A medium sized chunk of my haps are taking place at the Summerfest grounds this weekend since there are bands playing that I and you should be excited to have in Milwaukee. But don’t fret, I included a few other events that don’t have to do with festival settings and sky gliders.
My initial reaction to the Verge Fest going down at the Summerfest grounds this weekend was, “Oh, that must be sponsored by a soda pop company and have lame music. I’m not going.” Well upon further investigation, I realized that Verge is not Surge and this fest is not lame. There are super skilled Indie bands in town, some of which is their first visit. I’m covering a few of them but here’s the full lineup.
Friday night this super old (or that’s what their name makes me think) band from the Mil, 1956; they’re playing a prestigiously long set in the evening. I’m a huge fan of Queens of the Stone Age and this band reminds me of them, their sound – not the creepy music video where the deer drives the car. Check em’ out!
The Eagles of Death Metal is a grungy garage rock band from Palm Desert California and they’re playing the fizzy soda fest on Friday as well. They’ve paid a visit to Milwaukee a few times and I’m happy to see them back for another round. I saw them at The Rave last year and it justified being at The Rave. Just saying.
At Coachella this year I had the pleasure of catching a few songs from the group She and Him. Does she look familiar? Not only is Zooey Deschanel one of America’s favorite actresses, she’s a talented singer and pianist. They’re playing the Verge Friday night!
Just as I started typing about this next band, my ITunes Indie Rock Genius Mix began playing them. Cold War Kids, clearly, is one of my latest and greatest discovories and I recommend you go see them Saturday night. Just listen to their track Hang Me Up To Dry to get hooked then venture into the rest of their discography, it’s all good.
We all know Weezer. They’re headlining the Verge Saturday night.
I believe there is a band playing that sticks out a wee bit more than all the rest, The Raveonettes. They’re Danish, dark, influenced by David Bowie, and they put on unforgettable shows. This is their first visit and hopefully it won’t be their last. This is my last Verge peer pressure, check them out on Saturday!
Last summer at Chill On The Hill in Bayview, I found myself salsa dancing to this band known as De La Buena. I couldn’t believe how much fun they were and how many people were in the group. I fell in love and am so happy to see them come around again, they must have been hibernating over the winter. Check them out at Club Garibaldi Saturday night.
Sunday morning, register and ride your two wheeler for the performing arts!
Since warehouse parties are all the rage, there’s a super fun party Friday and Saturday night with a full gallery, fashion show, skate park, and live performances! It’s all ages and super recession proof. It’s called Milwaukee Odyssey and here are the details.
Lastly, Downtown dining started TODAY! In summary, you get more bang for your buck at places where you can’t afford the bang. Read up and enjoy.
Have a stellar weekend!