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Leon Bridges kept the crowd on their feet on a chilly September night. Read more

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At 78, Ringo Starr was as amicable as ever, though it was some of his All Starr bandmates who stole the show. Read more

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Summerfest outdid itself this year. We're impressed—though, as always, we have some quibbles, too. Read more

On Music

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Janelle Monáe, a daring performer, delivered a stunning night of music, dance and costume changes, including her iconic vagina pants. Read more

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Fourteen years into their reunion, the reinvigorated indie-rock legends returned to Milwaukee with a renewed sense of purpose. Read more

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The 70-year-old former Aerosmith frontman dug into his band's old hits, and plenty of other bands' old hits, too. Read more

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Backed by surf-rockers Los Straitjackets, the elegant British rock 'n' roller offered a smooth respite from Sunday afternoon's angry downpour. Read more

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Ruthie answers a question from a reader wondering if she’s the bitch or all the people around her. Exciting upcoming events include Theater RED’s The Wayward Women at the Alchemist Theatre, Bastille Days in Cathedral Square and a Makers Mar... Read more

Dear Ruthie

James Mercer embraced his inner rock star during The Shins’ crackling, triumphant performance at Summerfest’s BMO Harris Pavilion. Read more

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One of the most iconic soul singers of all time, and one who proved the model for decades worth of soul and R&B singers who followed in her career footsteps, Diana Ross will return to Milwaukee for a show this summer. The former Supremes legend wi.. Read more

On Music

The eclectic alternative duo Twenty One Pilots did their best to tune out outside input going into their sophomore album. Read more

Music Feature

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Steely Dan filled the stage with virtuoso players Saturday night, presenting themselves as a mutant jazz-rock fusion big band. Read more

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These aging country outlaws may be past their prime, but the crowd couldn't have cared less. Read more

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It’s official: The outdoor music season is upon us, with numerous music-infused events taking place around Milwaukee this month. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

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If you're a fan of the electro-alternative duo Twenty One Pilots who didn't get to see the group's Eagles Ballroom concert this weekend—and judging by how quickly that show sold out, there were quite a few of them—you are in luck. You'll have anot.. Read more

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The hardest working gypsy punk band on the planet whipped their Summerfest crowd into a frenzy Tuesday night. Read more

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Even technical difficulties and a "computer blowup" couldn't stop The Flaming Lips from delivering their usual thrills Saturday night. Read more

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Summerfest doesn't start until June 24 this year, but the grounds will host a big concert before then: Barenaked Ladies will play the BMO Harris Pavilion on Saturday, June 13 with openers Violent Femmes and Colin Hay, the band announced today. The.. Read more

On Music

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Seventeen-year-old pop phenom Lorde endured some backlash from hip-hip aficionados when her breakthrough single “Royals” took rap culture to task for celebrating reckless consumerism and mindle Read more

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