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Local/Live: November 8 – Luxi

Luxi has been experimenting with electronic music since around 2007, transforming her more traditional song writing towards the obscure after taking an interest in computer programming and recording, she calls her style “futuregrungepop” while being influenced by a wide range of musical genres, including artists such as Portishead, Fever Ray, Pictureplane, Balam Acab, Tricky, Radiohead,… Read more »

Local/Live: November 1 – B~Free (with Foreign Goods) @ Club Garibaldi’s

WMSE is excited to welcome B~Free to our monthly Local/Live at Club Garibaldi’s series on Tuesday, November 1st. Join us by listening over the airwaves or by participating as an audience member – this event is FREE and open to the 21+ public and lots of fun! B~Free will be joined by Milwaukee’s Foreign Goods as her backing band…. Read more »

Local/Live: October 25 – Soul Low

  Soul Low was born out of teenage jam sessions, late nights studying Milwaukee rock and roll, and a spirited sense of irreverence. With Jake Balistrieri on lead vocals and guitar, Charlie Celenza as the rhythm section, Sam Gehrke on bass, and Sean Hirthe providing keyboards and saxophone, Soul Low’s story began when they were just Milwaukee… Read more »

Local/Live: October 18 – Parallel

“Parallel mixes vocals, piano, electric cello, drums and bass/guitar to deliver its own brand of rocking poetry. From high energy, driving rhythms to rich, dark, emotive melodies, Parallel provides a captivating juxtaposition of texture and instrumentation in its approach to indie rock.” Tune into WMSE on Tuesday, October 18th to hear a live performance and interview with Parallel – WMSE.org… Read more »

Local/Live: October 4 – Abby Jeanne @ Club Garibaldi’s

WMSE 91.7FM is excited to welcome Abby Jeanne to our monthly Local/Live at Club Garibaldi’s series on Tuesday, October 4th. Join us by listening over the airwaves or by participating as an audience member – this event is FREE and open to the 21+ public and lots of fun! In 2010 Abby Jeanne hit the… Read more »

Local/Live: September 27 – Siren

Milwaukee’s Siren (Katie Lafond), has solidified her presence in the scene with her memorable appearances and recordings with locals New Age Narcissism, Lex Allen, WebsterX and Kiings (listen to “Exoskeletal Love”, here). Siren’s stage presence and pipes make a statement that is truly her own, even with echoes of Adele, Grimes, Beyoncé and Amy Winehouse. As Siren ventures into releasng a debut solo… Read more »

Local/Live: September 20 – Sat. Nite Duets

“Since their start in 2009, Sat. Nite Duets have been making the sort of idiosyncratic, heartfelt rock music that inspires a devoted cult following in their home base of Wisconsin. Air Guitar, their followup to 2013’s Electric Manland, is their most accomplished yet, and sees each of the band’s six members taking a whack at… Read more »

Local/Live: September 13 – NO/NO

“NO/NO are among a handful of Milwaukee bands making music that’s unabashedly sexy, something the city’s scene had rarely even attempted in the past. Sound and Light is every bit as personable and infectious as the EPs that preceded it. And like those efforts, it’s savvy enough to leave you wanting more.” ~ The Shepherd… Read more »

Local/Live: September 6 – Ugly Brothers @ Club Garibaldi’s

WMSE is happy to present Local/Live with Ugly Brothers (fresh from the release of their debut album!), broadcasting live from Club Garibaldi – 2501 S. Superior Street — on Tuesday, September 6th. Join WMSE and Milwaukee’s Ugly Brothers by listening over the airwaves or by participating as an audience member in another installment of WMSE’s… Read more »

Local/Live: August 30 – Something To Do

    “Something To Do is a long-running rock & roll & ska band from Milwaukee, WI.  S2D (not STD) has played in 16 states, sold thousands of CDs and recently wrote the theme song for a Paul Reubens-hosted show called “Gigglefudge” for Adult Swim on the Cartoon Network. “In September, Something To Do is… Read more »

