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#wmse34 – Grant of Happy Mondays

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About the photo: …me, circa 1983. What is the first song you remember playing on the air on WMSE (or first artist or album)? Manu Chao’s “Merry Blues”. What is the first musician or band you remember interviewing? What year? The Blind Boys of Alabama, before their show at Jazz in the Park, in a… Read more »

#wmse34 – Dewey Gill of the Sunday Big Band Show

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About the photo: Dewey at WMSE, sometime in the 90s. Who was the first artist you played as a WMSE DJ ? “I’m Cramped” by the Cramps. I was trained by Dean of the Big Daddy Dean (Dean Hawk) show and they were my favorite artist at the time, so that’s why I picked them…. Read more »

#wmse34 – Alien Andre of Earthling Soup

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About the photo: This was taken from one of the many events WMSE has taken part in over the years (Bastille Days).  Andre is the handsome fellow on the left. Who was the first artist you played as a WMSE DJ ? The band was originally from Milwaukee but moved to Germany.  They were called… Read more »

#wmse34 – Jeff Duris of Alternative Bliss

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About the photo: Picture is from first state ID card; my 18th birthday. What is the first song you remember playing on the air on WMSE (or first artist or album)? “Transmission” by Joy Division What is the first musician or band you remember interviewing? What year? Keith Bauer, bass player for the Violet Hour,… Read more »

WMSE to Release Field Report 7″ on Record Store Day

On Saturday, April 18, Milwaukee music fans will flock to their local record store to pick up WMSE’s first ever vinyl release, Live from the WMSE Studios, Field Report.  Field Report’s Chris Porterfield said, “WMSE is the bedrock of Milwaukee music. Foundational. From DJs to engineers to fundraisers to music director to listeners, everyone cares deeply… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

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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: Courtney Barnett, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, Milk! Records Listen Matt: The Rutabega, Shiny Destinations, Triple Eye Industries Listen Tom: Andrew Hill, Andrew!!!, Blue Note Listen… Read more »

Local/Live: March 17 – Ara

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Ara is a four-piece progressive/technical death metal band, featuring members of the bands Northless and Concentric. Ara began in early 2012 as a culmination of the desires of one Jerry Hauppa and Erik Stenglein to play in a death metal project that borrowed from their influences, without being mere carbon copies. Both Jerry and Erik have/had… Read more »