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Jun 14 @ 10:15 am – Oct 6 @ 11:00 pm
Milwaukee Art Museum / Nares: Moves @ Milwaukee Art Museum
10:15 am
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[...]
MKE Boatline Concerts -  Fri. Burgandy Ties / Sat. The Tritonics @ Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
8:30 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[...]
Port Washington Fish Day @ Port Washington
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Port Washington Fish Day @ Port Washington | Port Washington | Wisconsin | United States
10:00 am
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[...]
The Posies @ The Back Room at Colectivo
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
The Posies @ The Back Room at Colectivo
8:00 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[...]
The Psychedelic Furs & James @ The Pabst Theater
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Psychedelic Furs & James @ The Pabst Theater
7:00 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[...]
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Local/Live: July 23 - Gnarrenschiff
6:00 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[...]
Jul 26 – Jul 27 all-day
WMSE 24 hour Live Broadcast - Riverwest 24 @ Colectivo on Humboldt
3:00 pm
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[...]
Mindwebs World Premier Double Feature - "Trace" by Jerome Bixby and "Prolog" by John P McKnight
12:00 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[...]
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Local/Live: July 30 - Beach Burial
6:00 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[...]
7th Annual Puerto Rican Festival / Orgullo Latino - Live Remote! @ Humboldt Park
11:00 am
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!
LOCAL/LIVE: AUGUST 6 – CHILL ON THE HILL LIVE BROADCAST
6:00 pm
On Tuesday, August 6th, at 6pm, join Local/Live hosts Erin and Cal for WMSE’s third year of broadcasting Local/Live from Chill On The Hill in Humboldt Park. This installment of Chill On The Hill is[...]
Waukesha Blues Festival @ Waukesha Blues Fest
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 10 @ 11:45 pm
Waukesha Blues Festival @ Waukesha Blues Fest | Delafield | Wisconsin | United States
1:00 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[...]
Rosenau & Sanborn @ The Back Room at Colectivo
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Rosenau & Sanborn @ The Back Room at Colectivo
8:00 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[...]
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 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dewey Gill Spins In The Park - Live Remote from Root Common @ Root Common Park
9:00 am
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[...]
MAM After Dark NYC @ Milwaukee Art Museum
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
MAM After Dark NYC @ Milwaukee Art Museum
7:00 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,[...]
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Street with Thurston Moore Live @ Oriental Theater
7:00 pm
Street is an unscripted 61-minute video filmed by James Nares in New York over one week in September, 2011, that recorded everyday people walking through the city and neighborhoods that Nares frequented since his move there[...]
Fat Fest @ Crafty Cow
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fat Fest @ Crafty Cow
12:00 pm
We are excited to announce the 2nd annual FAT Fest! FAT Fest is a festival in the Bay View neighborhood celebrating Food, Art, and Tunes. Located on Lenox St between KK and Russel. For the[...]
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[...]
WMSE’s Backyard BBQ @ Humboldt Park
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WMSE's Backyard BBQ @ Humboldt Park
12:00 pm
    10th Annual WMSE Backyard BBQ presented by Colectivo, Comet Cafe and Lakefront Brewery is happening at Humboldt Park on Saturday, August 24 from Noon to 8PM The lineup will knock your sox off![...]
MKE Punk Fest 9 @ Various Locations
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 7 @ 11:45 pm
MKE Punk Fest 9 @ Various Locations
7:00 pm
WMSE Presents MKE Punk Fest 9 Hosted by Jess the Ska Kid ___________________________ Before Party Saturday August 24th Bremen Cafe (901 E Clarke) 8:00 – Atheists and Airplanes 8:45 – VexNation 9:30 – Rhetoric Vendetta[...]
Pennywise, Anti-Flag, H2O @ The Eagles Ballroom
Sep 10 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Pennywise, Anti-Flag, H2O @ The Eagles Ballroom
7:30 pm
The Patricia Barber Trio @ The Back Room at Colectivo
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Patricia Barber Trio @ The Back Room at Colectivo
8:00 pm
A tireless performer who refused to conform to more conventional vocal jazz idioms, Patricia Barber worked her way up through the Chicago jazz scene slowly, almost reluctantly, after having spent several years in Iowa attending[...]