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Local/Live: June 27th – Taj Raiden

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WMSE welcomes Milwaukee rapper Tajhai (“Taj”) Raiden to Local/Live before she gets ready to share the stage with Lex Allen at Summerfest. In a recent interview with local blog, Carvd N Stone, Nyesha Stone writes: “You ever met a woman with superpowers? Well if you haven’t, maybe you should visit Milwaukee and find Tajhai Wilson… 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 »

Local/Live: May 30th – Match Stick

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Match Stick is a tour-de-force rock/jazz fusion group from Milwaukee featuring Max Bowen on guitar, Mitch Shiner on vibraphone, Steve Peplin on bass VI and Nick Lang on drums. With influences ranging from the Mahavishnu Orchestra to Rage Against the Machine, Match Stick performs their original compositions with technical wizardry and deep musicality. Tune into… Read more »

Local/Live: May 23rd – Cairns

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  Cairns began back in early 2013 following the release of a self-titled EP. Back then, the live format was simpler and quieter, staying truer to the bedroom recordings done by John Larkin. The project was originally intended to remain in a simple format – light percussion, sparse acoustic/electric guitar, keyboard – but quickly built… Read more »

Local/Live: May 16th – WebsterX

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  After signing to Chicago-based label Closed Sessions last year, Milwaukee rapper WebsterX has delivered his full-length debut, Daymares. The 15-track project is a deeply personal dive into the rapper’s psyche, as he wrestles with his doubts and fears, but, ultimately, provides glimmers of hope throughout. The cohesive effort centers around Milwaukee, and WebsterX enlists… Read more »

Local/Live: May 9 – Ravi/Lola

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Ravi/Lola is a 60’s inspired psychedelic baroque/neo-toytown pop group from Milwaukee. Ravi/Lola began as a home recording project in 2008 by Casey Seymour with collaborators James Green and Nick Wieczorkowski. Two albums (Ravi/Lola, II: Ravi’s Tramadol) and 5 EPs (Collections 3-7) have been released from the home recording era. In 2015, the band evolved into… Read more »

Local/Live: May 2 – Sara and Kenny @ Club Garibaldi’s

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WMSE travels to Club Garibaldi’s on Tuesday, May 2nd to host another great evening of local music for our Local/Live at Club Garibaldi’s series. It’s the final one until September, so join us! “School’s out for summer!” Milwaukee’s husband and wife duo, Sara and Kenny, combine the best of jazz and folk for a captivating… Read more »

Local/Live: April 25 – the Fatty Acids

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There comes a point in every long-running band’s career when listeners (and writers) start tossing around words like “veterans” and “fixtures.” Ready or not, The Fatty Acids have arrived at that point. Over the course of seven-plus years, three full-length albums, and an untold number of shows, the frantic and ebullient Fatties have become stalwart stars of… Read more »

Local/Live: April 18– Gauss

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Gauss is a Milwaukee musical collective formed in 2012 with origins in the Riverwest basement scene. Punk music inspires their ethos and intensity and a desire to escape punk music propels their continual evolution in sound and songwriting. Now featuring trumpet, violin, and keys, Gauss appears to be a post-rock chamber group. However, they’re equally… Read more »