Here’s the lineup for day two of 88Nine’s It’s Alive! Album Festival

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It’s Alive! is a music festival on 88Nine. Two days. Twelve stages. All live albums on 88Nine on Oct. 9 and 16.

Last week Justin Barney, Jordan Lee, Tyrone Miller, Sarah Fierek, Tarik, DJ Kenny Perez, Kima, Kat, and Nate booked their stages. Check that line-up here. This week it’s the headliners. Dori Zori, Marcus Doucette, and Ayisha Jaffer have booked their stage with their favorite live albums. Here is the lineup for day two!

Dori Zori’s stage

6 a.m. – INXS – “Live at Barker Hangar”

7 a.m. – Depeche Mode – “Live Spirits Soundtrack”

8 a.m. – Aretha Franklin – “Live at Filmore West”

9 a.m. – Beyonce – “Homecoming”


Marcus Doucette’s Stage

10 a.m. – Fela Kuti – “Live! with Ginger Baker”

11 a.m. – Bill Withers – “Live at Carnegie Hall”

Noon – Bob Marley – “Live!”

1 p.m. – Kraftwerk – “Minimum-Maximum”

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Ayisha Jaffer’s Stage

2 p.m. – Etta James – “Rocks the House”

3 p.m. – LCD Soundsystem – “The Long Goodbye”

4 p.m. – The Ramones – “It’s Alive”

5 p.m. – Little Richard – “Live”


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Here’s the lineup for 88Nine’s It’s Alive! Album Festival

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It’s Alive! is a music festival on 88Nine. Two days. Twelve stages. All live albums on 88Nine on Oct. 9 and 16. All of your favorite DJs have booked their stage with their favorite live albums. Here is the lineup for day 1!

Justin Barney’s stage

6 a.m. – Sam Cooke – “Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963”

7 a.m. – Sylvan Esso – “With” (2020)


Jordan Lee’s Stage

8 a.m. – Vulfpeck – “Live at Madison Square Garden” (2019)


Tyrone Miller’s Stage

9 a.m. – Erykah Badu – “Live” (1997)


Sarah Fierek’s Stage

10 a.m. – Donny Hathaway – “These Songs for You, Live!” (2004)


Tarik Moody’s Stage

11 a.m. – Sade – “Lovers Live” (2002)

Noon – D’Angelo – “Live at the Jazz Cafe, London” (1998)


Kenny Perez’s Stage

1 p.m. – Boogie Down Productions – “Live Hardcore Worldwide” (1991)


Kima Hamilton’s Stage

2 p.m. – Lauryn Hill – “MTV Unplugged 2.0” (2002)


Kat’s Stage

3 p.m. – Billie Joel – “2000 Years: The Millenium Concert, Live from Madison Square Garden” (1999)


Nate Imig’s Stage

4 p.m. – Daft Punk – “Alive in 2007”

5 p.m. – Jimi Hendrix – “Live at the Fillmore East” (1969)

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Eddie Van Halen, guitar hero, dies at 65

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Eddie Van Halen, the guitarist and songwriter who helped give the radio-rock band Van Halen its name and sound, died Tuesday after a battle with cancer. He was 65.

His death was announced by his son, Wolf Van Halen, on Twitter.

“I can’t believe I’m having to write this,” the statement said, “but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning. He was the best father I could ever ask for. Every moment I’ve shared with him on and off stage was a gift.”

Eddie Van Halen | Michael Ochs Archives

In a band known for its instability — due in part to a rotating cast of lead singers that most notably includes David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar — Eddie Van Halen and his brother Alex remained constants, appearing on 12 studio albums that reached across five decades and sold tens of millions of copies.

No matter the singer, Eddie Van Halen’s high-flying guitar sound — heavy on tapping, with both hands on the neck of the instrument — was deeply influential, but also hard to imitate. He grew up obsessed with Eric Clapton, only to himself become a lodestar for generations of guitarists.

In 1972, with Alex on drums, Eddie Van Halen formed the band that would become Van Halen. By 1974, it had the lineup that would make it one of the biggest groups in rock history: the two Dutch-born brothers, plus bassist Michael Anthony and singer David Lee Roth. From there, Eddie Van Halen stood at the center of an era-spanning — but unmistakably volatile — rock-and-roll juggernaut.

Throughout the late ’70s and early ’80s, Van Halen became increasingly successful. Early hits such as 1979’s “Dance the Night Away” eventually gave way to the best-selling 1984 — the band’s sixth album — which spawned the chart-topping “Jump,” as well as flamboyant hits like “Panama” and “Hot for Teacher.” Peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard albums chart, 1984 was held back only by Michael Jackson’s Thriller, whose iconic “Beat It” just happened to feature a guitar solo from Eddie Van Halen.

