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Posts By: Ryan Schleicher

View Spring Membership Drive Thank-You Gifts

For a one-time gift of $180 or a sustaining gift of just $15 per month, you will be the first on you block with the WMSE pro-vinyl messenger/record bag. Along with a pocket for a laptop, an mp3 player, and some headphones, it fits records! About 2 dozen be exact. For a one-time gift of $120 or a sustaining… Read more »

Download: In-Studio Performances

It’s been a little while since we posted up recordings from in-studio and Local/Live performances, so today you’re getting a nice little batch of recordings to stream or download from both local and international artists. Band: The Midwest Beat Song: “High Life” Recorded: March 18, 2014 Program: Local/Live Location: Bob & Genie Friedman Live Performance… Read more »

They Write, We Link: April 11, 2014

We don’t know everything, so every Friday we’ll scan Milwaukee media sources to find out what our town’s writers and bloggers are writing about. — The biggest news this week is the launch of Milwaukee Record, the new site run by Matt Wild and Tyler Maas. After reading what the site will be, dig into… Read more »

They Write, We Link: March 21, 2014

We don’t know everything, so every Friday we’ll scan Milwaukee media sources to find out what our town’s writers and bloggers are writing about. — The big news this week is the announcement that Matt Wild and Tyler Maas are launching their own site – the Milwaukee Record. The Shepherd, Journal, and Milwaukee Mag all… Read more »

They Write, We Link: March 14, 2014

We don’t know everything, so every Friday we’ll scan Milwaukee media sources to find out what our town’s writers and bloggers are writing about. — Tom M. writes about TRUE Skool’s 10 years of Helping Kids through hip-hop and Evan celebrates Dope Folks 50th release. What Milwaukee bands do you want to see reunite? That… Read more »

They Write, We Link: March 7, 2014

We don’t know everything, so every Friday we’ll scan Milwaukee media sources to find out what our town’s writers and bloggers are writing about. — PHOX announced they’ve been picked up by Partisan Records, joining bands with Milwaukee ties Field Report and Sylvan Esso. For Evan’s money, Milwaukee’s Estates are one of the best emo… Read more »

Watch: Rockabilly Chili Highlights

Relive all your fondest memories from Rockabilly Chili. If you weren’t able to make it, the video below is a pretty good representation of what you missed, including vats of chili, racing chili peppers, hunky MFD gents, a swarm of WMSE volunteers, the Kevin Fayte Rock and Roll Trio, racing and dancing chili peppers, and… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: Neneh Cherry, Blank Project, Smalltown Supersound Listen Matt: Bleeding Rainbow,Interrupt, Kanine Records Listen Tom: Kassel Jaeger, Toxic Cosmopolitan, Editions Mego Listen Justin: Chris Forsyth, Solar Motel, Paradise of Bachelors Listen Chris: Susan Howe,Lonesome Water, 2004 Grenville… Read more »

They Write, We Link: February 21, 2014

We don’t know everything, so every Friday we’ll scan Milwaukee media sources to find out what our town’s writers and bloggers are writing about. — John Sieger has had Milwaukee Gospel: A Jubilee at The Pabst knocking around his skull for some time. The concert happens tonight, and in this piece, John explains why he… Read more »

A Look Back: Compound Red Reunion, 2006

A regular feature here at wmse.org, A Look Back finds us reaching into our bag of video archives, pulling something out and posting it for you to enjoy.  This will take a lot of you back. From the  WMSE-hosted concert featuring reunions from Compound Red, Alligator Gun, and Loomis, we found this great series of videos… Read more »

They Write, We Link: February 14

We don’t know everything, so every Friday we’ll scan Milwaukee media sources to find out what our town’s writers and bloggers are writing about. — This week’s Rock Roundup from Matt Wild competes with Tyler Maas’ weekly show picks (or do they complement one another?). Both talk about All Messed Up. Did you know Pete Seeger… Read more »

A Look Back: Sarah Borges Live at WMSE, 2009

A regular feature here at wmse.org, A Look Back finds us reaching into our bag of video archives, pulling something out and posting it for you to enjoy.  Following the end of her longtime touring band, the Broken Singles, Sarah Borges recently released a Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) produced album titled Radio Sweetheart. Long before either… Read more »

Download: Shroud of Despondency – “New Trees”

For the metal set, Milwaukee’s Shroud of Despondency performed live at WMSE for Local/Live last night. Shroud does not aim to uplift anyone with their music. They simply channel their human experience – all the good and all of the bad – into pulverizing, but melodic, metal tunes. Download “New Trees” below. Details: Recorded: February… Read more »

Tune-In: The Legendary Dr. Lonnie Smith Interview

An authentic master and guru of the Hammond B-3 organ for over five decades, Dr. Lonnie Smith brings his trio to Milwaukee for an Alverno Presents concert this Thursday night at Alverno College’s Wehr Hall. The good doctor has been hailed as a legend, a living musical icon, and a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped… Read more »

Watch: Blessed Feathers on Local/Live – “Hey All You Floridians”

On December 10th we invited out pals High Frequency Media into the WMSE studios to shoot video of Local/Live featuring Blessed Feathers. The session was also covered by Piet Levy for a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/Tap Milwaukee piece he wrote about our efforts to revamp and expand Local/Live. Watch, enjoy, and expect more videos going forward. Details: Recorded:… Read more »

Rockabilly Chili Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets for the 12th Annual Rockabilly Chili Fundraiser are now on sale to the general public. This year’s event is bigger and better than ever – now on two floors with chili pepper races, live rockabilly band, Milwaukee Fire Department partnership and a growing Children’s area curated and run by Artists Working in Education (A.W.E.)…. Read more »

Listen: Benjamins “Corvette Summer”

It’s been almost 13 years since Milwaukee’s Benjamins released The Art of Disappointment on Drive-Thru Records, and more than a decade since the band toured with Reel Big Fish and hit the Warped Tour circuit.  The band had a good run of things around the turn of the century, but ultimately had an early demise in… Read more »

Win Nick Cave Tickets by Donating Today

Today is the last 12 hours of on-air fundraising in 2013 on WMSE. It has been an incredible year of support and community love. Now we just need one last group gesture of support to help us attain our 2013 fundraising goals. To help inspire one last push of donations (which are tax-deductible), we have… Read more »

Member Party Hot Cocoa Donations

If you donated to WMSE this year and plan to attend the Member Party at Club Garibaldis this Thursday, we want to encourage you to bring donations of hot chocolate for the Hunger Task Force (HTF). Each year, HTF collects hot chocolate for families in need during the holiday season, and WMSE proudly acts as… Read more »

Just Announced: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

WMSE WELCOMES – NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS Live at Milwaukee Theater Friday, June 20 – 8pm On sale: This Friday, November 22 at 10am Presented by ACG To say we are excited for WMSE to exclusively welcome Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds to Milwaukee is a giant understatement. Nick Cave is an artist… Read more »