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Local/Live: December 15 – Mark Waldoch & Friends @ Club Garibaldi’s

It’s beginning to look a lot like…Waldochness. What is “Waldochness”, you might ask? Waldochness is what one gets when Milwaukee musician Mark Waldoch (of Milwaukee band The Celebrated Workingman) puts on one of his famously-infamous holiday music shindigs. For those of you who remember his glorious “Merry Cactmus” show a few years back, buckle in… Read more »

Local/Live: December 8 – Matt “MF” Tyner of The Carpetbaggers

“The Carpetbaggers are a four-piece honky tonk band from Milwaukee made up of members Matt “MF” Tyner on acoustic and National guitar and lead vocals, Kent “The Colonel” Knapp on stand-up bass and backing vocals, Rolf “Rock Hard” Wessel on lead guitar, and Ja Bo “Boom Boom” Ciz on drums and backing vocals.  The Carpetbaggers… Read more »

Local/Live: November 24 – No No Yeah Okay

  Milwaukee’s No No Yeah Okay, led by vocalist Colin Plant, welds electronic, hip-hop and punk — mixing soulful vocals with sharply electronic-hued instrumentals, produced and helped along by Mark Gage. Tune into WMSE on Tuesday, November 24th  to hear No No Yeah Okay’s Local/Live performance. WMSE.org to stream live or in the archives, or simply… Read more »

Local/Live: November 17 – Midnight Reruns @ Club Garibaldi’s

On Tuesday, November 17th, at 6pm, join us over the airwaves or as an audience member for the glorious return of WMSE’s ‘Local/Live at Club Garibaldi’s’ series, which WMSE introduced this past summer with performances from Jaill, the Rashita Joneses and WC Tank and the Dub Sea Quintet. The glorious return to Club Garibaldi’s (2501 S. Superior)… Read more »

Local/Live: November 10 – Jonathan Burks

“Jonathan Burks teams up with Dave Cusma, Didier Leplae and Nathan Kilen for the latest iteration of Jon Burks’ Band, bringing on tuba, electric guitar and Rhythm and Blues. His eighth release and first full-length album in three years, Getting Low playfully self-examines, giving quiet desperation a voice of reflective reckoning. A little less country, a lot more Rock and… Read more »

Local/Live: October 27 – Dogs In Ecstasy

Dogs In Ecstasy is a band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The band is a vehicle for songs drawing on great works by The USA Is A Monster, The Rentals, the Breeders and Sparks and exploring characters (real and imaginary), objects (useful and stupid), and facts (true and false). The trio just released a brand new album… Read more »

Local/Live: October 13 – IfIHadAHiFi

“Formed in 2000 with no sense of when to call it a day, Milwaukee’s pop-noise chaos theorists have recently reconvened after some time on the shelf. “IfIHadAHiFi are a whirlwind of feedback, samples, clanking guitars and de-tuned synths hiding some deceptively catchy pop songs. “Their most recent release was an online-only EP about particle physics… Read more »

Local/Live: October 6 – Chris Rosenau

  To list out Milwaukeean Chris Rosenau’s current and former groups is to go back to the dusty depths of the late 90s (Vermont) and page through to the ever-morphing and still active projects of Collections of Colonies of Bees and Volcano Choir. The current state of Rosenau sees him taking a solo flight, but not… Read more »

Local/Live: September 29 – Will It Burn

Milwaukee’s husband and wife trip-hop duo, Will It Burn think of their music as “upcycling for the ears.” Featuring “Em” on the vocals and “Eight” on the beats, Will It Burn make it their art to take snippets of forgotten musical history and refashion those snippets, recovering lost words, poetry, phrases and decades-old culture by searching… Read more »

Local/Live: September 22 – El Valiente

El Valiente, fronted by Eric Caldera, a native Texan, grew up playing in Austin and San Antonio. Riding the dusty wave of Texas, Caldera made his move to Madison, Wisconsin and continued his penchant for writing music full of slow-burning and sparkly electric guitars, evoking the vast landscape he had just left. The Onion (A.V…. Read more »

Local/Live: September 15 – Phylums

Like a spore in a petri-dish, Phylums slowly cultivated in the dank basements of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2011. With a common goal of creating stripped-down, primitive rock n’ roll, members of Wisconsin acts Goodnight Loving, Head On Electric and Holy Sh** started banging out three-chord homages to the Sonics, Creedence, the Monks…any band with a… Read more »

