Memorial Day is a time to pause, give thanks to all those who have served our country, and compete in a makeshift fishing tournament where you need to catch at least 20 points worth of fish before you can start counting your empty beer cans for one point each. (Just us?) It’s also a time to celebrate the unofficial beginning of summer. Summer! Is there anything better than summer in Milwaukee? A big honking list of Milwaukee summer festivals says “NO.”

Anyway, like most of you, we’re taking the day off. But that doesn’t mean we’re leaving you high and dry. Below you’ll find a 22-track playlist of some of our favorite recent (and recent-ish) Milwaukee songs, perfect for scoring you beginning-of-summer/Memorial Day festivities. Enjoy, Milwaukee, and we’ll see you Tuesday.

1. Space Raft, “Vacation”
2. Chris Siegel, “This Is How”
3. NO/NO, “Whatever”
4. SammyJams, “Power Couple”
5. Myles Coyne, “Stoop Kid”
6. Casual Vocals, “You Are I Am We Are”
7. Lorde Fredd33, “SOS”
8. Ugly Brothers, “Again & Again”
9. La’Dra Cams, “90’s Babies”
10. The Young Revelators, “Lend Me Your Ear”
11. Brett Newski, “I Don’t Wanna Go To SXSW”
12. Queen Tut, “Dominion”
13. Athletic Supply, “Rotation Of The Earth”
14. IshDARR, “ALPHA”
15. Midwest Death Rattle, “Tacoma Narrows”
16. Pizzle, “Sweet Jones”
17. Faux Fiction, “Flows To Nowhere”
18. Lex Allen, “Cream And Sugar”
19. Indonedian Junk, “Little Malibu”
20. Tigernite, “Remember”
21. Rina, “I Tried”
22. Iron Pizza, “The End”

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