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Monday, June 10, 2013

Friday, June 28 @ Johnson Controls World Sound Stage, 10 p.m.

 Miles Davis once famously said that Afrobeat will be the music of the future. If that’s the case, then Femi Kuti may well be its standard-bearer. Kuti is the son of Fela Kuti
Monday, June 10, 2013

Friday, June 28 @ U.S. Cellular Connection Stage, 10 p.m.

 A portrait of constancy, Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino have always seemed to revel in their Matt and Kim-ness. Their songs are always that same gleeful shade of indie-pop
Monday, June 10, 2013

Thursday, June 27 @ Harley-Davidson Roadhouse, 10 p.m.

 If it seems like Talib Kweli plays the Summerfest grounds every year, that’s because he does, more or less. The Brooklyn rapper is high on the festival’s short list of favored hip-hop acts, right up there with other college-friendly
Monday, June 10, 2013

Thursday, June 27 @ BMO Harris Pavilion, 8 p.m.

 Many musicians are inspired by their school days, but not all are motivated in positive ways. Punk rocker Billy Idol was still known as William Broad when a schoolmaster in
Monday, June 10, 2013

Thursday, June 27 @ Marcus Amphitheater, 7 p.m.

 It makes sense that a band called Fun. would craft a party anthem as successful as “We Are Young.” The song spread like wildfire throughout 2012, eventually earning the prestigious Song of the Year award at the 2013 Grammy
Monday, June 10, 2013

Wednesday, June 26 @ Harley-Davidson Roadhouse, 10 p.m.

 Based on their raucous early output, nobody would have pegged Yeah Yeah Yeahs as a future legacy band, but here they are over a decade later, one of the last remaining
Monday, June 10, 2013

Wednesday, June 26 @ Miller Lite Oasis, 10 p.m.

There wasn’t a more arresting, effortless pop song last year than Usher’s “Climax.” Tension bubbles throughout the first couple minutes and once the synthesizer and falsetto voice seem to reach their collective peak, instead of
05.24.2013 | | Posted at 12:40 PM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Though many people go to the festival seeking out specific headliners, what sometimes gets lost in the conversation about Summerfest is that it can be a great way to discover new music. Each year the festival books hundreds of bands that even the most avid music listener has probably never heard of, but the festival's overwhelming schedule makes it fairly difficult to tell what, exactly, each of t...