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Out This Week: June 27, 2016

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new:   Avett Brothers, True Sadness, Republic Japanese Breakfast, Psychopomp, yellow k / Dead Oceans Weaves, Weaves, Kanine Interrupters, Say It Out Loud, Hellcat Clipping, Wriggle, Sub Pop Puro Instinct, Autodrama, Manifesto Hot Hot Heat, s/t, Kaw-Liga Big Deal, Say Yes, FatCat Drowners, On Desire, Frenchkiss… 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: Steve Gunn, Eyes On the Lines, Matador Listen Tom: Abul Mogard, Works, Ecstatic Listen Sidney: Direct Hit!, Wasted Mind, Fat Wreck Chords Listen Jay: : Pkew Pkew Pkew, Pkew… Read more »

Out This Week: June 13, 2016

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Stargazer Lilies, Door to the Sun, Graveface Deerhoof, The Magic!, Polyvinyl Dead Ships, Citycide, Nevado Nick Monaco, Half Naked, Soul Clap William Tyler, Modern Country, Merge Case/Lang/Veirs, s/t, Anti- Motorhead, Clean Your Clock, UDR The Invisible, Patience, Ninja Tune… 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: The Staves, Sleeping In a Car [EP], Nonesuch Listen Tom: The Stranglers, Black and White, A&M Listen Sidney: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Nonagon Infinity, ATO 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: Various Artists, 2016 Tasty Fest [compilation], Tasty Tapes Listen Tom: Secret Arcade, Quarter Century, The Babk Govan Creative Company Listen Sidney: Corrosion of Conformity, Eye For An Eye, self-released… Read more »

Out This Week: May 30, 2016

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new:   Beth Orton, Kidsticks, Anti- Moonface and Siinai, My Best Human Face, Jagjaguwar Gates, Parallel Lives, Pure Noise Claypool Lennon Delirium, Monolith of Phobos, ATO Yumi Zouma, Yoncalla, Cascine Fujiya and Miyagi, EP1, Impossible Objects of Desire Aukai, Time… 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: Methyl Ethel, Oh Inhuman Spectacle, 4AD Listen Tom: Spookyland, Beauty Already Beautiful, PIAS America Listen Sidney: The Jam, Dig the New Breed, Polydor Listen Jay: Belvedere, Revenge of the… Read more »

Out This Week: May 23, 2016

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new:   Andy Shauf, The Party, Anti- Kristin Kontrol, X=Communicate, Sub Pop Mutual Benefit, Skip a Sinking Stone, Mom + Pop Sonny and the Sunsets, Moods Baby Moods, Polyvinyl Angry Angles, Angry Angles, Goner Esme Patterson, “Feel Right” b/w “No… Read more »

Thank YOU for Keeping Independent Music Alive!

During the WMSE 2016 Spring Membership Drive, we were able to do something that’s never happened before; we ended the drive a full 24 hours before the scheduled ending. We created a goal of $81,000 and not only was it met 24 hours before the end of the drive, but we exceeded our goal by raising a… Read more »

Local Lunchbox – Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Today for the “Local Lunchbox” segment on the Rockleidoscope Show, Erin played for you: I Would Die 4 U (Prince) by Chris Rosenau Predatory Headlights by TENEMENT   Today for the “Local Lunchbox” segment on the Rockleidoscope Show, Erin played for you:

Out This Week: May 16, 2016

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Twin Peaks, Down In Heaven, Grand Jury Olga Bell, Tempo, One Little Indian Matt and Kim, We Were the Weirdos, Fader Label James Blake, The Colour In Anything, Republic Death Grips, Bottomless Pit, Harvest Warren Wolf, Convergence, Mack Avenue… 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 and this particular edition comes straight to you from the WMSE mixmaster, Billy Cicerelli as one of our spring membership thank you gifts is a music compilation of live performances from… Read more »

Out This Week: May 9, 2016

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: David Bazan, Blanco, Barsuk Kaytranada, 99%, XL Beverly, The Blue Swell, Kanine Eagulls, Ullages, Partisan Fruit Bats, Absolute Loser, Easy Sound Recording Co. A Giant Dog, Pile, Merge LUH, Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing, Mute Mean Jeans, Tight… 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: Whitney, “No Woman”, Secretly Canadian Listen Tom: Prince, The Slaughterhouse, NPG Records Listen Sidney: Josh Ritter, Sermon on the Rocks, self-released Listen Jay: The Thermals, We Disappear, Saddle Creek Listen… Read more »

Announcing… WMSE’s Sound Citizen Member Benefits Program

WMSE is pleased to officially launch the Sound Citizen Member Benefits program!  Monthly support of WMSE now includes the Sound Citizen Member Benefits card, which gives our Sound Citizens discounts and special offers at partner businesses and organizations. This is in addition to the existing perks for being a monthly contributor to WMSE, including: annual… Read more »

