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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 »

Live on WMSE: Call Me Lightning

Warming up now in the WMSE studios is Milwaukee rock trio Call Me Lightning. Drummer Shane Hochstetler, guitarist/vocalist Nathan Lilley and recently-recruited bassist/vocalist Tyler Chicorel are sounding pretty awesome and pretty darn loud. Catch ‘em when they go live on the air in mere minutes (before 1 p.m.) today on Dori’s show. Dusty Medical Records of Milwaukee… Read more »

Ahab’s Ghost Brings the Rock on Buzz’s Garage Tonight

Most likely Milwaukee’s only band to sign a ‘rock n’ roll constitution, Ahab’s Ghost means serious business when it comes to channeling Motorhead, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and the like. Stated in their ‘constitution’s’ preamble is this: ”We the People of Rock n’ Roll, in order to form a more perfect union of rock, establish and encourage shredding, insure domestic jams,… Read more »

Tonight on Local/Live: Collective Neurosis

“I am proposing the word ‘musicreating’ to describe the process of playing/performing music in a manner which is spontaneous, improvised, of-the-moment, in other words, music making/playing which is created/composed ‘on the spot’, quoth the raven, otherwise known as Carl [Raven] on his musical project known as Collective Neurosis. Raven, the percussionist of Collective Neurosis, along with Frank Marquardt on saxophone and… Read more »