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Posts By: Erin Wolf

Short and Sweet: WMSE Talks to Eagulls

Eagulls, a Leeds-based guitar band, has unwittingly jumped into the long shadows cast by fellow post-punk Brits, Killing Joke, and crafted a likeminded sound of intensely hollowed out post-punk that is filling a void in a modern world of music dripping with self-aware languidity. The welcome contrast has held the States’ notice; Partisan Records (NY)… 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: St. Vincent, s/t , Loma Vista Listen Matt: Circle Takes the Square, Decompositions Volume Numer One, Gatepost Recordings Listen Tom: Ravioli Me Away/Dog Chocolate Split LP, Ravioli Me Away/Or,… Read more »

Local/Live: March 11 – Yo Dot

Rapper Demetrius Bennett–aka Yo Dot–is a Milwaukee native who has come to prominence as part of the Umbrella Music group, alongside such local hip-hop mainstays such as Prophetic, Kash and Tay Butler. Growing up on Milwaukee’s Northwest side, Dot used hip-hop music as an outlet to escape the troubles and temptation that plague inner-city neighborhoods… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: March 4, 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: March 4th, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Real Estate, Atlas, Domino St. Vincent, St. Vincent,  Loma Vista Drive-By Truckers, English Oceans, ATO Black Lips, Underneath the Rainbow, Vice The Men, Tomorrow’s Hits, Sacred Bones Axxa/Abraxas, Axxa/Abraxas, Captured Tracks Trust, Joyland, Arts & Crafts Jessica Lea Mayfield, I Wanna Love You [single], ATO Ages and Ages, Divisionary, Partisan Thomas Blondet, Future World, Rhythm &… Read more »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: GGOOLLDD

The name of this particular artist is one of those instances of “good call”; the warmly inviting “electro-pop” of Milwaukee’s GGOOOLLDD shines like its namesake. Making use of the traditionals of the genre — synths and synthetic beats, GGOOLLDD creates an effervescent environment for female vocals that are neither trying too much or too little,… Read more »

Tune In: A Performance With Goitse

Goitse is a flourishing, highly talented five piece band, fast making a name for themselves as one of the most sought after bands amongst connoisseurs of Irish traditional music. Their fast-paced energetic playing has seen them enjoying a growing fan base through show-stopping performances in Ireland, America, Finland, Denmark and even Africa. Goitse performs at… Read more »

Local/Live: March 4 – The Mike Benign Compulsion

The Mike Benign Compulsion is led by the one and only Mike Benign… Joined by Milwaukee musical veterans Joe Vent, Brian Wooldridge and Mike Koch, this collective group has written and played with local acts such as Blue in The Face, The Wooldridge Brothers, The Yell Leaders, Arms & Legs & Feet, The Joker’s Henchmen,… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: February 25, 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: February 25, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Eternal Summers, The Drop Beneath, Kanine Neneh Cherry, “Out Of the Black” single, Smalltown Supersound Jon Hopkins, Collider: remixes, Domino TacocaT, NVM, Hardly Art Various, Bob Dylan in the 80’s: Volume One, ATO Sultan Bathery, Sultan Bathery, Slovenly The Souljazz Orchestra, Inner Fire, Strut Tomas Barfod, Pulsing, Secretly Canadian Wild Beasts, Present Tense, Domino Modern Baseball, You’re Gonna… Read more »