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Local/Live: March 21– Def Harmonic

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Jason Todd (“JTodd “) and Lia Manley-DeRuiter (“Lunaversol9”) are no strangers to Milwaukee’s hip hop scene, although they do dip out for lengthy periods. Todd’s prowess on the beats and cagey vocal delivery paired Manley-DeRuiter’s smooth poetry makes the pair’s ear-turning brand of blended funk, soul, electro and hip hop into something that’s energizing, sweet and… Read more »

Local/Live: March 14 – Twin Brother @ Club Garibaldi’s

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WMSE once again travels to Club Garibaldi’s to host a live performance by a local musician or group for our monthly Local/Live at Club Garibaldi’s series! On Tuesday, March 14th, enjoy the newest sounds of Milwaukee’s revamped Twin Brother by listening over the airwaves or by participating as an audience member – this event is… Read more »

Local/Live: March 7– the Hullmen

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The Hullmen were recently described as “intriguing hard rock from Wisconsin ” by Maximum Rock and Roll magazine, which while odd, is right on the nail. For nine years and counting, the Hullmen have been pummeling punk, surf, garage and rock into their own distinct formula. The Hullmen are Milwaukee scene vets that have a strong… Read more »

Local/Live: February 28 — the Zach Pietrini Band

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Rooted in Milwaukee, the Zach Pietrini Band is a five-piece Americana force. They craft brutally honest, instantly familiar songs that uphold old country standards but incorporate new rock sensibilities. With the diverse approach of Gram Parsons, the writing style of Ryan Adams, and the live show of Jason Isbell, the Zach Pietrini Band is the… Read more »

Local/Live: February 21 – Piles

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Piles is a three piece band from Milwaukee including Nolan on bass and vocals, Drew on drums, and Jesse on guitar and vocals.  Piles will be releasing their second LP, Expeller, on Gloss Records on March 14th. Tune into WMSE on Tuesday, February 21st to hear a live performance of their newest songs and an interview… Read more »

Local/Live: February 7 – Zed Kenzo @ Club Garibaldi’s

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Zecháriah Ruffin — “Zed Kenzo” — is a multifaceted musician. Having spent time in choirs and learning piano as a young child to fronting a hardcore band  (Youth Crush), Ruffin eventually gravitated more into  singing and rapping over her own beats. Zed Kenzo is a natural-born collaborator and has written, recorded, produced and released a… Read more »

Local/Live: January 31 – Haunter

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Haunter is a ramshackle outfit of slackers currently residing in Milwaukee. The group started making music in Stevens Point back in 2011, released two full albums, two EPs, and then in late 2015 began writing and recording for their newest, biggest album, Worm. Worm is an exploration of all the sounds you heard coming out… Read more »

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 »