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Weekly Top Airplay: July 1, 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: July 1, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Aroara, AroarA EP, Club Roll Kelis, Friday Fish Fry remixes, Ninja Tune Beverly, Careers, Kanine Jammy and the Smack, Back To Your Old Ways, self-released Old Crow Medicine Show, Remedy, ATO Boris, Noise, Sargent House Black Diet, Find Your Tambourine, self-released Toussaint Morrison, Edo, Urban Home Companion Amatorski, From Clay to… 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: Luluc, Passerby, Sub Pop Listen   Matt:  Mastodon, Once More Around the Sun, Warner Listen   Tom: Ama-Dots, Ama-Dots, Rerun Records Listen   Justin: The Antlers, The Antlers, Anti- Listen   Chris: Strand of Oaks, Heal, Dead Oceans Listen   Lee… Read more »

Local/Live: July 1 – Apollo Vermouth

Apollo Vermouth was born from the somber remains of cloudy memories, personal psychedelics, and suburban decay – operating as a distant siren out of Milwaukee’s experimental underbelly. Her transmissions point skyward as allusive sonic memoirs, slowly floating back to the earth as testaments of a much larger context: hope, honesty, and love for those trapped… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: June 24, 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: June 24, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Sea When Absent, Lefse deadmau5, While (1<2), Astralwerks Groenland, The Chase, Bon Sound Kasai Allstars, Beware the Fetish, Crammed Discs Lana Del Rey, Ultraviolence, Polydor Donovan Blanc, Donovan Blanc, Captured Tracks Landlady, Upright Behavior, Hometapes Trampled By Turtles, Wild Animals, Thirty Tigers Black Bananas, Electric Brick Wall, Drag City OY, No Problem Saloon, Crammed… Read more »

Listen to an Interview with Rhett Miller of the Old 97′s Before They Play Milwaukee

Excited as we are to see the Old 97′s on their tour for Most Messed Up? To preview their Milwaukee tour date (this Sunday at Turner Hall Ballroom), Jonny Z had Rhett Miller call him up on WMSE’s Chicken Shack program this morning to chat about the album, his influences and even name-dropped Milwaukee band, Trapper Schoepp &… 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: Lower, Seek Warmer Climes, Matador Listen Matt: Boris, Noise, Sargent House Listen Tom: Imaginary Softwoods, The Path of the Spectrolite, Archives Interieures Listen Justin: Various Artists, Choubi Choubi! Folk & Pop Sounds from Iraq,  Sublime Frequencies Listen… Read more »

Local/Live: June 24 – Lisa Ridgely & the Fainting Room

Lisa Ridgely, founder and leader of her Fainting Room crew, started performing as a solo singer-songwriter in 2009, and started her solo career collaborating with local musicians including Sigmund Snopek and Chris DeMay, among others. Her solo efforts grew into a full band in 2011 (Lisa Ridgely & The Fainting Room); an acoustic singer-songwriter meets Americana… Read more »