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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: Dead Rider, Chills on Glass, Drag City Listen Matt: Various Artists, The Space Project, Lefse Listen Tom: Dillard Chandler, The End of an Old Song, Tomkins Square Listen Justin:… Read more »

Local/Live: April 29 – Tim Schweiger and the Middlemen

Tim Schweiger & the Middlemen play a Midwestern blend of indie pop and classic rock. Tim is the guy that plays guitar for Tommy Stinson [the Replacements, Guns N Roses, Soul Asylum], Paul Collins [the Beat, the Nerves], Peter Case [Plimsouls, the Nerves], the Midwest Beat and Trapper Schoepp & the Shades and writes his… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: April 22, 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: April 22, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Kelis, Food, Ninja Tune Phox, Slow Motion [single], Partisan TEEN, The Way and Color, Carpark Peter Matthew Bauer, Latin American Ficciones, Mexican Summer Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Midnight Sun, Chimera Woods, With Light and With Love, Woodsist Safes, Record Heat, Wee Rock Illum Sphere, Spectre Vex, Ninja Tune Modern Rivals, Cemetery Dares, self-released Eels, The Cautionary… Read more »

Short and Sweet: WMSE Talks to Lyla Foy

London’s Lyla Foy may gravitate towards the soft-spoken, but Foy uses that quality well to her advantage in writing music that is delicate, intricate and full of interesting dynamics, not normally present in much current music, brimmed with its full-out sonic sweeps. There’s much to say for subtlety and Foy’s otherworldly pop tunes warrant much… Read more »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: The Sleepwalkers

Now officially “The Sleepwalkers” (dropping the band founder, Ian Olvera’s name), the Fox Cities-bred quartet takes a renewed collective breath and issues forth a new exercise in upbeat, harmonic, blue-hued pop-twang. The band has added new members with the name-drop and even with all this, the newest material on Lost My Mind In Stereo isn’t too… Read more »

Download: In-Studio Performances

It’s been a little while since we posted up recordings from in-studio and Local/Live performances, so today you’re getting a nice little batch of recordings to stream or download from both local and international artists. Band: The Midwest Beat Song: “High Life” Recorded: March 18, 2014 Program: Local/Live Location: Bob & Genie Friedman Live Performance… 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: William Onyeabor,What?!, Luaka Bop Listen Matt: The Menzingers,Rented World, Epitaph Listen Tom: Ashlee, Ashes 2 Ash EP, Other People Listen Justin: Woods, With Light and Love, Woodsist Listen Chris: Whips, Year One, S/R Listen Ryan: Sun Kil… Read more »