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Local/Live: February 3 – Lotus Ash

In late 2013, members of Maidens, Northless, and Ellis came together to bring you riffs pulling from sludge, desert rock, drone, and Eastern influences. That joining of forces is Milwaukee’s Lotus Ash. Tune into WMSE’s Local/Live on Tuesday, February 3rd to hear songs from Lotus Ash’s latest LP, The Word of God. WMSE.org to stream live or… Read more »

Local/Live: January 27 – Building On Buildings

Building on Buildings is a five-piece band calling Madison, Wisconsin home. Like a cloudy afternoon, sun-punched in just the right places, they find a smile in sadness, never neglecting the sadness in the smile. It’s the sound of black coffee with a brandy chaser. Of corduroy and cashmere. Of sparse sonic spaces and electroplated shimmer,… Read more »

Local/Live: January 13 – Mortgage Freeman (live at Todd Wehr Conference Center)

Formed a little more than 4 years ago, Mortgage Freeman have no ends. Heavy outer space funk in full dynamic polyphonic stereo. They play it like is and what it is is this: be alive to realize that Mortgage Freeman can help you survive. Jam on it. Tune into 91.7 FM on your radio dial… Read more »

Local/Live: December 16 – Canopies

Canopies’ debut album Maximize Your Faith is a cerebral nudge pressing you to take that next cosmic leap, whatever it may be. Built upon a foundation of propulsive drums and layered atop crystalline synths and warping guitars, the songs have a natural sonic trajectory of outward motion, pushing and stretching themselves to their limits. To… Read more »

Local/Live: December 9 – Five Card Studs Holiday Extravaganza and CD Release Party (live at Todd Wehr Conference Center)

(3-word description): Vegas-styled Schmaltzy “Entertainmentsplosion”. Milwaukee’s Five Card Studs is the kitschy, Las Vegas-styled revue performing overthe-top versions of ’60’s/’70’s/’80’s hits from their ever-increasing playlist, putting emphasis on the A-sides (and B-sides) by the likes of Humperdink, Diamond, The Spinners and Tom Jones and literally running the gamut of songs from each decade. Showing ace-musicianship… Read more »