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Sunday, July 6, 2008
For every dollar you spend at a locally owned business, more than 68 cents stays in Milwaukee. That means more of your money is used to buy from other local businesses, service providers and farms, further strengthening the local economy and creating more jobs. Supporting local businesses helps create a “living economy,” according to Our Milwaukee, an alliance of 50 local businesses that is raising business awareness the week of July 7-13 with a film, prize drawings and special retail offerings.
Sunday, July 6, 2008

Tonight @ the Potawatomi Bingo Casino Stage

Jakob Dylan first made a name for himself with The Wallflowers. Bob’s son and his band mainstream recognition with the 1996 release Bringing Down the Horse. The album also contained some hits for the band, including “6th Avenue Heartache” and the breakthrough “One Headlight.” And Jakob Dylan...
Sunday, July 6, 2008

Tonight @ the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage

Critics were never that hot on The Bravery to begin with—they described the group's 2005 dance-rock debut as a shameless Killers rip-off—but they've taken an even harder line against the group's new The Sun and the Moon, a scattered, occasionally heavy-handed move away from their once synthy sound. Spin Sun and...
Sunday, July 6, 2008

311

Tonight @ the Miller Lite Oasis

With their friendly reggae/hip-hop/alt-rock hybrid, 311 are an agreeable little band, yet they’ve long suffered from an image problem. When they’re not being derided as a frat-friendly, jam-lite band (a characterization that, while exaggerated, they’d be hard-pressed to refute), they’re being charged (far more ridiculously) as...
Sunday, July 6, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Amphitheater

Anybody with a phobia of loud, shrieking little girls should stay as far away as possible tonight from the Marcus Amphitheater, where the Jonas Brothers do a 7 p.m. show. This sibling trio began modestly as wholesome rockers until Disney picked them up and reinvented them as tween lady-killers...
Saturday, July 5, 2008

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

Heavy rockers who lighten their hard-rock with washes of Americana and Black Crowes-styled boogie, The Cocksmiths headline the Cascio Groove Garage, Summerfest’s only all-local music stage, tonight at 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 5, 2008

Tonight @ the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage

As vicious as it may seem to throw a baby-faced band to the tar pits, The Redwalls have likely missed their shot at stardom. Snatched up by Capitol Records early in their career, in 2005 the Illinois group released De Nova, a banal tribute to the ’60s British Invasion that was heavily promoted but indifferently...
Saturday, July 5, 2008

Cracker, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Steel Pulse

With its crunchy alt-rock guitars and its “leave me alone and let me get stoned” mentality, Cracker’s best-known hit, “Low,” is pure ’90s, but the rest of the band’s catalogue doesn’t date so easily. Like frontman David Lowery’s other band, Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker continues to record spry rock albums spiked...
Saturday, July 5, 2008

Tonight @ the M&I Classic Rock Stage

“I Want You to Want Me” was pretty obviously a love song, but it’s hard not to also read the song as something of a mission statement for Cheap Trick, the endearing (and enduring) rock ’n’ roll band. After over three decades together, they’re still one of the coolest uncool bands ever. The Illinois lads...
Saturday, July 5, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Amphitheater

Tom Petty’s career has been remarkably consistent, as the man has yet to put out a bad album. From Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (1976) to Highway Companion (Petty’s 2006 solo album), all of Petty’s albums have featured at least one everlasting song, a song that simply never gets old. Making Petty...

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