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Out This Week: March 24, 2015

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Jeff the Brotherhood, Wasted On the Dream, Infinity Cat Great Lake Swimmers, A Forest Of Arms, Nettwerk Courtney Barnett, Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, Mom + Pop Modest Mouse, Strangers to Ourselves, Epic Chastity Belt, Time to Go Home, Hardly… Read more »

#wmse34 – Brewcity Brutality

About the photo: This photo was from 2003 at Ozzfest just after I graduated High School. Zakk Wydle was a mountain compared to me! Who was the first artist you played as a WMSE DJ ? If I remember correctly the first artists I played on WMSE were Dio, At The Drive In, & The… Read more »

#wmse34 – The Blues Drive – Sonia

About the photo:  It’s from the 1980’s What was the first song you played as a WMSE DJ? The first song that I played on WMSE may have been Charlie Parker’s “Milestones.” Who was your first interview? The first interview that I did for WMSE may have been Greg Kihn (mid-1990’s). I found out that… Read more »

#wmse34 – Wax Addicts – Mickey

What was the first song or artist you played as a WMSE DJ?  I cannot recall the first song I played on air.  But one my best memories was from beginning at the station was when I volunteered for Scott Lucey’s show.  I was answering phones for the most part but I also brought my… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: Grimes, “REALiTi” [single], self-released Listen Tom: Todd Terje, It’s Album Time With…Olsen Records Listen Jay: Group Of the Altos, R U Person Or Not, mini50 Records Listen Chris: Various… Read more »

#wmse34 -Sid-Squid Inc

A photo: Taken in 1982 – I am on the left, Woody Weatherman from COC is in the middle and my friend Maria is on the right What is the first song you remember playing on the air on WMSE (or first artist or album)?: Most Recently ELO – Do Ya / When I was a… Read more »

#wmse34 – Faux Eyes – Armed Fauxes Radio

What was the first song or artist you played as a WMSE DJ? So my first solo gig was Sunday at midnight, I was 27 when I started, so often times my shifts were preceded by Saturday night drinking. We had to train on air pretty extensively, so my very first song aired is kind… Read more »

Out This Week: March 17, 2015

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Wand, Golem, In the Red Icky Blossoms, In Folds, Saddle Creek Karen O, Live From Crush Palace, Cult Nic Hessler, Soft Connections, Captured Tracks Simon Joyner, Grass, Branch, And Bone, Woodsist Twin Shadow, Eclipse, Warner Brothers Cribs, For All My Sisters Arts and  rafts Is Tropical, Black Anything Pt. 2: Cruise Control/Say [10-Inch],… Read more »

WMSE to Release Field Report 7″ on Record Store Day

On Saturday, April 18, Milwaukee music fans will flock to their local record store to pick up WMSE’s first ever vinyl release, Live from the WMSE Studios, Field Report.  Field Report’s Chris Porterfield said, “WMSE is the bedrock of Milwaukee music. Foundational. From DJs to engineers to fundraisers to music director to listeners, everyone cares deeply… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: Courtney Barnett, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, Milk! Records Listen Matt: The Rutabega, Shiny Destinations, Triple Eye Industries Listen Tom: Andrew Hill, Andrew!!!, Blue Note Listen… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: March 9, 2015

WMSE’s program hosts constantly search through the latest releases, and feature the best in all genres on their weekly shows. At WMSE, there is no Program Director creating daily playlists, so what you hear is a reflection of the knowledge, interests, and personalities of our dedicated on-air staff. The albums on the weekly Top Airplay list… Read more »

Out This Week: March 9, 2015

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Will Butler, Policy, Merge Yumi Zouma, EP I and EP II, Cascine Ryley Walker, Primrose Green, Dead Oceans     ECID, Pheromone Heavy, Fill In the Breaks Houndstooth, No News From Home, No Quarter Evans the Death, Expect Delays,… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: Matthew E. White, Fresh Blood, Domino Listen Matt: Torche, Restarter, Relapse Listen Tom: We Will Fail, Verstorung 2.0, Monotype Listen Sidney: Matt and Kim, New Glow, Fader Listen Jay:… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: Ibeyi, Ibeyi, XL Recordings Listen Matt: Swervedriver, I Wasn’t Born to Lose You, Cobraside Listen Tom: Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth Arkestra, The Solar Myth Approach Vol. 1 &… Read more »

Local/Live: March 3 – Greatest Lakes

Greatest Lakes is an indie rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At times, the band’s sound can conjure up similar harmony-driven bands from The Beach Boys to Band of Horses. Infused with intricate vocal harmonies giving you that feel of as if you were riding a jetski through the Arctic Ocean staring up admiring the deep… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: February 24, 2015

WMSE’s program hosts constantly search through the latest releases, and feature the best in all genres on their weekly shows. At WMSE, there is no Program Director creating daily playlists, so what you hear is a reflection of the knowledge, interests, and personalities of our dedicated on-air staff. The albums on the weekly Top Airplay list… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: Jose Gonzalez, Vestiges & Claws, Mute Listen Matt: NOFX/Fat Mike, Home Street Home: Songs From the Sh*t Musical, Fat Wreck Chords Listen Tom: Jessica Pratt, On Your Own Love Again, Drag City… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: A Place To Bury Strangers, Transfixiation, Dead Oceans Like Matt: Murder By Death, Big Dark Love, Bloodshot Like Tom: The Tear Garden, Tired Eyes Slowly Burning, Nettwerk Listen Sidney:… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: Lotus Ash, The Word of God, self-released Listen Matt: Quarterbacks, Quarterbacks, Team Love Listen Tom: Trevor Wishart, Red Bird: A Political Prisoner’s Dream, Sub Rosa Listen Sidney: Grandaddy & Band Of Horses,… Read more »

Local/Live: February 10 – Dead Horses (live at Todd Wehr Conference Center)

Dead Horses is a young acoustic band with a cultivated folk sensibility well beyond their years. Hailing from a small Wisconsin town made world famous by a pair of overalls, the Oshkosh, WI based troupe craft powerful coming of age narratives sung by the alluring golden-haired songstress Sarah Vos. “Dead Horses has a sound equally beautiful and effortless.” -Stephanie Elkins, “Simply Folk” on Wisconsin… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: Siskiyou, Nervous, Constellation Listen Matt:  Title Fight, Hyperview, Anti- Listen Tom: King Crimson, Live at the Orpheum, DGM/Inner Knot Listen Sidney: Death Cab For Cutie, Black Sun (from the… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: Sleater-Kinney, No Cities to Love, Sub Pop Listen Matt: Violent Soho, Hungry Ghost, Dine Alone Records Listen Tom: Riistetyt, Valtion Vakina, Progaganda Records Listen Sidney: Dan Mangan, Nice Nice Very… Read more »

Thank you WMSE Supporters!

You made it work! With your support we achieved so much in 2014 and will continue to be your favorite radio station in 2015. Watch the video that says it all!

The [Loft] Office List

By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: Viet Cong, Viet Cong, Jagjaguwar Listen Matt: Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) / Joy De Vivre [split], Run For Cover Records Listen Tom: Cabaret Voltaire, Western Re-Works… Read more »

WMSE is experiencing some technical issues…

WMSE is experiencing some technical issues and we apologize for the inconvenience. Please know we are working to correct it. You can still listen, unimpeded, online ; please click the “Listen Live” link over at WMSE.org.

The [Loft] Office List

By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: The Chills, The BBC Sessions, Fire Records Listen Matt: The Saddest Landscape & My Fictions [split], When You Are Close, I Am Gone, Top Shelf Listen Tom: Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer,… Read more »