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91 Best Soul/R&B Artists of All Time

And it’s done. The number one Soul/R&B Artist of All Time, the one-and-only James Brown. #1 – James Brown #2 – Otis Redding #3 – Aretha Franklin #4 – Marvin Gaye #5 – Sam Cooke Here are the results: Top 15 #15 (tie) – Rufus Thomas #15 (tie) – Sam & Dave #14 – Etta… Read more »

Linky McLinkster: The Week, The Weekend and WMSE

words by Cal Roach It seems fall has officially fallen, eh Milwaukee? You can officially start getting depressed about the onset of winter if that’s your thing, but it seems pretty pointless to us. The city is generally still alive and kicking no matter how cold it gets, and who doesn’t love those unexpected days… Read more »

Local/Live: October 22 – The Aimless Blades

Every Tuesday at 8PM since February of 2005, WMSE has welcomed a Milwaukee-area artist into the Bob and Genie Friedman Live Performance Studio to perform a full set live on the airwaves, made possible by our amazing sound engineer Billy Cicerelli. The program includes a 20 – 25 minute live set, an interview with the performing artist and… Read more »

Last week’s top 30 Alternative picks:

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 play lists, so what you hear is a reflection of the knowledge, interests, and personalities of our dedicated on-air staff. The thirty albums on the weekly Top… Read more »

WMSE Picks of 2012

Maybe there are almost too many a best-of list by years’ end, but it must be said, that as far as Milwaukee music aficionados go, no group of people knows music, front-to-back, across all genres, than the DJs of WMSE. You see it on our weekly top charts and hear it for yourself on your radios and through… Read more »

WMSE Picks of 2011

Maybe there are almost too many a best-of list by years’ end, but it must be said, that as far as Milwaukee music aficionados go, no group of people knows music, front-to-back, across all genres, than the DJs of WMSE. You see it on our weekly top charts and hear it for yourself on your radios and through… Read more »

WMSE Picks of 2010

Maybe there are almost too many a best-of list by years’ end, but it must be said, that as far as Milwaukee music aficionados go, no group of people knows music, front-to-back, across all genres, than the DJs of WMSE. You see it on our weekly top charts and hear it for yourself on your radios and through… Read more »

Post navigation « » Alternating Currents Live Presents Charlotte Hug, Jacques Demierre and Urs Leimgruber This Sunday

words by Hal Rammel This week’s Alternating Currents (Sundays, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on WMSE), has WMSE DJ Hal Rammel airing Alternating Currents Live’s third and final concert of the season featuring Urs Leimgruber, Charlotte Hug and Jacques Demierre.  Leimgruber will perform on tenor and soprano saxophones, Hug on viola and voice and Jacques Demierre on toy… Read more »

Verge Gives Milwaukee a Weekend Full of Local and National Music

Summer never seems officially summer in Milwaukee until we live up to our “City of Festivals” nickname. Kicking off the mother of all festival seasons, Verge Music Festival, a new ‘mini-Summerfest’ showcases its potential this weekend. Verge has high hopes with it’s two-day, twenty-eight band format, of giving the city’s younger set a more independent-leaning music… Read more »

The Bad Plus Makes Good Tonight at Jazz in the Park

The Bad Plus is one of those musical anomalies that for jazz lovers, appeal and amuse with their rock tendencies and for the rockers, appeal because of their sense of humor and capability to pull off covers of Nirvana, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and Heart. The trio eeks themselves into that jazz territory that is deemed ‘okay’ (say, Tortoise)… Read more »