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Wednesday, July 2, 2008
The guys did their observing indifferent cities last week before getting together Sunday in Cathedral Square to compare notes. Frank: I’m just back from our nation’s capital, my friend, and the Bucks’ drafting of Joe Alexander was popular with the Washington media because he lived up the road in Maryland...
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
In May, the minor league Calgary Vipers, of the inde pendent Golden Baseball League, traded pitcher John Odom to the Laredo Broncos of the independent United League. Originally, the trade was sup posed to bring another player, but the Broncos’ player balked at leaving the United States for a Canadian team...
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Tonight @ the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage

Milwaukee’s hard-working, hard-networking alternative-pop duo Fever Marlene does an 8 p.m. performance at the U.S. Cellular Arena tonight. Fever Marlene’s last album, Civil War, earned considerable local airplay on FM 102.1 for the single “Red Fire,” and their latest, White China...
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Smooth Summer

Shorewood’s Cafe Nation Smoothie Nation (1926 E. Capitol Drive) is a small, unique place to grab a cup of coffee or a dessert smoothie. The latter comes in many flavors. One favorite is the orange dreamsicle, so sweet and creamy that your taste buds will jump with pleasure. Also, try their super fruit smoothie...
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Alkaline Trio, O.A.R., Crystal Method, Coheed and Cambria

Punk fans are notoriously fickle about bands selling out, but Alkaline Trio’s ascension from small-time macabre punk band to Killers-sized modern-rock band was so gradual and so natural that many fans might not even have noticed that their favorite group is now appearing on “The Hills.” The...
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...
Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Tonight @ the Potawatomi Bingo Casino Stage

Dweezil Zappa has been playing guitar for much of his life, but of his many, scattered musical projects, he’s found the most success with Zappa Plays Zappa, a rotating tribute band he fronts paying homage to his legendary father, Frank Zappa. Their shows tend to focus on the more rock-oriented...
Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Keller Williams, Yonder Mountain String Band, O.A.R.

A singer-songwriter turned one-man band/human jukebox to appease for the jam scene, Keller Williams headlines the Miller Lite oasis at 10 p.m. Expect lots of funky guitar riffs and maybe even a cover of a Pink Floyd song or two...

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