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WMSE to Release Field Report 7″ on Record Store Day

On Saturday, April 18, Milwaukee music fans will flock to their local record store to pick up WMSE’s first ever vinyl release, Live from the WMSE Studios, Field Report.  Field Report’s Chris Porterfield said, “WMSE is the bedrock of Milwaukee music. Foundational. From DJs to engineers to fundraisers to music director to listeners, everyone cares deeply… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

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By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: Courtney Barnett, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, Milk! Records Listen Matt: The Rutabega, Shiny Destinations, Triple Eye Industries Listen Tom: Andrew Hill, Andrew!!!, Blue Note Listen… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: March 9, 2015

WMSE’s program hosts constantly search through the latest releases, and feature the best in all genres on their weekly shows. At WMSE, there is no Program Director creating daily playlists, so what you hear is a reflection of the knowledge, interests, and personalities of our dedicated on-air staff. The albums on the weekly Top Airplay list… Read more »

Out This Week: March 9, 2015

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Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Will Butler, Policy, Merge Yumi Zouma, EP I and EP II, Cascine Ryley Walker, Primrose Green, Dead Oceans     ECID, Pheromone Heavy, Fill In the Breaks Houndstooth, No News From Home, No Quarter Evans the Death, Expect Delays,… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

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By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: Matthew E. White, Fresh Blood, Domino Listen Matt: Torche, Restarter, Relapse Listen Tom: We Will Fail, Verstorung 2.0, Monotype Listen Sidney: Matt and Kim, New Glow, Fader Listen Jay:… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

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By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: Ibeyi, Ibeyi, XL Recordings Listen Matt: Swervedriver, I Wasn’t Born to Lose You, Cobraside Listen Tom: Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth Arkestra, The Solar Myth Approach Vol. 1 &… Read more »

Local/Live: March 3 – Greatest Lakes

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Greatest Lakes is an indie rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At times, the band’s sound can conjure up similar harmony-driven bands from The Beach Boys to Band of Horses. Infused with intricate vocal harmonies giving you that feel of as if you were riding a jetski through the Arctic Ocean staring up admiring the deep… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: February 24, 2015

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WMSE’s program hosts constantly search through the latest releases, and feature the best in all genres on their weekly shows. At WMSE, there is no Program Director creating daily playlists, so what you hear is a reflection of the knowledge, interests, and personalities of our dedicated on-air staff. The albums on the weekly Top Airplay list… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

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By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: Jose Gonzalez, Vestiges & Claws, Mute Listen Matt: NOFX/Fat Mike, Home Street Home: Songs From the Sh*t Musical, Fat Wreck Chords Listen Tom: Jessica Pratt, On Your Own Love Again, Drag City… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: A Place To Bury Strangers, Transfixiation, Dead Oceans Like Matt: Murder By Death, Big Dark Love, Bloodshot Like Tom: The Tear Garden, Tired Eyes Slowly Burning, Nettwerk Listen Sidney:… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: Lotus Ash, The Word of God, self-released Listen Matt: Quarterbacks, Quarterbacks, Team Love Listen Tom: Trevor Wishart, Red Bird: A Political Prisoner’s Dream, Sub Rosa Listen Sidney: Grandaddy & Band Of Horses,… Read more »

Local/Live: February 10 – Dead Horses (live at Todd Wehr Conference Center)

Dead Horses is a young acoustic band with a cultivated folk sensibility well beyond their years. Hailing from a small Wisconsin town made world famous by a pair of overalls, the Oshkosh, WI based troupe craft powerful coming of age narratives sung by the alluring golden-haired songstress Sarah Vos. “Dead Horses has a sound equally beautiful and effortless.” -Stephanie Elkins, “Simply Folk” on Wisconsin… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: Siskiyou, Nervous, Constellation Listen Matt:  Title Fight, Hyperview, Anti- Listen Tom: King Crimson, Live at the Orpheum, DGM/Inner Knot Listen Sidney: Death Cab For Cutie, Black Sun (from the… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: Sleater-Kinney, No Cities to Love, Sub Pop Listen Matt: Violent Soho, Hungry Ghost, Dine Alone Records Listen Tom: Riistetyt, Valtion Vakina, Progaganda Records Listen Sidney: Dan Mangan, Nice Nice Very… Read more »

Thank you WMSE Supporters!

You made it work! With your support we achieved so much in 2014 and will continue to be your favorite radio station in 2015. Watch the video that says it all!

The [Loft] Office List

By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: Viet Cong, Viet Cong, Jagjaguwar Listen Matt: Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) / Joy De Vivre [split], Run For Cover Records Listen Tom: Cabaret Voltaire, Western Re-Works… Read more »

WMSE is experiencing some technical issues…

WMSE is experiencing some technical issues and we apologize for the inconvenience. Please know we are working to correct it. You can still listen, unimpeded, online ; please click the “Listen Live” link over at WMSE.org.

The [Loft] Office List

By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: The Chills, The BBC Sessions, Fire Records Listen Matt: The Saddest Landscape & My Fictions [split], When You Are Close, I Am Gone, Top Shelf Listen Tom: Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer,… Read more »

Local/Live: January 13 – Mortgage Freeman (live at Todd Wehr Conference Center)

Formed a little more than 4 years ago, Mortgage Freeman have no ends. Heavy outer space funk in full dynamic polyphonic stereo. They play it like is and what it is is this: be alive to realize that Mortgage Freeman can help you survive. Jam on it. Tune into 91.7 FM on your radio dial… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: Canopies, Maximize Your Faith, Forged Artifacts Listen Matt: The City On Film, La Vella, TopShelf Listen Tom: Meredith Monk, Dolmen Music, ECM Listen Sidney: Death From Above 1979, Physical… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: Ty Segall, $ingle$ 2, Drag City Listen Matt: Los Campesinos!, A Los Campesinos! Christmas, Turnstile Listen Tom: Jock Club, After Hours, Five Four-O Records Listen Sidney: Less Than Jake, Hello Rockview,… Read more »

Community Day at Whole Foods Market Milwaukee

WMSE will be at Whole Foods Market on Prospect Avenue today (Wednesday, December 10th) from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Today only, 5%of all sales at Whole Foods will go to benefit  your favorite community-powered radio station, WMSE. Today only, too, WMSE DJ Paul Cebar will be hosting his radio program, live from Whole Foods from 9… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: Real Numbers, What Was & What Is, Almost Ready Records Listen Matt: Owen, Other People’s Songs, Polyvinyl Listen Tom: Ormonde, Cartographer/Explorer, Gizeh Listen Sidney: Bis, The New Transistor Heroes [reissue],… Read more »

Local/Live: December 9 – Five Card Studs Holiday Extravaganza and CD Release Party (live at Todd Wehr Conference Center)

(3-word description): Vegas-styled Schmaltzy “Entertainmentsplosion”. Milwaukee’s Five Card Studs is the kitschy, Las Vegas-styled revue performing overthe-top versions of ’60’s/’70’s/’80’s hits from their ever-increasing playlist, putting emphasis on the A-sides (and B-sides) by the likes of Humperdink, Diamond, The Spinners and Tom Jones and literally running the gamut of songs from each decade. Showing ace-musicianship… Read more »

#WMSEgivesme

We just want to thank everyone for taking the time in letting us know what we give to you. It is our mission to continue to bring you the best in radio. Your response to #WMSEgivesme was very overwhelming. We have the best listeners in the world!