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Gogol Bordello packs punky passion into its safe Summerfest setting

Published July 1, 2015

The BMO Harris Pavilion just doesn't really seem like a solidly punk venue, and the question that kept gnawing at the back of my mind was this: Could Gogol Bordello really overcome this high-budget stage with blue plastic chairs and bleachers to sit in? Could it still deliver that same angry music that I love? To answer my own question: Yes.


Summerfest Day 7: Kendrick Lamar

Published July 1, 2015

When it comes to gigantic names in the world of rap, Kendrick Lamar has certainly made his way up into the upper echelon. He'll be taking the headliner role for Summerfest day 7, while Phil Vassar, Brand New and Aloe Blacc fill out the rest of yet another awesomely diverse day of music.


Linkin Park roars a parade of past hits through the Amp

Published July 1, 2015

I'll admit it; before Tuesday night's Marcus Amphitheater show started up, one of those people was me. I wondered why a band, whose last seemingly notable moments came at the service of three-fourths of Michael Bay's "Transformers" franchise, was a Big Gig Amp headliner. Well, one large serving of crow, please, cooked medium rare.


Bella Cain uses cool country covers to warm up a cold Summerfest night

Published July 1, 2015

It might be odd to say that I was expecting a lot from Bella Cain, but I was. WAMI's 2014 Country Group of the Year has been billed as one of the busiest Top 40 Country cover bands in Southeastern Wisconsin. Which maybe isn't saying a lot; I'm not sure. What I am sure of is that Bella Cain, despite being a cover band, brings its own special sauce to its music and performance.


Metal Men time warps to '80s heyday to provide your metal fix

Published July 1, 2015

Today on the Uline Warehouse stage, the Metal Men were in top form. Starting out by scorching the small but mighty crowd with "Metal Health" by Quiet Riot, "Tooth and Nail" by Dokken and "Blackout" by the Scorpions, the crowd was the Metal Men's for the taking.

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Jason Aldean at Summerfest

Let me first say that I am not a hard sell when it comes to country concerts. I love the easy-going atmosphere that a country concert brings to a venue and Summerfest definitely lived up to that expectation.  When I found out that a lot of my favorite country artists were coming to the amphi...

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