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a.MKE: Music and legislation 4.16.14

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Gov. Scott Walker signs three new bills today strengthening domestic violence laws, some pertaining to guns. One bill would require domestic violence suspects to report and surrender their weapons within 48 hours of a reported incident. None of the bills signed today would close loopholes regarding gun sales to people with restraining orders.

Music lovers rejoice! Summerfest announced another batch of bands that will headline side stages at the festival this year. Arctic Monkeys, Phantogram, Rick Springfield, Ingrid Michaelson and Berlin are some of my top pics. Also announced, a Minneapolis's independent hip-hop label Rhymesayers Entertainment night with Brother Ali, PROF, Grieves and DJ Abilities.

St. Louis shut down the Brewers again yesterday, 6-1. Cardinal pitcher Shelby Miller was on fire...striking out 7 and allowing only 3 hits over 6 innings.