interview: E.G. McDaniel
Feb 2 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Tune into Sonia’s Blues Drive program on WMSE to listen to her chat with musician, E.G. McDaniel.

McDaniel is  Chicago bass player and the nephew of Bo Diddley. He regularly plays in Milwaukee and his next upcoming performance is with his own band, Sonic Soul, at Caroline’s on Thursday, February 8th. McDaniel has appeared on numerous albums with others, including Billy Flynn’s most recent album on Delmark.

Burnhearts Mitten Fest @ Burnhearts
Feb 3 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WMSE and The Milwaukee Record presents Mittnefest 2018. For the past five years, Burnhearts’ Mitten Fest has helped combat cabin fever for thousands of people who converge in a two-block stretch on Bay View’s Potter Avenue for a wintry mix of live music, food, beverages, and charity. Bundle up and come on out to hear – Slow Walker ,Lex Allen ,NO/NO ,Fox Face and Rose of the West. Don’t forget to bring your non-perishable good for Hunger Task Force. WMSE DJs will be there – we hope you will be there to. For more information, please go to wmse.org/calendar

Abby Jeanne “Fire In February” Monday Night Residency @ Company Brewing
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm – 11:45 pm

WMSE Presents – “Fire in February”: A Residency with Abby Jeanne,

Every Monday night in February, Company Brewing will open its doors for its first-ever residency. Each night Abby will perform and share the stage with a special guest opener, as well as some of Milwaukee’s favorite DJ’s!

Performances by date
Monday Feb.12- KLASSIK
Monday Feb.19- FIONA SILVER (NYC)
Monday Feb-26-ROSE OF THE WEST

Local/Live: February 6th – Xposed 4Heads @ Club Garibaldi’s
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

WMSE’s Local/Live once again returns to Club Garibaldi’s for another awesome Local/Live segment that you can join!

On Tuesday, February 6th, we welcome the zany and crazy-talented Xposed 4Heads for a live show and interview on-site and over the airwaves.

In 2012, Xposed 4Heads had the opportunity to “regroup” for the “Lest We Forget” festival and has been going strong ever since. X4 has had numerous acclaimed releases in the synth pop art rock genre. Guest artists have included No Wave legend James Chance, Tuxedomoon co-founder Blaine Reininger, Grammy winner Frank London from the Klezmatics and Deborah Evan from The Flying Lizards (among others).

2017’s ‘Urgency Squad’ stayed on WMSE’s Top Ten play list for 6 months. Xposed 4Heads are a party band that puts on a high energy, witty show that is compared to a mash-up between Devo and the B52’s which features the Star Girls, two aliens that have come for peace and dancing.

You can join WMSE and the Xposed 4Heads at Club Garibaldi’s as we team up for this live radio show. If you can’t make it, listen live over the airwaves (or in the WMSE archives).

As always, WMSE Music Director Erin Wolf and co-host Cal Roach will lead the Rhythm Chicken through questions in between the live performance with the help of our audience (audience participation is encouraged!).

Doors are at 5:30pm and the segment starts at 6pm and runs until 7pm. Club Garibaldi’s is located at 2501 S. Superior Street in Bay View.

This is a 21+ event which is FREE and open to the public.

Again, if you can’t join us for the live segment and show at Club Garibaldi’s, please tune in, per usual, to 91.7 FM (or stream online at WMSE.org) at the 6 o’clock hour.

Local/Live on WMSE is sponsored by Club Garibaldi’s.

Friday Night Freak Show: True Romance @ Times Cinema
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Stealing. Cheating. Killing. Who said romance is dead? WMSE 91.7FM and Times Cinema are partnering to bring you another Friday Night Freak Show! All tickets are $5. WMSE DJ Buzz spins at 8 and the movie starts at 9.

“Would you like to go get some pie with me?”

It’s the line that every guy used after 1993. If a girl ever said “yes” to a Sonny Chiba triple feature followed by some good conversation and a slice of pie, you’d be a damned fool not to marry her right then and there.

