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Articles tagged with 'concerts'

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"Killer Instinct" drives Black Star Riders' success

Published April 23, 2015

In 2012, after touring the world successfully as the last incarnation of the legendary Thin Lizzy, the group of veteran rockers made a bold, and some might say risky, decision. They secured a record deal (almost unheard of these days), decided to dump the Lizzy moniker (are they nuts?) and created some amazing new music (yes, new music). The question was, would anyone care? 36 months and two killer albums later, the answer is unequivocally, yes.

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The adventure continues for folk band Lord Huron

Published April 23, 2015

Lord Huron doesn't quite trek to the stars like it said it might on its new album "Strange Trails," but the folk band is still going places. Its dreamy musical vistas have nabbed a big audience -- so much so that demand moved the band's return to The Pabst Theater on Saturday, April 25 over to the Riverside. Before then, I got a chance to chat with frontman Ben Schneider about "Strange Trails," the stories that come with it and going to space (at some point).

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Summerfest announces Stevie Wonder will return to Marcus Amphitheater

Published April 20, 2015

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.

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In praise of The Rave and NSYNC: A chat with The Maine's Jared Monaco

Published April 20, 2015

The Maine is currently on the road right now, touring in support of its latest album "American Candy," released just last month on March 31. Its current tour lands at The Rave on Wednesday, April 22. Before then, OnMilwaukee.com got a chance to chat with guitarist Jared Monaco about the new album, as well as his appreciation for The Rave and ... NSYNC.

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State Fair adds Derulo and two more to main stage lineup

Published April 16, 2015

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.

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My conversation with a Blue Man

Published April 14, 2015

The Blue Man Group is famous for several things: funky instruments, those old Intel ads, Tobias Funke proclaiming that "I blue myself!" on "Arrested Development" and, of course, the whole being covered in blue paint thing. But one of the crucial elements of the Blue Man Group is that they don't talk. So imagine my surprise in getting to interview a Blue Man (at least the transcription would be easy).