Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tonight at the Pabst Theater is Boz Skaggs?

Boz Scaggs is not someone who flies high above the crowd. He's been pounding out live music since he hooked up with Steve Miller, a Milwaukee native. They both went to UW-Madison together, and played in a local blues band at that time.

Scaggs left college and focused on his performing career. He traveled to Europe, recorded a solo album which failed to bring him fame, and then headed back to the United States. He hooked back up with Steve Miller, and played on two of his albums. That is what it took to get noticed here in the states, and Atlantic Records offered Boz a deal.

He recorded a self titled album with Atlantic but failed once again to crack the big time. In 1976, Boz Scaggs hit the big time with his album titled Silk Degrees. He hit the top five in the charts across the U.S. and Europe.

He dropped off the map for a while, and when he returned, his music was more of the mild-rock sound. His loyal followers support him by attending shows in solid numbers. He will be performing tonight in Milwaukee. He should have no problem filling the Pabst. I would think that Milwaukee theater tickets would be available, if he would have tried to fill that venue.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Milwaukee Brewers Ticket Prices are a Bargain Right Now

Yes, most of the sports fans of this state have moved on to purchase Wisconsin Badgers tickets or Packers, but if you are a baseball fan, The Milwaukee Brewers have a few games left to play at Miller Park. In fact, I just got the 2010 schedule for our Milwaukee Brewers. They open in Milwaukee on April 5, 2010. In the meantime, a quick scan at some of the Milwaukee Brewers ticket resellers websites show that you can get a great seat at half the price that you would see on the ticket itself.

I love this time of year. The kids have to get to bed early, and that leaves room for the adults of the world to have some fun. Take some time to get your butt down to Miller Park, before the roof closes for the winter.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Marquette Basketball fans have more options

Here is the Milwaukee Events curve ball of the week. Jigglefest included some minor Milwaukee musical acts such as Surrender Dorothy, and Big Sky. The Gufs performed there too. Seeing that it's on September 19th, it could be 43 degrees and windy. Or, it could be a warm, great, and wonderful day.

The day before that, Eric Benet performs at the Pabst Theater. He used to head up Gerard.

Tosafest comes up this weekend, and the weather is supposed to be perfect. Hart Park, North Avenue, any street west of 60th, those are all Wauwatosa related, and the festival is August 11th and 12th.

Glendale plays host to Milwaukee's Oktoberfest. This event is spread out over the rest of the September weekends. Each night, the beer starts flowing at five p.m. Get your brew on at Heidelberg Park.

Tonight, the Pabst Theater hosts the alt/punk band Psychedelic Furs. This band was a favorite of mine for just about one summer, back in 1983. Happy Mondays opens for the Furs. Pabst Theater tickets for that event are still available at the time of this posting.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Highland Games This Labor Day in Waukesha

Grab your kilt, and get your butt over to The Waukesha Expo Center this weekend. It's time for the annual Highland Games on Saturday and Sunday. If you need to get your bagpipe fix before the leaves turn, this is the last chance in Wisconsin.

The admission is under ten bucks. The caber toss is one of the toughest looking events over the weekend, unless you are a border collie fan. There may be a scotch tasting tent, and I'm certain that you will find lots of booths to shop around in.

This is not the Highland games of Milwaukee's north side. This is the annual event that tends to be much bigger than that one. If you aren't on the road to nowhere this weekend, head over to the highland games.