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Posts By: Erin Wolf

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 »

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: Patti Smith, Radio Ethiopia, Arista Listen Matt: Tigers Jaw, Charmer, Run for Cover Records Listen Tom: Don Cherry, Eternal Now, Antilles Listen Justin: Space Raft, S/T, Dusty Medical Listen… Read more »

Local/Live: June 10 – Calamity Janes & the Fratney Street Band

On a snowy evening in February 2013, over tea and coconut muffins, folk-bluegrass outfit Calamity Janes and the Fratney Street Band was born. From their first kitchen floor practice to an avalanche of performances throughout southeastern Wisconsin, Calamity Janes FSB center their original music around breathtaking three-part female harmonies. Coupled with the band’s upright bass,… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: June 3, 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 3, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Haunted Hearts, Initiation, Zoo Music Alice Boman, EP II, The Control Group deadmau5, Avaritia 7″, Astralwerks Bob Mould, Beauty & Ruin, Merge Gabriel Kahane, The Ambassador, Sony Masterworks Parquet Courts, Sunbathing Animal, What’s Your Rupture Hamilton Leithauser, Black Hours, Ribbon The Orwells, Disgraceland, Canvasback Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Only Run, self-released Dub Thompson, 9 Songs, Dead Oceans

Today On WMSE: Frankie Lee

Tune into the Tom Wanderer Radio Experience today for a visit from touring musician, Frankie Lee. Lee hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota and delves nice n’ easy into country, folk, honky-tonk and twang with a built-in, lived-in style that speaks to his Midwestern roots. Lee’s home city of Minneapolis recently dubbed him the “Best Songwriter of… Read more »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: The Delphines

The perpetually propulsive-sounding music of Milwaukee’s The Delphines has consistently gotten the singles treatment since the band’s start — small bursts of song that seemed fitting for their hyper-intensive style, but teasing, never promising more. A band can only sustain its fans on singles for so long, so thankfully, singles are not the permanent status… 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: Swans, To Be Kind, Young God Records Listen Matt: HT Heartache, Sundowner, S/R Listen Tom: Arne Deforce & Mika Vainio, Hephaestus Editions Mingo Listen Justin: Watter, This World Temporary… Read more »