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Jun
14
Fri
Milwaukee Art Museum / Nares: Moves @ Milwaukee Art Museum
Jun 14 @ 10:15 am – Oct 6 @ 11:00 pm

Nares: Moves
June 14–October 6, 2019
Baker/Rowland Galleries
Nares: Moves is the first retrospective on the contemporary New York-based artist James Nares (b. 1953) and reveals a significant career bringing motion into the spotlight. The exhibition is organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum and will premiere June 14 to October 6, 2019. In addition to being the first retrospective for Nares, it is also the first to explore in depth the artist’s films as central to his artistic practice. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue celebrate the key projects of this prolific, perpetual inventor and establish Nares as an important contemporary artist.

Jul
19
Fri
MKE Boatline Concerts – Fri. Burgandy Ties / Sat. The Tritonics
Jul 19 @ 8:30 pm – Jul 20 @ 10:30 pm

It’s a great day for a Boat Ride!

 

Friday – Burgundy Ties –  A highlight of their summer, the band brings its own brand of rock’n’roll along with some surprises, favorites and deep cuts from their catalog of classics.

Saturday – The Tritonics – The Tritonics are Jeff Stehr, Dave Bolyard, Glenn Asch, Kyle Seifert, Mike Lizzo and Peter Roller. They write, arrange and perform original music written in the Jamaican roots styles of rock steady, ska and reggae.

 

 

Jul
20
Sat
Port Washington Fish Day @ Port Washington
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

It’s become a tradition like no other. Don’t miss the 54th Annual Port Washington Fish Day in beautiful downtown Port Washington, Saturday, July 21st. General admission is free and the main stage admission is only five dollars! Free shuttle buses will also be available for all attendees. Enjoy the annual 8K run and 2 mile Fun Run/Walk beginning at 8am that benefits Portal, Inc. Plus a huge parade traveling through downtown at 10am. Enjoy Carnival rides, a Classic Car Show, Helicopter Rides, great tasting food, beverages and the best fish and chips this side of the Atlantic. And don’t miss the fireworks at 9:30. Fun for the entire family at Port Washington Fish Day, July 20! Be sure to stop by the WMSE Stage and check out some killer music.

The Posies @ The Back Room at Colectivo
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Rock ‘n’ roll has rarely been as smart, soulful or satisfying than it has in the hands of The Posies. During an on/off career that’s stretched across four decades, the Seattle-rooted outfit, led by musical polymaths Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow, have shaped and re-shaped their muse, creating one of the more compelling catalogues in modern pop.

Jul
22
Mon
The Psychedelic Furs & James @ The Pabst Theater
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Two of the UK’s most creative & iconic bands The Psychedelic Furs & James come to the Pabst Theater. With their legendary combined chart-topping back-catalogue, that spans across decades and generations between them, boasting countless classics such as the Furs’ ‘Love My Way’ and ‘Pretty In Pink,’ and James’ global hits ‘Laid’ and ‘Sit Down’ to remarkable new music from both acts, this upcoming tour is destined to go down in the rock history books as an unforgettable one.

Jul
23
Tue
Local/Live: July 23 – Gnarrenschiff
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Gnarrenschiff has spent the last decade creating otherworldly music from the underworld of Milwaukee. With two electric saz’s (a stringed instrument from Turkey) played by Gabe Jankowski and Didier Leplae, bass played by Pete Railand and bodhran played by Bob Ellquist, Gnarrenschiff entrances listeners with their hypnotic compositions. Born in a kitchen during the darkest days of winter, Gnarrenschiff remains an anomoly within the city of its birth and is no hurry to do things differently – the group’s lone release was just last year; a collection of demos that both haunt and inspire the mind to wander.

Tune into WMSE’s Local/Live on Tuesday, July 23rd for a live set from Milwaukee’s Gnarenschiff. WMSE.org to stream live or in the archives or simply tune your radio to 91.7 FM at the 6 o’clock hour.

Local/Live on WMSE is sponsored by Club Garibaldi.

Jul
26
Fri
WMSE 24 hour Live Broadcast – Riverwest 24 @ Colectivo on Humboldt
Jul 26 – Jul 27 all-day

WMSE will once again broadcast from the patio of Colectivo on Humboldt. This 24 hour event kicks off with the Blues Drive on Friday and ends after the Saturday morning Boogie Bang. Stop by say hi and join us in what has become and annual event!

Jul
30
Tue
Local/Live: July 30 – Beach Burial
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Beach Burial is a project that only fate and circumstance could cultivate. Tom Olwig (guitar/vocals) and Eliot Hess (drums) met around 2012 through The Candlelight Collective in West Bend and while the space is now no longer around, it had been a haven for punks and freaks to hang out, create, socialize and have shows amongst a zine library and bike shop.

Olwig was then in a band called Treeminder and Hess was around the scene as a drummer in The Women (now- Weeper.) Life was good and solid friendships were formed. Eventually, a collective move to Milwaukee brought Beach Burial into formation in 2016, Olwig and Hess pushing their musical limits and continuously built each other up with complimenting styles and techniques.

Now, Beach Burial’s debut full-length Dog Years will finally surface with an East Coast tour to follow. The album has been in the making since those early days and has grown into something with both sentimental weight and positivity complimented with darker days and letting go.

Tune into WMSE’s Local/Live on Tuesday, July 30th for a live set from Beach Burial as they welcome their first album. WMSE.org to stream live or in the archives or simply tune your radio to 91.7 FM at the 6 o’clock hour.

Local/Live on WMSE is sponsored by Club Garibaldi.

Aug
3
Sat
7th Annual Puerto Rican Festival / Orgullo Latino – Live Remote! @ Humboldt Park
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Welcome to the 7th Annual Puerto Rican Festival of Wisconsin. Delicious food, family fun, Puerto Rican culture and an amazing community experience. Team Orgullo Latino will live broadcast from Noon to 3PM!

Aug
9
Fri
Waukesha Blues Festival @ Waukesha Blues Fest
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 10 @ 11:45 pm


2019 Headliners:

Joanne Shaw Taylor – Friday. August 9, 2019

The Fabulous Thunderbirds – Saturday, August 10, 2019

2019 ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP

Friday, August 9, 2019
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ROCKONSIN 2019 FINALIST
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm DERRINGER
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm DJ AND THE BLUESERS
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm JENNIE DEVOE
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm MAURICE JOHN VAUGHN with guests SHIRLEY JOHNSON, FREDDIE DIXON and JOSEPH MORGANFIELD
8:30 pm to 10:00pm JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR

Saturday, August 10, 2019
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm PAUL KAYE
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm ANDREW GELLES BAND
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm THE INCORRUPTIBLES
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm ALEX WILSON
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm ROBERT KIMBROUGH SR.
8:30 pm to 10:00pm THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS