After trudging through yet another long, unforgiving, and somewhat boring Wisconsin winter, spring has arrived. Well, almost. Along with the increased sunlight and climbing temperatures, a wealth of great shows are headed Milwaukee’s way in the season to come. Between the end of March and mid-June, the city’s entertainment calendar is brimming with promising comedians, excellent concerts by both local and touring acts, and the first festivals of the year.

To help find the best, weirdest, and most interesting events taking place in Milwaukee this spring, host Tyler Maas enlisted the expertise of two of the city’s premiere entertainment writers. Milwaukee Magazine and Shepherd Express music writer Kevin Mueller and WMSE radio personality (and occasional Milwaukee Record contributor) Cal Roach joined Maas to discuss the shows they’re most excited to see. From Janet Jackson’s Bradley Center gig to Bubba Sparxxx’s upcoming show at Cudahy’s City Lounge, the trio covers a wide range of spring shows…most of which are somehow connected to Andy Kindler.

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