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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.

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!

MKE Boatline Concerts – Fri. Motley Brue/ Sat. Maple Road
Jul 26 @ 8:30 pm – Jul 27 @ 10:30 pm

It’s a great day for a Boat Ride!


Friday – Motley Brue – Wisconsin’s only Motley Crue Tribute Band

Saturday -Maple Road –Maple Road is a high energy, four-piece band out of the Washington County area that has been delivering a unique blend of blues and rock for almost twelve years. Along with classic favorites, we add originals to the mix. Maple Road always draws a crowd and has a substantial following, making us a great fit for any venue. The diversity, originality, and “homegrown” feel of Maple Road appeals to a wide range audience and keeps fans coming back for more. Dually fronted on guitar and vocals by Jenny Abbott and Randy Panas, and backed by Russ Wheeler on bass and Max Jones on drums, Maple Road delivers an unexpected and intriguing musical mix of power and soul that demands attention. The band released their third album in June 2018 entitled, “Follow the Moon”, featuring new songs and live recordings from this year.


Mindwebs World Premier Double Feature – “Trace” by Jerome Bixby and “Prolog” by John P McKnight
Jul 28 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

Join us for the premier of Trace by Jerome Bixby and Prolog by John P McKnight .

Trace – Jerome Bixby – “Have you ever stopped to consider that there is no such thing in the universe as a 100% chemically pure substance? In everything, no matter how thoroughly it is refined, distilled, purified… there must be just a little, if only a trace, of its opposite.”

Prolog – John P McKnight – An epic tale of a caveman’s profound realization of the source of his power.
This re-airs on Sunday at 8AM.

7th Annual Puerto Rican Festival / Orgullo Latino – Live Remote! @ Humboldt Park
Aug 4 @ 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!

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


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
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.

Rosenau & Sanborn @ The Back Room at Colectivo
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Born out of a collaboration at the inaugural 2015 Eaux Claires music festival, Nick Sanborn (Sylvan Esso) and Chris Rosenau (Volcano Choir), both also previously members of Milwaukee’s Collections of Colonies of Bees, looked at each other after the final note of their impromptu set, knowing they were onto something special. After collaborating annually at each subsequent Eaux Claires festival, the duo took to a cabin in North Carolina to record their first album as Rosenau & Sanborn, ‘Bluebird’.

“The titles are the working titles we used that weekend, the mixes are the mixes we made as we were packing up that weekend, the pictures are the pictures we took that weekend. Our hope is for all of these things come together for you, the listener, as they did for us; to relay what we saw, what we heard, and how we felt that weekend. It’s definitely not a traditional way to present a record, but it’s definitely the way we’d like to present this record.” – Chris Rosenau

The Faint @ The Rave / Eagles Ballroom
Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Electro-Punk Pioneers play the Rave in support of their latest release Egowerk. Recording at Enamel Studios in Omaha, The Faint composed 11 blistering tracks that explore society’s current relationship to, well, themselves. “I have work to do on my ego, and so does everyone else,” says Fink. “It’s become really noticeable with the state of the world, especially when we’re on communications platforms, social media and all that stuff. We have to ask ourselves why we’re doing what we’re doing. Is it an ego trip? Are we trying to make other people do what we wish we would do? Or are we just trying to feel better than other people and taking people down?”

Dewey Gill Spins In The Park – Live Remote from Root Common @ Root Common Park
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dewey Gill live broadcast from Root Common Park.  Join us for a morning of big band music and Dewey Gill’s incredible knowledge of the genre.  Bring your dancing shoes cause you know there will be dancing.  This event is sponsored Soaps & Scents.

MAM After Dark NYC @ Milwaukee Art Museum
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

If you can make it here, you’ll make it anywhere. Throw on some old-school denim, leather, or lace-ups, and revel in the urban playground that inspired James Nares and the No Wave scene. In August, we’re bringing the streets and attitude of 1970s & 80s New York City into MAM, with graffiti art, hip hop, vinyl, street performers, and food trucks.

Saturday Morning Boogie Bang DJS – Barry and J-Roc will be on the decks spinning old school hip-hop!