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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: 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 »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: Reynaldo Jenkins and the Teardrops

A bit elusive, Racine-based Reynaldo Jenkins & the Teardrops, might be tough to read up on, but are definitely not tough to listen up to — brassy, surfy and a little jangly (self-genre-fied as “doo woop, garage, punk”), the group plays to Roy Orbison’s croons, Jon Spencer’s swagger and the Black Lips’ rowdy, devil-may-care attitude;… Read more »

Local/Live: March 25 – Bright Kind

Bright Kind is the answer to the question, “Is there room for one more sonic layer?” In 2012, longtime bandmates Jeanna Salzer, Harrison Dole, and Alex Bunke decided to take their sound in a new direction, forming Bright Kind. Based on their love for thrift-store synthesizers, a good hook, and driving rhythm, they recruited keyboard player Eric… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: March 18, 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 18, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: The War On Drugs, Lost In the Dream, Secretly Canadian Malachai, Beyond Ugly, Domino Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana, Mehliana: Taming the Dragon, Nonesuch Ibibio Sound Machine, Ibibio Sound Machine, Soundway Alden Penner, Exegesis, self-released Trin Tran, Far Reaches EP, Castle Face Metronomy, Love Letters, Elektra Lyla Foy, Mirrors the Sky, Sub Pop Incan… Read more »

They Write, We Link: March 14, 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. — Tom M. writes about TRUE Skool’s 10 years of Helping Kids through hip-hop and Evan celebrates Dope Folks 50th release. What Milwaukee bands do you want to see reunite? That… Read more »