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Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Local/Live: February 19 - Warhola Cats
6:00 pm
Milwaukee’s Warhola Cats’ indie pop is propelled by the writing of leader Elisabeth Gasparka, who composes lyrical pop songs created with voice, cello, piano, flute, percussion, guitar and beyond for a pastoral-leaning pop sound. The quartet’s[...]
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
in-studio + interview: Semi-Twang
5:00 pm
Tune into Friday’s Blues Drive on WMSE as Sonia welcomes Milwaukee’s Semi-Twang into the WMSE studios for a live in-studio performance and chat. “For their third recording of the modern era, Semi-Twang presents “Kenosha.” It’s[...]
Corky Siegel Chamber Blues @ The Back Room at Colectivo
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Corky Siegel Chamber Blues @ The Back Room at Colectivo
8:00 pm
Corky Siegel has earned an international reputation as one of the world’s great blues harmonica masters. He is a composer, blues pianist, singer / songwriter, and recent winner of the Lila Wallace/Reader’s Digest/Meet the Composer’s[...]
John Maus @ Turner Hall Ballroom
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
John Maus @ Turner Hall Ballroom
7:30 pm
When John Maus wasn’t playing keyboards for Animal Collective, Panda Bear, and Haunted Graffiti, he was writing and recording his own hermetic, experimental, and oftentimes misunderstood compositions. Drawing on artists like David Bowie, Scott Walker,[...]
Mike Krol @ The Back Room at Colectivo
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Mike Krol @ The Back Room at Colectivo  | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
8:00 pm
Music ruined Mike Krol’s life. And then saved it. In chronicling that process, Krol has made his best record—painful, voyeuristic, and angry, but ultimately transcendent and timeless. It is the sound of him giving in[...]
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
in-studio + interview: Mike Krol
1:00 pm
Tune into WMSE to hear a live set from Los Angeles x Wauwatosa, Merge Records musician, Mike Krol, who is busy touring on his latest record, Power Chords. Pitchfork says this of the album –[...]
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
The Musical Box: A Genesis Extravaganza @ Pabst Theater
8:00 pm
A GENESIS EXTRAVAGANZA an unprecedented musical feast of 1970-77 favorites and rarities In an all out performance of live visual signature stunts, a museum-worthy array of vintage instruments and a dizzying pace of iconic tracks[...]
Adrian Belew @ Shank Hall
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Adrian Belew @ Shank Hall
8:00 pm
Adrian Belew is a legendary guitarist well-known for his diverse travels around the musical map. He is a multiinstrumentalist whose solo records are critically acclaimed. His moving singing voice and prolific songwriting has endeared a[...]
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
WMSE's 17th Annual Rockabilly Chili @ MSOE Kern Center | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
11:00 am
  WMSE’s 17th Annual Rockabilly Chili will once again take over the MSOE Kern Center on Sunday, March 10 and feature over 50 local restaurants, cafes and caterers. This has become the event to kick[...]
Mar 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday Night Freak Show: Heavy Metal (1981) @ Times Cinema
8:00 pm
WMSE 91.7FM and The Times Cinema are teaming up to bring you HEAVY METAL, the greatest R-rated film made for thirteen year old boys ever. It has all of the violence, spaceships, nudity, metal music,[...]
Wild Belle @ Cactus Club
Apr 2 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Wild Belle @ Cactus Club
9:00 pm
Sibling duo Wild Belle, comprised of multi-instrumentalist and producer Elliot Bergman and singer-songwriter Natalie Bergman, announces the release of the band’s upcoming third studio album, Everybody One Of A Kind. The album, due out March[...]
WMSE’s Art & Music @ The Pritzlaff
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
WMSE's Art & Music @ The Pritzlaff
6:00 pm
The Milwaukee arts community will come together on Friday, April 5 for WMSE’s third annual Art & Music event as The Historic Pritzlaff Building is transformed into a studio fit for artists, musicians and party-goers[...]
New Wave Fest @ Shank Hall
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
New Wave Fest @ Shank Hall
8:00 pm
Radical! The Second New Wave Fest is happening Saturday April 13th, 2019. New Wave Fest is proud to present an evening of high-energy retro future sounds from national and local bands that bring the 80’s[...]
The Faint @ The Rave / Eagles Ballroom
Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
The Faint @ The Rave / Eagles Ballroom
8:00 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[...]
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard @ Riverside Theater
7:30 pm
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s sense of sonic exploration makes them easy to mistake for a long forgotten piece of the psych explosion of the ‘60s.  With an otherworldly sound that, at times, feels[...]