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Social Circle: Who would you pick to perform at Summerfest?


Welcome to a weekly segment called "Social Circle." It's truly a group effort between readers, social networkers and the OnMilwaukee.com editors. Every Monday, we ask a question via Facebook and Twitter and then post the responses from our Facebook "likers" and Twitter followers in this column. Well-known Milwaukee movers and shakers will contribute, too.

This week the Social Circle's members commented on the band or musician they would most like to see perform at Summerfest. The question was wide open, and responses ranged from Radiohead to Elvis. (We wonder if he meant Presley or Costello? It was not specified).

Craig Harnack's comment sums it up the best.

"At least we Milwaukeeans seem, for the most part, to have good taste. Nobody here seems to have Bieber Fever," he says.

Who would you like to see gig at Summerfest? And it doesn't have to be a realistic choice. Use the Talkback feature to weigh in.

Nancy Sukowski Adamczewski: "Jimmy Buffet."

Nicole Aiello: "Goyte."

Jill Albers: "Firehose."

Felipe Beltran: "Maroon 5."

Sarah Berg: "Annie Lennox. But not at Summerfest."

Nicholas Binder: "The National."

Bonnie Brusky: "Rachmaninoff."

Steve Cady: "KC & the Sunshine Band. A crazy boogie dance party."

Celesté Contreras: "Quetzal, Lila Downs, any Mexican pop / rock band, too."

Kimberly Curry: "Mumford and Sons, Ingrid Michaelson or The Script. They are all different types of music but I would see any of them in a heartbeat!"

Steph Davies: "ANYONE?? Bob Dylan, but 1961 Bob Dylan, not today Bob Dylan. Oh and if he happened to share the stage with Neil Young (any era) and The Band and perhaps Johnny Cash (again any era) than I'd probably be a pretty happy camper."

Dave DiBraccio: "Roger Daltrey."

Tyler Draheim: "Dispatch."

Jill Engel: "NRBQ."

Skip Forrest: "P.J. Harvey."

Jeff Fortin: "Stone Roses reunion tour."

Patrick Fox: "Guided by Voices."

Lori Fredrich: "Honest answer? I'd much rather see my favorite bands somewhere other than Summerfest. Not the best venue to see anyone, frankly."

Kat Froelich: "Radiohead."

Kari Garon: "Grinderman."

Kathie Giorgio: "Moody Blues."

Craig Harnack: "Paul McCartney."

Jennifer Ziemski Houdyshell: "Mumford & Sons."

Tina Hulen: "Carbon Leaf."

Jason Jacobson: "Van Halen."

Deon Jahnke: "Outside on the big stage for three hours? Springsteen."

Tammy Kolbe: "I'm a nerd, I like Train. And Rush. I have seen them before and they have a great lazer show."

Sara Konkel: "Convoy from Chicago. Give them a shot."

Joel Kopischke: "Mozart or Freddie Mercury."

Tony Koszyczarek: "Brandi Carlile."

Dan Krass: "Lori took the words right out of my mouth. Example: I saw Neil Young's Greendale show at the Marcus. Saw it again the next spring at the Milwaukee Auditorium. Head and shoulders better, even though it was the same set essentially. The only band that really feels right in that shed is Tom Petty. Seen every show he's done there since the late '90s and TP in that space just feels right on a summer night."

Matthew Knuth: "Joseph Pujol, the 'Fartiste.' I mean, c'mon, the guy could play music with his butt."

Kristin Leszczynski-Sommer: "Tina Turner."

Adam Levin: "The Afghan Whigs."

J.K. Livin: "Beastie Boys."

Kathie Stempski Mervyn: "Eagles!"

Heidi Meyer Moussa: "Feist."

Richard Paul: "Syd Barrett, but he's dead."

Michele Berg Pavlovic: "Foo Fighters."

Matthew Pickard: "The Vandals."

Steve Pittsley: "Rush."

Angela Quigley: "Common."

Cheryl Rodefer: "Madonna."

Julie "Bamberger" Roubik: "Billy Joel."

Denise Ryan: "Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Flo, Civil wars, Ingrid Michaelson."

Meshie Schaefer: "Prince!"

Lisa Shmisa: "Iggy Pop."

Shawn Shotzawinksi: "KingHellBastard. KISS."

Jack Stewart: "Thelonius Monk. Now for someone who's not dead, and a band that could actually play a side stage: King Khan and the Shrines."

Leigh Ann Tatnall: "Alpha Transit."

Laura Tully: "Radiohead and Tori Amos."

Angie Utschig: "Sugarland."

Susan Van Schaik: "Jack White, of course."

Vince Vitrano: "Elvis."

Mitchell Wakefield: "The Clash."

Caitlin Walt: "Toto."

Todd Weill: "Tool."

Mike Weird: "Portishead."

Valor Yost: "Green Day."

Barry Young: "Delta Spirit."

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