15 episodes

The State of Sound podcast is a companion to 88Nine's monthly live showcase featuring Wisconsin-based musicians. Hosted by our music director, Erin Wolf, the podcast allows listeners to enjoy segments from the artists' live performances, explore the bands and participate in conversations dissecting their favorite tracks. If you're in Milwaukee, join us for the complete live performance every first Saturday of the month.

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The State of Sound podcast is a companion to 88Nine's monthly live showcase featuring Wisconsin-based musicians. Hosted by our music director, Erin Wolf, the podcast allows listeners to enjoy segments from the artists' live performances, explore the bands and participate in conversations dissecting their favorite tracks. If you're in Milwaukee, join us for the complete live performance every first Saturday of the month.

    State of Sound: Jinksie

    State of Sound: Jinksie

    88Nine music director Erin Wolf recently sat with Jinksie band leader Wendy Norton to chat about the inspiration behind the song "Freudian Slit," an unreleased track from the group. You'll also hear a selection of live-recorded tracks from Jinksie's performance at April's State of Sound concert showcase.

    Want to be there for our next live show? Visit the event page to save a few bucks by picking up tickets in advance.

    • 26 min
    State of Sound: Hanna Simone

    State of Sound: Hanna Simone

    88Nine music director Erin Wolf recently spoke with the talented singer-songwriter and vocal coach Hanna Simone. They chatted about the inspiration behind "Spaceship," from the project of the same name that released in 2022. You'll also hear a selection of live-recorded tracks from Hanna Simone's performance at April's State of Sound concert showcase.

    Want to be there for our next live show? Visit the event page to save a few bucks by picking up tickets in advance.

    • 27 min
    State of Sound: Wire And Nail

    State of Sound: Wire And Nail

    88Nine music director Erin Wolf recently spoke with lead guitarist and vocalist Phil Bregant of Wire & Nail, the young honky-tonk rockers creating a musical pathway in the scene here in Wisconsin. They chatted about the inspiration behind the band's new single, "Devil in Angel Wings." You'll also hear a selection of live-recorded tracks from Wire & Nail's performance at April's State of Sound concert showcase.

    Want to be there for our next live show? Visit the event page to save a few bucks by picking up tickets in advance.

    • 26 min
    State of Sound: Adorner

    State of Sound: Adorner

    "Adorner is the new psychedelic pop-rock force, with a personal mission to adorn their creation 'for the sake of beauty alone.'"

    Based out of Milwaukee, the group is the brainchild of songwriter Madeline Stadel, who imbues their songs with powerful, evocative lyrics and vocals. Combined with the complex rhythms from drummer Kay Speidel, the Adorner brings to life celestial song structures and instrumentation on a psych-inspired rock canvas. 88Nine music director Erin Wolf sat down with Madeline for the podcast to chat about the band's recently released song, "Nimwe."

    • 29 min
    State of Sound: Shontrail

    State of Sound: Shontrail

    88Nine music director Erin Wolf recently spoke with Shontrail, the young indie rocker from the South Side of Milwaukee, to discuss the inspiration behind his popular single "Drive Slow." You'll also hear a selection of live-recorded tracks from Shontrail's performance at March's State of Sound concert showcase.

    Want to be there for our next live show? Visit the event page to save a few bucks by picking up tickets in advance.

    • 23 min
    State of Sound: Lauryl Sulfate & Her Ladies of Leisure

    State of Sound: Lauryl Sulfate & Her Ladies of Leisure

    88Nine music director Erin Wolf recently spoke with the namesake behind Lauryl Sulfate & Her Ladies of Leisure to discuss the inspiration behind the song "Girls Cry All The Time" from their latest album, The Afterparty . You'll also hear a selection of live-recorded tracks from their performance at March's State of Sound concert showcase.

    Want to be there for our next live show? Visit the event page to save a few bucks by picking up tickets in advance.

    • 28 min

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