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A Trip to Bandcamp With: MC Oneself

On The Fool, Milwaukee’s MC Oneself makes it apparent that his ultimate goal as a musician is to enjoy the process and the output — the seventeen-track album released on Bandcamp late last month is filled with divergent sounds that pull from both close and opposite corners of soul, funk, blues, 60s rock, hip hop,… Read more »

Download: Shroud of Despondency – “New Trees”

For the metal set, Milwaukee’s Shroud of Despondency performed live at WMSE for Local/Live last night. Shroud does not aim to uplift anyone with their music. They simply channel their human experience – all the good and all of the bad – into pulverizing, but melodic, metal tunes. Download “New Trees” below. Details: Recorded: February… 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: Habibi, S/T, Burger Records Listen Matt: Doomriders, Grand Blood, Deathwish Listen Tom: Bibio, The Green EP, Warp Listen Justin: Desert Heat, Cat Mask at Huggie Temple, MIE Listen Chris:… Read more »

Local/Live: February 11 – The Viper and His Famous Orchestra

Burdened with four strings and the truth, The Viper and His Famous Orchestra deliver a powerful blend of street-corner jazz, front-porch country, and meeting-hall agitprop. Their lineup includes the eponymous Viper on ukulele, Rob Henn on trombone, Riley Broach on upright bass, John Peacock on toy piano, stylophone, and melodica, and Edward Burch on suitcase…. Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: February 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: February 4, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new:   Marissa Nadler, July, Sacred Bones   Water Liars, self-titled, Fat Possum   Young Fathers, Dead, Anticon   The Haden Triplets, self-titled, Third Man   Sun O))) and Ulver, Terrestrials, Southern Lord   Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang, Four Foot… Read more »

Tune-In: The Legendary Dr. Lonnie Smith Interview

An authentic master and guru of the Hammond B-3 organ for over five decades, Dr. Lonnie Smith brings his trio to Milwaukee for an Alverno Presents concert this Thursday night at Alverno College’s Wehr Hall. The good doctor has been hailed as a legend, a living musical icon, and a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped… Read more »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: Disguised As Birds

Disguised As Birds are experts at pummeling from all angles, those angles being Shane Hochstetler’s drums, Kris Endicott’s guitar and backing vocals, Tony Ciske’s bass and Chris Chuzles’ anguished vocals. All cut a clear line of forceful rock that uses searing guitars to add melody as an embellishment and percussion as the main driving force behind the music…. 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: Forêt, S/T, Simone Records Listen Matt: The Lawrence Arms, Metropole, Epitaph Listen Tom: Present, Triskaidekaphobie (expanded and remastered), Cuneiform Records Listen Justin: Timber Timbre, S/T, Arts & Crafts Listen… Read more »