Archive | October, 2004

Snopek Plays Ball

by PP d’ CaCa The first time I became aware of Sigmund Snopek III was during the mid-70′s when he had a one-man band at the Summerfest comedy tent. He’d entertain the restless crowds waiting for the next comedian with such original tunes as “Waukesha Window” and always end his set with the Beatles’ “I

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Unclogging Our River

by Carrie Trousil, photo by Kara Sabado It’s an overcast September day, and despite the impending fog, Captain Cass and his deckhands are gearing up to cruise the river. He points to his vessel, grinning. “There she is,” he says. The boat sits high in the water, a contraption of conveyor belts, a small wheelhouse,

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Octoberfest Everywhere (Except in October)

by Jeremy Berg That’s right. Is it just me, or did anyone else notice that many an Octoberfest event or Octoberfest special brew actually showed up in Milwaukee … in September? Very odd, I thought. Well, here at Barhopper, we’re giving Octoberfest it’s due, damn it. How? By drinking in October, of course.

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