"Verge" got the most votes from the public, so that's the name of the new Summerfest modern rock festival at the Henry Maier Festival Park, Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5.
Other proposed names included Diatonic and Parallel. The winning name was suggested by Katie Kostuck, a senior art director at Kohl's Department Stores.
Currently, Three Days Grace is set to headline Verge Friday night, with Weezer and AFI topping the bill on Saturday.
Other bands announced so far include Crash Kings, Eagles of Death Metal, Cold War Kids, The Raveonettes, Rogue Wave, She & Him, Nico Vega, Reni Lane, Jaill, The Championship, Figureheads, Geri X, Pezzettino, 1956, Red Knife Lottery, Invade Rome, Revision Text and Juniper Tar.
Nice to see some great local bands in the mix.
More acts will be announced soon.
Tickets for the Verge are limited, Summerfest says. Advance tickets are available now through June 3 and are $25 per day or $40 for both days. Advance tickets include a free weekday ticket to Summerfest. Daily Verge tickets will run $35 at the gate.
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Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.