Local/Live this week brought WMSE listeners winsome tunes from Milwaukee’s Greatest Lakes who had the studios ringing out with their lovely harmonies and uplifting folk-pop instrumentation. Thanks to the band for swinging by and enjoy a track from their session — “Best Days” — below.
Dryhouse Ruins parts are more recognizable than their sum: Damian Strigens currently of Testa Rosa and formerly of Field Report and many more, Jim Warchol, formerly of Sometime Sweet Susan and currently of Death Blues, and Jeff Mitchell, formerly of Field Report and known around town for his solo material, all come together to form… Read more »
Greatest Lakes is an indie rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At times, the band’s sound can conjure up similar harmony-driven bands from The Beach Boys to Band of Horses. Infused with intricate vocal harmonies giving you that feel of as if you were riding a jetski through the Arctic Ocean staring up admiring the deep… Read more »
Formed in December 2013, Deadset is a five-piece melodic hardcore band based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Featuring vocalist Brian Radmond, guitarist and vocalist Ryan Gehrig, guitarist Joe Scheibl, bassist Josh Rardin and drummer, Pat Kiehm, Deadset plays music characterized by heavy riffs, melodic leads and emotive yet aggressive vocals. To date, the band has released… Read more »
Soft Targets began as some of the best bands often do — through frienship. “Mike and Rusty met when they were elementary school-aged. They saw very little of each other until the advent of social media. When Rusty’s project All These Runners came to an end he contacted Mike to get together and jam. They… Read more »
Dead Horses is a young acoustic band with a cultivated folk sensibility well beyond their years. Hailing from a small Wisconsin town made world famous by a pair of overalls, the Oshkosh, WI based troupe craft powerful coming of age narratives sung by the alluring golden-haired songstress Sarah Vos. “Dead Horses has a sound equally beautiful and effortless.” -Stephanie Elkins, “Simply Folk” on Wisconsin… Read more »
In late 2013, members of Maidens, Northless, and Ellis came together to bring you riffs pulling from sludge, desert rock, drone, and Eastern influences. That joining of forces is Milwaukee’s Lotus Ash. Tune into WMSE’s Local/Live on Tuesday, February 3rd to hear songs from Lotus Ash’s latest LP, The Word of God. WMSE.org to stream live or… Read more »
Building on Buildings is a five-piece band calling Madison, Wisconsin home. Like a cloudy afternoon, sun-punched in just the right places, they find a smile in sadness, never neglecting the sadness in the smile. It’s the sound of black coffee with a brandy chaser. Of corduroy and cashmere. Of sparse sonic spaces and electroplated shimmer,… Read more »