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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:16:02 CDT


Here are Summerfest's Briggs and Stratton Big Backyard headliners for 2018

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:00:00 CDT

The snow has now stopped for the week but Summerfest is still far from done announcing grounds stage headliner lineups, as this morning the festival released its list of musical acts headed to the Briggs and Stratton Big Backyard.

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Skyline Music Series announces its 2018 lineup

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:56:00 CDT

Warmer weather has finally arrived - and with it, a new summer music festival announcement. COA's Skyline Music Series today announced the lineup of musical entertainment headed to Kadish Park this summer.

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11 places to feed your vinyl addiction on Record Store Day

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:01:00 CDT

Just in time for Record Store Day, here are some of the best places around town to wax musical and feed your PVC addiction.

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Here are Summerfest's Uline Warehouse headliners

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:00:00 CDT

April showers bring May flowers ... and April snow showers bring Summerfest stage-by-stage headliner announcements, as this morning we're heading to the Uline Warehouse, which will bring '00s Top 40 punky pop rockers, country stars and more.

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Record Store Day brings more great vinyl to your neighborhood music shop

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:02:00 CDT

You already love vinyl. And this Saturday, April 21, is Record Store Day, which will bring a slew of great limited edition vinyl gems to your local music emporia. Here are some reissued gems I've been enjoying while I wait for RSD '18.

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Here are Summerfest's Harley-Davidson Roadhouse headliners

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 05:00:00 CDT

Another morning, another list of Summerfest grounds stage headliners - this time for the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse.

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A new Bill Murray enchanted the Riverside audience

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:18:00 CDT

Bill Murray fans have seen him in "Caddyshack," "Ghostbusters," "Groundhog Day," "Meatballs" and a gaggle of Wes Anderson films, but hundreds of fans who attended his performance at the Riverside Theater tonight saw a completely different side of Murray.

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Here are the headliners for Summerfest's new U.S. Cellular Connection Stage

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:00:00 CDT

Summerfest continues its one-man mission to make summer seem like it's actually going to happen at some point, today announcing the lineup of headliners hitting the brand new U.S. Cellular Connection Stage this June and July.

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Alabama rolls into the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on July 20

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:56:00 CDT

Summerfest may end on July 8, but the party will keep rolling on at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater, where legendary country band Alabama will perform less than weeks after the end of the Big Gig on July 20.

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The music of Beyonce comes to Turner Hall Ballroom on June 1

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:01:00 CDT

Upset you missed Beyonce's already-legendary Coachella performance on late Saturday night? Well, this news won't change that - but it might at least help!

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Here are Summerfest's BMO Harris Pavilion headliners

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 05:00:00 CDT

Despite this past weekend's weather, we swear: Summer is coming. And to help you look forward to green grass, blue skies and snow-free streets, Summerfest announced yet another grounds stage headliner schedule, this time for the BMO Harris Pavilion.

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No Quarter would make Led Zeppelin proud with rockin' Shank Hall set

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 13:56:00 CDT

They might not have Robert Plant's flowing golden locks or Jimmy Page's signature "windmill" guitar moves, but Milwaukee band No Quarter, formed in 1998, brought Led Zeppelin's music to fans with an intensity and passion on Friday night at Shank Hall.

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Summerfest announces its 2018 Miller Lite Oasis headliners

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:01:00 CDT

The Big Gig went to work this morning filling in the details in its schedule, starting with the headliner lineup for the Miller Lite Oasis, which fill feature Top 40 hitmakers like Alesso, Marshmello, Kesha, Chromeo, Foster the People and more.

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MKE Band Camp: Fruit Bats and Vetiver at the Colectivo Back Room

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 10:01:00 CDT

MKE Band Camp is a new music series on OnMilwaukee, giving you the quick 411 on upcoming concerts coming to the 414. This edition: Fruit Bats and Vetiver at the Colectivo Back Room on Thursday night.

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Uncle Al and Ministry bring fresh, then familiar, vitriol to Turner Hall

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 11:46:00 CDT

Al Jourgensen and his motley crew of all-stars tore into Turner Hall Ballroom Sunday night, though throughout the politically-charged night, the Milwaukee crowd was more polite than in the mood to party.

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Ringo Starr to perform at the BMO Harris Pavilion on Sept. 8

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 08:49:00 CDT

A few weeks ago, we reported that Ringo Starr would be returning to Milwaukee for a big show with his All-Starr Band - we just didn't know where. Today, we finally got a location.

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MKE Band Camp: The Decemberists at the Riverside

Sun, 8 Apr 2018 12:46:00 CDT

MKE Band Camp is a new music series on OnMilwaukee, giving you the quick 411 on upcoming concerts coming to the 414. This edition: The Decemberists tonight at the Riverside Theater.

