Local/Live this week brought WMSE listeners tune-age from Milwaukee’s Volcanos. The band rocked it up with their impassioned vocals and heavy riffage, leaning on some pretty sinewy bass lines. Thanks to the band for swinging by and enjoy a track from their session — “Parasite” — below.
Volcanos began in the latter half of 2014, when Russell, Chris and Jim (who had been playing together in the Black Sabbath tribute ‘Hand of Doom’) felt the call to create original material together again. Chris and Jim had already worked together in ‘Xolotl’, and had known Russell for years from his work in ‘Irock-Z’,… Read more »
Ara is a four-piece progressive/technical death metal band, featuring members of the bands Northless and Concentric. Ara began in early 2012 as a culmination of the desires of one Jerry Hauppa and Erik Stenglein to play in a death metal project that borrowed from their influences, without being mere carbon copies. Both Jerry and Erik have/had… Read more »
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 »