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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: Robyn Hitchcock, The Man Upstairs, Yep Roc Listen Matt: Sundowner, Little Elephant Sessions, Fat Wreck Chords Listen Tom: Colin Potter, Entering Again, Sacred Summits Listen Sidney: The New Pornographers, Brill Bruisers, Matador Listen Chris: Patti Smith, Horses, Arista Listen Lee… Read more »

Local/Live: September 6 — Heavy Hand

Since the summer of 2011, Heavy Hand has been playing post-noise pop in the vein of bands like The Thermals, The Minutemen and Sebadoh. Their debut EP Confusion is Body Parts is out now (digital). Heavy Hand’s short, punchy songs cover satirical themes of wildlife, karate movies, wizards, American Pride (but not white power), sprinkled… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: August 26, 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: August 26, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Field Report, “Home (Leave the Lights On)”, Partisan Cymbals Eat Guitars, LOSE, Barsuk Adrian Younge and the Souls of Mischief, There Is Only Now, Linear Labs Body Futures, Brand New Silhouettes, Latest Flame The New Pornographers, Brill Bruisers, Matador Mr. Twin Sister, “Blush”, Infinite Best Cold… 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: Sonic Youth, Goo, Geffen Listen Matt: The Gaslight Anthem, Get Hurt, Island Listen Tom: Colin Potter, Entering Again, Sacred Summits Listen Sidney: The New Pornographers, Brill Bruisers, Matador Listen Justin: The Wrens, The Meadowlands, Absolutely Kosher (good luck in… Read more »

Local/Live: August 26 – Light Music

Light Music is an electronic rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Exploring a grand scope of influences from classical nocturnes, to psychedelic­ pop, to euro­house, Light Music crafts rock opuses underscored with poly­rhythmic beats, fierce guitars, spacious synthesizers, each song effervescing to a unique destination. Tune into WMSE to hear live songs from the band’s forthcoming… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: August 19, 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: August 19, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: J Mascis, Tied To a Star, Sub Pop Sarah Jaffe, Don’t Disconnect, Kirtland Abigails, Tundra, Burger Records El May, The Other Person Is You, Rose Quartz Gurrumul, Gurrumul, Skinny Fish Dr. John, Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit Of Satch, Concord Caroline Rose, I Will Not Be Afraid, Thirty Tigers Abstrakto, Abstrakto, PurpleHaus Gaslight Anthem, Get Hurt, Island Allah-Las, Worship… Read more »

World Music Monday Instrument of the Week: Gamelan

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… Gamelan is a collection of metallic instruments… Read more »