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Emo-Core, No More: Joe & Pete’s Last Show

    What do the dynamic duo of endless trivia and alacritic wit have up their sleeves for their final hurrah? Pete has mused on devoting his entire hour and a half to the Pixies, and undoubtedly, Joe has thought about the same rock-block format (only Joe leans more towards stuff like the Sword). How can one… Read more »

Hot Chip Makes Our [Happy] Monday

WMSE knows that Milwaukee likes Hot Chip, the Grammy-accoladed electropop band from London — the band made it to our city twice in 2006, their last performance a sweaty,  but fun dance party at Stonefly. These boys have been kicking it around since 2000, releasing scores of catchy and tweak-y pop singles such as “Over and Over”, (Just… Read more »

Casual Victim Pile: the Sound of Austin

Part of the fun of working in college radio is that you get a whole lotta awesome stuff in the mail — lookee what Matador Records gifted us with: a very cool compilation of Austin’s music scene. Casual Victim Pile: Austin 2010 features nuggets from the 2008-now Austin music circle, with contributions from Woven Bones, Wild America, the Golden Boys and Lost Controls…. Read more »

Jay Reatard Found Dead at Age 29

Sad news today for fans of garage rocker, Jay Reatard. Earlier this morning, Jay Reatard (born Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr.) was found dead at about 3:30 a.m. in his bed in Memphis. Authorities say he passed away in his sleep. Goner Records says, “It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our good friend… Read more »

Elvis, the ‘King’ that Would Have Been 75

The one, the only Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi seventy-five years ago, today, and as far as the history of rock & roll goes, Presley left his musical peers some pretty big footprints to follow. Presley didn’t get his start in the spotlight, though. In fact, he preferred stay away from it — as an abnormally… Read more »

Vampire Weekend’s Contra Listening Party

Well, the votes are in, and critics are loving Vampire Weekend’s release, Contra, set for release on January 12th. The NYC band that has fashioned pop catchiness from mining the earlier wrought African lines drawn by Paul Simon, released their first, self-titled disc just shy of two years ago, and critics, college radio and mainstream radio has fallen… Read more »

This Saturday, James Chance live on WMSE

James Chance, the former Milwaukeean with various monikers (his birth name is James Siegfried, but he was also known as James White), was an important figure in the genre of No Wave, adding his jazz saxophone background and experience into his music of choice, art-punk, in the late ’90s in bands such as Teenage Jesus & the… Read more »

Hip Hop Hooray for WMSE’s Holiday Programming

WMSE’s specialty programs are a great testament to our DJs’ great personal record collections and to their creative minds: Dori’s ‘W’, ‘M’, ‘S’, ‘E’ shows, Shopkeeper Ken’s ‘back to school’ themed show, Radio Drill Time’s audio collections of  Scottish pop and Alien Andre’s alphabetized programs are all well-thought out and fun ways to absorb both new and old… Read more »

It’s The Lab Partners

words by Dwellephant I really want to swear, but I can’t (rules being rules and all). I want to swear in that way where you mean nothing but the best. The way you swear when you see something amazing– like a 96-yard punt return with six seconds left on the clock in the final moments of… Read more »