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Every Tuesday since February of 2005, WMSE has welcomed a Milwaukee-area artist into the Bob and Genie Friedman Live Performance Studio to perform a full set live on the airwaves. WMSE Local Live is hosted by WMSE music director, Erin Wolf, along with Milwaukee music writer extraordinaire, Cal Roach.

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Every Tuesday since February of 2005, WMSE has welcomed a Milwaukee-area artist into the Bob and Genie Friedman Live Performance Studio to perform a full set live on the airwaves. WMSE Local Live is hosted by WMSE music director, Erin Wolf, along with Milwaukee music writer extraordinaire, Cal Roach.

    Local Live - Genesis Renji

    Local Live - Genesis Renji

    GENESIS RENJI IS AN EMMY-NOMINATED HIP HOP ARTIST BASED OUT OF MILWAUKEE. BORN IN BETHESDA, MD, RENJI STARTED RAPPING AT 12 YEARS-OLD AFTER HIS COUSIN PIERRE INTRODUCED HIM TO RAP MUSIC. FREESTYLES WITH HIS BROTHERS AND COUSIN WAS SOMETHING HE DID TO FIT IN. THIS SEARCH FOR ACCEPTANCE TURNED INTO A PASSION FOR PERFORMANCES IN MIDDLE SCHOOL AND LATER, SPOKEN WORD SLAMS IN HIGH SCHOOL.

    AFTER SEEING LUPE FIASCO’S “KICK, PUSH” VIDEO, RENJI STARTED ACTIVELY WRITING AND RECORDING HIMSELF. SOME OF HIS OTHER EARLY INFLUENCES WERE CHAMILLIONAIRE, LIL’ WAYNE, AND EMINEM. AS HIS INTERESTS GREW AND MUSICAL TASTE EXPANDED, SO DID HIS SONIC PALETTE. HAVING A CREATIVE SIGNATURE OF PENNING VIVID STORIES LIKE KENDRICK LAMAR AND PAIRING THEM WITH CATCHY, VIBRANT HOOKS LIKE CHILDISH GAMBINO HELPED TRANSLATE INTO MEMORABLE MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES FROM THE MILWAUKEE EMCEE.

    FROM OPENING FOR HIP-HOP LEGENDS JEAN GRAE, PHAROAHE MONCH, AND SKYZOO TO CREATING INTIMATE SHOW RELEASES WITH CEREAL BARS, RENJI’S PERFORMANCES ARE MONUMENTALLY UNFORGETTABLE. SHOWS LIKE THESE HAVE LED TO HIS HIGHLIGHT PERFORMANCE FOR AMINÉ IN FRONT OF 7,000 FESTIVAL GOERS AT SUMMERFEST IN 2018, AND A SOLD OUT MILWAUKEE BUCKS HALFTIME PERFORMANCE FOR A CROWD OF 17,341.

    RENJI RECENTLY RELEASED HIS NEW ALBUM ‘KEEFE‘ AND WILL OFFICIALLY RELEASE IT ON NOVEMBER 16TH WITH AN ALBUM RELEASE SHOW.

    TUNE INTO LOCAL/LIVE ON WMSE ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15TH TO HEAR THE NEWEST FROM GENESIS RENJI. WMSE.ORG TO STREAM THE SHOW LIVE OR IN THE ARCHIVES OR SIMPLY TUNE YOUR RADIO TO 91.7 FM AT THE 6 O’ CLOCK HOUR.

    LOCAL/LIVE ON WMSE IS SPONSORED BY CLUB GARIBALDI.

    • 54 min
    Local Live - Credentials

    Local Live - Credentials

    CREDENTIALS IS A MATHY/NOISY ROCK BAND FROM MILWAUKEE WHO ARE HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY FIRST WAVE POST-ROCK. THEY WORSHIP CHICAGO AND LOUISVILLE BANDS FROM THE MID-90S AND FEATURE MEMBERS OF MURDER IN THE RED BARN, GUNS BLAZING, NO/NO, GALACTIC CANNIBAL, AND OTHERS.

    THE QUARTET IS COMPRISED OF JOSHUA BACKES ON GUITAR, JAMES DAVID ON DRUMS, CAT RIES ON VOCALS AND PETER J. WOODS ON BASS AND VOCALS, CREDENTIALS’ DEBUT COLLECTION OF DEMOS WAS RELEASED IN MAY OF THIS YEAR.

