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OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview: Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2016

Published Sept. 29, 2016

The great Milwaukee weekend is here, and so is the one and only OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview. The Film Festival continues, MKE Octoberfest pops up Downtown, the Bucks hold Fan Fest, marathoners take to the Lake, Pokemon pops with the MSO, Boerner lights up with amazing lanterns, the Night Nation Run lights up Miller Park, pets parade on Brady Street and so very much more. Cheers, Milwaukee, your weekend is delivered.

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7 questions for John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats

Published Sept. 25, 2016

John Darnielle turned to a surprising place for The Mountain Goats' latest record: professional wrestling. Before the band's show Tuesday night, we chatted with the storytelling frontman about his wrestling inspiration and digging through nostalgia.

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An early look at Rock the Green's green grounds

Published Sept. 16, 2016

Looking around Reed Street Yards, it's hard not to think it would be a perfect place for a nature-conscious music festival. Apparently Rock the Green thought the same thing, as the area will play host to its return on Saturday, Sept. 17.

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New Age Narcissism hip-hop collective rocks the green

Published Sept. 16, 2016

Growing up, these musicians always felt like misfits. They felt they didn't fit within their communities. But what they didn't know was that in the near future they'd break away from what they were used to and find themselves in a new, bigger and better group.

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NO/NO says yes to Rock the Green and sustainability

Published Sept. 16, 2016

NO/NO has performed all over the city, and this weekend you will be able to see the Milwaukee electro-pop rockers as one of the many bands performing at the third annual Rock the Green Festival. They take the pedal-powered stage this Saturday at 2:20 p.m.

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Trapper Schoepp prepares to rock the green with storytelling lyrics

Published Sept. 15, 2016

rtists go on stage, play their songs and just do their thing, but 25-year-old Trapper Schoepp doesn't just perform, he goes out to tell stories that breathe even more life into his uptempo rootsy rock 'n' roll sound. He performs this weekend at Rock the Green.

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Rock The Green 2016

Published Sept. 12, 2016

After taking a three-year break, Rock the Green is back with a killer music line-up, featuring acts both local and national, and great environmental education! Check out the full details of the event here.

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Summerfest announces renovations for Miller Lite Oasis area

Published Sept. 12, 2016

Summerfest will renovate the Miller Lite Oasis stage area, with improvements including a redesigned stage facade, new Miller Lite Brew House bar, video screen upgrades, new bar areas, expanded hospitality areas, and a reconfigured marketplace and retail store.

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Lydia Loveless talks being real, being filmed and being in Milwaukee

Published Sept. 5, 2016

Before she brings her direct songwriting sensibility to Milwaukee, we chatted with alt-country singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless to get direct answers directly from the source - about "Real," about being real and about that time Milwaukee gifted her chicken wings.

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Sherman Park officer posted rap video with violent lyrics

Published Aug. 18, 2016

The officer who shot and killed Sylville Smith Saturday afternoon, now identified as MPD Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown, also moonlighted as an amateur rapper - as seen in a 2015 YouTube video now making the rounds on social media.

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Kid Rock docks in Milwaukee

Published Aug. 3, 2016

After being spotted yesterday floating around the shores of Mackinac Island on a 198-foot yacht - reportedly appraised at $100 million - Robert "Kid Rock" James Ritchie apparently docked in Milwaukee later that same day.

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The pursuit of "Happiless" brings together two Milwaukee musicians

Published Aug. 1, 2016

Milwaukee-bred musicians Mike Benign and Allen Keller teamed up for "Happiless," a self-titled ten-song collaboration. But while the connection between the two songwriters would seem to be obvious, the path to getting to this point was less than simple.

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Genre-bending duo Twenty One Pilots brings big energy to the big stage

Published July 31, 2016

In 2013, the musical duo Twenty One Pilots took the stage at Summerfest as a simple opening act. A few years and several gigs later, the two have made themselves no strangers to Milwaukee - as proven by the sold-out BMO Harris Pavilion show Saturday night.