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Local/Live: August 22nd – Snag

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Snag confronts themes of antipathy for late-capitalism, police violence, and environmental catastrophe with fury and despair. Theirs is a generation with a deep sense of injustice and impending loss. They draw influence from the early 2000s touchstones City of Caterpillar, Majority Rule, and Brand New, bands that informed an adolescent sneer that has matured into… Read more »

Local/Live: August 15th – Rose of the West

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Milwaukee’s Rose of the West creates cinematic and dreamy synth-pop with a dark side, juxtaposing both cool and warm atmospherics, lead by Gina Barrington’s otherworldly vocals. Barrington’s knack for storytelling on the band’s debut singles – “Hunters Will” and “Love & War” – lends depth to those cool and warm sounds where nothing is as it seems,… Read more »

Local/Live: Tuesday, August 8th: Chill On the Hill Live Broadcast with HI/Jack, The Revomatics and Max & the Invaders

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WMSE is very excited to team up with the weekly local summertime institution of Chill On the Hill in Bay View’s Humboldt Park for an inaugural broadcast of the live concert series on the WMSE airwaves on Tuesday, August 8th. Join Local/Live hosts Erin and Cal as they introduce the performers for the night (HI/Jack, the Revomatics… Read more »

Local/Live: August 1st – Moon Rats

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A collection of Milwaukee music-scene veterans have formed a new band, Moon Rats, and are stoked to announce the release of their debut album, Highway Lord. The band itself is an amalgamation of musicians from bands (Calliope, The Rashita Joneses, Sonic J and Myles Coyne) whose styles range wildly from folk to psych and stoner… Read more »

Local/Live: July 25th – Coyote

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Coyote is a four piece rock ‘n’ roll band out of southern Wisconsin. 2017 has the band touring their Wisconsin stomping grounds and surrounding Midwestern states in celebration of the release of their debut record Fool’s Gold. A musical anecdote of sorts, from natural landscapes to vibrant cities, the album is a reflection of the… Read more »

Local/Live: July 18th – Strangelander

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Strangelander is: Steve Peplin, David Wake, Amanda Huff, Aaron Gardner, Jeremy Kuzniar, Michael Ritter and Patrick Reinholz; a collective of likeminded musicians who create jazz with warm humanity, connecting sound + mind together. “Jazz guitarist Steve Peplin rounded up [this] cast of elite Milwaukee talent for his latest project, Strangelander, a band including De La Buena… Read more »

Local/Live: July 11th – Liv Mueller

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Wipe your tears, put on your Sunday best & listen. Milwaukee’s Liv Mueller is a songstress who has lived in the likes of Nashville, Austin and the fine Midwest. Her vocals are a beautiful combination of sparkle and smoke, taking any listener to another time,when artists like Peggy Lee and Connie Francis reigned. Liv started… Read more »

Local/Live: June 20th – Brain-Bats

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Raised on a steady diet of B-movies, 50’s horror comics, and all things schlock, Brain-Bats play dark, frantic punk rock that is definitely not of this world. Formed in 2016, the band features former members of Milwaukee bands Burning Sons, Cry Coyote, Plastic Pets, Jones Island Flood, & Sleazybeats. On June 24th, 2017 they will… Read more »

Local/Live: June 13th – Rocket Cat

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  Milwaukee’s Rocket Cat guitarist Christopher Guse (Parallel), bassist Dave Maurer (Parallel, Signal Daddy), drummer Steve Vorass (I’m not a Pilot, Bright Black, Mouse Corn) and vocalist/lyricist Justine Trudeaux (Smack Leveaux) skillfully blend their backgrounds for a combination that yields a supercharged sound that’s at once fresh and familiar, forward-focused and reflective, unpredictable yet accessible, and… Read more »

Local/Live: June 6th – Joseph Huber

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  Joseph Huber was a founding member of Milwaukee’s .357 String Band. The .357 String band, despite it’s abrupt breakup, still continues to gain popularity and is known as one of the most influential groups in the recent insurgent country and bluegrass movement. As a solo musician, Huber has been prolific and gaining ground; Huber’s… Read more »