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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: Julia Holter, Have You In My Wilderness, Domino Listen Tom:  Barbara Morgenstern, Fan No. 2, Monika Listen Sidney: Sleaford Mods, “No One’s Bothered”, Key Markets, Harbinger Sound Listen Jay:… 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 »

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: Monk Parker, How the Spark Loves the Tinder, Bronze Rat Listen Tom: Psiglo, Ideacion, Little Butterfly Records Listen Sidney: Bikini Kill, Revolution Girl Style Now!, Bikini Kill Records 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: Made of Oak, “Pinebender”, Partisan Listen Tom: Johnny Kafta Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra, self-titled, Discrepant Listen Sidney: The Libertines, Anthem For Doomed Youth, Harvest/Virgin EMI Listen Jay: The Clash, Give ‘Em Enough… Read more »

WMSE Partners With KEXP’s Launch of “Under the Needle: the KEXP Sessions”

WMSE is excited to share with you that it will be one of the very first partners in a new, nationally-syndicated program called Under the Needle. For Under the Needle, Seattle’s non-commercial radio station KEXP recorded over 500 live on-air performances, featuring new and breaking musicians. With Under the Needle, KEXP’s Senior Director of Programming Kevin Cole wanted to… 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: Farao, Till It’s All Forgotten, Arts & Crafts Listen Tom: Dirty Bourbon River Show, Volume Four, self-released Listen Sidney: Gogol Bordello, Super Taranta!, Side One Dummy (in honor of… 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: Testa Rosa, III, self-released Listen Tom: Tuxedomoon, Vapour Trails, Crammed Discs Listen Sidney: Motorhead, cover of “Sympathy For the Devil”, Bad Magic, UDR Listen Jay: Deafeater, Abandoned, Epitaph Listen… 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: Marielle Allschwang, Dead Not Done, Gloss Records Listen Tom: Tod Dockstradrer / David Lee Myers, Bijou, ReR Listen Sidney: The Mountain Goats, Beat the Champ, Merge Records Listen Jay:… Read more »

Out This Week: August 11, 2015

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Deaf Wish, Pain, Sub Pop Telepathe, Destroyer, BZML Little Racer, Foreign Tongues, Paper Cup Jigsaw Seen, Have a Wonderful Day, Burger Public Enemy, Man Plans God Laughs, SPITdigital Rey Pila, The Future Sugar, Cult Good Life, Everybody’s Coming Down,… Read more »

WMSE Presents MKE Film Fest’s Sound Vision Series

WMSE presents the SOUND VISION program at this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival.  This year’s films,  handpicked by the team at Milwaukee Film, reflects the diversity of music, just like WMSE.  For more information on the Milwaukee Film Festival please go to milwaukeefilm.org/festival. The Milwaukee Film Festival takes place from September 24 to October 8. Full… 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: Myron & E, Broadway, Stones Throw Listen Tom: Sun Ra, Heliocentric Worlds Vol. 1, ESP Listen Sidney: Frank Turner, Positive Songs For Negative People, Xtra Mile/Polydor Listen Jay: Lupe… Read more »

Out This Week: August 4, 2015

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Lianne La Havas, Blood, Nonesuch Slim Twig, Thank You For Stickin’ With Twig, DFA La Luz, Weirdo Shrine, Hardly Art The Blind Shake, Live in San Francisco, Castle Face Wilco, Star Wars, dBpm Mynabirds, Lovers Know, Saddle Creek Health,… 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: Yonatan Gat, Director, Joyful Noise Listen Tom: Art Zoyd, Musique pour l’Odyssee, Atem Listen Sidney:  summer break! Jay: Get Rad, I Can Always Live, Gilead Media & Hyperrealist Listen… Read more »