Local/Live: September 8 – The Grasping At Straws

Out of “drinkers’ paradise” Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Grasping at Straws blend the sounds of old Americana, country, and blues with a more modern, dissonant rock energy. With a canon of eclectic and catchy songs, the Straws use the traditional tools of multiple harmonies, banjo, guitar, fiddle and upright bass to create a well-rounded offering. Tune into… Read more »

Local/Live: September 1 – Marielle Allschwang + the Midwestern Charm at the Todd Wehr Auditorium

It’s back-to-school so it’s back to the Todd Wehr Auditorium and Conference Center for WMSE’s next Local/Live. On Tuesday, September 1, not only will we host our special live radio segment with Marielle Allschawang, we’ve added a second band to the bill for the after-show-show – the Midwestern Charm. This concert is all a part… Read more »

Local/Live: August 18 – The Dub Sea Tank Quintet (live at Club Garibaldi’s)

On Tuesday, August 18th at 6pm, join WMSE’s Local/Live for yet another summertime treat. For this special (and final summer venue edition of) Local/Live, we are again taking the segment to Club Garibaldi (2501 S. Superior Street) for not only a live radio segment that is free and open to the public to listen to… Read more »

Listen Back: Local/Live with SIN BAD

Local/Live on WMSE this past Tuesday was with the sensational pop-punk pros, SIN BAD. The band indeed, named themselves after the comedian, Sinbad, and recommend his classic, “Houseguest”. SIN BAD jumped onto the Milwaukee music scene about a year ago when they debuted a set of demos that local music media, Milwaukee Record, gave a lot… Read more »

Listen Back: Local/Live with Tigernite

Local/Live on WMSE this past Tuesday was with the tenacious Tigernite. Tigernite is debuting a full-length this week, recently taking demos from their earlier days and polishing them up in the studio. Hits like “Tarantula”, “Wasteland” and “Witch” are familiar to Tigernite fans from their packed show schedule, but the songs are taking on a… Read more »

Local/Live: July 28 – Tigernite

Tigernite is a sequin-studded, riff-heavy glam rock creature native to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Songwriting inspired by witchcraft, comic books and beat poetry paired with the manic and soulful performances of frontwoman, Molly Roberts, drives Tigernite punching and kicking through a loud and colorful terrain with pop sensibility. Since their house band debut with the cult favorite, Mondo… Read more »

Voix de Eaux Claires: Words On and From the Inaugural Festival

About 22,000 music fans gathered at the 20-acre Foster Farms in Eau Claire, Wisconsin last Friday and Saturday and the air was expectant, giddy and mellow all at once. The event? Eaux Claires, the debut festival put together primarily by Eau Claire resident (and musician), Justin Vernon [Bon Iver, Volcano Choir, Shouting Matches] along with… Read more »

Local/Live: July 14 – The Rashita Joneses (live at Club Garibaldi’s)

On Tuesday, July 14th at 6pm, join WMSE’s Local/Live for another summertime treat. For this special Local/Live, we are again taking the segment to Club Garibaldi (2501 S. Superior Street) for a live radio segment that is free and open to the public to listen to and participate in (21+ only, please!). “Straight from the… Read more »

Listen Back: Local/Live with Filter Free Rodeo

Local/Live on WMSE this past Tuesday was with Milwaukee rock trio, Filter Free Rodeo. The young band, with roots in Waukesha and band-beginnings in Oshkosh, has been touring relentlessly and creating EPs at a pretty steady pace, their grungy leanings leaving them with room to add plenty of extra energy and fuzzy guitar sounds. Their… Read more »

Local/Live: July 7 – Filter Free Rodeo

“Filter Free Rodeo is a chocolate cake with three sprinkles. Iced with scuzzy vanilla and complimented with ice cream served from the floor of a garage…it’s like that movie you once saw.” Listen to the sweetest tunes from Milwaukee’s Filter Free Rodeo on WMSE’s Local/Live this Tuesday, July 7th — tune your radio dial to 91.7… Read more »

Local/Live: June 30 – Lord Fredd33

  Creator of the “Godspel,” songwriter/performer Lord Fredd33 compels listeners with his deep, hypnotic drawl and mantra-style storytelling. His winding narratives depict life experiences abstracted and amplified as they run through his psyche. He has been quoted as saying “I’m doing this to save my soul,” explaining further that “music and performance are just as… Read more »

Local/Live: June 23 – Testa Rosa

  “Testa Rosa once again applies the amped-up drama of classic girl-group records to dreamy ballads that brazenly pull at the heartstrings, only this time with some extra muscle, courtesy of producers Beau Sorenson and Shane Hochstettler. Blexrud-Strigens’ vocals remain the focal point, reaching new heights of sweeping majesty on the “you’ve done me wrong”… Read more »