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Photos: The Kid Laroi Brings his “Bleed For You” Tour to Madison


Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

The Alliant Energy Center was buzzing with excitement on Friday night, as The Kid Laroi brought his “Bleed For You” Tour to Madison, WI. The 19-year-old Australian rapper, singer, and songwriter, whose real name is Charlton Kenneth Jeffrey Howard, has taken the music industry by storm with his unique blend of hip-hop and pop and his Wisconsin fans got to witness his performance live and in person.

The Kid Laroi’s rise to fame has been meteoric, and his Madison concert was a testament to his incredible talent and growing popularity. Fans sang along to his chart-topping hits, including “Without You,” “Stay,” and “So Done,” as he took the stage with a level of energy and passion that left no doubt about his superstar status.


We have curated a photo gallery of The Kid Laroi’s Madison concert, featuring some of the most memorable moments of the night. From stunning stage production to Laroi’s raw emotion, these photos capture the energy and excitement of the concert that left fans breathless.

Whether you were in attendance at the Alliant Energy Center on April 7, 2023, or missed out on the action, our photo gallery will transport you to the heart of the concert and allow you to relive the unforgettable experience that was The Kid Laroi’s “Bleed For You” Tour.

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Photos: Day 2 of Dreamville Festival Boasts Performances from J. Cole, Drake, Summer Walker and More


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The second and final day of J. Cole’s Dreamville Festival was a fitting conclusion to an already remarkable weekend. The festival, held at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina, featured an incredible lineup of performers on Sunday, April 2nd, including names like Mario, Waka Flocka Flame, JID, Summer Walker, Burna Boy, and a co-headlining set from J. Cole and Drake.

Mario, the R&B singer known for his smooth and soulful vocals, also delivered a standout performance, crooning hits such as “Let Me Love You” and “Just a Friend.”


Next up was Waka Flocka Flame, the Atlanta-based rapper known for his energetic and explosive performances. He had the crowd jumping and pumping their fists to his hits such as “No Hands” and “Hard in da Paint.”

JID, the Atlanta-based rapper, also wowed the crowd with his quick and intricate rhymes. His set included fan favorites such as “151 Rum” and “Off Deez.” Summer Walker, the R&B singer known for her sultry and emotive vocals, also delivered a memorable performance. She sang hits such as “Girls Need Love” and “Playing Games,” and her soulful voice captivated the crowd.

Burna Boy, the Nigerian singer and songwriter, brought a taste of Africa to the festival with his Afro-fusion sound. He performed hits such as “Ye” and “Anybody,” and his infectious beats had the crowd dancing along.


Finally, the co-headlining set from J. Cole and Drake was the highlight of the night, and perhaps the entire festival. The two rap icons took to the stage together and separate, delivering unforgettable career-spanning performances.

The final night of Dreamville Festival 2023 was a fitting conclusion to an already remarkable weekend. With an exceptional lineup, the festival brought together music lovers from all over the country and provided a platform for both rising stars and established legends. Fans can only hope that next year’s Dreamville Festival will be just as incredible as this year.

Check out our photos from Day 2 below:

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Photos: Day 1 of Dreamville Festival Kicks Off with Unforgettable Performances



The inaugural day of the Dreamville Festival 2023, from North Carolina’s own, J. Cole, proved to be a spectacular event filled with a diverse lineup of musical talents. The festival was held at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the opening day featured a host of incredible performers including Jessie Reyez, Earthgang, Toosii, City Girls, Ari Lennox, Lil Durk, Usher and more.

The festival, which brought together music lovers from across the country, kicked off with a bang as Jessie Reyez took to the stage early in the afternoon. Her captivating performance set the tone for the rest of the day as she delivered a powerful rendition of her hits including “Mood” and “Figures”

Next up were Earthgang, the Atlanta-based duo known for their unique blend of soul, funk, and hip-hop. They delivered an energetic set that had the crowd on their feet and dancing along to their hits such as “Up” and “BILLI.”

Toosii, the up-and-coming rapper from Raleigh, also wowed the crowd with his smooth and melodic flow. His set included fan favorites such as “What It Cost” and “Favorite Song” and he made sure to interact with the crowd, even bringing a lucky fan up on stage to sing along with him.


