PARTY IN THE PARK

The entire city is all a buzz about Planned Parenthood’s PARTY IN THE PARK!

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is celebrating 75 years strong with a free concert! Join us for Party in the Park, a FREE concert featuring Chester French,

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and DJ Madhatter.

Enjoy an afternoon of music, friends and food. This concert is free and open to the public. Bring your friends and families and celebrate with Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.

Stop by booths for information and free giveaways from community organizations including:
88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Urban Ecology Center
No Condom, No Way
Milwaukee Health Department
ACLU
Milwaukee Public Schools
The Campaign Against Violence
Project Q
Present Music
Community Advocates
BestD Clinic
And more!

Additionally, the Milwaukee Health Department will be providing on-site rapid HIV and STD testing.

Jordan had Linda and Tanya of Planned Parenthood in this morning to talk more about this great event.

Check it out….

Part One

Part Two
Learn more about Planned Parenthood’s 75th anniversary, Party in the Park, and the bands at http://www.75strong.com/

Event | Urban League Young Professionals 5th Annual ‘Dating Game’ Scholarship Fundraiser: Friday, Feb. 12th

Yesterday during Marcus’ show Ketiwe Zipperer and Sabrina Jackson of the Milwaukee Urban League and D.A. Wallach of Chester French stop by to talk about an event going down tonight at the Bavarian Inn in Glendale. The Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals are hosting th 5th Annual Dating Game and Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction to raise money for the Dr. Wesley L. Scholarship Fund for high school students who have exemplified outstanding academics. The Dating Game is similar to the once popular 1960’s show where you typically have a bachelorette that would question three bachelors, who were hidden from her view; at the end of the questioning period, she would choose one to go out with on a date.

So forutnately (or unfortunately for me), they asked 88Nine’s DJs Marcus and myself as well as our producer Adam Carr to be the bachelors.  So if you to be highly entertained and support good cause, this is the place. In addition to the Dating Game,  D.A. Wallach of Chester French will be on auction for all you lovely single ladies. Also Milwaukee Wave Pro-Soccer players Ian BennettTom Oatley will be on auction as well. The event will be hosted HBO’s Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam “Poet” Dan Vaughn.

Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals 5th Annual ‘Dating Game’ Scholarship Fundraiser
Friday, February 12th (8pm-12am)
Bavarian Inn
700 W. Lexington Blvd.
Glendale, WI

Summerfest Journal: 88Nine Picks Tues 6/30 – Fri 7/3

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Come say hello to 88Nine this week at Summerfest.  You can find us at the Mid-Gate Stage at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino Pavilion with Miller High Life.  Tues & Wed this week, Tarik (aka The Architect) will be broadcasting live from the 88Nine tent from 2pm to 6pm.  Thurs & Fri from 2 to 6, Scott Mullins takes the mic.

You can also check our twitter and facebook for quick updates from Summerfest.  Submit your own pictures from Summerfest – do it from our facebook page!

Here are some of our picks for this week @ The Big Gig:

Tuesday, June 30th

Chicago with Earth, Wind & Fire | 7:30pm @ Marcus Amphitheater
The Wailers | 10pm @ Miller Lite Oasis
Buddy Guy | 10pm @ Harley Davidson Roadhouse
The Buskers (MKE Music) | 4:30pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
The Lackloves (MKE Music) | 6pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
The Championship (MKE Music) | 7:30pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
Willy Porter (MKE Music) | 9pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
Fresh Cut Collective (MKE Music) @ Cascio Groove Garage

Wednesday, July 1

Bob Dylan with Willie Nelson | 7:30pm @ Marcus Amphitheater
Will Phalen & The Stereo Addicts (MKE Music) | 12noon @ Harley Davidson Roadhouse
The Constellations | 5:30pm @ US Cellular Connection Stage
The Scarring Party | 5:30pm @ Potawatomi Bingo Casino Rock Stage
Los Lonely Boys | 10pm @ Potawatomi Bingo Casino Rock Stage
DJ Dion |4:30pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
Red Bull Beat Sessions featuring Why B | 6pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
Red Bull Beat Sessions featuring The Glamour | 6:45pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
Red Bull Beat Sessions featuring FORtUne | 7:30pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
Red Bull Beat Sessions featuring John Hawley | 8:30pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
Red Bull Beat Sessions featuring Derrick Carter | 9:30pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
The Delta Routine | 2:30pm @ Cascio Groove Garage
1956 | 4:30pm @ Cascio Groove Garage

