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Local/Live: April 7 – The Brian Wurch Band

“The Brian Wurch Band started out as ‘The Gigolo’s” playing on Water Street in the 90’s for tips and laughs. Phil the “human jukebox” Baldus aka Pilo B lead the way on lead vocals and Dennis “Daredevil” Dykstra on drums and vocals, Brian on guitar and vocals, Add Tom “Ironman” Plutshack on the bass. “Brian… Read more »

Listen Back: Local/Live with Soup Moat

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Local/Live this week brought WMSE listeners the sludge-y goodness of Milwaukee quartet, Soup Moat. The band is celebrating a new release — Enjoy Your Hobbies — on Milwaukee’s Triple Eye Industries and has been out and about on the Milwaukee scene, playing shows at Cocoon Room, Borg Ward and more, recently. Thanks to the band for swinging… Read more »

Local/Live: March 17 – Ara

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Ara is a four-piece progressive/technical death metal band, featuring members of the bands Northless and Concentric. Ara began in early 2012 as a culmination of the desires of one Jerry Hauppa and Erik Stenglein to play in a death metal project that borrowed from their influences, without being mere carbon copies. Both Jerry and Erik have/had… Read more »

Local/Live: March 10 – Dryhouse Ruins

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Dryhouse Ruins parts are more recognizable than their sum: Damian Strigens currently of Testa Rosa and formerly of Field Report and many more, Jim Warchol, formerly of Sometime Sweet Susan and currently of Death Blues, and Jeff Mitchell, formerly of Field Report and known around town for his solo material, all come together to form… Read more »

Local/Live: March 3 – Greatest Lakes

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Greatest Lakes is an indie rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At times, the band’s sound can conjure up similar harmony-driven bands from The Beach Boys to Band of Horses. Infused with intricate vocal harmonies giving you that feel of as if you were riding a jetski through the Arctic Ocean staring up admiring the deep… Read more »

Local/Live: February 24 – Deadset

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Formed in December 2013, Deadset is a five-piece melodic hardcore band based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Featuring vocalist Brian Radmond, guitarist and vocalist Ryan Gehrig, guitarist Joe Scheibl, bassist Josh Rardin and drummer, Pat Kiehm, Deadset plays music characterized by heavy riffs, melodic leads and emotive yet aggressive vocals. To date, the band has released… Read more »

Local/Live: February 10 – Dead Horses (live at Todd Wehr Conference Center)

Dead Horses is a young acoustic band with a cultivated folk sensibility well beyond their years. Hailing from a small Wisconsin town made world famous by a pair of overalls, the Oshkosh, WI based troupe craft powerful coming of age narratives sung by the alluring golden-haired songstress Sarah Vos. “Dead Horses has a sound equally beautiful and effortless.” -Stephanie Elkins, “Simply Folk” on Wisconsin… Read more »

Local/Live: February 3 – Lotus Ash

In late 2013, members of Maidens, Northless, and Ellis came together to bring you riffs pulling from sludge, desert rock, drone, and Eastern influences. That joining of forces is Milwaukee’s Lotus Ash. Tune into WMSE’s Local/Live on Tuesday, February 3rd to hear songs from Lotus Ash’s latest LP, The Word of God. WMSE.org to stream live or… Read more »

Local/Live: January 27 – Building On Buildings

Building on Buildings is a five-piece band calling Madison, Wisconsin home. Like a cloudy afternoon, sun-punched in just the right places, they find a smile in sadness, never neglecting the sadness in the smile. It’s the sound of black coffee with a brandy chaser. Of corduroy and cashmere. Of sparse sonic spaces and electroplated shimmer,… Read more »

Local/Live: January 13 – Mortgage Freeman (live at Todd Wehr Conference Center)

Formed a little more than 4 years ago, Mortgage Freeman have no ends. Heavy outer space funk in full dynamic polyphonic stereo. They play it like is and what it is is this: be alive to realize that Mortgage Freeman can help you survive. Jam on it. Tune into 91.7 FM on your radio dial… Read more »

Local/Live: December 16 – Canopies

Canopies’ debut album Maximize Your Faith is a cerebral nudge pressing you to take that next cosmic leap, whatever it may be. Built upon a foundation of propulsive drums and layered atop crystalline synths and warping guitars, the songs have a natural sonic trajectory of outward motion, pushing and stretching themselves to their limits. To… Read more »

Local/Live: December 9 – Five Card Studs Holiday Extravaganza and CD Release Party (live at Todd Wehr Conference Center)

(3-word description): Vegas-styled Schmaltzy “Entertainmentsplosion”. Milwaukee’s Five Card Studs is the kitschy, Las Vegas-styled revue performing overthe-top versions of ’60’s/’70’s/’80’s hits from their ever-increasing playlist, putting emphasis on the A-sides (and B-sides) by the likes of Humperdink, Diamond, The Spinners and Tom Jones and literally running the gamut of songs from each decade. Showing ace-musicianship… Read more »

Local/Live: December 2 – Whips

Whips is a Milwaukee-based indie rock quartet, formed in late 2012. Comprised from both former and current members of Red Knife Lottery, Space Raft, Hot Coffin, The Academy Is, and Call Me Lightning, Whips features Ashley Smith, Christian Hansen, Tyler Chicorel and Andy Mrotek, who bring loud guitars and aggressive vocals and percussion to the… Read more »

Local/Live: November 25 – Greetings From the Imposter

We are a DJ duo. We are a recording trio. We are a multi-person, multimedia live rock n’ roll experience. We are what we wanna be. The Shepherd Express writes “[Greetings From The Imposter] goes beyond being a band into a grander scale of entertainment enterprise”. Dance music styles come and go and come around again… Read more »