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Posts By: Erin Wolf

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: J.E. Sunde, Shapes That Kiss the Lips of God, Cartouche Listen Matt: The Felix Culpa / Foreign Tongues, Split, No Sleep Records Listen Tom: Death Comet Crew, Ghost Among the Crew, Diagonal Listen Sidney: Rah… Read more »

Local/Live: August 19 – The Midwestern Charm

You think everything’s good, everything’s fine…and then you wake up the next day and you’re on fire. The Midwestern Charm are experts at those sharp, lovable pop tunes drenched in feedback and found in the basement with a fifth of Jack. Influenced in equal parts pinball machines, the Lemonheads, pizza and the Replacements. Just add booze…. Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: August 12, 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 »

World Music Monday Instrument of the Week: the Bagpipes

Each week, tune into World Music Mondays on WMSE (Mondays from 9am – 11:30am CST) to not only listen to world music, but to learn about a different instrument each week, curated by program host, Ruadhan Ward, an Ethnomusicology student and WMSE DJ. Read up on this week’s instrument, here… The bagpipe, most famous for its use… Read more »

Short and Sweet: WMSE Talks to Ed Schrader’s Music Beat

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat sounds like it could be a kids’ television program, but Ed Schrader unwittingly strips the upbeat title and associations of  typical kids fodder from his band’s music pretty naturally; leaving it plenty full of hang-all, punkish outbursts. Schrader (the namesake) and Devlin Rice create a bunch of racket with just a… 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: Mirel Wagner, When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day, Sub Pop Listen Matt: The Rosebuds, Sand + Silence, Western Vinyl Listen Tom: Severed Heads, City Slab Horror,… Read more »

Out This Week: August 5, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Spoon, They Want My Soul, Loma Vista Willis Earl Beal, Experiments In Time, self-released Bishop Allen, Light’s Out, Dead Oceans Antibalas, Tattletale Vol 1 and 2 7″, Daptone Chris Staples, American Soft, Barsuk Twin Peaks, Wild Onion, Grand Jury The Rosebuds, Sand + Silence, Western Vinyl Floating Action, Body Questions, New West Spider Bags, Frozen… 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: Reigning Sound, Shattered, Merge Records Listen Matt: Basement, Further Sky, Run For Cover Records Listen Tom: Doug Wimbish, CinemaSonics, Yellow Bird Listen Sidney: The Milk Carton Kids, Prologue, self-released Listen Justin: Shabazz Palaces, Lese Majesty, Sub Pop Listen… Read more »