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Friday, June 27, 2008

Tonight @ The Rave, all ages welcome

After being voted “Milwaukee’s Best Rock Band” in 2006, and touring most of this year, hometown hard-rockers Marashino are back in the studio recording a follow up to last year’s The Picture of Us All. The grinding guitar formula hasn’t changed much over the years, which for some, should come as a pleasant...
Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tonight @ the Cactus Club, 9:30 p.m.

A good electronica show seems harder and harder to find these days, especially in Milwaukee’s cover-heavy local bar scene. Competing for audiences against old house and techno standbys is a new kind of cerebral, “dance-in-place” music tailor made for iPod playlists than discos...
Friday, June 27, 2008

Tonight @ the Cascio Groove Garage, 7:30 p.m.

Milwaukee’s Monostatic has spent the last two years residing largely under the radar of the city’s scene, although this could be because frontman Billy O'Neill also heads Chicago's art-rock favorites Oh My God. What seemingly started out as a side project for O'Neill has begun to take shape in an eclectic and delightful way.
Friday, June 27, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Amphitheater

How is Rush, a band comprised of three Canadians each pushing 60 who have been making music together since 1974, still headlining large venues like the Marcus Amphitheater? The answer can be found in the progressive-rock band’s rabid fan base (among the most loyal in all of music), which continues after all...
Thursday, June 26, 2008

Gnarls Barkley, They Might Be Giants, Cowboy Mouth, Drowning Poo

Gnarls Barkley @ the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard. Summerfest schedules tend to repeat themselves, with the same bands invited back year after year, regardless of how far they descend down the C-list (case in point, Plain White T’s are returning this year, well after their 15 minutes have expired). That makes fresh meat at...
Thursday, June 26, 2008

Summerfest Shows for Early Risers

Attention early risers: Can’t stay up until 11 p.m. to see tonight’s big Summerfest headliners? Eric Burdon feels your pain. That’s why his legendary oldies group, the Animals, is performing at a sensible 6 p.m. tonight at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard. You can head over, grab a bite to eat, hear “House of the Rising Sun"...
Thursday, June 26, 2008

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

As Summerfest has grown, top-tier local acts have increasingly been shut out of the schedule by midlevel touring acts. Thankfully, this year the Cascio Groove Garage has picked up much of the slack, giving a home to some of Milwaukee’s finest bands. Tonight Bay View noisemakers John the Savage...
Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Amphitheater

Even during his ’70s prime, Stevie Wonder was never much of a road-warrior, and these days, with his stardom well cemented, the perennially smiling soul singer prefers to do quick television appearances instead of laborious tour dates. This year, however, the happy one mercifully made space in his selective schedule...
Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tonight @ the Summerfest Fairgrounds

Summerfest kicks off its two-week tonight with a bang—literally. The Big Gig will light up the sky tonight with its annual Big Bang Fireworks display at 10:30 p.m. (so if you’re commuting, avoid the lakefront accordingly.)
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Plus Winners and Jerks of the Week

The rush to apply for food benefits this week shone a spotlight on the growing food crisis in Milwaukee. Troubled by flooding, high fuel costs and rising food prices that are stretching family budgets, an estimated 3,000 Milwaukeeans thought they had found relief at Marcia P. Coggs Human Services Center...

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