Milwaukee Record’s Summerfest guide…guide

It’s here. After 50-plus weeks away from the lakefront, Summerfest has returned. By now, you’ve already figured out the performers you’re absolutely going to see, and committed those stages and set times to mem...

Milwaukee Record’s Summerfest survival tips

Face it, Summerfest can be expensive and annoying. Short of avoiding it altogether, there’s no hope of fully evading the soul-dulling pang that flanks the (arguably) worthwhile enjoyment the massive Milwaukee f...

Tracklist: 11+ shows taking on Summerfest

Like most Milwaukeeans, we have a love-hate relationship with Summerfest. We love the immense assemblage of national and local talent the Big Gig brings, the exponential rise in our PizzaCone consumption, the f...

Bandsketball courts 32 Milwaukee music acts

When it comes to music, the title of “best” is almost always subjective. Try as writers may to remain impartial, it’s only natural for at least some personal preference to trickle into record reviews and year-e...

Defying “Dirty Dining” at No. 1 Chinese

By the time you finish reading this sentence, you will have ingested 20 milligrams of fecal matter. Okay, maybe that’s not accurate (THAT’S A HARD MAYBE!), but there’s no denying that most of us consume some pr...

This dude has seen Sevendust 36 times

Certain bands have a way of appealing to fans in a special way. Phish, Widespread Panic, and Tool are just a few of the bands that see supporters follow them to each tour stop on cross-country jaunts. Countless...

Tony Memmel to compete in VH1 contest

Star-making television contests are far from guarantees of fame and fortune for the winning musicians—just ask American Idol champs Fantasia Barrino, Ruben Studdard, and Lee DeWyze; or Making The Band participa...

Off Base: The worst of the Brewers team store

The Milwaukee Brewers are an altogether awesome organization. Miller Park is among the least expensive ballparks to see a Major League game. Even if fans don’t bring in their own food or plastic bottle non-alco...

Vampire Weekend breaks in BMO Harris Pavilion

PrideFest traditionally serves as the first in a long string of celebrations at Henry Maier Festival Grounds that runs all the way into September. That’s technically no different this year, but Wednesday’s Vamp...

Bike-In Movie Series rolls out 2014 lineup

With events like Point Fish Fry & A Flick, Stand-Up Cinema, and the variety of between-fest screenings Milwaukee Film offers, there’s no shortage of ways for people in town to catch a movie in an uncommon l...