Out This Week: May 2, 2016

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Islands, Taste, Manque Pity Sex, White Hot Moon, Run For Cover Trashcan Sinatras, Wild Pendulum, Bob Frank Delicate Flowers, Happy Accidents, Mint 400 Ziggy Marley, s/t, Tuff Gong White Lung, Paradise, Domino Slow Steve, Adventures, Morr Big Little Lions,… 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: Prince, Prince, 1979 Tom: Prince, Sign ‘O’ The Times, Paisley Park Sidney: Prince, “I Would Die 4 U”, Purple Rain soundtrack, Warner Bros. Listen Jay: Culture Abuse, Peaches, 6131… Read more »

Out This Week: April 25, 2016

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new:   Greys, Outer Heaven, Carpark Konono No. 1, Konono No. 1 Meets Batida, Crammed Discs Pears, Green Star, Fat Wreck Chords Ash Koosha, I AKA I, Ninja Tune Cate Le Bon, Crab Day, Drag City Synthetic ID, Impulses, Castle… Read more »

Prince, 1958 – 2016

When the world learned the devastatingly sad news that music icon Prince had passed away I am swept back to the memory of his American Bandstand performance where he made Dick Clark sweat through his interview with him. He made Dick Clark lose his dogged cool nerve on national television no less! I thought this… 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: PJ Harvey, The Hope Six Demolition Project, Vagrant Listen Tom: Suzanne Ciani, Buchla Concerts 1975, Finders Keepers Listen Sidney: Black Mountain, IV, Jagjaguwar Listen Jay: Downtown Boys, Full Communism, Don… Read more »

Local Lunchbox – Monday, April 18, 2016

Today for the “Local Lunchbox” segment on Armed Fauxes Radio, Bill played for you: Provisions-single by brief candles Hot Coffin by Hot Coffin 9 Steps To A Happier Life by Heat Death Electric Manland by Sat. Nite Duets Force of Nurture by Midnight Reruns Local Lunchbox is brought to you by Outpost Natural Foods. Tune in… Read more »

Out This Week: April 18, 2016

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new:   Chelsea Wolfe, “Hypnose” b/w “Flame”, Sargent House J Dilla, The Diary, Mass Appeal The Coathangers, Nose Bleed Weekend, Suicide Squeeze Frightened Rabbit, Painting of a Panic Attack, Canvasback Brass Bed, In the Yellowleaf, Modern Outsider John Carpenter, Lost… 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: Sylvan Esso, Sylvan Esso, Live from the WMSE Studios [Record Store Day 7″], WMSE Listen Tom: Sylvan Esso, Sylvan Esso, Live from the WMSE Studios [Record Store Day 7″] Listen Sidney: Sylvan… Read more »

Out This Week: April 11, 2016

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new:   Trapper Schoepp, Rangers & Valentines, Xtra Mile Fela Ransome Kuti and His Koola Lobitos, Highlife-Jazz and Afro-Soul, Knitting Factory Teleman, Brilliant Sanity, Moshi Moshi Woods, City Sun Eater in the River of Light, Woodsist M83, Junk, Mute Say… 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: Margaret Glaspy, Emotions and Math, ATO Listen Tom: Satin Jackets, Panorama Pacifico, Eskimo Listen Sidney: Merle Haggard, A Portrait of Merle Hagard, Capitol Records Listen Jay: Trapper Schoepp, Rangers… Read more »

Out This Week: April 4, 2016

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new:   Kevin Morby, Singing Saw, Dead Oceans Parquet Courts, Human Performance, Rough Trade Quiet Life, Foggy, Strange Light Cha Wa, Funk ‘N’ Feathers, UPT Music Dana Falconberry and Medicine Bow, From the Forest Came the Fire, Modern Outsider Radical… 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: Charles Bradley, Changes, Daptone Listen Tom: Diamanda Galas, You Must Be Certain Of the Devil, Mute Listen Sidney: The Dirty Nil, “Little Baby Metal Fist”, Little Baby Metal Fist… Read more »

Out This Week: March 28, 2016

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Andrew Bird, Are You Serious, Loma Vista Explosions In the Sky, The Wilderness, Temporary Residence Ltd. Britta Phillips, “Drive” [single], Double Feature Minotaurs, Weird Waves, Total Recluse Bombino, Azel, Partisan RONIIA, Sisters, Totally Gross National Product Eric Bachmann, Eric… Read more »

WMSE 35th Anniversary Recap!

A big time was had by all as we took over Turner Hall last weekend to celebrate WMSE’s 35th Anniversary and threw a Dance Party at Mad Planet. On Friday we hosted the legendary Siegel-Schwall band and the R&B Cadets (featuring WMSE DJ and legendary guitarist Paul Cebar).  We could not be more pleased with… Read more »