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Little Big Town makes memories in the Bradley Center's final country show

Sat, 7 Apr 2018 10:26:00 CDT

If the goal was to tear the roof off the BMO Harris Bradley Center and make everyone there remember the venue's final country concert forever, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves and Midland did just that.

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MSO celebrates a half-century of its Stars of Tomorrow Concert

Fri, 6 Apr 2018 08:01:00 CDT

For half a century, the MSO has given local high schoolers the chance to perform with its musicians at its annual Audrey G. Baird Stars of Tomorrow Concert. Now, it'll celebrate that milestone with a special show on Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m.

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Surprise! Summerfest announces its full list of grounds stage headliners

Wed, 4 Apr 2018 15:26:00 CDT

Yesterday, Summerfest announced its final main headliner, leaving just one question: How long will we have to wait to see the grounds stage headliners? Not long, as it turns out, as the Big Gig today tweeted out its list of grounds stage headliners.

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Summerfest announces The Weeknd as its final 2018 headliner

Tue, 3 Apr 2018 05:01:00 CDT

Fans of The Weeknd got a nice surprise last week when the RandB superstar announced a brand new EP - and released it just three days later. And the good news hasn't stopped there, as this morning Summerfest announced The Weeknd as its final headlining act.

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PrideFest Milwaukee extends to four days, announces 2018 headliners

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 10:26:00 CDT

Milwaukee Pride today announced the headliner lineup for the nation's largest LGBT+ festival, celebrating its 31st year this summer. And this year, the party is getting even larger, expanding to a fourth day.

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Radio Milwaukee unveils Backline local music grant and educational initiative

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 11:36:00 CDT

88Nine announced Wednesday the creation of Backline, a grant and educational initiative in partnership with business accelerator gener8tor focused on helping local musicians succeed and establishing Milwaukee's reputation as an emerging music city.

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State Fair announces Foreigner, duo of soul icons as two final Main Stage shows

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 11:26:00 CDT

The Wisconsin State Fair today wrapped up its Main Stage lineup, announcing the festival's two final shows: soul icons The Temptations and The Four Tops on Thursday, Aug. 9, as well as classic rockers Foreigner on Saturday, Aug. 11.

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Bass issues plague Granger Smith's Miller High Life Theater show

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 10:56:00 CDT

Up-and-coming country star Granger Smith has a big heart and a solid collection of songs, but his live show at the Miller High Life Theater Friday night was unfortunately hindered by a bass that rattled fans right out the door.

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Ringo's set to return to Milwaukee but you have to wait to find out where

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:10:00 CDT

Two months and a day after legendary Beatles drummer Ringo Starr blows out the 78 candles on is birthday cake, he'll take the stage for his first Milwaukee gig since he appeared at the Riverside in 2015 as part of the 12th All Starr Band tour.

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RandB star Leon Bridges to perform at the BMO Harris Pavilion on Sept. 23

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:01:00 CDT

Last month, the lakefront stage announced Big Sean would return for a show on May 29. Today, the BMO Harris Pavilion announced that RandB star Leon Bridges will close out the summer and welcome the fall with a stop on his "Good Thing Tour" on Sept. 23.

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State Fair adds country star Cole Swindell, pop group Why Don't We as headliners

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:46:00 CDT

This morning, the Wisconsin State Fair added two new headliners to its Main State lineup: country star Cole Swindell and teen pop group Why Don't We, performing on Aug. 8 and Aug. 7, respectively.

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Jazz in the Park announces its 2018 lineup

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:46:00 CDT

The East Town Association this week announced its lineup for the 27th Jazz in the Park summer music festival, which returns to Cathedral Square Park from May 31 until Aug. 30.

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Living life musically: A conversation with the MSO's Megumi Kanda

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:56:00 CDT

You've likely seen trombone player Megumi Kanda on stage during MSO concerts, but you may not know just how remarkable her place is there, earning the distinction of being the only female principal trombone player in a major orchestra in the country.

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6 Qs for They Might Be Giants (TMBG)

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:06:00 CDT

They Might Be Giants are coming to The Pabst Theater on Friday, Match 16. Unlike their 1992 performance at the Modjeska, stage collapse will not be part of the show.

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Arte Para Todos announces its 2018 lineup

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 19:46:00 CDT

The summer festival season is almost upon us - and it will start as soon as next month with the fourth annual Arte Para Todos local music fest, returning to Milwaukee stages on Thursday, April 26 through Sunday, April 29.

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Alice Cooper returns to Milwaukee to headline Wisconsin State Fair on Aug. 3

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:26:00 CDT

Shock rock icon and famed "Mill-e-wah-que" spokesman Alice Cooper will return to Cream City this summer to headline the Wisconsin State Fair on Friday, Aug. 3.

