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MKE X SW

SXSW in Austin, Texas is the mother of all music festivals for new, independent bands. According to festival organizers, “The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery. Year after year, the event is… Read more »

Alternating Currents Live Presents: Saalik Ziyad and the Tim Seisser Duo

words by Hal Rammel Saalik A. Ziyad’s singing career began at age seven when he was accepted as a member of the Chicago Children’s Choir. Under the choir’s tutelage he performed with Willie Pickens, Charlie Haden, Amina Claudine Myers, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and toured extensively in the United States, Poland, Russia and South Africa. Saalik’s music studies with the Association… Read more »

Townes Van Zandt Lives on in Song Tonight at Linneman’s

Townes Van Zandt, one of America’s greatest songwriters, unfortunately was one of the most troubled. His early death (at age 52 in 1997) a result of years of battling manic depression, treatment and drug usage. Van Zandt, most famous for songs “Pancho and Lefty” (click photo to listen), “Dead Flowers” and “Tecumseh Valley”, was a… Read more »

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 »