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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: Sylvan Esso, “Coffee – Single“, Partisan Listen Matt: La Dispute, Rooms of the House, Better Living Records Listen Tom: The Mike Benign Compulsion, Here’s How it Works, s/r Listen… Read more »

Local/Live: March 18 – The Midwest Beat

Sweethearts of the Milwaukee Rodeo, The Midwest Beat rides again! Sidestepping the perils inherent in being a gaggle of upper Midwestern, plaid shirt wear-ers with an ear cocked towards the Americana side of the spectrum, The Midwest Beat manages to fuse the disparate elements of punk, twang, power pop and Bakersfield-esque country rock into a… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: March 11, 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 11, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Sylvan Esso, Coffee 7″, Partisan ) Death, North St. single, Drag City Warm Soda, Young Reckless Hearts, Castle Face ) Atmosphere, Bitter single, Rhymesayers ) Asgeir, In the Silence, One Little Indian Tensnake, Glow, Astralwerks Fenster, Pink Caves, Morr… Read more »

They Write, We Link: March 7, 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. — PHOX announced they’ve been picked up by Partisan Records, joining bands with Milwaukee ties Field Report and Sylvan Esso. For Evan’s money, Milwaukee’s Estates are one of the best emo… Read more »

Watch: Rockabilly Chili Highlights

Relive all your fondest memories from Rockabilly Chili. If you weren’t able to make it, the video below is a pretty good representation of what you missed, including vats of chili, racing chili peppers, hunky MFD gents, a swarm of WMSE volunteers, the Kevin Fayte Rock and Roll Trio, racing and dancing chili peppers, and… Read more »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: Caley Conway & the Lucy Cukes

Caley Conway might run on coins from the Rusty Nickel Band much of her musical time, but in solo endeavors, Conway is fueled by her own inspiration as “Caley Conway & the Lucy Cukes“. Conway’s voice is capable of airy flights and soulful yodels, diving into territory explored and perfected by singer-songwriters bygone from the… Read more »

Short and Sweet: WMSE Talks to Eagulls

Eagulls, a Leeds-based guitar band, has unwittingly jumped into the long shadows cast by fellow post-punk Brits, Killing Joke, and crafted a likeminded sound of intensely hollowed out post-punk that is filling a void in a modern world of music dripping with self-aware languidity. The welcome contrast has held the States’ notice; Partisan Records (NY)… 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: St. Vincent, s/t , Loma Vista Listen Matt: Circle Takes the Square, Decompositions Volume Numer One, Gatepost Recordings Listen Tom: Ravioli Me Away/Dog Chocolate Split LP, Ravioli Me Away/Or,… Read more »