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What Made Milwaukee Famous…in Memphis

The Austin-based band kick off their fall tour in Memphis, turning a lazy summer evening into a steamy hot night.

What Made Milwaukee Famous, named for a line in a Jerry Lee Lewissong, burned up the stage at the Young Avenue Deli in Memphis, kickingoff their fall tour. The Austin, Tex.-based foursome recently signed toBarsuk — home of DCFC, Rilo Kiley and Nada Surf — who plan to reissuethe band’s Trying to Never Catch Up in September. Themonth-long tour will include a stop at Lollapalooza, and they’ll playto their hometown crowd at the Austin City Limits festival.

Thecrowd was enthusiastic to hear the band play everything frominstrumental noise rock to Jeff Buckley-tinged power pop, but the heatand late start time on a weeknight kept everyone from getting toocrazy. “I thought it was hot in Austin!” singer/guitarist MichaelKingcaid remarked from the stage. RACHEL HURLEY, scenestars.net

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