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Local/Live: August 2 – Trapper Schoepp

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“On Rangers & Valentines, Schoepp continues to write narrative-driven songs, something he’s improved on from his first two albums, 2009’s Lived and Moved and 2011’s Run, Engine, Run. He drops his characters into adrenaline-filled situations – diseases, natural disasters, even war – to see how they endure in the face of danger. It may sound… Read more »

Local/Live: July 26 – Live Tetherball Tonight

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“Weighing in at 450 pounds with a combined income of $27 an hour, these three Midwestern lads embark on a fruitless rock ‘n roll journey. Influences ranging from pre power chord rock ‘n roll, early 2000’s emo and post rock; their songs have a natural ebb and flow created through the bond of three best… Read more »

Local/Live: July 19 – Shonn Hinton & Shotgun @ Club Garibaldi’s

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WMSE is happy to present Local/Live with Shonn Hinton & Shotgun, broadcasting live from Club Garibaldi – 2501 S. Superior Street — on Tuesday, July 19th. Join WMSE and Milwaukee’s Shonn Hinton & Shotgun by listening over the airwaves or by participating as an audience member in another installment of WMSE’s dynamic ‘Local/Live at Club… Read more »

Local/Live: July 12 – Bo Triplex and His Beautiful Band

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  “Bo Triplex is a funky, groovy, get down good time from Milwaukee. Lead by established local bassist Bo Triplex, his Beautiful Band adds to – and compliments – the booming bass lines. Audiences bounce with their high energy performances, awe at the sexy Bonita’s and remiss groups like Vanity 6, Parliament and the like.” Tune into… Read more »

Local/Live: July 5 – Old Earth

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Todd Umhoefer – aka Old Earth — got his start in Milwaukee as a solo performer and artist, looking for an outlet outside of his predominant collaborative efforts. “I met most of my collaborators in ’06 doing open mics around Milwaukee,” he mentioned in a 2013 interview. Those collaborators turned into a band as Umhoefer… Read more »

Local/Live: June 28 – Faux Fiction

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“Born in a cool basement during the hot summer months of 2014, Faux Fiction is an alternative/powerpop quartet based in Milwaukee.  The four-piece outfit is heavily influenced by 90s alternative, shoegaze, and garage rock, which they blend to form their own unique brand of “fuzz pop”.  After a successful EP release last summer, Faux Fiction… Read more »

Local/Live: June 21 – Direct Hit!

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“Direct Hit is a band with members you might remember from now-defunct Milwaukee groups The Box Social, Paige Marshall, and The Accidents. They’ve taken a big step this year, signing a contract with Fat Wreck Chords, the San Francisco-based record label that’s released work from NOFX, The Lawrence Arms, Against Me!, Dillinger Four, Anti-Flag, Descendents,… Read more »

Local/Live: June 14 – Dr. Shrinker

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“Dr. Shrinker’ style of music can be described of a blend of thrash metal, death metal, progressive metal and hardcore.  The term the band coined back in the 1980s for their brand of music is ‘Gore Core’. “Dr. Shrinker’s first go-around was back in late 1987 – early 1991.  In 2013, three of the original… Read more »

Local/Live: June 7 – Caley Conway

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“Caley was eating expired sushi at her day job. Surprise and strange fortune were met in the bitter flavor of translucent cucumber, that meal. The Lucy Cukes would later form, curling snugly around Caley’s songs, its name gently alluding to the memory of that fateful, off cucumber. What will become of them all?” Caley Conway… Read more »

Local/Live: May 31 – New Boyz Club

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“A soulful banshee coupling cascades melodies over upright and ivory…gives way to the raucous intrusion of electric strings, syncopated thunder claps, brass shimmers, the jarring howl of “in the morning I’ll be good as gone…jazz, folk, punk rock, and apparition-driven serene, NBC broadcasts the collective unconscious in fierce.” Tune into WMSE on Tuesday, May 31st… Read more »