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Watch: Porterfield’s and Sanborn’s “Pale Rider”

Alverno Presents has made it a point to give Milwaukee artists a platform to create experiences for audiences that expand upon what they already to artistically. Through this lens, AP collaborated with Duke University to commission a long-time Milwaukee musician who has since relocated to North Carolina, Nick Sanborn (Decibully, Megafaun, COCOB, Made of Oak,… Read more »

Post navigation « » Alternating Currents Live Presents Charlotte Hug, Jacques Demierre and Urs Leimgruber This Sunday

words by Hal Rammel This week’s Alternating Currents (Sundays, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on WMSE), has WMSE DJ Hal Rammel airing Alternating Currents Live’s third and final concert of the season featuring Urs Leimgruber, Charlotte Hug and Jacques Demierre.  Leimgruber will perform on tenor and soprano saxophones, Hug on viola and voice and Jacques Demierre on toy… Read more »

Verge Gives Milwaukee a Weekend Full of Local and National Music

Summer never seems officially summer in Milwaukee until we live up to our “City of Festivals” nickname. Kicking off the mother of all festival seasons, Verge Music Festival, a new ‘mini-Summerfest’ showcases its potential this weekend. Verge has high hopes with it’s two-day, twenty-eight band format, of giving the city’s younger set a more independent-leaning music… Read more »

The Bad Plus Makes Good Tonight at Jazz in the Park

The Bad Plus is one of those musical anomalies that for jazz lovers, appeal and amuse with their rock tendencies and for the rockers, appeal because of their sense of humor and capability to pull off covers of Nirvana, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and Heart. The trio eeks themselves into that jazz territory that is deemed ‘okay’ (say, Tortoise)… Read more »

The One Whose Name Cannot Be Spoken

Ontario’s Holy F*** probably make the loudest impression by their name, alone. For an instrumental/electronic-leaning band, they most-likely picked their names in hopes that it might inspire natural musical awe for their choice to not dabble in the usual laptop electronica their recordings suggest upon first-listen. To understand and be awed by the uniqueness of the band, one must see… Read more »

Superchunk Get Ready to do Some Majestic Shredding in a City Near You

WMSE recalls and realizes Superchunk as one of the most definitive indie rock bands to carve a strong identity into the genre in the 90′s, helping make a name for both their label-homes of Matador and Merge, so imagine our excitement in seeing this announced. Happy summer, indeed! Chicago, here we come. Re-posted from Pitchfork’s Ryan Dombal: “Indie rock vets Superchunk are almost finished… Read more »

Catch Matt Pond PA Twice Today

Matt Pond PA, best known for summery, AM radio pop, have been busy making good use of the wave of sounds that Josh Rouse, Matthew Sweet and Brendan Benson brought into play in the late 90′s/early 00′s. Together since 1998, the band (Matt Pond on guitar/vox, Chris Hansen on keyboard/guitar, Leslie Sisson on guitar, George… Read more »

Present Music Presents Amir ElSaffar and Istathenople this Saturday at Turner Hall Ballroom

Jazz trumpeter, composer, Iraqi Maqam singer and santoor (the Iraqi hammered dulcimer) player, Amir ElSaffar is held by no bounds in terms of traditional jazz. ElSaffar bends these bounds, leading the only ensemble in the United States to perform the Iraqi maqam as it was traditionally meant to be played. According to his biography, “In 2008, Amir received a commission from the Made… Read more »

Jookabox: the True Mash-Up Artist Pays a Visit to Garibaldi’s This Friday

Asthmatic Kitty Records (the Holland, MI born label run by Sufjan Stevens and his stepdad) already has quite the eclectic roster. Castanets, Fol Chen, My Brightest Diamond, Rafter and Royal City all call Asthmatic Kitty homebase, making good use of the label’s affinity for quirk, oftentimes generously going full-throttle. One of the most interesting of the AK family is Jookabox (formerly Grampall Jookabox), headed by Indianappolis’ David “Moose” Adamson, the brainchild… Read more »

Just Announced: The National @ The Riverside August 4th

The world’s favorite drama-rock band the National was just announced to be heading thisaway August 4th to play a show at Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater. The five-piece from Brooklyn have been playing together since 1999, but first gained major recognition for their 2007 release Boxer (of which the above video’s song is taken from). Drummer Bryan Devendorf’s urgent percussion, dark classical… Read more »