Gigantour battles tough crowd in Chicago

With the plethora of tours and massive festivals this summer, there’s little shortage of musical entertainment. If you’re into metal, of course there’s Gigantour, Megadeth’s seemingly annual summer tour boasting bands they’ve handpicked with themselves headlining. But this year it seems like they’ve run into some issues. The problem isn’t the bill, it’s the fans.

Eagles bring ‘History of the Eagles Tour’ to Summerfest

What started as short-run summer tour with a handful of dates has now expanded into months reaching deep into fall for the Eagles, supporting not a new album, but their freshly released documentary ‘History of The Eagles’. The documentary chronicling the band from start to, well, not the end yet, came as good news to Eagles fans […]

311 welcomed back, Milwaukee

There seemed to be a fair amount of bitterness as this year’s Summerfest lineup was announced. Frequent attendees of the fest were complaining about the noticeably repetitive lineup compared to previous years and also the lack of some acts that other festivals of the caliber were booking. Sure, to an extent there was some overlap, but with bands […]

Dave Matthews Band brings the summer heat to Alpine Valley

And so the summer tour tradition continues. Two nights, one historic theater, and thousands of fans. Converging from all around the country, people swarm to see Dave Matthews Band on what has become one of the hottest weekends in the Midwest thanks to years and years of touring.

Skillet brings Billboard No. 4 album to Milwaukee

If it’s one thing I hear the most about a Skillet show at Summerfest, it’s “are they bringing the pyro?” The Tennessee rock natives known for their dynamic rock anthems and blistering choruses are no new act to Wisconsin, or even Summerfest. This marks their second consecutive year.

Luke Bryan sells out Marcus Amphitheater, Summerfest

There’s never a dull moment a country music performance. A sold-out Summerfest Marcus Amphitheater played host to country superstar Luke Bryan and supporting acts Thompson Square and rising stars Florida Georgia Line that is sure to be one of the top shows of the nearly two week festival.

Timeflies, Umphrey’s McGee, & Empire of the Sun host massive crowds, Summerfest

There isn’t a band or music act that doesn’t enjoy playing at Summerfest – or even Milwaukee for that matter. There’s just something about Wisconsin that they just love. Maybe it’s because of the record turnout numbers, or how nearly anyone in their late teens and early twenties parties as if it’s a commodity and […]

New Kids on the Block make a powerful return to Milwaukee

After the nostalgia of their comeback tour, you’d think that New Kids on the Block wouldn’t have it in them for another go round as big as their last. All too often after a reboot and highly acclaimed tour, acts tend to fall off the radar falling into the trap of performing for smaller and […]

Social Distortion help top first week of Summerfest

Finally some decent rock at Summerfest. If it’s not the usual washed up 90’s act with one or two hit songs it’s something electronic or along the lines of classic 80s rock. There’s really no decent alternative, soft rock, or punk rock to be found. But this year, that’s changed with Social Distortion’s killer show […]

Alice Cooper turns heads in Milwaukee, Summerfest

Summerfest has been on a role with their classic rock acts. Some have been around, some are new to Milwaukee, but one thing is for certain, they’re doing very well at the massive music festival spanning  two weekends. Attendance can be difficult to keep up at the end of a weekend, but Alice Cooper sure did help […]

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