Thursday, July 2

Chester French | 7pm @ Miller Lite Oasis
KT’s Universal Love Band | 12noon @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
Kojo | 4pm @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
King Solomon | 6pm @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
HoneyHoney | 8:30pm @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
Matisyahu | 10pm @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
Oumar Sagna & Sindoolaa | 8pm @ Potawatomi Bingo Casino Rock Stage
Femi Kuti | 10pm @ Potawatomi Bingo Casino Rock Stage
Red Bull Beat Sessions featuring DJ Devast8 & Kenny Perez | 4:30pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
Red Bull Beat Sessions featuring Projekt Soundsystem | 6pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
Red Bull Beat Sessions featuring Ambivalent from M-nus | 7:30pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
Red Bull Beat Sessions featuring Barem | 8:30pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
Red Bull Beat Sessions featuring Richie Hawtim | 9:30pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage

Friday, July 3

Gringo Star | 6:45pm @ US Cellular Connection Stage
Rusty P’s | 8:30pm @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
The Roots | 10pm @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard

Video: Chester French Live in 88Nine’s Studios

I didn’t realize that the guys from Chester French recorded their session in our studios back in fall during our 414 Music segment.  D.A. Wallach from Chester French posted the video on their blog, and gave us a little shout out.  We are quite humbled.  Check it out for yourself.

New Music Wednesday: U2, Michael Franti, Common, The Decemberists

 

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For New Music Wednesday 1/28/09, we have new music from U2, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Common with Chester French, and The Decemberists. Listen to the tracks below and then let us know what you think by voting for your favorite tune. We’ll announce the winner next week.

You can also grab this week’s picks in our iTunes store!

Michael Franti & Spearhead – “Hey World”
Common feat. Chester French – “What A World”
The Decemberists – “The Rake’s Song”

Are You Feeling This: Peter, Bjorn and John, K’Naan and Chester French

 

Lots of songs never make it to the radio that are getting lots of attention online.  Live tracks, sanctioned and unsanctioned remixes, mash-ups, overlooked gems by unsigned artists.  Every week on “Are You Feeling This,” we invite you to hear what the buzz is all about.  You tell us what you think.  Vote in the Are You Feeling This poll, leave a comment, send us an e-mail.

Last Week’s winner was K-Os and his song Zambony

This week on ”Are You Feeling This”: New Music from Swedish group Peter Bjorn and John, Somali rapper K’Naan, and a 5 year old  overlooked  gem from Chester French.

Take a listen below and let us know what you think by voting in the “Are You Feeling This” listener poll.

Peter Bjorn & John – “Nothing to Worry About”
K’Naan – “Somalia”


Chrisette Michele “Be Ok” Video

 

 

Another video from a soulful female that I’m digging;  not only is she cute as a button, Chrisette Michele can sing her a** off!    “Be Ok”  is off her album I Am,  credited as Executive Producer, LA Reid.  The album version features Will.i.am. 

Ladies, though m$ney can’t buy your happiness, if you are going through a heartbreak, a lil time with the girls and shopping for the hottest new “Choo’s” never hurts.  Though if you take that approach Chester French may write a song about you! 🙂

Check her out…you may recognize her voice from Jay-Z’s “Lost Ones” or The Roots “Rising Up” and many more.  She also has a song called “Good Girl”  where she proclaims the worth of independence and simple love…and the most beautiful track of all…”Love Is You”.

“Remember, if you aren’t being treated like the fabulous person you are; treat yourself by walking away.” S. Fierek  

Toodles!