But 1984‘s success only intensified tensions between the Van Halen brothers and David Lee Roth, who left the band in 1985 for a solo career that capitalized on his cheerful, outsize persona. The remaining members of Van Halen regrouped around former Montrose frontman Sammy Hagar, who helped the group top the charts with its next four albums: 5150 (1986), OU812 (1988), For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (1991) and Balance (1995).

From there, the band’s output slowed. Hagar left Van Halen in 1996, citing creative differences, which led Roth to rejoin briefly — only to give way to former Extreme frontman Gary Cherone, whose one album with Van Halen (1998’s Van Halen III) was a critical and commercial disappointment. Hagar and Roth both rejoined the group at various points since, with the latter presiding over Van Halen’s final album, 2012’s A Different Kind of Truth.

Long known for his reclusiveness, Eddie Van Halen battled an assortment of issues with his health in recent years, including hip-replacement surgery in 1999, a bout with tongue cancer in the early 2000s, a history of drug and alcohol abuse that led him to enter a rehabilitation facility in 2007, and surgery for diverticulitis in 2012.

Though the guitarist often had contentious relationships with bandmates — particularly Roth and Hagar, each of whom criticized him heavily in books and interviews — Eddie Van Halen remained extremely close with family. In addition to a lifelong working relationship with his brother Alex, he tirelessly championed his son Wolf, who joined Van Halen as bassist after the departure of Michael Anthony in 2006.

Van Halen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

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Wisconsin music venues to get $15 million in relief

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Gov. Tony Evers announced $100 million in relief today to Wisconsin institutions funded by the federal CARES Act.

Wisconsin music venues will get $15 million. $10 million will go to movie theaters, and $10 million will go to non-profit cultural venues.

You can read a statement from Evers’ office below.

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How TikTok and a Fleetwood Mac song helped me deal with 2020

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Let’s face it, this year is beyond awful. It is has been nothing less than a dumpster fire. I never felt so many highs and lows in my entire life. This pandemic made me realize how lonely I am, which didn’t help with my anxiety and depression. Even as an introvert, I miss human contact. Then there were the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmad Aubrey that added to my already tumultuous emotional state. Then I ended up in the hospital overnight with chest pains. I also had some highs like connecting Milwaukee’s The Tandem to Jose Andres World Central Kitchen, my radio show Rhythm Lab Radio expanding to Norfolk, and working on a podcast about systemic racism.

I tried many things to cope with my emotions from walking to cooking to playing video games, but most of the time I wasn’t in the mood to do any of it. On most weekends, I would just lie in bed most of the day. There was a point I didn’t even feel anything. I tried my best to put on a smile, but deep down it was exhausting. Then just to do something, I started to check out TikTok thanks to the news of its potential ban in the country. To be honest, I never took the app seriously. I never understood the fascination. I even joked about it.

Then just like that, I became engrossed by the dances, the lip syncs, the cute animals. It actually brought me a little joy in the world of uncertainty. I couldn’t even explain it. Up until now, I was embarrassed that this app was bringing me a little happiness in my life. I even started to walk a little bit and cook more. I’m not sure if there is any correlation between me indulging in videos on TikTok and the shift in my emotions, but hey, I’ll take it.

“You are soooo dirty brother!” Said Kimba #humor #funny #catsoftiktok #cat #kitten #dribbletothebeat

Michaele 😸Cali Cat Lady😺 (@michburk) has created a short video on TikTok with music Kitty slurping time. | “You are soooo dirty brother!” Said Kimba #humor #funny #catsoftiktok #cat #kitten #dribbletothebeat

Then recently two videos that featured Fleetwood Mac’s classic song “Dreams” grabbed my attention. The first one came from @callmechoko, a content creator that makes interesting dance videos usually dressed in a cowboy hat and huge fake mustache. The video that made me stop and watch over and over featured a friendly dance-off between two trios of cowboys dancing or better yet thrusting to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.”

How To End Racism 😎. #internet #fyp #foryoupage #tiochoko #vibes #chokothrusts ft @mattjcutshall @baffmasta

Callmechoko (@callmechoko8) has created a short video on TikTok with music Dreams (2004 Remaster). | How To End Racism 😎. #internet #fyp #foryoupage #tiochoko #vibes #chokothrusts ft @mattjcutshall @baffmasta

My first impression, I didn’t expect to hear that particular song to the visuals. But something about the combination not only made laugh at loud, but I started to think about the good memories throughout my life. I sat there with my eyes watering and a smile on my face. I thought to myself, am I losing it. Then, I realized I wasn’t. I was dealing with my emotions and I realized everything is going to be alright.

doggface208 skating to Fleetwood Mac's Dreams
Tik Tok user 420doggface208 skating to Fleetwood Mac’s Dreams

The second video just gave me hope. It was one man (@420doggface208) skating down on a highway in Idaho also playing Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” while drinking some cranberry juice. Once again, I started tearing up, but this time the tears were about hope and taking time to enjoy the simple things. I began thinking about my parents and how they have been there for me during the good times and the bad times. Even though I was alone, I felt their love from all the way in Montgomery, Ala.

