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Sigur Ros’ Jonsi Previews His New Solo Album at the Pabst This Friday

For all attending tomorrow night’s Joanna Newsom performance at the Pabst Theater (if that isn’t enough of a treat in of itself), there will be a special sneak preview of another fellow artist in ethereality. Sigur Ros’  Jonsi (Jon Thor Birgisson) will release his first solo effort Go on XL Recordings later this month. Known for his childlike and otherwordly, artistic compositions nearly as much… Read more »

Overnight Sensations One-Year Anniversary

words by Ryan Schleicher Hey Everyone! Not only does the mad scientist, master gear fixer (how’s that Silvertone coming?) have a wonderful assortment of counter top containers, WMSE DJ Jon Blick also has been spinning a fantastic assortment of tunes for one full year as the program host of Overnight Sensations (Thursdays: Midnight – 3am). Always humble,… Read more »

Hal Rammel’s Way-Back Sound

Our pal in the avant garde and experimental, WMSE DJ (and local musician and music curator for Woodland Pattern Book Center) Hal Rammel (Sundays, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.) was recently interviewed for ThirdCoast Digest of Milwaukee as part of TCD’s weekly Milwaukee musician podcast series. Interviewer Mark Metcalf (yep,that Mark Metcalf) speaks with Rammel about “discovering music through the instrument” and his own musical… Read more »

Rummage o’ Rama!

sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY!!! Er…we couldn’t resist. We at WMSE have been admittedly picking up a  bit of the reverby, arena, audio-tron voice of Station Manager Tom Crawford you’ve been hearing in our WMSE and Friends Rummage Sale Blowout spots. Kinda catchy? Yes, but what’s even more catchy is the event, itself. This Sunday, deal hunters and music lovers, both, will… Read more »

MKE X SW

SXSW in Austin, Texas is the mother of all music festivals for new, independent bands. According to festival organizers, “The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery. Year after year, the event is… Read more »

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 »