    TUNE INTO WMSE’S LOCAL/LIVE ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8TH FOR MUSIC FROM CREDENTIALS BEFORE THE BAND’S SHOW LATER THAT WEEK WITH ICONIC WISCONSIN-BASED PERCUSSIONIST, JON MUELLER. WMSE.ORG TO STREAM LIVE OR IN THE ARCHIVES, OR SIMPLY TUNE YOUR RADIO TO 91.7 FM AT THE 6 O’CLOCK HOUR.

    LOCAL/LIVE ON WMSE IS SPONSORED BY CLUB GARIBALDI.

    • 57 min
    Local Live - Liar's Trial

    Local Live - Liar's Trial

    EVERY FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH WMSE RETURNS TO CLUB GARIBALDI FOR OUR ESTEEMED LOCAL/LIVE SEGMENT AND ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1ST, WE WELCOME MILWAUKEE’S LIAR’S TRIAL TO GARIBALDI’S STAGE FOR A LIVE RADIO SHOW THAT YOU CAN JOIN EITHER IN-PERSON OR ON THE AIRWAVES!

    LIAR’S TRIAL’S LATEST ALBUM, ‘FRIENDS IN NO PLACES’ FINDS THE BAND NO LONGER LOST ON THE FRINGES BY FINDING A WAY TO BRIDGE THE GAPS BETWEEN ITS VARIED INFLUENCES. LIAR’S TRIAL FORMED IN 2011 OUT OF THE PUNK SCENE IN MILWAUKEE AND HAS SINCE BLAZED A TRAIL ACROSS THE MIDWEST, PLAYING ITS OWN TAKE OF GENUINE, HARD-DRIVING COUNTRY MUSIC. A LITTLE TOO COUNTRY FOR THE PUNKS AND TOO PUNK FOR THE COUNTRY CROWD, LIAR’S TRIAL HAS NEVER BEEN AFRAID TO STAY TRUE TO ITS HEART AND ITS ROOTS.

    LIAR’S TRIAL HAS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THE STAGE WITH SOME OF THE MOST PROMINENT NAMES IN COUNTRY MUSIC: DAVID ALLAN COE, BILLY JOE SHAVER, BEN AND NOEL HAGGARD, BILLY DON BURNS, DOUG STONE, ELIZABETH COOK, THE STEEL WOODS, SPLIT LIP RAYFIELD AND THE WACO BROTHERS (TO NAME A FEW).

    WMSE MUSIC DIRECTOR ERIN AND LOCAL/LIVE CO-HOST CAL ROACH WILL LEAD THE LIAR’S TRIAL THROUGH QUESTIONS IN BETWEEN THEIR LIVE SET WITH THE HELP OF OUR AUDIENCE (AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION IS ENCOURAGED!).

    YOU CAN JOIN WMSE AND LIAR’S TRIAL AT CLUB GARIBALDI AS WE TEAM UP FOR THIS LIVE RADIO SHOW. IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT, LISTEN LIVE OVER THE AIRWAVES (OR IN THE WMSE ARCHIVES) AT THE 6 O’CLOCK HOUR.

    THIS 21+ EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

    DOORS ARE AT 5:30PM AND THE SEGMENT STARTS AT 6PM AND RUNS UNTIL 7PM. CLUB GARIBALDI’S IS LOCATED AT 2501 S. SUPERIOR STREET IN BAY VIEW.

    LOCAL/LIVE ON WMSE IS SPONSORED BY CLUB GARIBALDI.

    • 58 min
    Local Live - The Mike Benign Compulsion

    Local Live - The Mike Benign Compulsion

    MELODIC, WELL-CRAFTED, DRIVING ALT GUITAR POP THAT ROCKS. BAND MEMBERS MIKE BENIGN, JOE VENT, PAUL BIEMANN AND MIKE KOCH ARE VETERANS OF ACCLAIMED MILWAUKEE-BASED ACTS LIKE BLUE IN THE FACE, THE YELL LEADERS, ARMS & LEGS & FEET AND THE JOKER’S HENCHMEN. LIVE SHOWS INCLUDE OPENER SLOTS FOR SQUEEZE, NEIL FINN (CROWDED HOUSE), THE LEMONHEADS, THE ALARM, BOB MOULD, BLACK FRANCIS, RHETT MILLER, MARSHALL CRENSHAW, THE ALARM, THE FIXX, AND OTHERS. THE BAND’S FIFTH ALBUM, BYGONES, OFFICIALLY ARRIVES IN THIS MONTH.