City Girls, the Miami-based duo known for their unapologetic and bold lyrics, also delivered a show-stopping performance. They got the crowd hyped up with their hits “Twerkulator” and “Act Up” and showcased their fierce personalities on stage.

Ari Lennox, the soulful singer signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville label, also took to the stage, delivering a heartfelt performance of her hits such as “POF” and “Shea Butter Baby.”

Lil Durk, the Chicago-based rapper, also brought his A-game to the festival, delivering a high-energy set that included hits such as “Backdoor” and “Who Want Smoke??.” He kept the crowd hyped up and jumping along with him throughout his performance.

Finally, the evening’s headliner was none other than Usher, the R&B icon who has been entertaining audiences for over two decades. He delivered a show-stopping performance, showcasing his incredible dance moves and belting out hits such as “Caught Up” and “Yeah!” The crowd went wild as he closed out the night with a memorable performance.

From start to finish, Day 1 of Dreamville Festival 2023 was a huge success, showcasing a wide range of musical talents and bringing together music lovers from across the country. With such an incredible lineup, it’s no surprise that the festival is already being touted as one of the best music events of the year. Fans can’t wait to see what the rest of the festival has in store, and if Day 1 is any indication, it’s sure to be an unforgettable weekend.

Check out our photos from Day 1 below:

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John Mayer Mesmerizes Chicago with Stripped-Down, Career-Spanning Performance at United Center


John Mayer
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John Mayer brought his incredible talent and showmanship to the stage Friday night for a sold-out Chicago performance at the United Center, putting on a concert that left the audience spellbound. With a career spanning over two decades, Mayer has become known for his unique blend of blues, rock, and pop, as well as his incredible guitar skills and powerful vocals. And at Friday’s performance, which was part of his acoustic “SOLO Tour”, the 7-time Grammy winning artist did not disappoint.

Mayer’s performance was stripped down yet still showcased his craft. He effortlessly transitioned between songs, showcasing his diverse range of musical abilities and keeping the audience engaged and enthralled throughout the entire show. From his soulful ballads to his electrifying guitar solos, Mayer captivated the audience with his every move.

Some of the evenings standout moments of the show were Mayer’s execution of his well-known hits. He performed classics like “Your Body Is a Wonderland”, “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” and “Who Says” with a raw emotion and power that left the audience moved and entranced. But the “Gravity” singer also seamlessly blended in some of his deeper cuts, giving the performance a unique and personal touch that only a seasoned musician like John Mayer can provide.

Although the performance was on one of Chicago’s biggest stages for a sold-out arena crowd, Mayer’s performance made for an intimate setting. Spending much of the night seated with his guitar or posted at the mic-stand, Mayer created a personal and intimate atmosphere that made the audience feel like they were part of the performance. He interacted with the crowd often, making jokes and sharing personal anecdotes that further endeared him to his fans.


But what truly set Mayer’s performance apart was his ability to effortlessly blend together various musical styles and genres, creating a unique sound that is all his own. From bluesy riffs to soulful ballads, Mayer’s career-spanning SOLO tour showcased the wide range of musical abilities that have made him one of the most sought-after performers in the world.

Top to bottom, John Mayer’s United Center performance was a truly unforgettable experience that showcased his toolbelt of countless musical talents and his unmatched and likable persona on-stage. The audience loved every second of his performance, and it’s clear that Mayer’s showmanship has only continued to improve over the past couple decades.

If you missed out on last night’s performance or you simply want to re-live the memorable night, you’re in luck as Mayer’s SOLO Tour is returning to the United Center for a second night, this fall, on October 18th. Tickets went on sale yesterday, so get yours before they are all gone.

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Country Music Star Lainey Wilson Rocks Sold-Out Milwaukee Show, Riding High on Year of Success


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Lainey Wilson performs at The Rave in Milwaukee, WI on March 30, 2023 (Photo by Dan Garcia).

Not many artists have had the year that Lainey Wilson is enjoying right now. With a growing list of achievements over the past year and change, from her appearances on screen, on the critically acclaimed series “Yellowstone”, to her domination of the country music charts with her 2022 LP “Bell Bottom Country”, Wilson has become a household name. She has paid her dues and grinded in the Nashville music scene for the past decade, and her hard work has finally paid off and her star is on the rise.

