Monday, January 28, 2008
Streetlife used to play at The Milwaukee Bucks games. That's a great gig, if you can get it. When I went to a Minnesota Wild game a few years back, I got to see this band made up of old timers playing up in the rafters of the venue. In the old days, the Green Bay Packers used to have a band in one of the corners of the end zone. I knew the drummer for that gig. It's easy work, most people don't even notice you are there, and I'm sure you get a steady paycheck. Some of us think that the best unsigned rock band can get lots of exposure playing like that. The Milwaukee Brewers should get some band to play it up.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
If I'm not going to see bands in Wisconsin, I'm watching the Green Bay Packers. Well, it's over. The Packers blew it big time last Sunday night and I'm back to live music 24/7. It was fun to go to a show on Saturday night and wake up just in time to see the Packers crush someone. Again, that day has passed. I look forward to the fall for two reasons: The great weather, and The Green Bay Packers.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Mars Volta comes out with a disk in late January. I don't think that they have the following to play an Alpine Vally type of venue, but I think that it would be great to see them in the open air on some hot summer night. Their prog styling lights it up. I would think that Mars Volta would play The Rave again, if they come to Milwaukee this year. The picture above is not Mars Volta, they are just some Rock and Roll band.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Some Milwaukee Rock Bands play at Spoof fest every year. It's a great mix of talented musicians who make up the bands at Spoof fest. It can range from a Led Zeppelin tribute, to a Morrissey band. You never know what you are going to get at Milwaukee's Spoof fest. I hear it's coming up in spring of 2008. Considering how well the Milwaukee Bucks are playing these days, you might want to stick to rock and roll shows.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Summerfest sent out their mass email to any aspiring band that would like to play on the side stages for 2008. Summerfest Milwaukee supports the local music scene by allowing smaller, but popular acts to play. Some say that Summerfest has changed. In the past, you would see much bigger name acts on the stages well before the headliners would wrap up the evening. Time changes everything. Those that complain about the line up should think back to a time when the Summerfest grounds were crap city. I remember winter snow fences, oil drum trash barrels, exposed stages, and a noisy midway that didn't make the Summerfest experience any better. It's a trade off. Do you want a really nice place to spend the day, or do you want to see talent in a more crude venue? I think that there is no turning back for the Big Gig.
Friday, January 4, 2008
The Jonas Brothers played the Rave a few weeks back. Banking on their popularity, Disney has set up a larger tour. My guess for a Milwaukee show would be at The Bradley Center. Hannah Montana's show sold out very quickly, but I think that The Jonas Brothers will have trouble selling out that venue.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
I managed to go out to see Harsh Reality at the BBC in Milwaukee. They were headliners for the Intense Ink Showcase. This Minneapolis band features Jendeen on drums. She's great. The snow kept many fans from coming out. That was too bad because there were plenty of prizes to go around. I imagine that there would have been a better showing if the snow wasn't deep and dangerous. Next time I get up to spend time out Minneapolis way, I'll check out Harsh Reality again.