Morning vibe #420souljahz #ec #feelinggood #h2o #cloud9 #happyhippie #worldpeace #king #peaceup #merch #tacos #waterislife #high #morning #710 #cloud9

doggface208 (@420doggface208) has created a short video on TikTok with music Dreams (2004 Remaster). | Morning vibe #420souljahz #ec #feelinggood #h2o #cloud9 #happyhippie #worldpeace #king #peaceup #merch #tacos #waterislife #high #morning #710 #cloud9

Besides craving cranberry juice, I have been playing Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” non-stop all this morning and I guess I’m not alone. Thanks to @420doggface208’s video, the sales of “Dreams” have tripled. Maybe, I’m not the only one that feels the way I do. Just remember, “Thunder only happens when it’s rainin’.”

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Linda Diaz, 2020 Tiny Desk Contest winner: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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Linda Diaz is the winner of the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest. Due to the pandemic, NPR is not currently filming Tiny Desks at NPR headquarters, so we brought Diaz and her band to the top of New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and produced a socially distanced concert in front of the city’s skyline. Here’s the story of how this concert came together, in her own words.


Linda Diaz plays a Tiny Desk (home) concert.

Winning the Tiny Desk Contest has been a surreal experience for me, not only because it’s a big, big honor, but because it’s all happening in the midst of a global pandemic. Even just shooting my Tiny Desk (home) concert has been a wild ride: getting the band together, getting the NPR team together, figuring out how to shoot safely with everyone in New York City. At one point, we finally had everything set and ready to go. Then, days before the shoot, I tested positive for Covid-19. I will spare you all the details (lots of tears, lots of phone calls), but I am so grateful for my band, the NPR Music team and the Javits Center for going above and beyond for me, the human as much as me, the musician.

Even though I couldn’t be at the Desk, I’m feeling lucky to have been able to share some extra little parts of my personality with my (home) concert. Like, how dope is it to be able to say that I’m not only the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest winner, but that we were the first musicians ever to perform on the top of the Javits Center?! In more ways than one, this concert is a victory and a dream come true for me.

Through this whole process, it has felt weird to be celebrating, but what has been reiterated time and again is that it is more than OK to be Black and celebrate and mourn and organize and rest and any other number of things. Black joy is radical because it actively opposes defeat. It is necessary.

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SET LIST

  • “Magic”
  • “Green Tea Ice Cream”
  • “Honesty”

MUSICIANS

  • Linda Diaz: vocals
  • Jade Che: keys
  • Matt Fishman: bass
  • Bianca B. Muniz: vocals
  • Jacqueline A. Muniz: vocals
  • Andrés Valbuena: percussion

CREDITS

  • Producers: Kara Frame, Pilar Fitzgerald, Bob Boilen,
  • Videographers: Kara Frame, Tsering Bista
  • Audio Engineers: Nickolai Hammar, Josh Rogosin
  • Video Producer: Morgan Noelle Smith
  • Associate Producer: Bobby Carter
  • Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
  • Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann
Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.
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Tame Impala plan rescheduled Fiserv Forum date for October 2021

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Tame Impala were set to play Fiserv Forum this May, but like literally every other concert scheduled for May it was canceled in the wake of the coronavirus. But today the band announced their plans to hit the road again next year.

Tame Impala plan to kick off their rescheduled tour in Mexico City on July 22, and it includes a rescheduled return to Milwaukee on Oct. 8, during the final stretch of the tour. All tickets for the canceled show will be honored at the new date. Ticket holders for this May’s canceled show can also request a refund.

Tame Impala | Photo credit: Neil Krug

It remains to be seen, of course, if this new tour can go on as scheduled — next summer is on the early end of when health experts say it could be safe to attend arena events again — but here’s hoping.

You can watch Tame Impala’s video for “Is It True” below.

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Elton John’s Fiserv Forum concert has been rescheduled for 2022

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Elton John was just a month away from returning to Fiserv Forum as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour when Covid-19 took him, and every other touring musician, off the road. But today the singer revealed a timeline for when he’ll resume touring.

John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour will resume Sept. 1, 2021, in Berlin, with a run of European dates, followed by North American dates in 2022. His Fiserv Forum show has been rescheduled for April 2, 2022 — nearly two years after this spring’s postponed date. Tickets for the 2020 show will be honored at the 2022 date.

Elton John | Wikimedia Commons

The concert will be John’s second Milwaukee stop on the tour. In October 2019, he performed a nearly three-hour sold out concert at Fiserv Forum.

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What would Radio Milwaukee sing for karaoke?

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