September 2, 2014 @ 8:00 am
Interview: Herman Astro @ WMSE | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
Milwaukee-based band who has opened for national heavy-hitters such as Alabama Shakes, Blues Traveler, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Constellations, has consistently sold-out Milwaukee’s premier clubs and been nominated for numerous regional awards.
September 2, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Local/Live: Heavy Hand @ WMSE | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
Heavy Hand is a band from Milwaukee comprised of Anthony Weber, Isa Carini, and Christopher Roberts. Since the summer of 2011, Heavy Hand has been playing post-noise pop in the vein of bands like The... Read more »
September 2, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
WMSE & the Chicken Shack Welcome: The Secret Sisters @ Turner Hall Ballroom | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
Southern gothic dreaminess and a gumbo of country, Americana, blues, folk, and gospel. The Secret Sisters headline their first Turner show.
September 5, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
In-Studio Performance: Sylvan Esso @ WMSE | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
  Tune into WMSE on Friday, September 5th for a very special Local Lunchbox segment with a pre-show in-studio performance from Sylvan Esso. Featuring Milwaukee ex-pat Nick Sanborn (Decibully) and Amelia Meath (Mountain Man), Sylvan... Read more »
September 5, 2014 @ 2:00 pm
Interview: The Midwest Beat @ WMSE | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
“Sweethearts of the Milwaukee Rodeo, The Midwest Beat rides again with two more saddlebags full of smashy twang-pop, “Apology Accepted” b/w “Appaloosa.” Sidestepping the perils inherent in being a gaggle of Upper Midwestern plaid-shirt-wearers with... Read more »
September 5, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
WMSE Welcomes: Ramblin' Jack Elliot @ Shank Hall | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
One of the last true links to the great folk traditions of this country, with over 40 albums under his belt, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott is considered one of the country’s legendary foundations of folk music.... Read more »
WMSE’s 5th Annual Backyard BBQ @ Cathedral Square Park
September 6, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
WMSE's 5th Annual Backyard BBQ @ Cathedral Square Park | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
Backyard BBQ Lineup Details: 4pm – The Mike Benign Compulsion 5:10pm – Greatest Lakes 6:30pm – Split Lip Rayfield 8pm – Indigenous 9:30pm – Lost Straitjackets
September 6, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
interview: Los Straitjackets
Get fired up for Los Straitjackets before they take the stage for WMSE’s 5th Annual Backyard BBQ later that night! Tune into WMSE at 6:30pm for a live and sure-to-be-fun, interview…
Maker Market @ Colectivo Coffee - Bay View
September 7, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Maker Market @ Colectivo Coffee - Bay View | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
Local/Live: Ramma Lamma @ Todd Wehr Conference Center
September 9, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Local/Live: Ramma Lamma @ Todd Wehr Conference Center | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
“Ramma Lamma answer the age old question of what it would be like if a less-annoying Suzi Quatro fronted a three-piece version of Slade and played Mud covers, or Cichlids covers.” -Razorcake
September 13, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Alverno Presents: Global Union 2014 @ Humboldt Park | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
Doesn’t seem possible, but it’s true…this is Global Union’s 9th Anniversary! Nine years as MKE’s go-to big-beautiful-dance-party-slash-farewell-to summer. Nine years in one of the city’s best parks. Nine years FREE! Global Union 2014 features bands... Read more »
September 16, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Local/Live: Absolutely @ WMSE | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
  “While many modern bands strive conscientiously to pigeonhole their music into a narrow category, the members of Absolutely don’t try to sound like anything except what they feel like playing, which ranges from retro... Read more »
MKE Unplugged Presents Trapper Schoepp @ Helene Zelazo Center For the Performing Arts
September 18, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MKE Unplugged Presents Trapper Schoepp @ Helene Zelazo Center For the Performing Arts | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
Trapper Schoepp has the ear of a troubadour, the eye of a journalist and the heart of a young poet. In 2012, his Milwaukee-based band Trapper Schoepp & The Shades released its national debut Run,... Read more »
September 23, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Local/Live: Joseph Huber @ WMSE | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
“Singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Joseph Huber is a founding member of, and also had spent 6 years of playing banjo and heavy touring with the Milwaukee, Wisconsin “streetgrass” group, the .357 String Band — a group that, despite... Read more »
September 30, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Local/Live: Castle Thunder @ WMSE | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
The musical stylings of alternative, indie, electronic and progressive rock converging into a aurally pleasurable soundscape.
October 1, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
WMSE Welcomes JJ Grey & Mofro @ Turner Hall Ballroom @ Turner Hall Ballroom | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
A grimy blend of front porch soul and down-home storytelling that moves folks to dance, and at times, to tears. “Impassioned singing, riff-based Southern rock, cold-blooded swamp funk and sly Memphis soul.”–The New York Times... Read more »
October 7, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Local/Live: Stacian @ WMSE | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
STACIAN from Milwaukee, phasing through different stages of synthesis, amidst gear changes/ originally playing a Casio CA-100 run through a guitar processor, played along with an aps mini-rhythm, and a brief appearance of a Korg... Read more »
October 15, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
WMSE Welcomes: The Rural Alberta Advantage @Turner Hall Ballroom @ Turner Hall Ballroom | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
The Rural Alberta Advantage play indie-rock songs about hometowns and heartbreak, born out of images from growing up in Central and Northern Alberta. Their music features exuberant guitar work; everything-on-the-table singing; songwriting full of conviction... Read more »
Field Report @ The Pabst Theater - Lower Level
October 22, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Field Report @ The Pabst Theater - Lower Level | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
SPECIAL ALBUM RELEASE SHOW: Simultaneously personal and mysterious, specific and ambiguous, and an exemplary balance between the personal and the relatable and the general and the specific. Listen close, and a new world opens up. The new album, Marigolden... Read more »
October 22, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
WMSE Welcomes: NRBQ + Semi-Twang @ Shank Hall | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
The legendary NRBQ — founder & driving force Terry Adams on keyboards & vocals, Scott Ligon on guitar & vocals, Casey McDonough on bass & vocals, and Conrad Choucroun on drums — release their latest... Read more »
Hallamor Concert: Tartan Terrors @ Irish Cultural and Heritage Center
October 25, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Hallamor Concert: Tartan Terrors @ Irish Cultural and Heritage Center | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
Celebrate Oíche Shamhna, the Celtic ancestor of Halloween, with the ICHC return of the dynamic band Tartan Terrors. The six-member group from Canada mixes rock music’s energy with traditional folklore, dance and humor, all fueled by... Read more »
Hallamor Concert: Hanneke Cassel @ Irish Cultural and Heritage Center
November 22, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Hallamor Concert: Hanneke Cassel @ Irish Cultural and Heritage Center | Appleton | Wisconsin | United States
Hanneke Cassel’s Scottish/Cape Breton-style fiddle playing has been called, “Exuberant and rhythmic … both wild and innocent” by the Boston Globe.  She has toured with some of the biggest names in Celtic music and performed... Read more »
December 5, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
WMSE & the Chicken Shack Welcome: Sturgill Simpson @ Turner Hall Ballroom | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
His snarl turns the seemingly insignificant into the drop of a sledgehammer. He’s a breath of fresh air, bringing not only a sense of sincerity and self-awareness to deeply- rooted honky tonk, but also a wry... Read more »
December 6, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Hallamor Concert: Nollaig Shona – A Celtic Christmas Show @ Irish Cultural and Heritage Center | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
Three of the top names in traditional Celtic music return to the ICHC to share their Nova Scotian and Irish holiday traditions in a magical evening of music, song, dance and stories. Accompanied by a... Read more »