Event | Finally! The Constellations and Snoop Dogg Together!

Yes, you read right. The Constellations will be opening up for Snoop Dogg on select dates starting next week.  88Nine RadioMilwaukee was one of the first stations in the country to play the Atlanta band almost two years ago.  Recently signed to Virgin Records to a multi-record deal, The Constellations have been playing show with artists such as The Greyboy Allstars and RJD2. The Constellations announced yesterday they will be playing shows with the legendary artist Snoop Dogg. However, if you can’t catch them with Snoop Dogg, you can catch The Constellations in a very intimate setting on March 10th in Milwaukee before they go on tour again, this time with the band Hockey. The Constellations will be playing at Mad Planet with special guests Fresh Cut Collective and 88Nine’s DJ Tarik on March 10th.

Feb 16 2010 8:00P
Metro w/Snoop Dogg Chicago, Illinois
Feb 17 2010 8:00P
Royal Oak Music Theatre w/Snoop Dogg Royal Oak, Michigan
Feb 18 2010 8:00P
House of Blues w/Snoop Dogg Cleveland, Ohio
Feb 19 2010 8:00P
Piere’s Entertainment Center w/Snoop Dogg Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Feb 20 2010 8:00P
Madison Theatre w/ Snoop Dogg Covington, Kentucky
Feb 21 2010 8:00P
Town Ballroom w/Snoop Dogg Buffalo, New York
Feb 24 2010 8:00P
The National w/Snoop Dogg Richmond, Virginia

Vote for Milwaukee’s Will Phalen and The Stereo Addict to open for Mark Ronson, The Virgins and The Drums!

Are you looking for a special event to celebrate New Year’s Eve? How about a show with Mark Ronson, The Virgins and newcomers The Drums in Chicago?  Wouldn’t be cool to see a Milwaukee band open up for this event?  Well you can help get Milwaukee’s Will Phalen & The Stereo Addicts to open up for Mark Ronson (producer for Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black”). Beck Beer sponsored this event and is also holding a contest to pick the opening act, and Will Phalen is one of eight choices.  So go support a Milwaukee artist for once in lifetime opportunity. (note: you must be a member of Facebook to vote)

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

The Bucket Heads go to Chicago

Seven o clock sample time!!!!
Oh yeah, and today we are exploring some HOUSE! ( No not that crass doctor on TV, but that funky style of techno. )
Kenny “Dope” is one of house music’s high rollers. His side project the BucketHeads is responsible for one of the genre’s biggest hits…
“The Bomb ( Theses Sounds Fall Into My Mind ) ” has made an appearance at parties, clubs and raves all around the world.
In classic HOUSE fashion… here’s a funk re-edit mix:

Those sounds are brought to us by the always funky CHICAGO. From their 1979 album Chicago 13, here is the album’s first track ” Street Player”.
Here is some LIVE Chicago footage of the song from Septemeber of 79!

Here is a DOPE re-edit!

Freebie: Kid Sister, Family Reunion feat. David Banner (prod. Diplo)

Chicago’s Kid Sister has been creating a buzz for a while now, but no album. Unil now.  She will be releasing her debut album Dream Date on the Fool’s Gold label in November.  You can check out the lead single “Family Reunion” featuring David Banner and produced by Diplo for free courtesy of RCRD LBL. I have to say the song puts me in a good mood. Perfect for does early autumn BBQs. How does it make you feel?

Kid Sister – “Family Reunion feat. David Banner” (download)

Freebie+Video: The Cool Kids, “Delivery Man”

Chicago’s throwback hip hop duo The Cool Kids just released the video on Mountain Dew’s label Green Label Sound. Could corporation be the new record labels?

The Cool Kids – “Delivery Man” (download)

Hey Milwaukee Artists, Do you want to Open Up For Coldplay?

If you are nice to me,  I might let a Milwaukee artist open up for Coldplay. Okay, not really, but I will tell you how you can have a chance to open up Coldplay and Santogold.  Coldplay is looking for some bands to open for them on select dates.  All you need to do is submit a video to youtube and apply over at their tour site.  The dates to submit your video for the Chicago show are between June 23rd, and July 2nd. Hey if your band is picked, you better put me on the guest list and give  me a backstage pass!