By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Sep 11, 2007 at 7:45 AM

Madison's Sleeping in the Aviary joins up with Milwaukee's Will Phalen & the Stereo Addicts and the Northside O'Donnells to start off the weekend of rock. SITA has been getting a lot of national attention lately and after you hear "Another Girl" off "Oh, This Old Thing" you might better understand why. Catch the band this Friday, Sept. 14 at Linneman's.

Evan Christian is a man you might be seeing more of lately. The flamenco guitar player has a regular Monday night gig at the Estate, as well as a Thursday night spot at the Jackalope Lounj. Here's "Can You Feel Me" off "Fuego!"

One of the great things about this city is that the weekend festivals make the summer feel like it goes on forever. The Bay View Bash happens this weekend with tons of great local bands on four stages along Kinnickinnic Ave. Rush-Mor Records, and WMSE have a stage on KK and Potter and Testa Rosa kicks off the music at noon on Saturday, Sept. 15, followed by The Jon Savage at 1:15 p.m., Jetty Boys at 2:30 p.m. and Knit Delicate  at 3:45 p.m.

Stick around the stage for evening performances by The Championship at 5:30 p.m., Decibully at 6:30 p.m. and Brazzaville at 8:30 p.m.

Julie Lawrence Special to staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.

As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”