Blog Posts

They Write, We Link: March 7, 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. — PHOX announced they’ve been picked up by Partisan Records, joining bands with Milwaukee ties Field Report and Sylvan Esso. For Evan’s money, Milwaukee’s Estates are one of the best emo… Read more »

Watch: Rockabilly Chili Highlights

Relive all your fondest memories from Rockabilly Chili. If you weren’t able to make it, the video below is a pretty good representation of what you missed, including vats of chili, racing chili peppers, hunky MFD gents, a swarm of WMSE volunteers, the Kevin Fayte Rock and Roll Trio, racing and dancing chili peppers, and… Read more »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: Caley Conway & the Lucy Cukes

Caley Conway might run on coins from the Rusty Nickel Band much of her musical time, but in solo endeavors, Conway is fueled by her own inspiration as “Caley Conway & the Lucy Cukes“. Conway’s voice is capable of airy flights and soulful yodels, diving into territory explored and perfected by singer-songwriters bygone from the… Read more »

Short and Sweet: WMSE Talks to Eagulls

Eagulls, a Leeds-based guitar band, has unwittingly jumped into the long shadows cast by fellow post-punk Brits, Killing Joke, and crafted a likeminded sound of intensely hollowed out post-punk that is filling a void in a modern world of music dripping with self-aware languidity. The welcome contrast has held the States’ notice; Partisan Records (NY)… Read more »

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: St. Vincent, s/t , Loma Vista Listen Matt: Circle Takes the Square, Decompositions Volume Numer One, Gatepost Recordings Listen Tom: Ravioli Me Away/Dog Chocolate Split LP, Ravioli Me Away/Or,… Read more »

Local/Live: March 11 – Yo Dot

Rapper Demetrius Bennett–aka Yo Dot–is a Milwaukee native who has come to prominence as part of the Umbrella Music group, alongside such local hip-hop mainstays such as Prophetic, Kash and Tay Butler. Growing up on Milwaukee’s Northwest side, Dot used hip-hop music as an outlet to escape the troubles and temptation that plague inner-city neighborhoods… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: March 4, 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 4th, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Real Estate, Atlas, Domino St. Vincent, St. Vincent,  Loma Vista Drive-By Truckers, English Oceans, ATO Black Lips, Underneath the Rainbow, Vice The Men, Tomorrow’s Hits, Sacred Bones Axxa/Abraxas, Axxa/Abraxas, Captured Tracks Trust, Joyland, Arts & Crafts Jessica Lea Mayfield, I Wanna Love You [single], ATO Ages and Ages, Divisionary, Partisan Thomas Blondet, Future World, Rhythm &… Read more »