Daily Archives: July 14, 2011

Black Keys and Florence and the Machine: Highlights of Summerfest 2011

Summerfest wrapped up its 44th year Sunday after an eleven day showcase of over 700 bands. I was lucky enough to snag tickets for the popular Milwaukee festival on Wednesday to see The Black Keys, Florence and the Machine and Cage the Elephant live. Cage the Elephant kicked off the night’s performances, and my friends and I arrived at the festival in time to catch a few of the band’s songs. I cannot say that I was the biggest fan of the Kentucky-originated band before I saw them live, and I have to admit that their performance did nothing to alter my opinion. Although the band put on a high-energy show, with lead singer Matthew Shultz weaving his way into the crowd on multiple occasions, Cage the Elephant proved to be a bit too scream-o for my taste.

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