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Local/Live: April 8 – Nomad Palace

Nomad Palace is the superhero name for Nate Zabriskie, who makes largely instrumental electronic music.  Among his biggest genre-influences are hip hop, world music, IDM, ambient, and experimental.  Accompanying Nate in the studio will be fellow computersoundmaker Erik Schoster, a.k.a. He Can Jog.  Erik and Nate make up two thirds of the band Cedar A.V…. Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: April 1, 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 1, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Mac DeMarco, Salad Days, Captured Tracks Thievery Corporation, Saudade, ESL Cloud Nothings, Here and Nowhere Else, Mom + Pop Jones Family Singers, The Spirit Speaks, Arts and Labor Dan Croll, Sweet Disarray, Capitol Kelis, Rumble and Breach remix, Ninja Tune White Hinterland, Baby, Dead Oceans The Hold Steady, Teeth Dreams, Razor and Tie HTRK, Psychic 9-5… Read more »

Short and Sweet: WMSE Talks to Yellow Ostrich

Alex Schaaf — like scores of youthfully energetic and inquisitive people before him — have had their brains fired up by science, astrophysics and astronomy (and especially the science, astrophysics and astronomy ideals and studies of Carl Sagan). Schaaf recently stumbled into the writings of Sagan that forged the insight and inspiration that turned out… Read more »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: The Directionals

WMSE listeners just might already be familiar with Milwaukee’s the Directionals, who played our Local/Live program last November. At the time of their studio time here at WMSE, the trio was gearing up to release their next album, Omni and they previewed that with a little extra boost in January from their video for the single,… 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: Future Islands, Singles,4AD Listen Matt: Glos, Hidden Cities, Lovitt Records Listen  Tom: The Tenses, Howard, audioMER Listen Justin: Palms, S/T, Ipecac Records   Listen  Chris: Patto, S/T, Vertigo Listen Ryan: Townes Van Zandt,High Low and In Between, Poppy Listen… Read more »

Local/Live: April 1 – Burning Sons

Milwaukee’s Burning Sons spent the last four years playing metallic- tinged hardcore punk with a string of records released on California’s legendary Mystic Records label and vocalist Dillon Hallen, guitarist Carl Steinhagen, and drummer Dan DuChaine have accumulated over one hundred shows, to date (pretty busy guys, eh?). Along with newcomer bassist Ed Knecht, Burning… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: March 25, 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: March 25, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Future Islands, Singles, 4AD Liars, Mess, Mute Mr. Little Jeans, Pocketknife, Harvest Big Scary, Not Art, Barsuk Tycho, Awake, Ghostly Pure X, Angel, Fat Possum Withered Hand, New Gods, Slumberland Owls, Two, Polyvinyl Grieves, Winter and the Wolves, Rhymesayers S. Carey, Range Of Light, Jagjaguwar

They Write, We Link: March 21, 2014

We don’t know everything, so every Friday we’ll scan Milwaukee media sources to find out what our town’s writers and bloggers are writing about. — The big news this week is the announcement that Matt Wild and Tyler Maas are launching their own site – the Milwaukee Record. The Shepherd, Journal, and Milwaukee Mag all… Read more »