Blog Posts

Posts Categorized: General

Free Bad Religion Live Album

words by Dwellephant This Spring, punk rock’s elder statesmen are celebrating 30 years by hitting the road and recording their performances. And eventually, said-recordings will be pared down to the best of the best, and released as a live album. Which is — as the title of this post says — free for you and me. All… Read more »

Archie Bronson Outfit: Coconut

New albums in the mail are like opening presents, and some are shinier than others. More ribbons. More tissue….less tape. WMSE got one of those in the mail today from one of our favorites, Domino Records. The Archie Bronson Outfit’s Coconuthas been out in the U.K. for a while already, but is ready to hit the shelves in the… Read more »

Epcot Makes the Rounds in MKE With BTS.WRKNG

Tune into 91.7 FM, WMSE starting at 9 p.m. tonight to catch exciting and fresh sounds on the BTS.WRKNG show (9 p.m. – 12 a.m.) as he welcomes DJ Epcot for a co-DJ’d set. Epcot, from San Francisco, is in it to win it in Milwaukee — over the last couple of days, Epcot has made appearances at venues such… Read more »

Alan Wilkis vs. RJD2

words by Dwellephant Wes Flexner posted this today on one of my favorite blogs, and I wanted to help spread the word (Hopefully without violating some sort of blog code of ethics.). The Shining Path (Alan Wilkis Remix)” – RJD2 (click to download) Alan Wilkis has successfully taken one of my favorite songs released this year, and pulled… Read more »

Slackers, Relatives, Gorillaz and a Cow

words by Dwellephant We may not get health care, jobs, or hover-boards in 2010, but we are getting some pretty great new albums. Or at least they seem great based on what little’s been leaked out so far. And I have four of ‘em to tell you about today. Most recent releases at the bottom… The… Read more »

The Mad Bloggers Do MKE Hip Hop Justice

words by Ryan Schleicher We’ve been hearing a lot about the state of hip-hop in Milwaukee recently. Instead of spinning those same wheels, we’ll just continue doing what we always do: spin it and support it, praise it, book it, partner with it and now, join forces with a blog with zero ties to Milwaukee to present a… Read more »

Tonight on WMSE: Jon Blick Shines Some Light On the Musical Side of The Simpsons

words by Ryan Schleicher When the clock strikes midnight tonight, Jon Blick’s Overnight Sensations show (midnight – 3am) has a real treat in store for you: a Simpsons tribute on WMSE! Even after twenty one seasons, a guest appearance on The Simpsons is still a sought-after celebrity gig (and we all know there have been some great ones).  On… Read more »

Once, Twice, Three Times the New, Local Releases

Total WMSE Music Department mailbox score X three today: new, local stuff from Drugs Dragons (7″), the Can’t Stop Knowing CD from The New Loud and Kings Go Forth’s Don’t Take My Shadow remix LP, freshly-pressed from Luaka Bop. It’s always nice to have the new, local stuff mixed in with ‘mainstreamers’ such as Alligator, Nacional, Matador and the like. The video for KGF’s single… Read more »

HBO is Cable’s Best Jukebox

words by Dwellephant Though I haven’t seen this show yet (How To Make It In America), I’m high-fiving HBO for once again reaching past the mainstream musical muck to find something great to accompany a series of theirs. Not that I’m surprised. They had Tom Waits and The Five Blind Boys of Alabama each do the opening theme for The… Read more »

Fat Tuesday’s Most Appropriate New Album

words by Dwellephant Of the many celebrations happening this coming Fat Tuesday, none is more compact and portable (and for a good cause) than the one the Preservation Hall Jazz Band are throwing: Preservation: An album to benefit Preservation Hall & the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program Incredibly long subtitle, sure. But it saved me from having… Read more »