Out This Week: July 28, 2015

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: The Hussy, Galore, Southpaw Small Feet, From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like The Ocean, Barsuk Mother Falcon, Good Luck Have Fun, Bit Candy Daniel Romano, If I’ve Got Only One Time Askin’, New West Grave Babies, Holographic Violence,… 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: Tame Impala, Currents, Interscope Listen Tom: Emily Hall, Folie A Deux, Bedroom Community Listen Sidney:  Total Babes, Heydays, Wichita Listen Jay: Converge, No Heroes, Epitaph Listen Chris: Eric Ambel,… 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: Ecstatic Vision, Sonic Praise, Relapse Listen Tom: Pekka Airaksinen, Buddhas of Golden Light, Arc Light Editions Listen Sidney:  The Velvet Teen, All Is Illusionary, TopShelf Records Listen Jay: Klassik, Autumn… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

Erin: Chris Rosenau, “Pearl” and “F/Lynn”, self-released Listen Tom: Pekka Airaksinen, Buddhas of Golden Light, Arc Light Editions Listen Sidney:  Matt Pond PA, The State of Gold, Doghouse America Listen Jay: JD McPherson, Let the Good Times Roll, Rounder Listen Chris: Jaill, Brain Cream, Burger Listen

Weekly Top Airplay: July 7, 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… 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: Sonic Youth, Rather Ripped, Geffen Listen Tom: Louis Jordan, Somebody Up There Digs Me, Penny Records Listen Sidney:  Avenues, Creep Show, self-released Listen Jay: Refused, Freedom, Epitaph Listen Chris:… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: June 30, 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: June 30, 2015

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Jaill, Brain Cream, Burger T. Hardy Morris, Hardy & The Hardknocks: Drownin On A Mountaintop, Dangerbird Silver Lake Chorus, Silver Lake Chorus, Six Degrees The Silver Lake Chorus by The Silver Lake Chorus Leon Bridges, Coming Home, Columbia Walter TV, Blessed, Sinderlyn Blessed by… 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: Jaill, Brain Cream, Burger Listen Tom: Edward Ka-Spel, The Minus Touch, Beta-Lactam Listen Sidney: Black Mountain, 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, Jagjaguwar Listen Jay: Desaparecidos, Payola, Epitaph Listen Chris: Susan… Read more »

Vendors Wanted for the WMSE Record Ruckus

WMSE is hosting a Record Ruckus and you are invited… Join us on Sunday, August 2 from 10AM – 4PM at the MSOE Kern Center for our first ever Record Ruckus! We are currently looking for vendors who deal in anything music related – gear, vinyl, art, studio equipment and stereos. If you have something… Read more »

Chicago Blues Fest Review

review by WMSE DJ Sonia (of the Friday afternoon Blues Drive) The world’s premier blues festival is the Chicago Blues Festival. The free festival, now in its 32nd year, took place on June 12-14, 2015 in Grant Park, located along Lake Michigan in downtown Chicago. There was a strong national and international presence, as many… Read more »

Out This Week: June 8, 2015

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Damaged Bug, Cold Hot Plumbs, Castle Face Bomba Estereo, Amanecer, Sony Music Latin Metric, The Shade EP, self-released Son Lux, Bones, Glassnote Bully, Feels Like, Startime Desaparecidos, Payola, Epitaph Pinder Brothers, Melancholy Sea, self-released

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: Damaged Bug, Cold Hot Plumbs, Castle Face Listen Tom: Nick Forte, Primordial Forms, Amish Listen Sidney: Torres, Strange Hellos, Partisan Listen Jay: Midnight Reruns, Midnight Reruns, Good Land Records… 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: Prinzhorn Dance School, Home Economics, DFA Listen Matt: Owen, Into It. Over It. [split], Polyvinyl Listen Tom: Bill Connors, Swimming With a Hole In My Body, ECM Listen Sidney:… Read more »

Out This Week: June 8, 2015

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Cayucas, Dancing At the Blue Lagoon, Secretly Canadian Hudson Mohawke, Lantern, Warp No Joy, More Faithful, Mexican Summer Yukon Blonde, On Blonde, Dine Alone Ash, Kablammo!, earMusic Vaadat Charigim, Sinking As a Stone, Burger Ryan Adams, Ten Songs Live From Carnegie Hall, Pax-Am Deslondes, The Deslondes, New West C. Gibbs, C. Gibbs Sings Motherwell Johnston, Eastern… Read more »