    TUNE INTO WMSE’S LOCAL/LIVE ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH TO LISTEN TO A SET OF NEW SONGS FROM THE MIKE BENIGN COMPULSION (AND TO CELEBRATE LOVE 91.7 DAY!) . WMSE.ORG TO STREAM LIVE OR IN THE ARCHIVES OR SIMPLY TUNE YOUR RADIO TO 91.7 FM AT THE 6 O’CLOCK HOUR.

    LOCAL/LIVE ON WMSE IS SPONSORED BY CLUB GARIBALDI.

    • 59 min
    Local Live - Haunter

    Local Live - Haunter

    HAUNTER IS KIND OF A SPACE ROCK GROUP WHO STARTED MAKING MUSIC IN STEVENS POINT BACK IN 2011, RELEASING THREE FULL ALBUMS AND THREE EPS. NOW IN MILWAUKEE, THE BAND IS STILL GOING STRONG, RECENTLY RELEASING THEIR LATEST ALBUM, PLEASE UNDERSTAND.

    PLEASE UNDERSTAND SOUNDS LIKE FLYING LOW OVER THE MOJAVE DESERT WITH A RADIO TUNED TO NO STATION, PICKING UP ROGUE TRANSMISSIONS AS YOU GLIDE TOWARD THE GREY-BLUE HORIZON. SOMETIMES A NICE MELODY OR CATCHY GUITAR HOOK FINDS ITS WAY THROUGH THE STATIC AND YOU KNOW YOU’RE GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

    TUNE INTO WMSE’S LOCAL/LIVE ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH TO LISTEN TO SONGS FROM PLEASE UNDERSTAND BY HAUNTER. WMSE.ORG TO STREAM LIVE OR IN THE ARCHIVES OR SIMPLY TUNE YOUR RADIO TO 91.7 FM AT THE 6 O’CLOCK HOUR.

    LOCAL/LIVE ON WMSE IS SPONSORED BY CLUB GARIBALDI.

    • 57 min
    Local Live - Mortgage Freeman

    Local Live - Mortgage Freeman

    AFTER SUMMER BREAK, WMSE IS HAPPY TO BE BACK ONCE AGAIN AT CLUB GARIBALDI FOR LOCAL/LIVE! ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, WE WELCOME MORTGAGE FREEMAN FOR A LIVE SHOW AND INTERVIEW ON-SITE AND OVER THE AIRWAVES THAT YOU CAN JOIN!

    MORTGAGE FREEMAN IS A FOUR CHEESE BLEND OF HEAVY-HITTING MATH ROCK, WORLDLY AND INTERSTELLAR INFLUENCE, ASIAGO, AND THAT OF AN ART PUNK-FAUX FUNK ILK.

    A STAPLE OF THE MILWAUKEE MUSIC SCENE FOR NEARLY SEVEN YEARS, MORTGAGE FREEMAN ENERGIZES A STAGE LIKE FEW ACTS CAN. PREPARING TO RELEASE THEIR THIRD FULL-LENGTH ALBUM, THEY ARE CONSTANTLY CHALLENGING THEMSELVES TO NEW HEIGHTS. THEIR NEW ALBUM, “IT’S ALL A WASH”, WILL CONTINUE TO INVIGORATE AND EMBRACE THEIR SHOWMANSHIP.

    WMSE MUSIC DIRECTOR ERIN AND SPECIAL GUEST CO-HOST, MATT WILD (OF MILWAUKEE RECORD), WILL LEAD THE BAND THROUGH QUESTIONS IN BETWEEN THE LIVE PERFORMANCE WITH THE HELP OF OUR AUDIENCE (AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION IS ENCOURAGED!).

    YOU CAN JOIN WMSE AND MORTGAGE FREEMAN AT CLUB GARIBALDI AS WE TEAM UP FOR THIS LIVE RADIO SHOW. IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT, LISTEN LIVE OVER THE AIRWAVES (OR IN THE WMSE ARCHIVES) AT THE 6 O’CLOCK HOUR.

    THIS 21+ EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

    DOORS ARE AT 5:30PM AND THE SEGMENT STARTS AT 6PM AND RUNS UNTIL 7PM. CLUB GARIBALDI IS LOCATED AT 2501 S. SUPERIOR STREET IN BAY VIEW.

    LOCAL/LIVE ON WMSE IS SPONSORED BY CLUB GARIBALDI.

    • 55 min

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