Every Thursday, 88Nine’s Jordan Lee and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Piet Levy plug into Milwaukee’s music scene – concert announcements, new release, local artists breaking out and more.
Rolling Stone Magazines' 500 Greatest Albums: Snubbed edition
Piet was eager to discuss with Jordan about Rolling Stones' take on their 500 greatest albums. They tap in to the Wisconsin connections and misses of the article. For the full article go to https://bit.ly/34hZw0q
'American Utopia' and its Milwaukee connection
Justin talks to Piet Levy about his interview with Angie Swan and her part in the amazing Broadway to HBO show with David Byrne called, 'American Utopia.' This show is directed by the legendary Spike Lee, famous for films such as "Do The Right Thing" and "Malcolm X." Full article can be found here: https://bit.ly/3lN9GfD
Wisconsin small businesses to receive help
Piet and Jordan talk about what it means for small businesses in Wisconsin to receive this grant money during this crisis. Full article on here: https://bit.ly/2GDH9Kz | https://www.saveourstages.com/
Visit with Justin Vernon
Do you know someone who’s on the fence about voting? Someone who hasn’t registered to vote, and maybe won’t? Justin Vernon would like to visit with them. Not to debate, not to preach, just to visit. Justin might play a tune, or sing a song, but mostly he just wants to talk thoughtfully about why voting matters.
We need you to nominate someone you know — someone not sure they’re going to vote — to have this talk with Justin. The visit will take place privately, at a secret location in the winner’s home county. It will be filmed for broadcast later. And if the person you nominate is chosen? You get to come along.
We’re excited to share this opportunity for residents in Milwaukee county this week, with additional county-based opportunities coming up over the next three weeks.
2020's Virtual Farm Aid
Jordan and Piet discuss this year's virtual Farm Aid and the Milwaukee connection to the event. Full article here: https://bit.ly/32XhswE
Milwaukee connections to national artists
Jordan and Piet bring us artists who are coming out with new music that have connections to the city of Milwaukee.