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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 »

Local/Live: December 20 – LBN667

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Milwaukee’s bedroom maestro of ethereally minimalistic electro-hip hop soundscapes a la Boards Of Canada, Casino Versus Japan and The Books is called LBN667 who has been releasing music on SoundCloud, Bandcamp and other avenues since 2012. His most recent release is called Leviathan; expect to hear his newest tracks from that release on Local/Live. Tune into WMSE… Read more »

WMSE’s Holiday Programming with Teeth!

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WMSE’s Special Holiday Programming and Best of 2016 shows. For the past 35 years, WMSE has hosted the most unique holiday music programming in Milwaukee. Keep it tuned to WMSE for the coolest holiday programming, including Paul Host’s 30th Christmas music marathon that kicks off at Noon on December 25th. Here are some of the… Read more »

Local/Live: December 13 – Dramatic Lovers

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Dramatic Lovers take their name from the Italian anarchists that once upon time, held weekly meetings at the Cactus Club in Bay View, Wisconsin. Like those political crusaders of yesteryear, Dramatic Lovers (the band), have spent the past 20 years or so in various musical incarnations drinking, dreaming and playing shows together at The Cactus Club…. Read more »

Local/Live: December 6 – The Mighty Reindeerlick @ Club Garibaldi’s

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WMSE merrily invites you to our monthly Local/Live at Club Garibaldi’s series on Tuesday, December 6th with Milwaukee’s most raucous holiday revelers, the Mighty Reindeerlick. Join us for our annual holiday Local/Live program by listening over the airwaves or by participating as an audience member – this event is FREE and open to the 21+… Read more »

Local/Live: November 29 – Acanthrophis

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Acanthrophis is a blackened death metal band who formed in Milwaukee in spring of 2016 with the hopes of recreating and progressing upon the approach of ’90s bands like Dissection, Naglfar and God Dethroned. While modern takes on extreme metal have gone a more abstract route, Acanthrophis seeks to return to the use of melodic… Read more »

Local/Live: November 22 – Mead Lake’s Most Wanted

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Mead Lake’s Most Wanted is: Charles Nevsimal (vocals, piano), Steev Baker (rhythm guitar, harmonies) B.J. Best (accordion, banjo, dulcimer), Joshua Beam (lead guitar), Michael Christian (lap steel), Rob Eckert (bass), Andy Truax (drums), Zach Pietrini (drums). From the band: “Mead Lake’s Most Wanted is an accidental band. Since February 2004, we’ve called ourselves a writers group, meeting monthly in bars and, twice a… Read more »