Local/Live: August 23 – Trapper Schoepp

“On Rangers & Valentines, Schoepp continues to write narrative-driven songs, something he’s improved on from his first two albums, 2009’s Lived and Moved and 2011’s Run, Engine, Run. He drops his characters into adrenaline-filled situations – diseases, natural disasters, even war – to see how they endure in the face of danger. It may sound… Read more »

Local/Live: August 16 – Whiskey of the Damned @ Club Garibaldi’s

WMSE is happy to present Local/Live with Whiskey of the Damned, broadcasting live from Club Garibaldi – 2501 S. Superior Street — on Tuesday, August 16th. Join WMSE and Milwaukee’s Whiskey of the Damned by listening over the airwaves or by participating as an audience member in another installment of WMSE’s dynamic ‘Local/Live at Club Garibaldi’s’… Read more »

Local/Live on Break 8/2 and 8/9

WMSE listeners and local music fans, Local/Live will not be on the air this evening from 6pm – 7pm CST (or on Tuesday, August 9th); we are currently having issues with the studio facilities, temporarily making live performances unfeasible. We will be back in action for our next Local/Live at Club Garibaldi’s show on Tuesday, August… Read more »

Local/Live: July 26 – Live Tetherball Tonight

“Weighing in at 450 pounds with a combined income of $27 an hour, these three Midwestern lads embark on a fruitless rock ‘n roll journey. Influences ranging from pre power chord rock ‘n roll, early 2000’s emo and post rock; their songs have a natural ebb and flow created through the bond of three best… Read more »

Local/Live: July 19 – Shonn Hinton & Shotgun @ Club Garibaldi’s

WMSE is happy to present Local/Live with Shonn Hinton & Shotgun, broadcasting live from Club Garibaldi – 2501 S. Superior Street — on Tuesday, July 19th. Join WMSE and Milwaukee’s Shonn Hinton & Shotgun by listening over the airwaves or by participating as an audience member in another installment of WMSE’s dynamic ‘Local/Live at Club… Read more »

Local/Live: July 12 – Bo Triplex and His Beautiful Band

  “Bo Triplex is a funky, groovy, get down good time from Milwaukee. Lead by established local bassist Bo Triplex, his Beautiful Band adds to – and compliments – the booming bass lines. Audiences bounce with their high energy performances, awe at the sexy Bonita’s and remiss groups like Vanity 6, Parliament and the like.” Tune into… Read more »

Local/Live: July 5 – Old Earth

Todd Umhoefer – aka Old Earth — got his start in Milwaukee as a solo performer and artist, looking for an outlet outside of his predominant collaborative efforts. “I met most of my collaborators in ’06 doing open mics around Milwaukee,” he mentioned in a 2013 interview. Those collaborators turned into a band as Umhoefer… Read more »

Local/Live: June 28 – Faux Fiction

“Born in a cool basement during the hot summer months of 2014, Faux Fiction is an alternative/powerpop quartet based in Milwaukee.  The four-piece outfit is heavily influenced by 90s alternative, shoegaze, and garage rock, which they blend to form their own unique brand of “fuzz pop”.  After a successful EP release last summer, Faux Fiction… Read more »

Local/Live: June 21 – Direct Hit!

“Direct Hit is a band with members you might remember from now-defunct Milwaukee groups The Box Social, Paige Marshall, and The Accidents. They’ve taken a big step this year, signing a contract with Fat Wreck Chords, the San Francisco-based record label that’s released work from NOFX, The Lawrence Arms, Against Me!, Dillinger Four, Anti-Flag, Descendents,… Read more »

Local/Live: June 14 – Dr. Shrinker

“Dr. Shrinker’ style of music can be described of a blend of thrash metal, death metal, progressive metal and hardcore.  The term the band coined back in the 1980s for their brand of music is ‘Gore Core’. “Dr. Shrinker’s first go-around was back in late 1987 – early 1991.  In 2013, three of the original… Read more »

