Last Thursday, Milwaukee Record threw our first (and god willing, our last) Virtual Summer Festival. With little to no festivals, block parties, or sports to thrill and entertain us this year, the eight-hour livestream was a perfect substitute for the real thing. Just kidding—it was a pale imitation of the real thing, but hey, we featured a ton of great Milwaukee music, a ton of impromptu silliness, and at least it was something.

Anyway, if you don’t want to relive all eight hours of the fest, we’ve been reposting individual segments all week long. Up next, a personal history of Brady Street in the ’60s and ’70s (as well as the beginnings of the Brady Street Festival), all via a wonderful book written by the owner of former Brady Street staple The Leather Shop, Bill Odbert.

And here’s the short documentary on Bill that YouTube 2020 wouldn’t let us include in the above video:

Thanks to Bill for the wonderful (and timely) story, and Ann and Mike for the book and video. (Hi guys!)

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