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Local/Live: November 18 – Hideous Replica

Hideous Replica is Dan Hintz and Frank Rose, a Milwaukee noise duo. Hideous Replica heavily amplifies very quiet field recordings, in order to reveal the hidden structures found within near-silence. The result is typically a sublime howl or drone. Tune into 91.7 FM WMSE on Tuesday, November 18th to hear a live set from Milwaukee’s… Read more »

Local/Live: November 11 – Extra Crispy Brass Band (live at Todd Wehr Conference Center)

The Extra Crispy Brass Band (or EC Brass Band or ECBB) plays New Orleans-style brass band music inspired by the great contemporary bands such as the Dirty Dozen, Hot Eight, Rebirth, and New Birth Brass Bands as well as traditional outfits such as the Olympia and Mahogany Brass Bands. The EC Brass Band’s repertoire includes… Read more »

Local/Live: November 4 – Cavewives

The Cavewives is a soulful, psychedelic rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Forming in early 2013, the band anticipates the release of their debut album, Be The Dog, on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn. The album skillfully meanders through multiple genres, such as the blues-fusion synthesis pioneered by artists like Cream and Hendrix,… Read more »

Local/Live: October 14 – Aluar Pearls (live at Todd Wehr Conference Center)

The Aluar Pearls are a nine-piece, full of soul-explosive Afro-beat and Creole sounds from the gritty heart of Milwaukee. The Aluar Pearls were formed in mid-2013 by Bryan Rogers and Matthew Wilson, musical collaborators for more than a decade, as a songwriting outlet to explore a shared love of West African Highlife music and Afro-beat…. Read more »

Local/Live: October 7 – Stacian

STACIAN is the minimal synth project of Milwaukee native Dania Luck.  Employing a barrage of analog and digital drum machines and synthesizers, STACIAN could be described as cold wave, synthpop or, more simply, dark electronic dance music.   Influences lay within the spheres of post-punk, industrial, no-wave, kraut rock, 80’s style synth pop, and experimental… Read more »

Local/Live: September 30 – Castle Thunder

Castle Thunder is the brainchild of Milwaukee songwriter Cory Gorman. The now-quintet has been subject to several comings and goings of bandmates though out its career; the current line up, and best to date, displays heft of maturity and a more refined soundscape. Filling out the line up is Ryan Rupprecht on keys, Evan McAllister… Read more »

Local/Live: September 23 – Joseph Huber

“Singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Joseph Huber is a founding member of, and also had spent 6 years of playing banjo and heavy touring with the Milwaukee, Wisconsin “streetgrass” group, the .357 String Band — a group that, despite it’s abrupt break-up, still continues to gain popularity, is known as one of the most influential groups in the recent… Read more »

WMSE’s 5th Annual Backyard BBQ News!

Dearest WMSE listeners and supporters, It’s like we can almost taste the BBQ in the air here at the Mighty 91…those sweet tunes will also soon be wafting into our ears like the smell of BBQ in our nostrils. WMSE is very much looking forward to you joining us at Cathedral Square Park tomorrow afternoon… Read more »

Local/Live: September 9- Ramma Lamma (live at Todd Wehr Conference Center)

Ramma Lamma is a Milwaukee Rock n Roll supergroup consisting of members of Bleed, The Chinese Telephones, The Flips and The Kill-a-watts. They have been around a few years now. They have a fantastic new album out called Ice Cream. It’s a rock n roll party record with various styles of 1970’s Rock n Roll… Read more »

Local/Live: September 2 — Heavy Hand

Since the summer of 2011, Heavy Hand has been playing post-noise pop in the vein of bands like The Thermals, The Minutemen and Sebadoh. Their debut EP Confusion is Body Parts is out now (digital). Heavy Hand’s short, punchy songs cover satirical themes of wildlife, karate movies, wizards, American Pride (but not white power), sprinkled… Read more »

Local/Live: August 26 – Light Music

Light Music is an electronic rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Exploring a grand scope of influences from classical nocturnes, to psychedelic­ pop, to euro­house, Light Music crafts rock opuses underscored with poly­rhythmic beats, fierce guitars, spacious synthesizers, each song effervescing to a unique destination. Tune into WMSE to hear live songs from the band’s forthcoming… Read more »

Local/Live: August 19 – The Midwestern Charm

You think everything’s good, everything’s fine…and then you wake up the next day and you’re on fire. The Midwestern Charm are experts at those sharp, lovable pop tunes drenched in feedback and found in the basement with a fifth of Jack. Influenced in equal parts pinball machines, the Lemonheads, pizza and the Replacements. Just add booze…. Read more »

Local/Live: July 29 – Body Futures

Body Futures combine flawless pop sensibilities with full-speed-ahead rock dynamics, punctuated with insanely catchy choruses and utilizing unconventional instrumentation (effect-driven autoharp?) to produce a sound at once naggingly familiar and indefinable. Vocalist Dixie Jacobs (who doubles on the aforementioned autoharp and synthesizer) provides crystal-clear vocal melodies, offset by drummer D.J. Hostettler’s slightly more unhinged call-and-response… Read more »

Local/Live: July 22 – The Quiet Time Band

Milwaukee alternative rock trio The Quiet Time features Jordin Baas (vocals/guitar/synth) and John Doyle (drums/percussion) and JR Hendrickson (bass). The band formed in 2013, deriving from influences of punk to indie, blues and synth rock. Originally conceived as a two-piece, the group has added JR to expand on their sound. Follow: Facebook Listen: ReverbNation  … Read more »