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By Andy Argyrakis
Modest Mouse Weekend Report: Summerfest's second weekend is stacked with stars
Friday, July 2, 2010

It's always hard for an extensive festival to keep the momentum going across its entire run, but in the case of Milwaukee's Summerfest, the second weekend of "11 Days, 11 Stages, Over 800 Bands" is just as strong as the first. The first bit of evidence comes from Friday's "American Idol" concert, taking the top names in last year's cast and seeing who can cut it in amphitheatre settings. From there, expect sets from N.E.R.D., Scorpions, The Bravery, Yes, O.A.R. and Slightly Stoopid.

Saturday features Rush in the headlining slot, performing a mixture of greatest hits and the classic Moving Pictures disc in its entirety. Side stage acts are just as solid,Rush thanks to appearances from Modest Mouse, Counting Crows, The Dirty Heads, Peter Frampton, John Hiatt, Levon Helm Band and Flyleaf.

The grand finale evening includes headliner Carrie Underwood, supported by fellow modern country stars Sons of Sylvia. Devo is sure to "Whip It" on a secondary stage, alongside plenty of other powerhouses representing a myriad of styles. Look for Silversun Pickups, Against Me!, Average White Band, Sick Puppies and Steel Pulse to name a few. (Bet your life - through July 4 at Summerfest Grounds- Milwaukee, WI:
Scissor Sisters Street Week: Scissor Sisters dance the night away, Doors on DVD
Monday, June 28, 2010

One of the most energetic and outrageous electro-pop bands of the past decade has been strangely silent since 2006's Ta-Dah, though that's all about to change with 2010's Night Work (Downtown). The Scissor Sisters' booming new dance disc is a partial throwback to the Pet Shop Boys crossed with the band's original explorations, all linked together by the falsetto-filled fabulousness of flamboyant front man Jake Shears.

Even though Oliver Stone already made a movie chronicling The Doors, the new documentary When You're Strange (Eagle Rock Entertainment) seeks to be the official documentary on the subject. At nearly 90 minutes, The Doorsthe Johnny Depp-narrated flick switches between current observations and rare material from the archives, complete with full cooperation from the band's original members Ray Manzarek, Robbie Krieger, and John Densmore.

She took time off to start a family and then was tied up in record company directed delays, but modern country favorite Jo Dee Messina finally returns with her first new project in five years. This first installment in a trilogy of EPs Unmistakable: Love (Curb) includes seven new tracks and two acoustic oldies, all of which prove she hasn't lost any momentum belting out the inspiring ballads or the working class anthems.

The Dish Archives 2010

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