Local/Live: June 7 – Caley Conway

“Caley was eating expired sushi at her day job. Surprise and strange fortune were met in the bitter flavor of translucent cucumber, that meal. The Lucy Cukes would later form, curling snugly around Caley’s songs, its name gently alluding to the memory of that fateful, off cucumber. What will become of them all?” Caley Conway… Read more »

Local/Live: May 31 – New Boyz Club

“A soulful banshee coupling cascades melodies over upright and ivory…gives way to the raucous intrusion of electric strings, syncopated thunder claps, brass shimmers, the jarring howl of “in the morning I’ll be good as gone…jazz, folk, punk rock, and apparition-driven serene, NBC broadcasts the collective unconscious in fierce.” Tune into WMSE on Tuesday, May 31st… Read more »

Local/Live: May 24 – Midwest Death Rattle @ Club Garibaldi’s

On Tuesday, May 24th, WMSE will present Local/Live with Milwaukee’s Midwest Death Rattle, who are newly-releasing a brand new album, Post-Apocalypso. This special night of local music and a live radio segment  at Club Garibaldi’s (2501 S. Superior) is free and open to the 21+ public to listen to and participate in. WMSE Music Director Erin… Read more »

Local/Live: May 17 – Ms. Lotus Fankh

“From the birth of the cool till the end of September she is Ms. Lotus Fankh. She whose name represents “life and rebirth” creates music that explores the heart of soul and is sure to make you smile. A singer-songwriter-producer-musician from Milwaukee, her sound is inspired by influences of Soul, Funk, Jazz, and Rock. She… Read more »

Local/Live: May 10 – Antler House

“Antler House is an alternative/indie rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We released our debut album Through the Dirt in May 2014. Our next album Across the Waves is being released on April 30th. While Through the Dirt is a more relaxed, atmospheric, even folky record at times, Across the Waves is much more abrasive and dynamic, honing in… Read more »

Local/Live: May 3 – Cow Ponies

“The Cow Ponies is a Milwaukee-based band founded by music veteran John Graham in 2015. Our set list includes both original music and old country, alternative country, and cow punk copies.” The band features members whose lines of experience runs deep in Milwaukee’s music history — Rock-A-Dials, Those XCleavers, Torn Soul and Resist Her Transistor, to… Read more »

Local/Live: April 26 – AUTOMatic

“AUTOMatic Music is the perfect name for the hip-hop group formed by Milwaukee based emcee APRIME and producer Trellmatic. The perfection that comes from their musical collaboration is simply, automatic… “2016 is already shaping up to be the most audacious year for the group with several projects planned to drop over the calendar year…AUTOMatic Music… Read more »

Local/Live: April 19 – Space Raft @ Club Garibaldi’s

“Milwaukee-based quartet Space Raft — a staple in the city’s indie scene alongside garage poptimists Jaill — serves up lightweight guitar rock in the melodic vein of early 2000s post-punk revivalists like the Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr. Dusted with weird little synthesizer distortions Kenny Rogers might be proud of, “Mountain” (the second listen off of… Read more »

Local/Live: April 12 – Heat Death

“Heat Death is a Milwaukee band combining self-oscillating fuzz, analog synthesis, and pounding drums with hints of noise-rock, shoegaze, industrial, and no-wave. “Formed in later 2015, Heat Death first arrived in the form of the apartment-recorded Obselescene EP. After months of playing through Milwaukee and with a finalized line-up and crafted sound, Heat Death retreated to the… Read more »

Local/Live: April 5 – Ruth B8R Ginsburg

“Ruth B8r Ginsburg is a six-piece neo soul-folk group from Milwaukee, Wisconsin with an aim to lift up women’s voices, their music addresses a myriad of contemporary issues. ” Tune into WMSE on Tuesday, April 5th to hear an interview with and a live performance from Milwaukee’s Ruth B8R Ginsburg – WMSE.org to stream live or… Read more »