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03.13.2014 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
The Wisconsin Area Music Industry announced the nominees for its 2014 WAMI Awards this week, and as usual Milwaukee artists are well represented. The complete list of nominees is included below; the winners will be announced at a Sunday, April 27 award show at the Fox Cities PAC in Appleton that will feature the induction of three honorees to the WAMI Hall of Fame: big band leader Woody Herman, ja...
04.15.2013 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons and Field Report each took home a couple of big awards at last night's Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards ceremony at Turner Hall Ballroom, which featured WAMI Hall of Fame inductions for Pat Macdonald, Daryl Stuermer and Yipes, all of whom also performed. The complete list of winners is below; Shepherd contributor Erol Reyal took photos of the event, which are...
04.11.2013 | | Posted at 10:30 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
On this week's episode of The Disclaimer, a near-weekly half-hour of opinionated chit-chat between WMSE station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we welcome Wisconsin Area Music Industry president James McMahon, who explains the inner workings of the organization ahead of its annual flagship event, the WAMI Awards, Sunday night at Turner Hall Ballroom...
03.07.2013 | | Posted at 01:30 PM

Also: The WAMIs

By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's near-weekly crosstalk between station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we regret two recent blows to black radio: the loss of Milwaukee's WMCS 1290, an important community station, and changes to the Billboard charts that are slowly but surely squeezing out rap and hip-hop from the airwaves in favor of novelty pop ...
Monday, April 12, 2010

Tonight @ Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton, 7:30 p.m.

For the event’s 30th anniversary, the Wisconsin Area Music Industry will host its venerable WAMI Awards in Appleton, at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, after a long run of hosting them in Milwaukee. Plenty of Milwaukeeans are up for...
04.28.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Bon Iver, the nom de plume of Eau Claire folk singer Justin Vernon, took home Artist of the Year honors at the 29th Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) awards last night, an inevitability, perhaps, given the widespread critical acclaim Vernon garnered across the country for last year's For Emma, Forever Ago. It's hard to argue that any Wisconsin musician made a bigger, broader impact last year th...
Monday, April 27, 2009

Tonight @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 6:30 p.m.

Maritime, Bon Iver, Cory Chisel, Ronnie Nyles, Verona Grove and Fever Marlene compete for Artist of the Year honors at this year’s WAMIs, the annual Wisconsin Area Music Industry awards. This year’s nominees are heavy on familiar names from Milwaukee, including Kings Go Forth (New Artist of the Year) and Danny Gokey (Best Christian/Gospel Artist, of course), while Butch Vig and Harvey Scales will be inducted into the WAMI’s Hall of Fame. Scales, who co-wrote Johnnie Taylor’s hit single “Disco Lady” as well as tracks for artists like the O’Jays and The Dramatics...
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, April 23, Indigo Girls @ The Pabst Theater, 8 p.m. Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have come a long way since their 1987 debut Strange Fire yielded the hit “Closer to Fine.” The Indigo Girls have remained one of the most popular folk-rock duos over the last two decades, releasing 11 studio albums, including...