On Thursday night, Wilson’s Wisconsin fans were able to celebrate her journey as the “Heart Like A Truck” singer brought her “Country With a Flare Tour” to a sold-out crowd at The Rave in Milwaukee, WI.

The setlist, which lasted over an hour, showcased Wilson’s latest album, “Bell Bottom Country”, but also included select tracks from her career. The sold-out crowd of fans, which were far from casual, sang along to every song, and the 2022 ACM New  Female of the Year winner basked in the energy of the moment.

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Lainey Wilson performs at The Rave in Milwaukee, WI on March 30, 2023 (Photo by Dan Garcia).

From writing songs for other artists in Nashville to celebrating her first No. 1 hit, nearly a decade after leaving her small town in a camper trailer to chase a career in music, and now selling out venues throughout the entire country, Lainey Wilson has reached new heights and she’s only getting bigger by the day.

Highlights of Wilson’s performance on Thursday night included her combination of her hit single “Heart Like a Truck” with her marquee Hardy collaboration “Wait in the Truck” as well as her memorable performance of “Things a Man Oughta Know” at the end of her set. From start to finish, the rising superstar delivered a set that you’d expect from a seasoned veteran, and her Milwaukee fans already can’t wait for her return.

If you missed out on last night’s show,  don’t worry as Wilson is returning to Wisconsin in the fall, supporting Hardy during his Green Bay performance. Limited tickets to the performance can be purchased here.

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Preview: John Mayer’s SOLO Tour Set to Take Over Chicago’s United Center


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John Mayer performing with Dead & Company at Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN on June 12, 2016 (Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration).

Grammy Award-winning musician John Mayer is set to bring his groundbreaking “SOLO Tour” to the United Center in Chicago, IL on March 31, 2023. This tour marks a major milestone in Mayer’s career, as he sets out on his first solo acoustic tour in 20 years. Fans can expect an unforgettable night of live music, as Mayer showcases his unparalleled guitar skills, soulful vocals, and songwriting prowess.

Doors will open at 6:30pm, and the concert will begin at 8:00pm. This is a show that fans won’t want to miss, as Mayer will be performing rare, full acoustic sets featuring many of his biggest hits, such as “New Light,” “Your Body Is A Wonderland,” “Waitin’ on the Day,” and more. In addition to his acoustic guitar work, Mayer will also perform on piano and electric guitar, offering a diverse and dynamic setlist.

The demand for Mayer’s solo tour has been overwhelming, leading him to add new dates to his tour this fall, including another night at the United Center on October 18, 2023. Ticket’s for this month’s performance are all sold out but don’t miss your chance to see John Mayer live in concert and experience his stripped down acoustic performances in person when he returns this fall.

Photos: Future Brings “One Big Party” to the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee


Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Milwaukee rap fans were in for a treat last night as rapper Future brought some of his friends and collaborators to the Fiserv Forum for his highly anticipated stop on the “One Big Party Tour”. With supporting acts, G Herbo and Don Toliver (as well as others), Future was in great company and fans partied from start to finish, from the moment gates opened until Future’s headlining set which was full of his biggest hits from over the past decade.

Check out our favorite images from last night’s performance below:

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Summerfest 2023: Over 100 Headliners Announced for “World’s Largest Music Festival”


Noah Kahan
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Summerfest announced the headliners for its 2023 festival earlier this morning, featuring more than 100 headlining artists. The lineup includes some of the biggest names in the music industry, such as Eric Church, Dave Matthews Band, ODESZA, Zach Bryan, Imagine Dragons, Earth, Wind & Fire, Noah Kahan, Ava Max, The Pretty Reckless, Sean Paul, Coi Leray, Three 6 Mafia, Buddy Guy, Smokey Robinson, Fleet Foxes, and many more.

The President of Milwaukee World Festival, Sarah Pancheri, stated that convincing these renowned artists to come to Milwaukee was not a difficult task, thanks to Summer Fest’s 55-year history and reputation, as well as its impressive 75-acre festival site located on the shores of Lake Michigan. The site’s beauty and range of amenities make it an attractive destination for both the artists and the fans.

