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Local/Live: February 28 — the Zach Pietrini Band

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Rooted in Milwaukee, the Zach Pietrini Band is a five-piece Americana force. They craft brutally honest, instantly familiar songs that uphold old country standards but incorporate new rock sensibilities. With the diverse approach of Gram Parsons, the writing style of Ryan Adams, and the live show of Jason Isbell, the Zach Pietrini Band is the… Read more »

Local/Live: February 21 – Piles

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Piles is a three piece band from Milwaukee including Nolan on bass and vocals, Drew on drums, and Jesse on guitar and vocals.  Piles will be releasing their second LP, Expeller, on Gloss Records on March 14th. Tune into WMSE on Tuesday, February 21st to hear a live performance of their newest songs and an interview… Read more »

International Clash Day on WMSE

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WMSE loves The Clash, so we couldn’t pass up a chance to join forces with KEXP in Seattle and cities around the world to celebrate the 5th International Clash Day this Tuesday, February 7th. Tune into the Mighty 91 from 12:30pm – 6pm to listen to two back-to-back all-Clash programs, kicking off with DJ Von Munz… Read more »

Local/Live: February 7 – Zed Kenzo @ Club Garibaldi’s

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Zecháriah Ruffin — “Zed Kenzo” — is a multifaceted musician. Having spent time in choirs and learning piano as a young child to fronting a hardcore band  (Youth Crush), Ruffin eventually gravitated more into  singing and rapping over her own beats. Zed Kenzo is a natural-born collaborator and has written, recorded, produced and released a… Read more »

Local/Live: January 31 – Haunter

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Haunter is a ramshackle outfit of slackers currently residing in Milwaukee. The group started making music in Stevens Point back in 2011, released two full albums, two EPs, and then in late 2015 began writing and recording for their newest, biggest album, Worm. Worm is an exploration of all the sounds you heard coming out… Read more »

Local/Live: January 24 – The Pukes

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The Pukes came together during the spring of 2015 in a fit of spontaneity; Jules Frank (who crawled out from the swamps of Florida where he was raised  by alligators, relying heavily on the native Garfish and snails for sustenance)  first met the often elusive Sam Sharkey at the West Allis Karaoke State Championship. Not… Read more »

Local/Live: January 17 – The Glacial Speed

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The Glacial Speed began in 2014 when long time friends and musical collaborators Ashley Altadonna and Mike Carey (both formerly of the band, New Blind Nationals) started writing songs together again after nearly a decade-long hiatus. They were joined by Chris Van Gompel (Ifihadahifi) and Kyle Martin (Kings Horses, Two Room Honeymoon) and started playing… Read more »

Local/Live: January 10 – Vincent VanGREAT

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  One might first recognize Vincent VanGREAT as a producer from Milwaukee’s SAFS Crew, but recently (and more than ever), his singular name is sticking out since creating and releasing his own material last year. His solo debut UnGREATful, was released in June and at it’s release, he told Milwaukee Record that his “Crew” still majorly influenced his… Read more »

2016 into 2017 (Wrapping Up and Tuning In)

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Dear WMSE listeners, Even the mightiest of the mighty need to get some rest and reinvigorating for the new year ahead!  Team WMSE will be changing up a couple of things until that new year arrives and aside from our holiday-centric programming this week, here’s what to expect until 2017! WMSE’s weekly chart report will be… Read more »