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In Festival Guide Commentary

The Dropkick Murphys at Summerfest in 2011. Will they return?

Social Circle: What band do you want to see at Summerfest?

The "Social Circle" is a group effort between readers, social networkers and the editors. Every Monday, we ask a question via Facebook and Twitter and then post the responses from our Facebook "likers" and Twitter followers in this column. Well-known Milwaukee movers and shakers will contribute, too.

The response to this week's Social Circle question, which band would you like to see at Summerfest, received overwhelming results. Hundreds of music lovers chimed in with their picks, ranging from the return of The Roots to a Violent Femmes' reunion show.

Here's a sampling of the responses, and for the full list, go to's Facebook page.

What about you? What band or bands would you like to see at Summerfest 2013? It's a mere 14 weeks away, after all.

Michael Barry: "Flogging Molly. Dropkick Murphys. Tossers. Flatfoot 56."

David Barth: "Radiohead. A Tribe Called Quest. Bush was great last year. How about STP?"

Jason Beno: "Some Travis Barker. Lamb Of God."

Lisa Bergman: "The Dandy Warhols, The Hives, The Vines, The Clarks, The Shins."

Karen Block: "Wilco."

Paul Block: "GWAR!"

Bill Bradley: "The Roots. Again."

Brian Brehmer: "Metallica. The Lowbys, if we were talking local acts from days past. The Lovelies. Die Kreuzen."

Bill Busch: "Punch Bros."

Melanie Chester: "The Retar Crew."

Amanda Christensen: "Rusted Root."

Amanda Christina: "Ween!"

Celesté Contreras: "Maná!"

Erica Davis: "Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings. And how 'bout some local music?"

Jonathan Ellsworth: "Debacle."

Russ Fascia: "The Sonics. The Dick Satan Trio."

Skip Forrest: "Garbage."

Kevin Groen: "Nirvana."

Lee Guk: "Iron Maiden again."

David Richard Hucke: "Beltempest."

Samantha Jones: "The Postal Service."

Mike Kendall: "Jason Isbell."

Alan Kiedrowski: "Cypress Hill."

Shannon Knapp: "The Carpetbaggers!"

Tammy Kolbe: "Ryan Adams."

Joel Kopischke: "Green Day."

Christal Meredith-Korfhage: "R.E.M."

Adam Levin: "Adam Ant."

Ryan Lee: "Bring back Oakenfold and Tiesto! Moby!"

J.K. Livin: "Violent Femmes."

Christopher Lynn: "David Bowie."

Antonio Martinez: "System of a Down!"

Mike Mattner: "Bring back The Hives."

Bernard Mayor: "Guns 'n Roses."

Laura Marie Petzold Mazzone: "The Jimi Hendrix Experience!"

Dwight Moss: "Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. And for solo performers, Prince. Oh, and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. I miss having a jazz stage on the grounds."

Pablo Muirhead: "That's a no brainer. Wild Kingdom Gondwaniland Band. 'Wild is the kingdom, the kingdom is wild.'"

Jim Munts: "REO."

Jay Murray: "Grace Potter and The Nocturnals."

Andy Pagel: "Foxygen."

Jeff Pawlinski: "The Jezabels!"

Rob Peterson: "The Beatles. Wait, am I missing the point?"

Rick Phelps: "Paul Cebar."

Tim Pratte: "NIN!"

Maria Holden Raboin: "Ryan Adams!"

Mark Redlich: "Will Hoge."

Nicky Revv: "The Sleepers."

Kim Reyes: "Rolling Stones. Tom Waits."

Cheryl Rodefer:"Mumford & Sons."

Dave Salkin: "Tom Petty. I have been playing his records lately."

Robin Shea: "Old 97s."

Shawn Shotzawiski: "Steel Panther."

Scott Siegel: "Arcade Fire, Arcade Fire, Arcade Fire, Arcade Fire."

Dean R. Slater: "Bruce Springsteen."

Michael Stodola: "Frontier Ruckus, Glossary, Jack White."

David Strong: "Slayer."

Barbara Tabak: "Katzenjammer. La Santa Cecilia."

Julia Teeguarden: "Supreme Beings of Leisure. Also, I loved Paul Oakenfold last year. He or another DJ at Summerfest would be fantastic! My personal favorites include Pete Tong, BT and Sasha."

Kevin Tissot: "I want Mayer Hawthorne and Tune Yards to play again. Band of Horses, Tift Merritt, Lisa Hannigan, My Morning Jacket and Wussy."

Bill Wardlow: "The Human League."

David White: "Speakerdust."

Jon Anne Willow: "You can never go wrong with The Flaming Lips."

Troy Withington: "Chris Isaak."

Kera Zbichorski: "Would love to see Joe Bonamassa at Summerfest."


tomwiz | April 17, 2013 at 6:49 a.m. (report)

Steel Panther!

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BarbU262 | March 12, 2013 at 11:08 a.m. (report)

Definitely Milwaukee's own All-Star SUPERband!

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High_Life_Man | March 10, 2013 at 11:07 p.m. (report)

Steel Panther would be great. Too dirty, though. Hoping they make a Milwaukee stop on their summer tour. Their Vegas shows are hilarious.

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Wez | March 10, 2013 at 11:38 a.m. (report)

Can't believe nobody mentioned Pickwick, Gary Clark Jr., Phoenix, Haim, Miike Snow, Minus the Bear, Spoon, Fitz and the Tantrums, Walk the Moon, John Mayer.

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