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A Trip to Bandcamp With: Dream Attics

Shane English and Nick Tovarek’s latest project, Dream Attics is a subtle bedroom-eyes mix of easy beats and smooth vocals. Their broad experience influences the core of their unified sound – English (of the Gazzetiers) and Tovarek (of Kane Place Record Club) and Dream Attics has been receiving quite a bit of local media attention… Read more »

Short and Sweet: WMSE Talks to: The Drive-By Truckers

Drive-By Truckers have weathered much since their startup in the mid-90s, and holding it down and together, engagingly, are vocalist/guitarist Mike Cooley and vocalist/guitarist Patterson Hood. The two songwriters met in college and bonded on the basis of music and their origination from the Muscle Shoals area of Alabama. While in college, the two called… Read more »

Local/Live: April 29 – Tim Schweiger and the Middlemen

Tim Schweiger & the Middlemen play a Midwestern blend of indie pop and classic rock. Tim is the guy that plays guitar for Tommy Stinson [the Replacements, Guns N Roses, Soul Asylum], Paul Collins [the Beat, the Nerves], Peter Case [Plimsouls, the Nerves], the Midwest Beat and Trapper Schoepp & the Shades and writes his… Read more »

Out This Week: April 22, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Kelis, Food, Ninja Tune Phox, Slow Motion [single], Partisan TEEN, The Way and Color, Carpark Peter Matthew Bauer, Latin American Ficciones, Mexican Summer Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Midnight Sun, Chimera Woods, With Light and With Love, Woodsist Safes, Record Heat, Wee Rock Illum Sphere, Spectre Vex, Ninja Tune Modern Rivals, Cemetery Dares, self-released Eels, The Cautionary… Read more »

Short and Sweet: WMSE Talks to Lyla Foy

London’s Lyla Foy may gravitate towards the soft-spoken, but Foy uses that quality well to her advantage in writing music that is delicate, intricate and full of interesting dynamics, not normally present in much current music, brimmed with its full-out sonic sweeps. There’s much to say for subtlety and Foy’s otherworldly pop tunes warrant much… Read more »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: The Sleepwalkers

Now officially “The Sleepwalkers” (dropping the band founder, Ian Olvera’s name), the Fox Cities-bred quartet takes a renewed collective breath and issues forth a new exercise in upbeat, harmonic, blue-hued pop-twang. The band has added new members with the name-drop and even with all this, the newest material on Lost My Mind In Stereo isn’t too… Read more »

Out This Week: April 15, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Pixies, Indie Cindy, Pixies Music Swans, A Little God In My Hands, Young God Black Angels, Clear Lake Forest, Blue Horizon William Onyeabor, What?! remixes, Luaka Bop John Frusciante, Enclosure, Record Collection Wye Oak, Shriek, Merge Pattern Is Movement, Pattern Is Movement, Hometapes… Read more »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: Old Earth

Old Earth’s “Milwaukee to Edinburgh” experience is a pretty incredible one for local musician Todd Umhoefer, considering it all was made possible via Kickstarter. Old Earth, currently working with Edinburgh, Scotland’s mini50 Records, took his initial steps with the label on the its home turf, doing a short tour that included stops at World’s End… Read more »

Local/Live: April 15 – I’m Not a Pilot

Milwaukee indie rock band I’m Not a Pilot takes its name from frontman Mark Glatzel’s musings on the idea of the control, or lackthereof, that one has over life. With intricately melodic songs about this uncertainty, Mark, with brother Matthew Glatzel on bass, drummer Steve Vorass Jr. and cellist Peter Thomas, the group pulls off dark… Read more »