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Posts By: Erin Wolf

Listen to an Interview with Rhett Miller of the Old 97’s Before They Play Milwaukee

Excited as we are to see the Old 97’s on their tour for Most Messed Up? To preview their Milwaukee tour date (this Sunday at Turner Hall Ballroom), Jonny Z had Rhett Miller call him up on WMSE’s Chicken Shack program this morning to chat about the album, his influences and even name-dropped Milwaukee band, Trapper Schoepp &… 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: Lower, Seek Warmer Climes, Matador Listen Matt: Boris, Noise, Sargent House Listen Tom: Imaginary Softwoods, The Path of the Spectrolite, Archives Interieures Listen Justin: Various Artists, Choubi Choubi! Folk & Pop Sounds from Iraq,  Sublime Frequencies Listen… Read more »

Local/Live: June 24 – Lisa Ridgely & the Fainting Room

Lisa Ridgely, founder and leader of her Fainting Room crew, started performing as a solo singer-songwriter in 2009, and started her solo career collaborating with local musicians including Sigmund Snopek and Chris DeMay, among others. Her solo efforts grew into a full band in 2011 (Lisa Ridgely & The Fainting Room); an acoustic singer-songwriter meets Americana… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: June 17, 2014

WMSE’s program hosts constantly search through the latest releases, and feature the best in all genres on their weekly shows. At WMSE, there is no Program Director creating daily playlists, so what you hear is a reflection of the knowledge, interests, and personalities of our dedicated on-air staff. The albums on the weekly Top Airplay list… Read more »

Out This Week: June 17, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Felice Brothers, Favorite Waitress, Dualtone Greys, If Anything, Carpark The Bombay Royale, The Island of Dr. Electrico, HopeStreet Miniature Tigers, Cruel Runnings, Yebo Zara McFarlane, Move, Brownswood White Lung, Deep Fantasy, Domino Front Bottoms, Rose, Bar None Antlers, Familiars, Anti- Nightmares On Wax, N.O.W. Is the Time, Warp Strand of Oaks, Heal, Dead Oceans

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: Amen Dunes, LOVE, Sacred Bones Listen Matt: WIFE, What’s Betweet Tri Angle Listen Tom: Donnie & Joe Emerson, Still Dreamin’ Wild: The Lost Recordings of 1979-81, Light in the… Read more »

Local/Live: June 17 – M-Nat

M-Nat is a rapper/songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Nat’s earliest musical experiences consisted of him playing instruments such as the trumpet and violin. Son of two Indian immigrants and socially reserved, Nat always had difficulties assimilating and fitting in at school. His parents operated a small convenience store in the inner city of Milwaukee and would… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: June 10, 2014

WMSE’s program hosts constantly search through the latest releases, and feature the best in all genres on their weekly shows. At WMSE, there is no Program Director creating daily playlists, so what you hear is a reflection of the knowledge, interests, and personalities of our dedicated on-air staff. The albums on the weekly Top Airplay list… Read more »

Out This Week: June 9/10, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Craft Spells, Nausea, Captured Tracks Say Anything, Hebrews, Equal Vision Tom Vek, Luck, Moshi Moshi Various Artists, The Brazil Connection, Sony Legacy Warehouse Eyes, Carvings, self-released Pete Molinari, Theosophy, Cherry Red Records The Donkeys, Ride the Black Wave, Easy Sound Recording Company The Fresh & Onlys, House Of Spirits, Mexican Summer Lydia Ainsworth, Right From… Read more »

On WMSE: The Shivvers

The Shivvers are one of Milwaukee’s most well-known and beloved bands, who left a lasting impression amidst the vibrancy of power pop at its height. Jill Kossoris, Jim Richardson, Mike Pyle, Jim Eannelli, Richie Bush, Scott Krueger and Breck Burns all made a name for themselves as the Shivvers in the late 70s and early… Read more »