Fresh from his success with RESERVOIR DOGS (and just before he unleashed NATURAL BORN KILLERS and PULP FICTION on an unsuspecting world), Quentin Tarantino penned the screenplay for director Tony Scott’s TRUE ROMANCE, a movie that was guaranteed to terrify and traumatize any poor soul who saw that snarky title on the marquee and mistook it for the latest Julia Roberts romp. There is a love story in TRUE ROMANCE, but it is surrounded by viciousness, violence and vengeance — much of which is played for lacerating laughs.

A critical darling (and, sadly, a box office flop) when it was released in the fall of 1993, TRUE ROMANCE almost immediately began to build a cult following, thanks to Tarantino’s whip-smart screenplay, Scott’s snazzy direction, the sometimes head-spinning combination of brutality and black comedy, Hans Zimmer’s sparkling score and its remarkable cast of characters. It’s got the voice of a generation as Christian Slater leads a 90s all-star cast including Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Bronson Pinchot, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Christopher Walken, and Samuel L. Jackson.

“Three words went through my mind endlessly, repeating themselves like a broken record: you’re so cool, you’re so cool, you’re so cool.”

Anyone for post-show pie?

GuthrieUNCOVERED @ Turner Hall
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

A unique interpretation of The Music of Woody Guthrie
Curated by Johanna Rose | Produced by David Ravel
Friday, February 9
Turner Hall Ballroom
7pm Doors // 8pm Show

Nickel&Rose, Painted Caves, Klassik, Peter Mulvey, Abby Jeanne
Jordan Davis (Space Raft), Hello Death, Kendra Swanson
Chicken Wire Empire, Bo&Airo, Amanda Huff, Scott Hlavenka, Grasping at Straws, Josh Evert (The Fatty Acids), Ernest Brusubardis IV, Viktor Brusubardis, Sugar Ransom, Ruth B8r Ginsburg
7pm Doors // 8pm Show

About GuthrieUNCOVERED curator Johanna Rose:
Upright bass player Johanna Rose was born and raised in Milwaukee and started playing upright bass when she was nine years old. In 2016 Johanna Rose started a duo project with Carl Nichols called Nickel&Rose. Johanna can also be found playing in the bluegrass band, Thistledown Thunders, as well as the seven piece, all women folk rock group, Ruth B8r Ginsburg. Johanna is also the co-organizer of Arte Para Todos and Riverwest FemFest.

The pre-sale starts Thursday, December 7th at 12PM (Code: UNCOVERED). Tickets are on sale Friday, December 8th at 12PM.

Boogie Bang Live From The Ruckus @ The Ruckus
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join the Barry from the Boogie Bang at The Ruckus for a live remote. The Ruckus has created a burger where a portion of the proceeds will go to support WMSE. So join us for a boogie bang blast.

Mama Tried’s Flat Out Friday @ BMO Bradley Center
Feb 23 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Flat Out Friday is an indoor, flat track, motorcycle race on a Dr. Pepper soda syrup surface. The dried syrup will allow the bikes to stick to the floor for maximum traction and speed. Mama Tried Show is a weekend indoor invitational showcasing the best honest, homebuilt, and unusual race and street motorcycles from the Midwest and beyond.

11 classes of motorcycles will be competing in Flat Out Friday.

WMSE’s 16th Annual Rockabilly Chili @ MSOE Kern Center
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

WMSE’s 16th Annual Rockabilly Chili will once again take over the MSOE Kern Center on Sunday, March 11 and feature over 50 local restaurants, cafes and caterers. This has become the event to kick off the Spring season and you do not want to miss it.

This year we are offering 2 unique chili ticket packages. For a great stocking stuffer purchase 5 tickets for the cost of 4 here or go all out and get the Ultimate Chili Lover Gift Pack – which includes: 2 tickets for Rockabilly Chili,14 sample tickets, a voucher for: one Rockabilly Chili hat, one bottle of 2018 Rockabilly Chili hot sauce, one muffin tin for samples, one rockabilly chili T-Shirt, and one Rockabilly Chili bib. Valued at over $90, you can grab all this for just $65 from the WMSE store.


The Musical Box – “Selling England By The Pound” @ The Pabst Theatre
Mar 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

600x600-musicalbox-2018The amazing Peter Gabriel Era Genesis Recreation ‘The Musical Box’ returns for a very special performance of “Selling England by the Pound”. With Encore set of “The Lamb Lays Down on Broadway”