Another SUMMERFEST Catch Up!

For the past 9 days we have been down at, SUMMERFEST , the world’s largest music festival. With over 700 bands and 1 stages of music from Noon to Midnight each day of the fest, each day has brought great music here to Milwaukee.

This year’s Summerfest has brought a larger variety of acts to Milwaukee than years past.  The vibe around here, and among much of Milwaukee has been that Summerfest is actually kinda cool this year!

Our good friends at MINDPOOL PRODUCTIONS are recording SO MUCH video coverage of this year’s festival.  They are getting great interviews and live footage of the music on the lake front this year.

Here is a re-cap of what you may have missed this past week….

Our favorite ATL gang THE CONSTELLATIONS were the headliner on our stage Saturday night…

Tuesday night saw Hip Hop legends CYPRESS HILL…

Milwaukee’s own KHB opened up for Cypress Hill and Milwaukee’s newest super-group THE LAB EXPERIMENT opened for Public Enemy on the US CELLULAR Stage…

A number of great Milwaukee acts played the BIG GIG this year.  Jeanna Salzer, Ethan Keller, Willy Porter, Fever Marlene, Jaill, .357 String Band, and the Gufs ( to name just a few )

Even I ( Jordan ) had the chance to play Summerfest 3 times this year.  Tuesday with the Ethan Keller Band and on Monday and  this Friday, I was able to grace the stage with my best buddy KID CUT UP!

( we will be playing after PROPHETIC on the mIller Oasis as support for N.E.R.D. this Friday July 2nd! )

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While you were out! ( A Summerfest catch up! )

If you’ve been under a rock for the past few days, SUMMERFEST is going on right now here in Milwaukee. Summerfest is the world’s largest music festival. With over 700 bands and 1 stages of music from Noon to Midnight each day of the fest, there are few festivals that can handle the marathon of music that is Summerfest.

As a life long Wisconsin resident, I ( and many of my peers ) take Summerfest for granted.  I’ve been going to Summerfest since I was a kid.  ( my mom has the pictures to prove it! )  So I realize that many of our listeners, followers and fans, may not have such an extensive Summerfest history, so I decided to bring you up to speed on what has been going on this past few days.

Our good friends at MINDPOOL PRODUCTIONS are recording SO MUCH video coverage of this year’s festival.  They are getting great interviews and live footage of the music on the lake front this year.

Here is what you’ve missed so far…

Opening night the legendary WAILERS were the headliners for the 88NINE Potowatomi Pavillion stage!

PASSION PIT also rocked the lake front at the  US Cellular stage…

On Friday night COWBOY MOUTH was the headliner on our stage…

The weekend saw a ton of great acts, Public Enemy, Theievery Corporation, The Constellations, Cage The Elephant, The Gufs, Robert Randolf, B.B. King and Less Than Jake to name a few.

Check out the Mindpool channel on YouTube, and check back with us for more updates and Summerfest fun.

New Music Wednesday | Tim Schweiger, Blitzen Trapper, The Constellations and Stars

On this week’s New Music Wednesday, (6/9/2010), we have new music from Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Villagers, Quadron and Space Invadas. Listen to the tracks below and then let us know what you think by voting for your favorite tune.

New Music Wednesday is sponsored by Penebaker EnterprisesWhiskey Bar, and meChecking @ PyraMax Bank

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

Tim Schweiger and the Middlemen – “Waitin on Allison”
Blitzen Trapper – “Dragon’s Song”
The Constellations – “On My Way Up”
Stars – “Fixed”

The Constellations Talks About Milwaukee and 88Nine In A Feature In Spin Magazine

Constellations Feature In Spin Magazine (June 2010)

Constellations Feature In Spin Magazine (June 2010)

In the most recent issue of Spin Magazine, Atlanta’s The Constellations were interview for a feature, and in the article they talk about Milwaukee and 88Nine RadioMilwaukee.  I thought it was real nice of the guys to do that and I wanted to share it with you.

“We sent songs to everyone,” explains the singer. “And [radio station] 88.9 in Milwaukee was the first to catch on. They invited us to play a show, and the day I got there, I heard three of our songs on the radio. Why that city was into music about what happens in Atlanta between midnight and 4.a.m. I have no idea…

I just want to congratulate The Constellations for all the success they are having right now.  You can click here to read the whole article. The Constellations will be at Summerfest on June 26th at 10pm at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino Stage & Pavilion with Miller High Life and 88Nine RadioMilwaukee.

New Music Wednesday | The Constellations, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Freelance Whales, and Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings


On this week’s New Music Wednesday, (3/31/2010), we have new music from The Constellations, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Freelance Whales, and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. Listen to the tracks below and then let us know what you think by voting for your favorite tune.

New Music Wednesday is sponsored by Penebaker EnterprisesWhiskey Bar, and meChecking @ PyraMax Bank

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

The Constellations – “Felicia”
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals – “Tiny Light”
Freelance Whales – “Hannah”
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – “I Learned The Hard Way”

Video | The Constellations, “Setback”

As you may know, The Constellations are currently on tour with Snoop Dogg, and then on March 10th, the Atlanta band returns to Milwaukee before they kick off another tour opening for the band Hockey. Right after their mini-tour with Snoop, they head to across the pond to England. In between all of this touring, they had time to put together a video for their single Setback. Partake and Enjoy.

Don’t forget about their show with Milwaukee’s Fresh Cut Collective and 88Nine’s DJ Tarik on March 10th at Mad Planet.

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