Blog Posts

Posts Categorized: In-Studio Performances

Local/Live: November 26 – The Directionals

The Directionals came from all directions initially, playing in various bands in Milwaukee for years, and finally came together to form a cohesive project in the Directionals in the summer of 2011. Immediately after banding together, The Directionals spent their time well, playing countless shows and released their first single “Serenade Of Fire” about a… Read more »

Local/Live: November 19 – Hothouse Barkers

Milwaukee’s Hothouse Barkers are a “rock, funk, jazz, punk, blues-based extravaganza” featuring Cory Tcheng on guitar/vocals, Nathan Conradon bass/vocals, Mike Lukaszewiczon keys/Vocals and Chaz Parker on drums. The newly-minted band visits WMSE on Tuesday, November 19th to premiere their tunes for Local/Live before they play a show on December 6th at Fire On Water. Listen in… Read more »

The New Local/Live

Supporting and giving voice to the entirety of Milwaukee-area music has been a central part of WMSE’s missions since even before the station became WMSE on March 17, 1981, when the station was WSOE and Jules, Host and Mars were just pups cobbling together a small, college radio station that barely reached off campus. Then,… Read more »

Local/Live: November 5 – Faux Fir

Geography, technology, humanities and psychology. These are not majors but rather minors that have brought Ryan Rupprecht, Adam Bartell, Will Boucher and Jake Brahm together to record as Faux Fir. Their new album Fashionable Life spans the globe with members on opposite coasts and a producer in Kenya. Tune into WMSE at 8pm tonight to… Read more »

Local/Live: October 22 – The Aimless Blades

Every Tuesday at 8PM since February of 2005, WMSE has welcomed a Milwaukee-area artist into the Bob and Genie Friedman Live Performance Studio to perform a full set live on the airwaves, made possible by our amazing sound engineer Billy Cicerelli. The program includes a 20 – 25 minute live set, an interview with the performing artist and… Read more »

Tonight On Local/Live: West of East

Sara Moilanen and Tim Suchocki may follow in the footsteps of folk-twang artists such as Neil Young, Lucinda Williams and John Prine, but manage to carry their own weight in the genre by shifting the emphasis to Molianen’s more soulful vocal style and their  introspective-yet-uplifting lyricism. The duo, known as West of East, have been performing… Read more »

Tonight on Local/Live: Ian Olvera and the Sleepwalkers

After a  few stop-start lineup changes, the official standing  of Ian Olvera and the Sleepwalkers is set and the Green Bay-by-Oshkosh-by-Milwaukee band is ready to tour behind their solid Milwaukee-created recordings, planned to be released later this year. The trio of Ian Olvera on guitars and vocals, Connor Lamue on bass and vocals and Nikolas Davidson on drums (with the… Read more »