Monthly Archives: June 2014

8 Takeaways from Summerfest 2014 (So Far)

So here’s the deal. Last night, I intended on reviewing Girl Talk’s set at Summerfest, but from where I was standing in the massive crowd, it was almost impossible to hear him. It didn’t help that the sound at the Miller Oasis was turned down so much that I could hear the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse from the Oasis crowd. So, instead

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REVIEW: Bleachers at Summerfest – 6/27

Coming in hot off of a major 2013, Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff and Bleachers hit the U.S. Cellular Connections stage on Friday night to an overwhelming reaction. The crowd was smaller than Fun’s previous performance at the Miller Lite Oasis in 2012, but nevertheless, they were ready for a great show from a band that they really hadn’t heard much

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INTERVIEW: Mandy Jiroux

You may know Mandy Jiroux as the sidekick to Miley Cyrus in their old YouTube show, The Miley and Mandy Show. Or, you may know Mandy as the founder of girl group BG5, which was managed by Kris Jenner. On top of that, Jiroux is also a YouTube fitness and dance personality. In any capacity, you probably know that she

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REVIEW: Best Coast at Summerfest – 6/26

In the midst of a foggy night two of Summerfest, California indie group Best Coast found a way to bring some California-esque warmth to the U.S. Cellular Connections Stage. Frontwoman Bethany Cosentino, outfitted in a Simpsons dress and Air Jordans (though she mentioned she insisted on wearing sweatpants), commanded the stage with ease for a surprisingly small crowd. She, along

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Milwaukee Artist of the Week – 6/27/14 – Lex Allen

Are you a Milwaukee musician/band? You can submit your music to be the Milwaukee Artist of the Week by emailing links to We’ll check out every submission we get! This week’s Milwaukee Artist of the Week is Lex Allen, a renaissance R&B artist with a wide range of skills. The Milwaukee native summarizes his sound as “alternative R&B with

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VIDEO: Spoon – “Rent I Pay”

Spoon’s new album, “They Want My Soul”, is due out on August 5th. However, the band released this video on their YouTube page, labeling it as an unofficial video. Either way, it’s the premiere of their new single, “Rent I Pay”. the band probably figured it would hit YouTube either way, so they might as well get the streaming credit

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