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A Trip to Bandcamp With: The Directionals

WMSE listeners just might already be familiar with Milwaukee’s the Directionals, who played our Local/Live program last November. At the time of their studio time here at WMSE, the trio was gearing up to release their next album, Omni and they previewed that with a little extra boost in January from their video for the single,… Read more »

Local/Live: April 1 – Burning Sons

Milwaukee’s Burning Sons spent the last four years playing metallic- tinged hardcore punk with a string of records released on California’s legendary Mystic Records label and vocalist Dillon Hallen, guitarist Carl Steinhagen, and drummer Dan DuChaine have accumulated over one hundred shows, to date (pretty busy guys, eh?). Along with newcomer bassist Ed Knecht, Burning… Read more »

Out This Week: March 25, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Future Islands, Singles, 4AD Liars, Mess, Mute Mr. Little Jeans, Pocketknife, Harvest Big Scary, Not Art, Barsuk Tycho, Awake, Ghostly Pure X, Angel, Fat Possum Withered Hand, New Gods, Slumberland Owls, Two, Polyvinyl Grieves, Winter and the Wolves, Rhymesayers S. Carey, Range Of Light, Jagjaguwar

A Trip to Bandcamp With: Reynaldo Jenkins and the Teardrops

A bit elusive, Racine-based Reynaldo Jenkins & the Teardrops, might be tough to read up on, but are definitely not tough to listen up to — brassy, surfy and a little jangly (self-genre-fied as “doo woop, garage, punk”), the group plays to Roy Orbison’s croons, Jon Spencer’s swagger and the Black Lips’ rowdy, devil-may-care attitude;… Read more »

Local/Live: March 25 – Bright Kind

Bright Kind is the answer to the question, “Is there room for one more sonic layer?” In 2012, longtime bandmates Jeanna Salzer, Harrison Dole, and Alex Bunke decided to take their sound in a new direction, forming Bright Kind. Based on their love for thrift-store synthesizers, a good hook, and driving rhythm, they recruited keyboard player Eric… Read more »

Out This Week: March 18, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: The War On Drugs, Lost In the Dream, Secretly Canadian Malachai, Beyond Ugly, Domino Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana, Mehliana: Taming the Dragon, Nonesuch Ibibio Sound Machine, Ibibio Sound Machine, Soundway Alden Penner, Exegesis, self-released Trin Tran, Far Reaches EP, Castle Face Metronomy, Love Letters, Elektra Lyla Foy, Mirrors the Sky, Sub Pop Incan… Read more »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: The Sharrows

Madison’s the Sharrows do roots rock in an dusty, easygoing whirlwind, much like early Neil Young, Wilco, North Mississippi All Stars and all others who have spun yarns long, and sepia-toned. Employing a bucket of acoustic instrumentation and throwing a bit of keys in to messy things up, the Sharrows sway back and forth between “good-time… Read more »

Local/Live: March 18 – The Midwest Beat

Sweethearts of the Milwaukee Rodeo, The Midwest Beat rides again! Sidestepping the perils inherent in being a gaggle of upper Midwestern, plaid shirt wear-ers with an ear cocked towards the Americana side of the spectrum, The Midwest Beat manages to fuse the disparate elements of punk, twang, power pop and Bakersfield-esque country rock into a… Read more »

Out This Week: March 11, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Sylvan Esso, Coffee 7″, Partisan ) Death, North St. single, Drag City Warm Soda, Young Reckless Hearts, Castle Face ) Atmosphere, Bitter single, Rhymesayers ) Asgeir, In the Silence, One Little Indian Tensnake, Glow, Astralwerks Fenster, Pink Caves, Morr… Read more »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: Caley Conway & the Lucy Cukes

Caley Conway might run on coins from the Rusty Nickel Band much of her musical time, but in solo endeavors, Conway is fueled by her own inspiration as “Caley Conway & the Lucy Cukes“. Conway’s voice is capable of airy flights and soulful yodels, diving into territory explored and perfected by singer-songwriters bygone from the… Read more »