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1. Rhythm Lab Radio: New tracks by The Alchemist and Oh No aka Gangrene
In the first hour of this week's Rhythm Lab Radio on 88Nine RadioMilwaukee, Tarik Moody debuted a new song from producers The Alchemist and Oh No aka Gangrene. The track features Future Islands frontman Sam Herring and Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt. He also featured new tracks from San Francisco's Monophonics, Andreya Triana and newcomer, Alessia with an anthem for introverts.
2. The Waterboys stayed afloat at Turner Hall
The six piece - fronted by Mike Scott - has 13 studio albums under their belt. And during tonight's concert at Turner Hall, the group played 16 songs, seven of which were from their most recent album.
3. Summerfest announces show lineups for KNE New Music Stage
This morning, Summerfest announced the lineup of headliners for the KNE New Music Stage, as well as the headliner schedule for JoJo's Martini Lounge.
4. 5 songs we can't stop listening to - Milwaukee edition
5 Songs is a little secret that we tell you. These are the songs that we are passing to each other off-air, between shifts, under desks, in bars. These are the songs that we rip to our phones and play at the gym. These are the songs that we are going to play at the party this weekend. These are the albums that we are going to drop the needle on this Sunday morning, when the party is over.
5. Summerfest announces Johnson Controls World Sound Stage lineup
Summeriest's roll out of the ground stage headliners and schedules continued this morning, as the Big Gig unveiled the lineup for the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage.
6. Hear the compleat works of Mad Man Michaels, the bard of Mitchell Street
Though I was born and raised about 1,000 miles from Milwaukee, I grew up knowing the words to Mad Man Michaels' cream city classics - the A- and B-sides to his 1950s-era single: a "Dragnet" take-off called "The Czarnina Kid" and "Michaels Market (Kobasa Song)." Here his recorded oeuvre here.
7. Summerfest unveils Uline Warehouse stage headliners
This morning, Summerfest announced headliners for the Uline Warehouse.
8. Kenny Rogers and hair bands complete State Fair's main stage lineup
This morning, the Wisconsin State Fair finalized its eclectic Main Stage lineup of performers - from pop stars to wire walkers to rockers of both country and classic variety - with two new additions: Kenny Rogers and a '80s rock revival called Hair at the Fair, led by Twister Sister's Dee Snider.
9. River Rhythms announces 2015 free music lineup
Free concerts continue each Wednesday from June 10 until Aug. 26 from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. in Pere Marquette Park, on Old World Third Street between Kilbourn and State Streets.
10. Summerfest announces U.S. Cellular Connection Stage headliners
This morning, Summerfest continued its roll out of ground stage lineups with the scheduled headliners for the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage, including Robert DeLong, AWOLNATION and Walk the Moon.
11. Summerfest releases lineup for Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
This morning, Summerfest announced headliners and showtimes for the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard stage.
12. Summerfest announces headliner lineup for Harley Roadhouse
This morning, it was the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse's turn to announce its schedule of headliners for this year's rendition of Summerfest.
13. Summerfest releases BMO Harris Pavilion lineup
Yesterday it was the Miller Lite Oasis. Today, Summerfest announces the lineup for the BMO Harris Pavilion.
14. Summerfest unveils Miller Lite Oasis schedule
This morning, Summerfest announced its first ground stage headliner lineup for the 2015 season. The schedule for the Miller Lite Oasis goes as follows.
15. Summerfest announces Stevie Wonder will return to Marcus Amphitheater
Summerfest pulled a two-for-one today in terms of main stage concert headliners. This morning, the Big Gig announced Neil Young and Promise of the Real as the closing night performers. Now, the summer festival announced that music icon Stevie Wonder will also hit the Marcus Amphitheater, taking the stage on Saturday, June 27.
16. WAMI names winners at Turner Hall celebration Sunday night
Last night at the Turner Hall Ballroom, the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) handed out its annual awards. Here is the full list of winners.
17. Summerfest adds Neil Young and Promise of the Real as Marcus headliners
This morning, Summerfest announced the latest addition to its Marcus Amphitheater lineup: The Rebel Content Tour, featuring Neil Young and Promise of the Real. The show will close out the Big Gig on Sunday, July 5.
18. State Fair adds Derulo and two more to main stage lineup
This morning, the Wisconsin State Fair announced three new main stage performers: Top 40 pop star Jason Derulo, classic rockers John Kay & Steppenwolf and the '90s alt rock combo platter that is the Under The Sun Tour.
19. Milwaukee is a top 5 town for vinyl lovers
As Record Store Day approaches (it's this Saturday), Foursquare and real estate brokerage Redfin combined forces to create some interesting data on the top 10 U.S. cities for fans of record stores. Milwaukee, whose vinyl shops I wrote about in February, clocks in at No. 5, below Portland and Chapel Hill, but above New York and Philly. Not bad.
20. Summerfest announces 15 more headliners including OK Go, Matt Nathanson
This morning, the Big Gig announced an additional 15 more headliners to its list of performers, including the likes of OK Go, Matt Nathanson, Robert DeLong and Vinyl Theatre.
21. Milwaukee Soundbites: Milwaukee Art Museum chief curator Brady Roberts
It's Milwaukee Day, and what better day to introduce OnMilwaukee.com's new Milwaukee-themed video series "Milwaukee Soundbites."
22. Indie rockers Alt-J announce July 29 Riverside gig
This morning, indie rockers Alt-J announced their 2015 North American tour, which includes a stop at the Riverside Theater on Wednesday, July 29.
23. 5 things my friend Frost learned at last night's Neil Diamond show
Frost Williams from VISIT Milwaukee went to last night's Neil Diamond concert at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Here's five observations and a full list set.
24. 10 songs I want to hear the Stones play at Summerfest
Here are the 10 songs (in no particular order) I'd love to hear the Stones play on June 23 at the Marcus Amphitheater, regardless of whether or not any of them is likely...
25. Not your father's band: Millenials love The Stones
Millennials love and care about The Rolling Stones. Seriously. We do. Most older adults would think young adults don't care about or even know who The Stones are, but that couldn't be further from the truth. I would even venture to say the ageless wonders are experiencing a mini-revival in our generation