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Festival Guide - July 8, 2019
The Strumbellas start rough but end strong on Summerfest's final night
The Strumbellas fought through a rough and awkwardly extended impromptu sound check moments before their 10 p.m. show at the Miller Lite Oasis - a rough start to what ended up being a nice show to end Summerfest.
Festival Guide - July 5, 2019
Courtney Barnett was far more than pedestrian at best at her Summerfest set
Despite her proclamation from arguably her biggest hit that, "Put me on a pedestal, and I'll only disappoint you," Courtney Barnett did anything but disappoint during her entertaining 90-minute set.
Festival Guide - July 4, 2019
Yungblud's energetic Summerfest set shows he's a star to watch
Would this just be another kid lashing out at society with a microphone? As Yungblud bolted onto the Miller Lite Oasis stage donning a rather revealing and well-fitted dress, the answer was a hard no.
Festival Guide - July 3, 2019
Young the Giant largely entertained at the Uline Warehouse on Tuesday night
Using simple panoramic backdrops and hazy mood lighting, Young the Giant let the music do the talking for their Uline Warehouse gig at Summerfest on Tuesday night.
Music - Jan. 3, 2019
Lords of the Trident readies barbarian rage at Rock Country
Many musicians take on a persona. However, the Madison metal band Lords of the Trident is now taking this to the next level: a comic book dramatization involving an elaborate backstory.
Music - Dec. 10, 2018
Bluesman Jonathon Long continues to carve out his own identity
Blues guitarist Jonathon Long will bring style and story to the Shank Hall stage on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The show will mark his first time playing in Milwaukee - or at least he's pretty sure that's the case.
Music - Oct. 17, 2018
Metallica shows no rust at its Fiserv Forum concert
The hardened crowd definitely got its money's worth as Metallica showed no rust in its metal Tuesday night. With fantastic stage presence and tight musical collaboration, the L.A. based quartet earned its take at Fiserv Forum.
Music - Aug. 12, 2018
The Avett Brothers make a sold-out Riverside feel like home
Right before the last song of the encore, the Avett Brothers proclaimed, "See you tomorrow!" Since many of the fans in attendance were holding two-day passes, it seemed like the perfect way to end. Plus, it's clear they have more musical stories to tell.
Festival Guide - July 7, 2018
The Flaming Lips brighten up the Big Gig with another signature surreal set
By the end of the Flaming Lips' flamboyant Friday night Summerfest set, frontman Wayne Coyne and company proved they don't need Carmex yet as these Lips aren't all dried up.
Festival Guide - July 6, 2018
Milwaukee's own Dead Horses brings the Big Backyard to life
The Milwaukee-based Dead Horses writes about things that matter and do it in a very personal way. And that persona could be felt throughout the group's opening set Thursday night at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard.
Festival Guide - July 5, 2018
Boney James brings a jolt of jazz to the Big Gig
While Boney James has visited Milwaukee nearly a once a year, playing sold-out shows at Potawatomi's Northern Lights Theater, it's been quite bit in between Summerfest gigs - until Saturday, when the jazz master will play the Uline Warehouse.
Festival Guide - July 5, 2018
The Pixies play it their way on the holiday
No chit chat. No between song banter. No goodnight. Wednesday night's Fourth of July gig at the BMO Harris Pavilion was just a holiday business trip for the hardcore fans and the band.
Festival Guide - July 2, 2018
Lovelytheband enjoys successful first date with Summerfest crowd
The mood backstage at the Uline Warehouse Sunday evening was pure excitement - however, it wasn't quite music related. And while it took the Summerfest crowd a little bit to be won over, once the show got going, it was more than willing to join in the excitement.
Festival Guide - June 25, 2018
Drivin' N' Cryin' steers its way back to Summerfest
Out of the emerging mid-'80s Atlanta music scene, Drivin' N' Cryin' was born into the world as a working club band. 33 years later, Drivin' N' Cryin' is still a club band. However, in a plot twist, it's influenced a generation of Southern rockers.
Festival Guide - Sept. 8, 2017
"Man of the World" Baio brings musical perspectives to Rock the Green
When Baio - most famous as Vampire Weekend's bassist - takes the Rock the Green stage Saturday in support of his third solo effort, "Man of the World," it will be his first American show behind the June release on Glassnote.
Music - July 31, 2017
Dawes brings its musical journey to The Pabst Theater
Currently touring behind 2016's "We're All Going To Die," Dawes' upcoming Milwaukee show on Tuesday night brings them to The Pabst Theater for "An Evening with Dawes," featuring no opener and allowing the band to showcase its brand in full.
Festival Guide - July 10, 2017
The Shins close out Summerfest's last day with their first visit
No longer youngsters or strangers to the road, it's almost shocking it took The Shins this long to make their Henry Maier Festival Park debut - and the appreciative Summerfest crowd responded as if they were old friends.
Festival Guide - July 8, 2017
Hometown boys Vinyl Theatre battle back the rain at the Miller Lite Oasis
An unexpected, constant rain lead up to Vinyl Theater's evening performance opening for Walk The Moon at the Miller Lite Oasis, but that didn't keep the crowds away. Instead, they cheered with each outpour.
Festival Guide - July 7, 2017
AWOLNATION sails through another memorable Summerfest performance
Performing at the Uline Warehouse, the five-piece band - whose hit "Sail" still earns radio play years after its original release - has come together over the years and has really solidified with the current line up, as Thursday night showed.
Festival Guide - July 2, 2017
Collective Soul gives Gen X a good time at the Big Gig
The chatter around town about Summerfest's bookings this year is that the lineup was geared towards drawing Millennials. Collective Soul's appearance at the Big Backyard, however, was a call out to the GenXers - and they responded.
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