In this episode of OnMilwaukee's Postgame Tailgate podcast, sports editor Jimmy Carlton and pop culture editor Matt Mueller are joined by Allen Halas, the founder of the Breaking & Entering daily music website, to preview Summerfest 2018.
First, the guys give their thoughts on the World Cup so far (Matt hates Argentina! Jimmy hates VAR! Allen remembers the Milwaukee Rampage!). Then, they discuss this year's Summerfest lineup (it's good?!); whether there are enough local bands (sort of!?); the festival's broad appeal, why it's hard to book the biggest acts and you can't please all the people all the time; who they're most excited about and the possibility of Mendezfest 2019. Later, they argue about whether or not the Bucks drafting Donte DiVincenzo, aka The Big Ragu, was a mistake.
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Born in Milwaukee but a product of Shorewood High School (go ‘Hounds!) and Northwestern University (go ‘Cats!), Jimmy never knew the schoolboy bliss of cheering for a winning football, basketball or baseball team. So he ditched being a fan in order to cover sports professionally - occasionally objectively, always passionately. He's lived in Chicago, New York and Dallas, but now resides again in his beloved Brew City and is an ardent attacker of the notorious Milwaukee Inferiority Complex.
After interning at print publications like Birds and Blooms (official motto: "America's #1 backyard birding and gardening magazine!"), Sports Illustrated (unofficial motto: "Subscribe and save up to 90% off the cover price!") and The Dallas Morning News (a newspaper!), Jimmy worked for web outlets like CBSSports.com, where he was a Packers beat reporter, and FOX Sports Wisconsin, where he managed digital content. He's a proponent and frequent user of em dashes, parenthetical asides, descriptive appositives and, really, anything that makes his sentences longer and more needlessly complex.
Jimmy appreciates references to late '90s Brewers and Bucks players and is the curator of the unofficial John Jaha Hall of Fame. He also enjoys running, biking and soccer, but isn't too annoying about them. He writes about sports - both mainstream and unconventional - and non-sports, including history, music, food, art and even golf (just kidding!), and welcomes reader suggestions for off-the-beaten-path story ideas.