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Local/Live: February 16 – WORK

“WORK is a trio from Milwaukee. Guitar, bass and drums. Songs about love, debt, murder in small towns, whiffle ball injuries, and drinking too much. Sometimes fast pressured and punk. Sometimes slow and menacing. And sometimes we play jagged beats sideways while yelling. It really is a ball. “We are releasing our second album Doing… Read more »

Local/Live: February 9 – Dad

“Milwaukee artist Dad had a very successful single debut earlier this year with ‘Lake Drive’ ft.Fivy.  ‘The Father Figure EP’, a 7 track EP that includes Lake Drive, is Dad’s debut project. His deep-toned voice, often altered to be even deeper, coupled with lots of hazy and atmospheric production give Dad a distinct sound seriously worth checking… Read more »

Local/Live: February 2 – Indonesian Junk

“Big hooks and big riffs is what Indonesian Junk is all about. Hailing from the land of Lenny, Squiggy, and the Crusher this Milwaukee ménage à trois takes the best elements of glam, punk, power pop, and heavy metal; ditches the fluff and cranks out ten tuff street-pop shakers. They’re sleazy and sincere, pairing their… Read more »

Local/Live: January 26 – The Pukes

“The Pukes came together during the spring of 2015 in a fit of spontaneity. Guitar player, Jules Frank, crawled from the swamps of Florida where he was raised by alligators and relied heavily on the native gar fish and snails for sustenance. First meeting the often elusive Sam Sharkey at the West Allis Karaoke State… Read more »

Local/Live: January 19 – Fox Face

“Milwaukee quartet Fox Face plays weird punk rock with brooding rhythm and creepy guitar tones. Their witchy lyrics and fierce sound will make you want to groove. Or hold a seance.” Tune into WMSE on Tuesday, January 19th to hear tunes from Fox Face before they take on FemFest on Friday, January 22nd. WMSE.org to stream live or… Read more »

Local/Live: January 5 – Allen Coté

The Sublimative Sessions are an interdimensional, interdisciplinary set of experiments, loosely curated by Allen and featuring a rotating ensemble cast of musicians from The Vega Star, The New Red Moons, The Great Lake Drifters, The Form, Lisa Ridgely and the Fainting Room, Twin Brother and The Scarring Party, among others. Volumes 1-3 span nearly four… Read more »

2015 into 2016 (Wrapping Up and Tuning In)

Dear WMSE listeners, As you might well know, even the mightiest of the mighty need to get some rest and reinvigoration for the new year, ahead, so Team WMSE will be changing up a couple of things until that new year. Aside from our holiday-centric programming this week, here’s what to expect ’til 2016! WMSE… Read more »

Local/Live: December 22 – Zebras

“Formed in 2007. Often compared to Dead Kennedys, Lard, and various Am Rep bands. Now playing thrashy doomy crossover as a three piece consisting of members from Call Me Lightning and Those Poor Bastards. Recent shows include Jello Biafra, Black Flag, Negative Approach, Melt Banana, High On Fire, Goatwhore, Die Kreuzen, etc.” ToneMadison.com writes, “‘Guitarist/vocalist… Read more »

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 Lunchbox – Monday, October 5, 2015

Today for the “Local Lunchbox” segment on Armed Fauxes Radio, Bill played for you: Camel Cash by Dorth Nakota Dead Not Done by Marielle Allschwang Testa Rosa III by Testa Rosa PREDATORY HEADLIGHTS by TENEMENT Local Lunchbox is brought to you by Outpost Natural Foods. Tune in Tuesday during the Rockleidoscope with Erin for your next tasty treat!

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 »

6th Annual Backyard BBQ

Thank you to everyone who came out and made it the best day ever! We at WMSE could not be more thrilled with the turnout, the bands and our exceptional volunteers. For those of you who missed it or those that want to relive the fun, this video truly captures the day: WMSE 6th Annual… 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: 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 »