Despite already having a star-studded lineup, two headlining acts for July 1 and July 6 have yet to be announced, so fans still have much to look forward to.

Summerfest 2023 is scheduled to take place over three weekends from June 22-24, June 29-July 1, and July 6-8, with music lovers from all over the country flocking to Henry Maier Festival Park in downtown Milwaukee.

The festival, which is known as the “world’s largest music festival,” has been a highlight of Milwaukee’s summer since 1968. Summerfest has established itself as a premier music event, attracting world-renowned artists from various genres, such as rock, pop, hip-hop, and country.

The festival has a rich history of providing a platform for both up-and-coming and established artists, making it a significant contributor to the music industry. The event’s expansive grounds offer festival-goers ample space to enjoy the music, food, and entertainment, making it a popular destination for music lovers of all ages.

Check out the official festival’s lineup poster below!

Lollapalooza 2023 Lineup Announced: Lana Del Rey, Billie Eilish, Red Hot Chili Peppers Among Headliners


Lana Del Rey
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Lollapalooza has once again outdone themselves with the announcement of their 170-artist lineup for the annual Chicago music festival. As usual, they have curated a diverse lineup that caters to a wide range of music fans.

This year, the top headliners for the Aug. 3-6 event at Grant Park include Kendrick Lamar, Billie Eilish, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Odesza, The 1975, Lana Del Rey, Karol G, and Tomorrow X Together.

But that’s not all. The expansive bill also includes other artists such as A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Carly Rae Jepsen, Diplo, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Maggie Rogers, Lil Yachty, Lainey Wilson, Noah Kahan, Portugal. The Man and more. There really is something for everyone at Lollapalooza this year.

Check out the official festival’s lineup poster below!

Taylor Swift Takes Fans Through The Eras on Opening Night with a Spectacular 3+ Hour Career-Spanning Set



Opening night for Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated “Eras Tour” was one to remember. From the moment that 70,000 of Swift’s most loyal fans filled the sold-out stadium to watch the opening acts take stage to Swift’s headlining set which took fans on a beautiful journey through the last 17 years with a massive career spanning performance that lasted 3 hours and 15 minutes, the evening was years in the making and Swift made it well worth the wait and then some. Fans traveled across the globe to witness pop history, selling out hotels across the greater-Phoenix area and refusing to wait until the iconic singer-songwriter takes her tour to a city near them, and if you were there in person on Friday night, then you could certainly see why. Last evening was nothing short of magical for Swifties and general music fans alike.

The evening got started with a pair of opening acts that call Nashville home, rising star Gayle and pop-punk legends Paramore. Gayle gave an emotional performance of her hit single “abcdefu” and a cover of Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know,” which both had the crowd singing along during her 8-track set.

Paramore’s set was high energy and featured a tribute to Taylor Swift, as lead singer Hayley Williams shared a story where she met Swift’s mom early into her career. Williams finished her story by saying, “I’m not sure (people) get how f*cking incredible (Taylor) is.” “We’re here witnessing history. Thank you for letting us celebrate Taylor’s career with you,” Williams continued. Paramore performed nine of their biggest hits with zero misses and was a perfect choice to get the crowd ready for what was to come.

Swift opened The Eras Tour with her Lovers Era, performing six songs from her 2019 LP “Lover,” and album which Swift never got to tour in its entirety due to the pandemic. The opening track of Swift set was a shortened but high energy of version of “Miss Americana and the Heartbreak Prince,” which was quickly followed by the live debut of “Cruel Summer.” Throghout the first era of the evening, Swift also performed tracks like “The Man,” “You Need To Calm Down,” “Lover,” and “The Archer.”

After an impressively quick costume change, Swift performed a short-but-sweet 3-song set dedicated to her album “Fearless”. Starting with the album’s title track, Taylor also performed “You Belong with Me” and “Love Story”, the two biggest singles from the early album which have both withstood the tests of time. The next era was Swift’s “evermore” Era, during which she performed five songs from her second LP recorded during the pandemic. She finished the set with “tolerate it”, but not before giving fans some context over the album while also getting some laughs from the crowd. “We are currently in the middle of the evermore album, which is an album I absolutely love, despite what some of you say on Tiktok,” she joked. “And ever since this particular song was born I wondered what it might be like to scream sing it with you”, as she began to perform the “evermore” B-side “champagne problems” on piano for the crowd.

