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Posts Categorized: In-Studio Performances

Local/Live: December 10 – Blessed Feathers

Winter 2008 – A month after turning 17, Donivan Berube, Florida native, disassociates himself from the church of Jehovah’s Witnesses (and therefore his entire family, forever), packs his life into a tiny car, and drives 36 hours north into a Wisconsin blizzard. Things are a little intense. Spring 2009 – Jacquelyn Beaupre’ meets Donivan at… Read more »

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 »