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Local/Live: January 24 – The Pukes

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The Pukes came together during the spring of 2015 in a fit of spontaneity; Jules Frank (who crawled out from the swamps of Florida where he was raised  by alligators, relying heavily on the native Garfish and snails for sustenance)  first met the often elusive Sam Sharkey at the West Allis Karaoke State Championship. Not… Read more »

Local/Live: January 17 – The Glacial Speed

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The Glacial Speed began in 2014 when long time friends and musical collaborators Ashley Altadonna and Mike Carey (both formerly of the band, New Blind Nationals) started writing songs together again after nearly a decade-long hiatus. They were joined by Chris Van Gompel (Ifihadahifi) and Kyle Martin (Kings Horses, Two Room Honeymoon) and started playing… Read more »

Local/Live: January 10 – Vincent VanGREAT

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  One might first recognize Vincent VanGREAT as a producer from Milwaukee’s SAFS Crew, but recently (and more than ever), his singular name is sticking out since creating and releasing his own material last year. His solo debut UnGREATful, was released in June and at it’s release, he told Milwaukee Record that his “Crew” still majorly influenced his… Read more »

Local/Live: December 20 – LBN667

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Milwaukee’s bedroom maestro of ethereally minimalistic electro-hip hop soundscapes a la Boards Of Canada, Casino Versus Japan and The Books is called LBN667 who has been releasing music on SoundCloud, Bandcamp and other avenues since 2012. His most recent release is called Leviathan; expect to hear his newest tracks from that release on Local/Live. Tune into WMSE… Read more »

Local/Live: December 13 – Dramatic Lovers

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Dramatic Lovers take their name from the Italian anarchists that once upon time, held weekly meetings at the Cactus Club in Bay View, Wisconsin. Like those political crusaders of yesteryear, Dramatic Lovers (the band), have spent the past 20 years or so in various musical incarnations drinking, dreaming and playing shows together at The Cactus Club…. Read more »

Local/Live: December 6 – The Mighty Reindeerlick @ Club Garibaldi’s

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WMSE merrily invites you to our monthly Local/Live at Club Garibaldi’s series on Tuesday, December 6th with Milwaukee’s most raucous holiday revelers, the Mighty Reindeerlick. Join us for our annual holiday Local/Live program by listening over the airwaves or by participating as an audience member – this event is FREE and open to the 21+… Read more »

Local/Live: November 29 – Acanthrophis

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Acanthrophis is a blackened death metal band who formed in Milwaukee in spring of 2016 with the hopes of recreating and progressing upon the approach of ’90s bands like Dissection, Naglfar and God Dethroned. While modern takes on extreme metal have gone a more abstract route, Acanthrophis seeks to return to the use of melodic… Read more »

Local/Live: November 22 – Mead Lake’s Most Wanted

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Mead Lake’s Most Wanted is: Charles Nevsimal (vocals, piano), Steev Baker (rhythm guitar, harmonies) B.J. Best (accordion, banjo, dulcimer), Joshua Beam (lead guitar), Michael Christian (lap steel), Rob Eckert (bass), Andy Truax (drums), Zach Pietrini (drums). From the band: “Mead Lake’s Most Wanted is an accidental band. Since February 2004, we’ve called ourselves a writers group, meeting monthly in bars and, twice a… Read more »

Local/Live: November 15 – Honeymooners

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  Honeymooners is the solo project of Eli Smith (previously of Wasted Islands and Lost Spirit). The project started in May of 2012 when he was 16. It began as a solo, acoustic project and has gradually amassed different musical layers since, currently residing at the intersection of experimental music/sound art and more conventionally structured… Read more »

Local/Live: November 8 – Luxi

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Luxi has been experimenting with electronic music since around 2007, transforming her more traditional song writing towards the obscure after taking an interest in computer programming and recording, she calls her style “futuregrungepop” while being influenced by a wide range of musical genres, including artists such as Portishead, Fever Ray, Pictureplane, Balam Acab, Tricky, Radiohead,… Read more »