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Listen Back: Local/Live with the Scarring Party

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Local/Live this week featured Milwaukee’s The Scarring Party, who have been through quite a bit in their ten-plus year career, making a pretty indelible impression with their vast array of instrumentation (tuba, glockenspiel, accordion, marimba, typewriter, etc.)., all sewn together with the carnival barker quality of ringleader, Daniel Bullock’s, classic microphone. The band bids the… Read more »

Local/Live: May 12 – The Scarring Party

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If you are from Milwaukee, you know them…but not for long. The Scarring Party might be hard to classify, but everyone who does know them has not forgotten their very specific sound. The key audio components: banjo, tuba, glockenspiel, accordion, oddball percussion and one very unique microphone with frontman Daniel Bullock to back it up,… Read more »

Listen Back: Local/Live with Devil Met Contention

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Local/Live this week featured Milwaukee’s Devil Met Contention, a former solo project of band leader Ehson Rad. Rad gathered up a solid crew to help him flesh out his songs filled with lots of Cash-esque swagger and Waits’-inspired gravel and growl. The band’s latest EP, American Times, is filled with twangy guitar and sneaky percussion,… Read more »

Local/Live: April 28 – Gauss

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Formed in 2012, Gauss is Eddie Chapman, Andy Grygiel, James Brickner and John Larkin. They take their name from Carl Friedrich Gauss, a 19th century German mathematician whose impact can be seen in numerous scientific disciplines. Inspired by his exploration of electromagnetic fields, the band uses their songwriting to manipulate sonic tendencies, drawing from and… Read more »

Local/Live: April 14 – Klassik (live at Todd Wehr Conference Center)

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Milwaukee’s young soulful rapper Klassik already has some pretty big things to cheer about: in 2014, he was named as a “Top 10 Wisconsin Artist to Watch” by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and won a Wisconsin Area Music Industry award for “Hip Hop Artist of the Year” in 2013. He  has opened for artists such… Read more »

Listen Back: Local/Live with the Brian Wurch Band

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Local/Live this week brought WMSE listeners tunes from Milwaukee’s rock veterans , the Brian Wurch Band. Remember the days of the Psychobunnies? Yeah, we do, too… The Brian Wurch Band released the excellently sappy Say Yes last year and it’s a couple parts Tom Waits, a couple parts Lou Reed and some sweetness from Paul… Read more »

Local/Live: April 7 – The Brian Wurch Band

“The Brian Wurch Band started out as ‘The Gigolo’s” playing on Water Street in the 90’s for tips and laughs. Phil the “human jukebox” Baldus aka Pilo B lead the way on lead vocals and Dennis “Daredevil” Dykstra on drums and vocals, Brian on guitar and vocals, Add Tom “Ironman” Plutshack on the bass. “Brian… Read more »