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Local/Live: July 26 – Live Tetherball Tonight

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“Weighing in at 450 pounds with a combined income of $27 an hour, these three Midwestern lads embark on a fruitless rock ‘n roll journey. Influences ranging from pre power chord rock ‘n roll, early 2000’s emo and post rock; their songs have a natural ebb and flow created through the bond of three best… Read more »

Local/Live: July 19 – Shonn Hinton & Shotgun @ Club Garibaldi’s

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WMSE is happy to present Local/Live with Shonn Hinton & Shotgun, broadcasting live from Club Garibaldi – 2501 S. Superior Street — on Tuesday, July 19th. Join WMSE and Milwaukee’s Shonn Hinton & Shotgun by listening over the airwaves or by participating as an audience member in another installment of WMSE’s dynamic ‘Local/Live at Club… Read more »

Local/Live: July 12 – Bo Triplex and His Beautiful Band

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  “Bo Triplex is a funky, groovy, get down good time from Milwaukee. Lead by established local bassist Bo Triplex, his Beautiful Band adds to – and compliments – the booming bass lines. Audiences bounce with their high energy performances, awe at the sexy Bonita’s and remiss groups like Vanity 6, Parliament and the like.” Tune into… Read more »

Local/Live: June 28 – Faux Fiction

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“Born in a cool basement during the hot summer months of 2014, Faux Fiction is an alternative/powerpop quartet based in Milwaukee.  The four-piece outfit is heavily influenced by 90s alternative, shoegaze, and garage rock, which they blend to form their own unique brand of “fuzz pop”.  After a successful EP release last summer, Faux Fiction… Read more »

Local/Live: June 21 – Direct Hit!

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“Direct Hit is a band with members you might remember from now-defunct Milwaukee groups The Box Social, Paige Marshall, and The Accidents. They’ve taken a big step this year, signing a contract with Fat Wreck Chords, the San Francisco-based record label that’s released work from NOFX, The Lawrence Arms, Against Me!, Dillinger Four, Anti-Flag, Descendents,… Read more »

Local/Live: June 14 – Dr. Shrinker

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“Dr. Shrinker’ style of music can be described of a blend of thrash metal, death metal, progressive metal and hardcore.  The term the band coined back in the 1980s for their brand of music is ‘Gore Core’. “Dr. Shrinker’s first go-around was back in late 1987 – early 1991.  In 2013, three of the original… Read more »

Local/Live: June 7 – Caley Conway

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“Caley was eating expired sushi at her day job. Surprise and strange fortune were met in the bitter flavor of translucent cucumber, that meal. The Lucy Cukes would later form, curling snugly around Caley’s songs, its name gently alluding to the memory of that fateful, off cucumber. What will become of them all?” Caley Conway… Read more »

Local/Live: May 31 – New Boyz Club

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“A soulful banshee coupling cascades melodies over upright and ivory…gives way to the raucous intrusion of electric strings, syncopated thunder claps, brass shimmers, the jarring howl of “in the morning I’ll be good as gone…jazz, folk, punk rock, and apparition-driven serene, NBC broadcasts the collective unconscious in fierce.” Tune into WMSE on Tuesday, May 31st… Read more »

Local/Live: May 24 – Midwest Death Rattle @ Club Garibaldi’s

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On Tuesday, May 24th, WMSE will present Local/Live with Milwaukee’s Midwest Death Rattle, who are newly-releasing a brand new album, Post-Apocalypso. This special night of local music and a live radio segment  at Club Garibaldi’s (2501 S. Superior) is free and open to the 21+ public to listen to and participate in. WMSE Music Director Erin… Read more »

Local/Live: May 17 – Ms. Lotus Fankh

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“From the birth of the cool till the end of September she is Ms. Lotus Fankh. She whose name represents “life and rebirth” creates music that explores the heart of soul and is sure to make you smile. A singer-songwriter-producer-musician from Milwaukee, her sound is inspired by influences of Soul, Funk, Jazz, and Rock. She… Read more »

Local/Live: May 10 – Antler House

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“Antler House is an alternative/indie rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We released our debut album Through the Dirt in May 2014. Our next album Across the Waves is being released on April 30th. While Through the Dirt is a more relaxed, atmospheric, even folky record at times, Across the Waves is much more abrasive and dynamic, honing in… Read more »

Local/Live: May 3 – Cow Ponies

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“The Cow Ponies is a Milwaukee-based band founded by music veteran John Graham in 2015. Our set list includes both original music and old country, alternative country, and cow punk copies.” The band features members whose lines of experience runs deep in Milwaukee’s music history — Rock-A-Dials, Those XCleavers, Torn Soul and Resist Her Transistor, to… Read more »

Local/Live: April 26 – AUTOMatic

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“AUTOMatic Music is the perfect name for the hip-hop group formed by Milwaukee based emcee APRIME and producer Trellmatic. The perfection that comes from their musical collaboration is simply, automatic… “2016 is already shaping up to be the most audacious year for the group with several projects planned to drop over the calendar year…AUTOMatic Music… Read more »

Local/Live: April 19 – Space Raft @ Club Garibaldi’s

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“Milwaukee-based quartet Space Raft — a staple in the city’s indie scene alongside garage poptimists Jaill — serves up lightweight guitar rock in the melodic vein of early 2000s post-punk revivalists like the Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr. Dusted with weird little synthesizer distortions Kenny Rogers might be proud of, “Mountain” (the second listen off of… Read more »