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Josh Groban will perform at the new Bucks arena on Nov. 3

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:16:00 CDT

This morning, the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center (WESC) announced its latest big-name concert headed to the new Downtown venue: operatic singing extraordinaire Josh Groban, who will take the stage - along with very special guest Idina Menzel - on Nov. 3.

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Milwaukee Irish Fest announces its 2018 musical lineup

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 13:26:00 CDT

The hopefully final snowfall has melted away (*knocks on wood*), which means we can finally start looking ahead to summer festival season - including Milwaukee Irish Fest, which today announced its lineup of musical entertainment.

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State Fair adds Huey Lewis and The News, TLC to headliner lineup

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 10:59:00 CDT

This morning the Wisconsin State Fair added two new headliners to its Main Stage lineup, with Huey Lewis and The News bringing the power of love on Saturday, Aug. 4, and TLC bringing the party - no scrubs invited! - on Friday, Aug. 10.

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Here's the lineup for Gathering on the Green 2018

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 08:00:00 CDT

In case you need reassurance that it won't be slushy and cold forever, Gathering on the Green announced this morning its lineup for this summer's two-day musical extravaganza, hosted at Rotary Park, 4000 W. Highland Rd., in Mequon on July 13-14.

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"Celtgrass" strummers We Banjo 3 feel the love in Milwaukee

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 19:26:00 CDT

Milwaukee may be a long way from We Banjo 3's native Galway - only a casual 3,510 miles - but, for the popular Irish band of brothers, it feels like home.

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Violin star Andre Rieu will waltz onto the UWM Panther Arena stage on Sept. 15

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:56:00 CDT

Classical music star, Johann Strauss Orchestra founder and "King of the Waltz" Andre Rieu will bring his orchestra's modern spectacle to Milwaukee, starting his upcoming arena concert tour at the UWM Panther Arena on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m.

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Summerfest taps Arcade Fire as its closing night headliner

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 05:01:00 CDT

Summerfest kept the car running after yesterday's J. Cole announcement, revealing this morning that Arcade Fire (along with a special guest to be announced) will serve as the Big Gig's closing night headliner on Sunday, July 8.

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Metallica returns to Milwaukee for Oct. 16 show at the new Bucks arena

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 08:11:00 CDT

This morning, the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Complex (WESC) named yet another huge get for its inaugural year: Metallica, bringing its "WorldWired Tour" to the new venue on Oct. 16.

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J. Cole to headline Summerfest on July 3

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 05:01:00 CDT

Summerfest added yet another act to its American Family Insurance Amphitheater lineup this morning: hip-hop artist J. Cole, who will hit the main stage on Tuesday, July 3.

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State Fair adds Reba McEntire and The Happy Together Tour

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:25:00 CDT

Wisconsin State Fair today announced two Main Stage headliners for this year's festival, which runs Thursday, Aug. 2-Sunday, Aug. 12: Reba McEntire and the Happy Together Tour with The Turtles.

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Bernard Fowler talks singing with the Stones and paying tribute to Bowie

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:16:00 CDT

Bernard Fowler will appear in Milwaukee as part of the "Celebrating David Bowie" tour at The Pabst Theater. Before then, however, he took time to speak with OnMilwaukee about his extraordinary career and his lifelong love for music.

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Country star Blake Shelton will headline Summerfest on July 6

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:01:00 CDT

This morning, Summerfest added country star, famed "The Voice" judge and People's reigning Sexiest Man Alive Blake Shelton to its upcoming headliner lineup, hitting the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on Friday, July 6.

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Mike Garson talks "Celebrating David Bowie" and remembering the Thin White Duke

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:06:00 CDT

When David Bowie hired pianist Mike Garson in 1972, the contract was for eight weeks of work. Their collaboration would last well beyond those initial days - and continues into The Pabst Theater's upcoming "Celebrating David Bowie" concert.

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Steve Aoki talks Milwaukee's underrated EDM scene, "DJ boot camp" and more

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:06:00 CDT

After his high-energy, cake-splattering performance at Summerfest last June, EDM icon Steve Aoki quickly took to social media to make an important announcement: He f*cking loves Milwaukee. Less than a year later, the honeymoon is far from over.

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The two nights in 1968 that Milwaukee experienced Jimi Hendrix at The Scene

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:01:00 CDT

Among Milwaukee music fans there are some legendary concerts. The four sets performed by the Jimi Hendrix Experience over two nights at The Scene, 624 N. 2nd St., Feb. 28-29, 1968, are definitely in the top five of most any such list.

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Imagine Dragons will kick off Summerfest 2018

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:10:00 CDT

Summerfest has announced that Imagine Dragons will headline the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on the opening day of the festival, Wednesday, June 27.

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Come together at V100.7's seventh annual Family Affair Expo

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:02:00 CDT

Gather the entire family together for V100.7 FM's upcoming free seventh annual Family Affair Expo, hosted at a new location this year - the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St. - on Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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