Following the beautiful mellow standouts from “evermore” things really turned up as snake imagery was played on the video screens for the 70,000 in attendance, foreshadowing that it was time for the Reputation Era. Swift came out with “Ready For It?”, which opened her Reputation Tour 5 years ago, and is as good of an opening track now as it was then. Swift continued with “Delicate,” “Don’t Blame Me,” and “Look What You Made Me Do” to finish the era.

Next up was the Speak Now Era, during which she performed “Enchanted.” The track was the only song performed from the album and just one of two eras that only had one song make the setlist. While many would have loved to hear more from the album, it was likely a necessary choice to make room from some of the new projects that have had less of a life on stage.

Next up it was time for the Red Era, which was perhaps the highlight of the massive 3+ hour performance. Swift performed songs like “22,” “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” and “I Knew You Were Trouble,” all of which were big singles upon their release, but the true standout moment was when she performed the full 10-minute version of “All Too Well,” the special extended version from her Taylor’s version re-release of “Red”.

Swift spoke to the crowd before “All Too Well” to introduce the song, explaining how special and precious the Red album is to her. She was grateful for the way fans embraced the album when it came out in 2012 and never could have imagined what would happen a decade later, speaking on the success of “All Too Well”. “You don’t know how much that means to me,” Swift explained to the crowd. “So I wanted to perform one more song from that album if you have an extra 10 minutes to spare,” Taylor continued as the crowd went wild, preparing to hear All Too Well live in its entirety for the first time.

Swift followed 10 minutes of “All Too Well” with a 7-song set dedicated to her folklore Era. Complimented on the main stage with a cozy cabin with a eye-catching moss roof, Taylor performed some of the album’s best songs including “invisible string”, “betty”, “the last great american dynasty”, “august”, “illicit affairs”, “my tears ricochet” and finally “cardigan”, the lead single from the project.

And just as Swift complemented “evermore” with a change in tempo with “Reputation”, she did the same following “folklore” with her classic album, “1989”.  The LP delivered some of her biggest and most successful Top 40 pop hits to date, and to celebrate the era, Swift opened the performance with “Style”, and then kept the momentum going with “Blank Space”, “Shake It Off”, “Wildest Dreams” and “Bad Blood” a timeless LP that had an endless amount of commercial singles.

Next Taylor performed a special acoustic version of “mirrorball”, circling back to the “folklore” Era and making Friday evening’s show a 1-of-1 performance for the crowd in attendance. After the acoustic track, Taylor continued the theme with the song that started it all, her debut single “Tim McGraw”, a timeless country record that in 2023 is older than many of those in attendance at the sold-out stadium.

Last but night least it was time for the “Midnights” Era, which was fitting because midnight was just less than an hour away by the time Swift finished the era with 7-tracks from her latest album.  Swift performed tracks like “Lavender Haze”, “Anti-Hero”, “Midnight Rain” and finished with her track “Karma” which was the last song of the night, #44 of 44 for the epic performance.

Taylor Swift continues to amaze fans with her live performances, and the lengths that she goes to make her loyal fans happy is unprecedented. Her tour sold out in seconds, with hundreds of thousands (if not millions) on the outside looking in, wishing they got tickets to the tour. With ticket sales in the rearview, it’s easy to wonder what driving force is left over to make a show great. Maybe it’s the sincere mutual love she has back for her fans, maybe it’s her pursuit of excellence or perhaps it’s something else we can’t wrap our heads around, either way, Taylor Swift made sure that everyone left Friday night’s performance with their expectations exceeded. Whether fans traveled from Phoenix, Philadelphia or Portugal, Swift validated the lengths that fans go to see her perform in every room, big or small, that she’s performed in for the last two decades. The Eras Tour is the toughest ticket in live music this year, and it’s not even close, but if you love anything about her, you need to have a Taylor Swift show on your live music bucket list.