Local/Live: April 12 – Heat Death

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“Heat Death is a Milwaukee band combining self-oscillating fuzz, analog synthesis, and pounding drums with hints of noise-rock, shoegaze, industrial, and no-wave. “Formed in later 2015, Heat Death first arrived in the form of the apartment-recorded Obselescene EP. After months of playing through Milwaukee and with a finalized line-up and crafted sound, Heat Death retreated to the… Read more »

Local/Live: April 5 – Ruth B8R Ginsburg

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“Ruth B8r Ginsburg is a six-piece neo soul-folk group from Milwaukee, Wisconsin with an aim to lift up women’s voices, their music addresses a myriad of contemporary issues. ” Tune into WMSE on Tuesday, April 5th to hear an interview with and a live performance from Milwaukee’s Ruth B8R Ginsburg – WMSE.org to stream live or… Read more »

Local/Live: March 29 – The Demix

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THE DEMIX is an experimental musician & DJ who deconstructs & reassembles elements of rock, metal, industrial, hip hop, noise, soundtracks & beat music to create a dark, cinematic world that is uniquely his own. A genre defying artist who has performed everywhere from underground dance parties & jazz clubs to rock venues & coffee… Read more »

Local/Live: March 22 – 35th Anniversary Three-Hour Special @ Club Garibaldi’s w/ TRUE Skool, Tontine Ensemble, Myles Coyne and Sat. Nite Duets

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On Tuesday, March 22nd at 6pm, join WMSE over the airwaves or as an audience member for WMSE’s dynamic ‘Local/Live at Club Garibaldi’s’ series, (which WMSE introduced in the summer of 2015)! This special night of lots of local music at Club Garibaldi’s (2501 S. Superior) will be in honor of WMSE’s 35th anniversary + birthday… Read more »

Local/Live: March 8 – The Sounds Of Time

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“As fate would have it, the same ’80s funk influences that have inspired [Kid] Millions and [Sage] Schwarm for years are in vogue right now, manifesting themselves not only in the disco revival of acts like Chromeo, but also in the updated West Coast club sounds of DJ Mustard. Even this summer’s big pop hit,… Read more »

Local/Live: February 16 – WORK

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“WORK is a trio from Milwaukee. Guitar, bass and drums. Songs about love, debt, murder in small towns, whiffle ball injuries, and drinking too much. Sometimes fast pressured and punk. Sometimes slow and menacing. And sometimes we play jagged beats sideways while yelling. It really is a ball. “We are releasing our second album Doing… Read more »

Local/Live: February 9 – Dad

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“Milwaukee artist Dad had a very successful single debut earlier this year with ‘Lake Drive’ ft.Fivy.  ‘The Father Figure EP’, a 7 track EP that includes Lake Drive, is Dad’s debut project. His deep-toned voice, often altered to be even deeper, coupled with lots of hazy and atmospheric production give Dad a distinct sound seriously worth checking… Read more »

Local/Live: February 2 – Indonesian Junk

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“Big hooks and big riffs is what Indonesian Junk is all about. Hailing from the land of Lenny, Squiggy, and the Crusher this Milwaukee ménage à trois takes the best elements of glam, punk, power pop, and heavy metal; ditches the fluff and cranks out ten tuff street-pop shakers. They’re sleazy and sincere, pairing their… Read more »

Local/Live: January 26 – The Pukes

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“The Pukes came together during the spring of 2015 in a fit of spontaneity. Guitar player, Jules Frank, crawled from the swamps of Florida where he was raised by alligators and relied heavily on the native gar fish and snails for sustenance. First meeting the often elusive Sam Sharkey at the West Allis Karaoke State… Read more »

Local/Live: January 19 – Fox Face

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“Milwaukee quartet Fox Face plays weird punk rock with brooding rhythm and creepy guitar tones. Their witchy lyrics and fierce sound will make you want to groove. Or hold a seance.” Tune into WMSE on Tuesday, January 19th to hear tunes from Fox Face before they take on FemFest on Friday, January 22nd. WMSE.org to stream live or… Read more »

Local/Live: January 5 – Allen Coté

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The Sublimative Sessions are an interdimensional, interdisciplinary set of experiments, loosely curated by Allen and featuring a rotating ensemble cast of musicians from The Vega Star, The New Red Moons, The Great Lake Drifters, The Form, Lisa Ridgely and the Fainting Room, Twin Brother and The Scarring Party, among others. Volumes 1-3 span nearly four… Read more »

2015 into 2016 (Wrapping Up and Tuning In)

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Dear WMSE listeners, As you might well know, even the mightiest of the mighty need to get some rest and reinvigoration for the new year, ahead, so Team WMSE will be changing up a couple of things until that new year. Aside from our holiday-centric programming this week, here’s what to expect ’til 2016! WMSE… Read more »

Local/Live: December 22 – Zebras

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“Formed in 2007. Often compared to Dead Kennedys, Lard, and various Am Rep bands. Now playing thrashy doomy crossover as a three piece consisting of members from Call Me Lightning and Those Poor Bastards. Recent shows include Jello Biafra, Black Flag, Negative Approach, Melt Banana, High On Fire, Goatwhore, Die Kreuzen, etc.” ToneMadison.com writes, “‘Guitarist/vocalist… Read more »

Local/Live: December 15 – Mark Waldoch & Friends @ Club Garibaldi’s

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It’s beginning to look a lot like…Waldochness. What is “Waldochness”, you might ask? Waldochness is what one gets when Milwaukee musician Mark Waldoch (of Milwaukee band The Celebrated Workingman) puts on one of his famously-infamous holiday music shindigs. For those of you who remember his glorious “Merry Cactmus” show a few years back, buckle in… Read more »