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Out This Week: March 17, 2015

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Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Wand, Golem, In the Red Icky Blossoms, In Folds, Saddle Creek Karen O, Live From Crush Palace, Cult Nic Hessler, Soft Connections, Captured Tracks Simon Joyner, Grass, Branch, And Bone, Woodsist Twin Shadow, Eclipse, Warner Brothers Cribs, For All My Sisters Arts and  rafts Is Tropical, Black Anything Pt. 2: Cruise Control/Say [10-Inch],… Read more »

#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

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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 »