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New Alternative/Modern Rock Music Festival Coming to Milwaukee June 4 and June 5!!

If you missed the BIG announcement on Kramp and Adler’s show this morning, Milwaukee is getting it’s own alt rock festival this summer!   Bob Babisch and John Boler from Summerfest joined Kramp and Adler to break the news.  I let them in the front door and got them coffee.  They both drink their coffee black.

Here are the important details:

Who:  FM 102/1 and Summerfest

What: Creating a summer music festival with name TBA with “alternative” and “modern rock” bands to be announced March 10, 2010.

Where: Summerfest grounds, 200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee

When: Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5, 2010

Why:  Because this needed to happen.

This festival without a name needs a name.  That’s where YOU come in.  Got mad design skillz?  Have a catchy name for this festival?  Submit your ideas.  The public will help name this festival after finalists are announced.  For information on how to submit your ideas, tickets, etc, visit http://www.yourmusicfest.com.  Webmaster Chris M. is doing a nice job with the site.

Here are some other links with some info on the super cool new fest and the official press release.

Thanks for checking out the blog today.

-Schroeder

http://www.expressmilwaukee.com/blog-4809-summerfest-announces-new-alternative-music-festival.html

http://www.avclub.com/milwaukee/articles/summerfest-announces-new-alternative-and-modern-ro,37391/

http://www.jsonline.com/business/82372927.html

http://www.onmilwaukee.com/music/articles/altrocksummerfest.html

http://milwaukee.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/stories/2010/01/18/daily59.html

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Weezer at The Rave/Eagles Ballroom, 12/3/09

Weezer week is over, unfortunately, but here is a picture (courtesy of Weezer.com) of the Kramp and Adler Sing on Stage with Weezer contest winner singing on stage at Thursday night’s show at the Rave/Eagles Ballroom.  He’s Germantown’s own Mike Wagner!

photo courtesy of weezer.com

Weezer's Rivers Coumo and FM 102/1 contest winner Mike Wagner duet on "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To."

I did my best to jot down the set list.  Feel free to comment and give me the name of the song I missed or make any corrections.

Weezer – Thursday, December 3, 2009, The Rave/Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI

  1. Hash Pipe
  2. Troublemaker
  3. Undone (The Sweater Song)
  4. Surf Wax America
  5. ??
  6. Perfect Situation
  7. Why Bother?
  8. Dope Nose
  9. Say It Ain’t So
  10. (If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To
  11. Can’t Stop Partying
  12. Photograph -> Song 2 (Blur)
  13. I’m Your Daddy (Rivers sung this song in the crowd by the soundboard)
  14. The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (variations on a Shaker Hymn)
  15. My Name is Jonas
  16. Beverly Hills

encore———————-

   17.  Hot For Teacher intro (Van Halen)

   18. Pork and Beans

   19. Kids (MGMT)

   20. Lady Gaga cover

   21. Island in the Sun

   22. Buddy Holly

Look for more pics from the show in this spot soon from Kallao.

Jack’s Mannequin played a 40 minute set before the Weez.  Set list included “Bruised,” “La La Lie,” “Kill The Messenger,” “The Mix Tape,” “Spinning,” “The Last Straw,” “Dark Blue,” and “Bloodshot.”  I missed MCS unfortuantely.  If you didn’t pick up a Weezer snuggie at the merch table after the show, they are available at www.weezer.com.

-Schroeder

Coldplay at Alpine Valley 7/25 – set list + review + pics

Coldplay set list – Saturday, 7/25/09, Alpine Valley, East Troy, WI

1.) Life in Technicolor

2.) Violet Hill

3.) Clocks

4.) In My Place

5.) Yellow

6.) Glass of Water

7.) Cemetaries of London

8.) 42

9.) Fix You

10.) Strawberry Swing

Small Stage in Pavilion:

11.) God Put A Smile Upon Your Face / Talk

12.) Hardest Part / Postcards From Far Away

Main Stage

13.) Viva La Vida

14.) Lost!

Lawn Stage:

15.) Green Eyes

16.) Death Will Never Conquer

17.) Billie Jean (Michael Jackson cover)

Main Stage:

18.) Politik

19.) Lovers in Japan

20.) Death and All His Friends

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21.) The Scientist

22.) Life in Technicolor ii

Are they the biggest band in the world?  Not yet, but they’ve upped their game as a live act and are waiting in the wings once U2 decides to call it a day, which could be a while.  Hope you were able to make it out.  If not, here’s what you missed…

Some Highlights:

– There were 3 stages: the regular main stage (with a general admission “pit” section in front of it), a mini stage in the back of the right side of the pavilion, and another mini stage in the front of the lawn

– As has become customary on the last 2 tours, the song “Yellow” was accompanied by yellow balloons tossed into the audience.  This time the yellow balloons were filled with butterfly shaped confetti.

-My seats near the back of the pavilion were suddenly very good seats for 2 songs that the band performed on the mini stage in the pavilion, including “God Put A Smile Upon Your Face” which segued into a sped up version of “Talk.”

-Coldplay paid tribute to the late Michael Jackson with an acoustic version of “Billie Jean,” which was performed in the lawn.  Predictable?  Perhaps, but it was classy and sounded great, complete with the crowd singing along and hitting all of the high notes.

-Receiving a free copy of the Coldplay live album “LeftRightLeftRightLeft” on the way out, even though I downloaded it 2 months ago.

Lowlights:

The only negative thing I have to say is that it took me an hour and half to go more than 5 feet in the parking lot on the way out, but unfortunately that is to be expected at Alpine Valley.  It’s just part of the experience.   It rained for 15 minutes in the parking lot around 4:30, but that can’t be controlled either.

On a personal note, I escorted our Ultimate Coldplay fan contest winner backstage and had a chance to briefly meet the band.  All in all, a great show on a nice summer night.  It doesn’t get much better.

-Schroeder

p.s. – an assist on the set list to my friend ken.