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Thank You For Your Support

Your support of Frontier Radio over the past week and a half has been as generous as it is overwhelming. As a contributing member you make the music possible and we cannot thank you enough! We wrapped up the Fall Membership Drive with $101,050 from 987 donations committed toward our $120,000 goal. Once again, it… Read more »

So Long, Lou

There have been countless Lou Reed articles, remembrances, tributes and comments these last 24 hours. Music fans, pop-culture writers, fashionistas, art critics and historians have all written, from their own perspective, pieces about how Lou Reed impacted culture on more levels than most songwriters, primarily because Lou was more than just a songwriter. We don’t… Read more »

Linky McLinkster: The Week, The Weekend and WMSE

words by Cal Roach It seems fall has officially fallen, eh Milwaukee? You can officially start getting depressed about the onset of winter if that’s your thing, but it seems pretty pointless to us. The city is generally still alive and kicking no matter how cold it gets, and who doesn’t love those unexpected days… Read more »

Post navigation « » Alternating Currents Live Presents Charlotte Hug, Jacques Demierre and Urs Leimgruber This Sunday

words by Hal Rammel This week’s Alternating Currents (Sundays, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on WMSE), has WMSE DJ Hal Rammel airing Alternating Currents Live’s third and final concert of the season featuring Urs Leimgruber, Charlotte Hug and Jacques Demierre.  Leimgruber will perform on tenor and soprano saxophones, Hug on viola and voice and Jacques Demierre on toy… Read more »

Verge Gives Milwaukee a Weekend Full of Local and National Music

Summer never seems officially summer in Milwaukee until we live up to our “City of Festivals” nickname. Kicking off the mother of all festival seasons, Verge Music Festival, a new ‘mini-Summerfest’ showcases its potential this weekend. Verge has high hopes with it’s two-day, twenty-eight band format, of giving the city’s younger set a more independent-leaning music… Read more »

Paul Host Celebrates 30 years on WMSE this Saturday

words by Ryan Schleicher We looked for a really good picture of Paul, but for some reason, this one just makes sense. Paul’s not a fancy guy, nor does he much care for the limelight. He just goes about his business, working hard to dig deep into music’s vast history, always exploring what is important… Read more »

Arcade Fire’s New Singles

The latest songs from Canadian drama-popsters, the Arcade Fire, are officially out in 12″ LP format (“The Suburbs”, b/w “The Month of May”), and the music journalism world had the tracks on wax  in audio-stream form  for fans to listen to as of yesterday. The two songs created such a listening frenzy that most blogs that had posted the… Read more »

The Black Keys – “Tighten Up”

words by Dwellephant Oh, were you expecting this dinosaur video? Not me. I knew The Black Keys wouldn’t play us like that. No, my friends. This video (click the photo) is THE official video for this extremely superior tune. And if this video doesn’t make you want to buy the new Black Keys album, Brothers, well, at the… Read more »

Final Pledge Drive Crunch Time!

As WMSE listeners very well know, we’re down to the wire with our spring pledge drive! This means very entertaining radio for you: pepped up WMSE staff, volunteers and visiting musicians (Mike Mangione and The Union just played a killer set on Andy Turner’s Zero Hour show). Get ready to hear chainsaws and chickens in between the… Read more »

Live on WMSE: Call Me Lightning

Warming up now in the WMSE studios is Milwaukee rock trio Call Me Lightning. Drummer Shane Hochstetler, guitarist/vocalist Nathan Lilley and recently-recruited bassist/vocalist Tyler Chicorel are sounding pretty awesome and pretty darn loud. Catch ‘em when they go live on the air in mere minutes (before 1 p.m.) today on Dori’s show. Dusty Medical Records of Milwaukee… Read more »