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05.07.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Just a quick reminder: WMSE's spring pledge drive ends tomorrow, so if you haven't already, throw a couple quarters in their cup. If you toss 1600 quarters�1200 of which are tax deductible�you can get yourself a T-shirt with a mean-looking tiger on it, designed by The Royal Bureau. ...
04.01.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Dick Golembiewski, a self-volunteered historian of Milwaukee culture, died Sunday of an apparent heart attack. In recent years, Golembiewski emerged as the leading expert on early Milwaukee television, maintaining a remarkably thorough Web site about the many low-budget, local horror programs that have killed  airtime over the decades, and last year releasing a book Milwaukee Television History: ...
03.24.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
If like me you missed WMSE's overview of Milwaukee hip-hop last week, WMSE's Web site makes it easy to catch-up. You can download�or podcast, if you prefer that term�the special edition of the station's Tuesday night "Mad Kids" program here. With guests Barry Johnson of the Saturday afternoon "Boogie Bang" and Andre from the Sunday and Monday morning graveyard shifts, DJ Deadbeat played three hour...
02.06.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
I'm one of those guys who coordinates his car trips to the radio schedule. I plan my Saturday errands, for instance, to WMSE's "Saturday Afternoon Boogie Bang," and try to time my evening drives to either FM 102.1's "Indie Soundcheck" or to WMSE shows like "Mad Kids" or "Planet Prog" (Milwaukee's most reliable source for symphonic rock from communist countries). Friday evenings are all about the "...
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009

Tonight @ Burnhearts - 7 p.m.

Love them or hate them—either position is justifiable—Animal Collective has a knack for creating sounds and sonics unlike any ever heard before, so it’s easy to see why critics—particularly those who rely on a good Internet connection to post their thoughts—have fallen so hard for these caustic, psych-folk slingers from Baltimore. Early buzz suggests that the band’s new Merriweather Post Pavillion could be their best album yet, and the band...
12.28.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
I've long held a soft spot for singer-songwriters and bands who build unsettling dirges around Nirvana's terse, bluesy chords and slow-burning angst

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12.05.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
With yesterday's announcement that Atomic Records is closing after 24 years resounding as a stark reminder of the hard times ahead for local businesses and Milwaukee institutions, WMSE 91.7 announced today that it will host a half-day pledge marathon on Friday, Dec. 12 to hopefully offset the shortfall from last month's larger pledge drive. Straight from the press release: The featu...
Friday, Oct. 3, 2008

Tonight @ the Eisner Museum - 6 p.m.

WMSE’s annual Food Slam fundraiser, now in its seventh year, is an all-you-can eat free-for-all featuring entrees from 24 local restaurants, including Nanakusa, Maxie’s Southern Comfort and the Milwaukee Ale House. In addition to stuffing their face, attendees can also bid on more than 80 packages in a silent auction, which include items like clothes, gift certificates, sports tickets and a HRXC Mountain Bike. Tickets...
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008
Back in the late 1970s punk rock and prog rock seemed as opposite as the architecture of the Bauhaus and the Baroque. For punks, progressive was code for pretentious bombast; for progheads, punks were no-talent poseurs.
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008

Tonight @ the Todd Wehr Conference Center - 7 p.m.

In a grand, noble experiment of sorts, this weekend WMSE is promoting an ambitious, four-day, multi-venue music package dubbed “MSE Fest.” Tickets are between 18 and 20 bucks and include access to nearly a dozen different performances, the first of which is tonight at 7 p.m. at MSE’s Todd Wehr Conference . . .