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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: Christopher Denny, If the Roses Don’t Kill Us, Partisan Listen Matt: Braid, No Coast, Top Shelf Records Listen Tom: Tackhead, “For the Love Of Money”, Dude Records Listen Justin: Amen… Read more »

Local/Live: July 29 – Body Futures

Body Futures combine flawless pop sensibilities with full-speed-ahead rock dynamics, punctuated with insanely catchy choruses and utilizing unconventional instrumentation (effect-driven autoharp?) to produce a sound at once naggingly familiar and indefinable. Vocalist Dixie Jacobs (who doubles on the aforementioned autoharp and synthesizer) provides crystal-clear vocal melodies, offset by drummer D.J. Hostettler’s slightly more unhinged call-and-response… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: July 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: July 22, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Sugar Stems, Only Come Out at Night, Dirtnap Field Mouse, Hold Still Life, Topshelf Records Christopher Denny, If the Roses Don’t Kill Us, Partisan Kestrels, The Moon is Shining Our Way, Sonic Unyon White Fence, For the Recently Found Innocent, Drag City Anna Calvi, Strange Weather, Domino Open Mike Eagle, Qualifiers, Mello John… Read more »

World Music Monday Instrument of the Week: the Mbira

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 mbira is a traditional instrument from… Read more »

Local/Live: July 22 – The Quiet Time Band

Milwaukee alternative rock trio The Quiet Time features Jordin Baas (vocals/guitar/synth) and John Doyle (drums/percussion) and JR Hendrickson (bass). The band formed in 2013, deriving from influences of punk to indie, blues and synth rock. Originally conceived as a two-piece, the group has added JR to expand on their sound. Follow: Facebook Listen: ReverbNation  … Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: July 15, 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 Shamisen

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 shamisen is a traditional, three-stringed instrument… Read more »