Surgeons In Heat may put the retro in their pop, but they always make it lots of fun. They place plenty of funk, soul and pop in the mix, playing up the bass and the danceability factor. Since 2012, the Milwaukee band fronted by Johnathon Mayer (who also plays in Milwaukee band, Jaill), has been… Read more »
Milwaukee’s young soulful rapper Klassik already has some pretty big things to cheer about: in 2014, he was named as a “Top 10 Wisconsin Artist to Watch” by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and won a Wisconsin Area Music Industry award for “Hip Hop Artist of the Year” in 2013. He has opened for artists such… Read more »
Local/Live this week brought WMSE listeners tunes from Milwaukee’s rock veterans , the Brian Wurch Band. Remember the days of the Psychobunnies? Yeah, we do, too… The Brian Wurch Band released the excellently sappy Say Yes last year and it’s a couple parts Tom Waits, a couple parts Lou Reed and some sweetness from Paul… Read more »
“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 »
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 »
In the belly of the cosmic squirrel-beast there stands a castle. Around the castle flows a moat. Once per week the castle’s occupants party in the heavy jam that fills the moat. In their revelry they sing and they yell. This is Soup Moat. The four members: Scott Emmerich on drums and vocals, Frank Knaebe… Read more »
Local/Live this week brought WMSE listeners tune-age from Milwaukee’s Volcanos. The band rocked it up with their impassioned vocals and heavy riffage, leaning on some pretty sinewy bass lines. Thanks to the band for swinging by and enjoy a track from their session — “Parasite” — below.
Volcanos began in the latter half of 2014, when Russell, Chris and Jim (who had been playing together in the Black Sabbath tribute ‘Hand of Doom’) felt the call to create original material together again. Chris and Jim had already worked together in ‘Xolotl’, and had known Russell for years from his work in ‘Irock-Z’,… Read more »
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 this week brought WMSE listeners winsome tunes from Milwaukee’s Greatest Lakes who had the studios ringing out with their lovely harmonies and uplifting folk-pop instrumentation. Thanks to the band for swinging by and enjoy a track from their session — “Best Days” — below.