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Free Bad Religion Live Album

words by Dwellephant This Spring, punk rock’s elder statesmen are celebrating 30 years by hitting the road and recording their performances. And eventually, said-recordings will be pared down to the best of the best, and released as a live album. Which is — as the title of this post says — free for you and me. All… Read more »

Archie Bronson Outfit: Coconut

New albums in the mail are like opening presents, and some are shinier than others. More ribbons. More tissue….less tape. WMSE got one of those in the mail today from one of our favorites, Domino Records. The Archie Bronson Outfit’s Coconuthas been out in the U.K. for a while already, but is ready to hit the shelves in the… Read more »

Epcot Makes the Rounds in MKE With BTS.WRKNG

Tune into 91.7 FM, WMSE starting at 9 p.m. tonight to catch exciting and fresh sounds on the BTS.WRKNG show (9 p.m. – 12 a.m.) as he welcomes DJ Epcot for a co-DJ’d set. Epcot, from San Francisco, is in it to win it in Milwaukee — over the last couple of days, Epcot has made appearances at venues such… Read more »

Night of a Thousand Shows

Weekends in Milwaukee seem to be musically  busier than they’ve ever been — with several different shows to pick from each night, who has time for karoke or bowling? This particular Friday night, every venue in Milwaukee will be playing host to every genre imaginable. Throw in  LP releases, reunion shows, art + music shows… Read more »

Alan Wilkis vs. RJD2

words by Dwellephant Wes Flexner posted this today on one of my favorite blogs, and I wanted to help spread the word (Hopefully without violating some sort of blog code of ethics.). The Shining Path (Alan Wilkis Remix)” – RJD2 (click to download) Alan Wilkis has successfully taken one of my favorite songs released this year, and pulled… Read more »

Tonight on Local/Live: White Problems

Every Tuesday, WMSE presents Local/Live at 8 p.m. The newest in local music, from across the genre spectrum, is performed live over the airwaves and engineered by WMSE’s very own Billy Cicerelli. Tonight is a venture into two-minute rock blasts with wry lyrics, compliments of Milwaukee’s White Problems. “The idea here is that the band is funny, so… Read more »

Slackers, Relatives, Gorillaz and a Cow

words by Dwellephant We may not get health care, jobs, or hover-boards in 2010, but we are getting some pretty great new albums. Or at least they seem great based on what little’s been leaked out so far. And I have four of ‘em to tell you about today. Most recent releases at the bottom… The… Read more »

The Mad Bloggers Do MKE Hip Hop Justice

words by Ryan Schleicher We’ve been hearing a lot about the state of hip-hop in Milwaukee recently. Instead of spinning those same wheels, we’ll just continue doing what we always do: spin it and support it, praise it, book it, partner with it and now, join forces with a blog with zero ties to Milwaukee to present a… Read more »

Red Stuff’s Surf n Drag: Listen at The Palm Tonight

“Surf and Drag” is what Milwaukee’s Red Stuff categorizes themselves as, drawing from the influence of Link Wray, Miss Toni Fisher, the Quarter Notes and Curtis Mayfield. Formed in the winter of 2007, Red Stuff plays energetic, classic-style surf, tempered with electric autoharp, reverb-y and scuzz-y guitars and requisite organ and old-school percussion. Fronted by WMSE DJ Tom Wanderer [Thursdays, 3… Read more »