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08.03.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
With hopes of better weather than last year, when rain put a good-sized dent in attendance, Alverno College released the lineup for its 2009 Global Union festival, a two-day world-music concert in Bay View's Humboldt Park. With just six headliners, the lineup is smaller than in recent years, but it's typically varied: � Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 Mucca Pazza:  1 p.m....
09.14.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
For the last couple of years, Bay View has put its eggs in one proverbial basket, booking two of its major music festivals, the Bay View Bash and the Global Union world music festival, on the same weekend. It makes for a fun weekend, unless, of course, both festivals get nearly rained out, as was the case this weekend. (For an idea of what a bummer this is to Bay Viewers; consider this: I've now heard several residents compare the Bay View Bash to Christmas).  Both went on despite the rain, and there were enough breaks in the clouds for to make both events modest successes, but the crappy weather clearly cut into attendance. The Bay View Bash didn't draw anywhere near the 25,000 people it otherwise might have, and the usually vibrant Global Union was less attended than Humboldt Park's laid-back Tuesday night Chill on the Hill concert series when I visited on Sunday

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Owners of Hi Hat, Comet Cafe deliver another winner

Leslie Montemurro and Scott Johnson know how to run an empire—a restaurant/bar empire, to be exact. Since opening their first venture, Fuel Cafe, they have added a growing number of venues to their list of successes. These venues are not mere carbon copies of one another, but places...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Former Army Reserve site could become “Eco Bay”

The city’s vision of turning a former Army Reserve site into a solar-powered village could come true if neighbors and the city can agree on a proposed $40 million development that would produce as much energy as it consumes, the first of its kind in Wisconsin.
04.24.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The Bay View Neighborhood Association has announced the 2009 line-up of its summer Tuesday-night concert series at the Humboldt Park band shell, Chill on the Hill. The series has grown in the past four years to become one of the neighborhood's flagship events, filling the park's band shell with 1,500-plus patrons and picnickers on especially clement nights. As usual, this year's line-up  features...
03.05.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Notably missing from this week's Shepherd Express cover story on rockabilly: Any real discussion of the music itself. I was admittedly less interested in actual rockabilly music than exploring the related culture and values, and how those long-held rockabilly traditions have shaped the structure and even the economy of the Bay View neighborhood. But I understand that it's s...
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009

Bay View studio documents Milwaukee’s punk scene

It's been less than a year and a half since Call Me Lightning drummer Shane Hochstetler moved out of his bedroom studio and into a more professional space in Bay View, but his Howl Street Recordings studio has already left an indelible mark on the Milwaukee music scene. The studio has become a breeding ground for great albums from many of the city's punk, metal and hardcore bands. In the past year, it's produced records from Malachi, Disguised As Birds, Cougar Den and Protestant. Many more will see release in coming...
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008

Transfer’s tasty makeover

In recent years Walker’s Point and Bay View have become incubators for some of the area’s most interesting restaurants. In the shadow of the Allen-Bradley Clock Tower there are now places like Chez Jacques, Marchese’s Olive Pit and Triskele’s. In spring of this year, another unique eatery opened up.
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008

Bay View’s Belgian Addition

The Diablos Rojos Restaurant Group, which owns Trocadero and Cafe Hollander, opened two new venues this year. In addition to the Belgian-themed Fat Abbey, the group started Cafe Centraal (2306 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) in the booming neighborhood of Bay View. Cafe Centraal also leans toward Belgium and has the same...

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