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Local/Live: June 17 – M-Nat

M-Nat is a rapper/songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Nat’s earliest musical experiences consisted of him playing instruments such as the trumpet and violin. Son of two Indian immigrants and socially reserved, Nat always had difficulties assimilating and fitting in at school. His parents operated a small convenience store in the inner city of Milwaukee and would… Read more »

On WMSE: The Shivvers

The Shivvers are one of Milwaukee’s most well-known and beloved bands, who left a lasting impression amidst the vibrancy of power pop at its height. Jill Kossoris, Jim Richardson, Mike Pyle, Jim Eannelli, Richie Bush, Scott Krueger and Breck Burns all made a name for themselves as the Shivvers in the late 70s and early… Read more »

Local/Live: June 10 – Calamity Janes & the Fratney Street Band

On a snowy evening in February 2013, over tea and coconut muffins, folk-bluegrass outfit Calamity Janes and the Fratney Street Band was born. From their first kitchen floor practice to an avalanche of performances throughout southeastern Wisconsin, Calamity Janes FSB center their original music around breathtaking three-part female harmonies. Coupled with the band’s upright bass,… Read more »

Today On WMSE: Frankie Lee

Tune into the Tom Wanderer Radio Experience today for a visit from touring musician, Frankie Lee. Lee hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota and delves nice n’ easy into country, folk, honky-tonk and twang with a built-in, lived-in style that speaks to his Midwestern roots. Lee’s home city of Minneapolis recently dubbed him the “Best Songwriter of… Read more »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: The Delphines

The perpetually propulsive-sounding music of Milwaukee’s The Delphines has consistently gotten the singles treatment since the band’s start — small bursts of song that seemed fitting for their hyper-intensive style, but teasing, never promising more. A band can only sustain its fans on singles for so long, so thankfully, singles are not the permanent status… Read more »

Out This Week: May 27, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Yann Tiersen, Infinity, Mute Little Barrie, Shadow, Tummy Touch Miniature Tigers, Cruel Runnings, YEBO Chris Schlarb, Making the Saint, Asthmatic Kitty Emma Ruth Rundle, Some Heavy Ocean, Sargent House Sage Francis, Copper Gone, Strange Famous Records Owen Pallet, In… Read more »

Local/Live: May 27 — Calliope

Calliope is a blues-y psych-rock quartet forged between the forces of the sun and the moon in a dingy basement sometime during the year of our lord, 2011. Their organ heavy self-titled debut [2013] showcased their reverberated garage rock vibe and was hailed as “a rollicking collection of retrofitted psychedelic blues songs.” Since then, Calliope… Read more »

Out This Week: May 20, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: La Sera, Hour of the Dawn, Hardly Art Mr Scruff, Friendly Bacteria, Ninja Tune Phox, Phox, Partisan Bry Webb, Free Will, Idee Fixe Archie Bronson Outfit, Wild Crush, Domino Conor Oberst, Upside Down Mountain, Nonesuch Bio Ritmo, Puerta Del Sur,… Read more »

Local/Live: May 20 – Reynaldo Jenkins & the Teardrops

With an energetic live show and classic sounds inspired by doo wop and rockabilly, Reynaldo Jenkins & the Teardrops – lead by Joshua Kristopeit – is plenty full of swagger, playing to Roy Orbison’s croons, Jon Spencer’s strut and the Black Lips’ rowdy, devil-may-care attitude. The group formed in 2010 and inspired Kristopeit to turn… Read more »