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Friday, July 4, 2008

Phil Lesh, The Roots, Slightly Stoopid

Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh revisits the Dead repertoire with a rotating cast of musicians that he bills as Phil Lesh and Friends tonight at 10 p.m. at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard; The Roots are the only major rap act to play Summerfest’s whitewashed line-up this year, but at least they’re an uncompromising one...
Friday, July 4, 2008

Tonight @ the Cascio Groove Garage

Atlatl, a young Milwaukee group that teeters back and forth between harmonic jam-rock and ramshackle indie-rock, does a 6:15 p.m. show at the Summerfest’s only all-local stage, the Cascio Groove Garage, sponsored by the Shepherd Express. The group has clocked considerably airplay on Radio Milwaukee 88.9...
07.03.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nancy Wilkes
  Want to get in free to German Fest? Who doesn’t, right? Well, now you can get your 80’s rock fix and a fair share of strudel all in one night. Everyone going to the Police concert, featuring special guest Elvis Costello & the Imposters, on Friday, July 25 gets a “Go straight to German Fest Free” card. Before or after the concert, you are free to enjoy the festivities and food at ...
Thursday, July 3, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Amphitheater

Tim McGraw brought a cool, sensual sound to country music when he hit the charts in the mid-’90s, literally topped off by his large sized cowboy hats that hid his eyes while crooning hits like “Don’t Take the Girl” and “Down on the Farm.” His chiseled good looks make him easy on the eyes of his growing legion of...
Thursday, July 3, 2008

Today at Cascio Groove Garage

The Cascio Groove Garage, Summerfest’s all-local stage sponsored by the Shepherd Express and WMSE, gets loud for the day with sets from many of the city’s finest punk and hardcore bands, including Novel (3:45 p.m.), Father Phoenix (4:30 p.m.), Red Knife Lottery (5:15 p.m.) and Cougar Dan (6:45 p.m.)
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

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...
06.23.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nancy Wilkes
  Calling all Foxy Doxies!My name’s Frankie, winner of last year’s Wiener Dog Races at German Fest.Here’s a topic near and dear to my heart.Registration is now open for the 2nd annual Wiener Dog Races on Saturday, July 26.We need 50 racers and 50 Doxies in dra…uh, costumes.The picture you see, that’s Skip, winner of last year’s costume contest.He’s a real hot dog.If you want to si...

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