But what if I want to hear music that’s NOT at Summerfest Saturday?
The consensus was in before the festival even started–this shaped up like one of the best Summerfests in a long while, thanks to appearances from DEVO, The Hold Steady, Modest Mouse, Joan Jett, Public Enemy, and pretty much the entire Cascio Groove Stage. But hey, even the most dedicated funnel cake connoisseur can get beaten down into exhaustion by the festival park. Oh me–is there anything going on Saturday that’s not Summerfest related? Don’t worry, dear music lover–we’ve got you covered.
If you can make it to the east side after witnessing the Street Party’s PBR box building competition, Y-Not III is capping off the night with an appearance from Bloomington, IN’s Waxeater, making what we believe is their third appearance in Milwaukee already this year. The hard-touring Jesus Lizard acolytes are promoting their just-released new disc Sleeper, released on Milwaukee-via-Chicago label Latest Flame Records. A “sleeper” it’s not–the record is a scorcher, burning through aluminum-guitar riffs and tightly syncopated rhythms. They’re joined on Saturday evening by locals Death Dream and “drunken noise-rock cover band” Ape in a Tank, as well as Detroit’s The Summer Pledge. Chances are you’ll be able to catch some fireworks between bands, if that’s, ya know, a thing that you care about. USA! USA! USA!