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Local/Live: October 25 – Soul Low


  Soul Low was born out of teenage jam sessions, late nights studying Milwaukee rock and roll, and a spirited sense of irreverence. With Jake Balistrieri on lead vocals and guitar, Charlie Celenza as the rhythm section, Sam Gehrke on bass, and Sean Hirthe providing keyboards and saxophone, Soul Low’s story began when they were just Milwaukee… Read more »

Local/Live: October 18 – Parallel


“Parallel mixes vocals, piano, electric cello, drums and bass/guitar to deliver its own brand of rocking poetry. From high energy, driving rhythms to rich, dark, emotive melodies, Parallel provides a captivating juxtaposition of texture and instrumentation in its approach to indie rock.” Tune into WMSE on Tuesday, October 18th to hear a live performance and interview with Parallel –… Read more »

Local/Live: October 4 – Abby Jeanne @ Club Garibaldi’s


WMSE 91.7FM is excited to welcome Abby Jeanne to our monthly Local/Live at Club Garibaldi’s series on Tuesday, October 4th. Join us by listening over the airwaves or by participating as an audience member – this event is FREE and open to the 21+ public and lots of fun! In 2010 Abby Jeanne hit the… Read more »

Local/Live: September 27 – Siren


Milwaukee’s Siren (Katie Lafond), has solidified her presence in the scene with her memorable appearances and recordings with locals New Age Narcissism, Lex Allen, WebsterX and Kiings (listen to “Exoskeletal Love”, here). Siren’s stage presence and pipes make a statement that is truly her own, even with echoes of Adele, Grimes, Beyoncé and Amy Winehouse. As Siren ventures into releasng a debut solo… Read more »

Local/Live: September 20 – Sat. Nite Duets


“Since their start in 2009, Sat. Nite Duets have been making the sort of idiosyncratic, heartfelt rock music that inspires a devoted cult following in their home base of Wisconsin. Air Guitar, their followup to 2013’s Electric Manland, is their most accomplished yet, and sees each of the band’s six members taking a whack at… Read more »

Local/Live: September 13 – NO/NO


“NO/NO are among a handful of Milwaukee bands making music that’s unabashedly sexy, something the city’s scene had rarely even attempted in the past. Sound and Light is every bit as personable and infectious as the EPs that preceded it. And like those efforts, it’s savvy enough to leave you wanting more.” ~ The Shepherd… Read more »

Local/Live: September 6 – Ugly Brothers @ Club Garibaldi’s


WMSE is happy to present Local/Live with Ugly Brothers (fresh from the release of their debut album!), broadcasting live from Club Garibaldi – 2501 S. Superior Street — on Tuesday, September 6th. Join WMSE and Milwaukee’s Ugly Brothers by listening over the airwaves or by participating as an audience member in another installment of WMSE’s… Read more »

Local/Live: August 30 – Something To Do


    “Something To Do is a long-running rock & roll & ska band from Milwaukee, WI.  S2D (not STD) has played in 16 states, sold thousands of CDs and recently wrote the theme song for a Paul Reubens-hosted show called “Gigglefudge” for Adult Swim on the Cartoon Network. “In September, Something To Do is… Read more »

Local/Live: August 23 – Trapper Schoepp


“On Rangers & Valentines, Schoepp continues to write narrative-driven songs, something he’s improved on from his first two albums, 2009’s Lived and Moved and 2011’s Run, Engine, Run. He drops his characters into adrenaline-filled situations – diseases, natural disasters, even war – to see how they endure in the face of danger. It may sound… Read more »

Keeping It Real at Eaux Claires 2016


It hasn’t been very long since the last note rang out at Foster Farms in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, home to the second annual Eaux Claires music festival, yet to the many festival attendees, it’s still a vivid, woodsy + sonic memory. While the weather was questionable the first evening, the lineup for the festival that… Read more »