour’s...
Thursday, July 2, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, July 2, Femi Kuti @ Potawatomi Bingo Casino Rock Stage, Summerfest, 10 p.m. Afro-beat might sound like an obscure style of music (particularly for those who haven’t recently lived on college campuses, where it’s becoming especially popular), but it’s actually...
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, June 25, Rise Against w/ Rancid and The Riverboat Gamblers @ Harley-Davidson Roadhouse, Summerfest, 6:30 p.m. As with previous Rise Against albums, the band’s latest record, Appeal To Reason, mixes hard-charging punk tracks with more traditional rock songs...
05.19.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Summerfest revealed its final 2009 Marcus Amphitheater headliner today, and it's an inspired one: KISS, the iconic, heavily merchandised hard-rock band. Though Ace Frehley (the Spaceman) and Peter Criss (meow) left the band earlier this decade, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have been working on new material, penning an album they'd hoped to release last year (that never happened). This year has be...
02.11.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Summerfest has announced its second Marcus Amphitheater headliner for 2009 and it's... another country act. Kenny Chesney, the former Mr. Renee Zellweger and proud, oft-shirtless singer of the you-can't-make-this-up C&W hit "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy," will top a July 3 bill that also features Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. via Ti...
12.01.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
For most, the timing is more noteworthy than the announcement: Summerfest announced its first headlining act for 2009: George Strait, who will play the Marcus Amphitheater on Monday, June 29. The announcement of Summerfest's first 2009 act seems to have arrived earlier than usual, perhaps a sign that future amphitheater headliners will be unvieled more promptly this year than they were last, whe...
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Nas w/ Talib Kweli @ The Rave, 8 p.m. Given the inability of Nas’ last album to explain exactly why hip-hop was dead, the media understandably greeted Nas’ latest untitled album, originally titled Nigger, with great skepticism. Against the odds, though, the rapper created a piece of art that more than addressed...
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Amphitheater - 7 p.m.

The same magic that allowed Counting Crows' unkempt, dreadlocked singer Adam Duritz to date two of the three female leads from "Friends" must have carried over to Duritz's music career, because 15 years after the band's blockbuster debut album, they're still playing arenas and amphitheaters. In a testament to the . . .
Friday, Aug. 1, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, July 31, CSS w/ The Go! Team and Matt & Kim @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. Hailing from Sao Paulo and sounding like a self-aware, electro-chic version of Avril Lavigne with a playfully dry sense of humor, CSS seemingly survived the pitfalls of a cutesy beginning in iPod Touch commercials...
Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Friday, July 25, 2008

   From the moment the first chords of “Message in a Bottle” sounded for what appeared to be a capacity Marcus Amphitheater crowd, it was clear last Friday’s hot, muggy night belonged to Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Su...

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