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1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis head "Downtown" to The Rave in February
This afternoon, Grammy-winning hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis announced their "An Evening With" national tour - which includes a stop at The Rave's Eagles Ballroom on Friday, Feb. 5.
2. Rockabilly lives on in Northern Lights concert event
The nine lives of Rockabilly continue with "Rockabilly Circus 2," a multi-generational concert event Friday night at the Northern Lights Theater. Legends Jack Scott, Narvel Felts and Huelyn Duvall will be joined by their successors Marti Brom, Chris Casello Trio and Slim Jim Phantom.
3. 102/1 announces Big Snow Show X lineup
Weezer, Of Monsters and Men and Panic! At the Disco all serve as the headliners of 102/1's Big Snow Show X lineup.
4. Summerfest names Selena Gomez as its 2016 opening night headliner
It may feel nothing like summer outside, but Milwaukee got a surprising blast of summer news this morning as Summerfest announced its opening night headliner for next summer's Big Gig: Selena Gomez, who will bring her worldwide "Revival Tour" to town on Wednesday, June 29.
5. Pancake Day
Pancake Day was a big event for me when I was a small boy with big eyes and no world view.
6. The Who reschedules BMO Harris Bradley Center show for March 21
The Who announced late this afternoon that the band's postponed Oct. 13 show at the BMO Harris Bradley Center has been rescheduled for Monday, March 21.
7. Yearwood's Milwaukee trip includes Café Hollander, Boswell Books
After an insane Friday night concert, Trisha Yearwood didn't sit around resting up for Saturday night's double-header concert to roll around. She and a group from FM 106.1 - including two lucky listeners - headed to Café Hollander for a chef's table-like lunch and Boswell Book Company for a book signing.
8. Run the Jewels' awesome rap album "RTJ2" becomes "Meow the Jewels"
Forget Ryan Adams' cover of T-Swift's "1989." No, the remix event of the year dropped last night when Run the Jewels - the brilliant rap duo of El-P and Killer Mike - released "Meow the Jewels" and introduced the world to cat rap, because the world is a beautiful, wonderful place where anything is possible and dreams do come true.
9. 7 questions for Wisconsin's own Tom Wopat
It's been more than a decade since OnMilwaukee spoke to Tom Wopat, best known as Luke Duke from the hugely popular `80s series, "Dukes of Hazzard." Wopat, of course, is from Lodi, just outside Madison, and in his career he's done a lot more than the Dukes. A Tony-nominated Broadway actor, he's also released a number of successful albums in different genres. Now, Wopat is coming home (or close to home, anyway) to open the Oconomowoc Arts Center's Main Stage Series on Saturday. He'll be performing jazz-inspired renditions of contemporary classics from his album, "I've Got Your Number."
10. The Who postpones entire tour, including Oct. 13 stop in Milwaukee
It's official. The Who today confirmed that they are postponing all remaining dates on their "THE WHO HITS 50!" North American tour, including a stop at Milwaukee's BMO Harris Bradley Center on Oct. 13.
11. Milwaukee music ex-pat Castelaz steps down as president of Elektra Records
According to a this morning, Milwaukee music ex-pat Jeff Castelaz is stepping down as president of Elektra Records at the end of the month.
12. Janet Jackson schedules Bradley Center show for next June
This morning, pop star Janet Jackson announced the third leg of her current "Unbreakable" world tour show, including a stop next summer in Milwaukee at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on June 5.
13. Garth Brooks adds third show to Milwaukee stop
This morning, country phenomenon Garth Brooks added a third show to his two-night stop at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
14. Field Report returns to Milwaukee for Pabst Lower Level show in October
This afternoon, The Pabst Theater announced that local darlings Chris Porterfield and Field Report will return to Milwaukee for a Pabst Lower Level show on Thursday, Oct. 29.
15. Garth Brooks ends his 19-year MKE drought with two Bradley Center shows
As part of his world tour, Garth Brooks will play a pair of shows at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26, ending a 19-year Brooks drought in Milwaukee.
16. Meet hip-hop star "DMC" from Run-D.M.C.
Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels - of hip-hop group Run-D.M.C. - will be at Clicks, 1916 E. Capitol Dr., on Saturday, Aug, 22 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
17. Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard book Milwaukee Theatre gig
The "outlaw country" legends Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard will play the Milwaukee Theatre in October.
18. 5 questions for Alice Cooper
Lindsay Garric gets personal with Alice Cooper - her husband, Chuck, is Cooper's bassist - and asks him five great questions. Cooper gigs in Milwaukee on Friday, Aug. 7.
19. Milwaukee Soundbites: Ald. Michael Murphy
Episode three of Milwaukee Soundbites sends us over to City Hall to chat with Alderman and Common Council President Michael Murphy. But, we're talking music, not politics, as Ald. Murphy recalls his first record, his first concert, that time he shared the stage with Prince and - at the risk of losing potential votes - his guilty pleasures.
20. Shelton shows off his star power at Country Thunder
Blake Shelton's Saturday night headliner set at Country Thunder was one of those shows that you hope you catch at some point in your life. It was big. It was high. It was hilarious. It was fun. It still felt intimate even though there were 30,000 people there. In short, it was kinda epic.
21. You couldn't want more from Jamie Lynn Spears' Country Thunder set
Despite it being literally hot enough to fry an egg on the pavement, Jamie Lynn Spears' came out and gave it her all Saturday afternoon at Country Thunder in Twin Lakes.
22. Bentley brings fire to an already steamy Country Thunder
When I think about Dierks Bentley, what comes to mind is dedicated, thoughtful, emotional, energetic and loyal. His music is honest, real, sometimes painful, sometimes fun and always country. He delivered all that and more on Friday night at Country Thunder.
23. Maddie & Tae storm through Country Thunder
Maddie & Tae looked hot - like not the temperature hot, well, that too. But they looked hot in that ready to play their tails off way. And they did. For a little over an hour underneath the brutal Wisconsin summer sun, in front of thousands, Maddie & Tae nailed their set at Country Thunder Friday afternoon.
24. Bono's onstage pranks at The Palms: U2's Milwaukee debut
There were about 500 people on hand to watch U2 at The Palms on April 15, 1981. The show was part of the Irish band's first U.S. tour. Here's a look back...
25. The touching confusion of Tame Impala's "Currents"
Tame Impala's new album has already garnered serious attention as one of the year's best new albums.