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A Trip to Bandcamp With: The Sleepwalkers

Now officially “The Sleepwalkers” (dropping the band founder, Ian Olvera’s name), the Fox Cities-bred quartet takes a renewed collective breath and issues forth a new exercise in upbeat, harmonic, blue-hued pop-twang. The band has added new members with the name-drop and even with all this, the newest material on Lost My Mind In Stereo isn’t too… Read more »

Download: In-Studio Performances

It’s been a little while since we posted up recordings from in-studio and Local/Live performances, so today you’re getting a nice little batch of recordings to stream or download from both local and international artists. Band: The Midwest Beat Song: “High Life” Recorded: March 18, 2014 Program: Local/Live Location: Bob & Genie Friedman Live Performance… Read more »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: Old Earth

Old Earth’s “Milwaukee to Edinburgh” experience is a pretty incredible one for local musician Todd Umhoefer, considering it all was made possible via Kickstarter. Old Earth, currently working with Edinburgh, Scotland’s mini50 Records, took his initial steps with the label on the its home turf, doing a short tour that included stops at World’s End… Read more »

Local/Live: April 8 – Nomad Palace

Nomad Palace is the superhero name for Nate Zabriskie, who makes largely instrumental electronic music.  Among his biggest genre-influences are hip hop, world music, IDM, ambient, and experimental.  Accompanying Nate in the studio will be fellow computersoundmaker Erik Schoster, a.k.a. He Can Jog.  Erik and Nate make up two thirds of the band Cedar A.V…. Read more »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: The Directionals

WMSE listeners just might already be familiar with Milwaukee’s the Directionals, who played our Local/Live program last November. At the time of their studio time here at WMSE, the trio was gearing up to release their next album, Omni and they previewed that with a little extra boost in January from their video for the single,… Read more »

Local/Live: April 1 – Burning Sons

Milwaukee’s Burning Sons spent the last four years playing metallic- tinged hardcore punk with a string of records released on California’s legendary Mystic Records label and vocalist Dillon Hallen, guitarist Carl Steinhagen, and drummer Dan DuChaine have accumulated over one hundred shows, to date (pretty busy guys, eh?). Along with newcomer bassist Ed Knecht, Burning… Read more »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: Reynaldo Jenkins and the Teardrops

A bit elusive, Racine-based Reynaldo Jenkins & the Teardrops, might be tough to read up on, but are definitely not tough to listen up to — brassy, surfy and a little jangly (self-genre-fied as “doo woop, garage, punk”), the group plays to Roy Orbison’s croons, Jon Spencer’s swagger and the Black Lips’ rowdy, devil-may-care attitude;… Read more »

Local/Live: March 25 – Bright Kind

Bright Kind is the answer to the question, “Is there room for one more sonic layer?” In 2012, longtime bandmates Jeanna Salzer, Harrison Dole, and Alex Bunke decided to take their sound in a new direction, forming Bright Kind. Based on their love for thrift-store synthesizers, a good hook, and driving rhythm, they recruited keyboard player Eric… Read more »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: The Sharrows

Madison’s the Sharrows do roots rock in an dusty, easygoing whirlwind, much like early Neil Young, Wilco, North Mississippi All Stars and all others who have spun yarns long, and sepia-toned. Employing a bucket of acoustic instrumentation and throwing a bit of keys in to messy things up, the Sharrows sway back and forth between “good-time… Read more »