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Local/Live: September 12 – Dead Is Dead

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Dead is Dead write patient songs with a metallic edge with a slight lean towards the darker side of post rock. Comprised of guitarist Eric Madl, bassist Nick Sheppard and drummer Mark Sheppard, Dead is Dead create patient and moody post metal, trading in the uniformity and unabashed Black Sabbath influence of their contemporaries for something far less gimmicky and far more organic. While… Read more »

Local/Live: September 5th – GGOOLLDD @ Club Garibaldi’s

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WMSE’s Local/Live once again returns to Club Garibaldi’s for another awesome season of monthly Local/Live segments! On Tuesday, September 5th, we kick the season off with a bang with the energetic and ever-popular synth-poppers, GGOOLLDD before they head off on a massive tour and out of Milwaukee, permanently to call Baton Rouge home. You can join… Read more »

Local/Live: August 29th – Bootleg Bessie

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Experience a modern revival of the classic Southern Delta Blues sound with Milwaukee three-piece, Bootleg Bessie. Mark Becker (bass), Josh Rauen (guitar + lead vocals) and Richard “Dicky” Paul (drums) pay tribute to American roots rock with high-energy, instrumental improvisations, exploring artists who helped influence the tried and true classic rock sound. The band’s latest release, Here… Read more »

Local/Live: August 22nd – Snag

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Snag confronts themes of antipathy for late-capitalism, police violence, and environmental catastrophe with fury and despair. Theirs is a generation with a deep sense of injustice and impending loss. They draw influence from the early 2000s touchstones City of Caterpillar, Majority Rule, and Brand New, bands that informed an adolescent sneer that has matured into… Read more »

Local/Live: August 15th – Rose of the West

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Milwaukee’s Rose of the West creates cinematic and dreamy synth-pop with a dark side, juxtaposing both cool and warm atmospherics, lead by Gina Barrington’s otherworldly vocals. Barrington’s knack for storytelling on the band’s debut singles – “Hunters Will” and “Love & War” – lends depth to those cool and warm sounds where nothing is as it seems,… Read more »

Local/Live: Tuesday, August 8th: Chill On the Hill Live Broadcast with HI/Jack, The Revomatics and Max & the Invaders

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WMSE is very excited to team up with the weekly local summertime institution of Chill On the Hill in Bay View’s Humboldt Park for an inaugural broadcast of the live concert series on the WMSE airwaves on Tuesday, August 8th. Join Local/Live hosts Erin and Cal as they introduce the performers for the night (HI/Jack, the Revomatics… Read more »

Local/Live: August 1st – Moon Rats

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A collection of Milwaukee music-scene veterans have formed a new band, Moon Rats, and are stoked to announce the release of their debut album, Highway Lord. The band itself is an amalgamation of musicians from bands (Calliope, The Rashita Joneses, Sonic J and Myles Coyne) whose styles range wildly from folk to psych and stoner… Read more »

Local/Live: July 25th – Coyote

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Coyote is a four piece rock ‘n’ roll band out of southern Wisconsin. 2017 has the band touring their Wisconsin stomping grounds and surrounding Midwestern states in celebration of the release of their debut record Fool’s Gold. A musical anecdote of sorts, from natural landscapes to vibrant cities, the album is a reflection of the… Read more »

Local/Live: July 18th – Strangelander

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Strangelander is: Steve Peplin, David Wake, Amanda Huff, Aaron Gardner, Jeremy Kuzniar, Michael Ritter and Patrick Reinholz; a collective of likeminded musicians who create jazz with warm humanity, connecting sound + mind together. “Jazz guitarist Steve Peplin rounded up [this] cast of elite Milwaukee talent for his latest project, Strangelander, a band including De La Buena… Read more »