WUWM@Nite

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With inspirations drawing from the likes of: Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Sam Cooke, Billy Dee Williams and…Han Solo and E.T. (Yes, that one alien from the movie), it’s no surprise that singer/songwriter, Alex Dezen, is capable of creating music that can touch on any number of topics. Just about 15 years ago, Alex and three others came together and formed a band, The Damnwells, who would go on to be pretty successful.  Seven years ago marks the last time anyone has seen a new project from the band and its original members.

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After years of making rounds at music festivals, bars and other miscellaneous concert venues, a Milwaukee alt. country and roots rock band is gearing up for their first full length release. Great Lake Drifters are about to put themselves on your music radar with their upcoming album, Radio Picture Show. With a sound that never quite sits contently within one genre, the band is able to maintain the attention of your ears.

Ex Fabula: Oops!

Mar 4, 2015
Art Montes

Oops, we did it again. No, not the Britney Spears song. Our February Story Slam, Degrees of Separation, was our second sold out show of 2015! 

www.lizlongley.com

Honest transparency isn’t the easiest thing to come by in musicians these days. Often times, music is shrouded by a façade to fit a certain image or appeal. This is definitely not the case with singer/songwriter Liz Longley. The Nashville-based artist takes pride in the honesty of each track she writes. Having lived in and out of minivans for a large part of her musical journey; she never has a shortage of true stories to depict.

The six-string successors of country music are tuning up, and it's Jonny Fritz's turn at the mic. Contrary to the country charlatans who purport the genre today, some authentic performers are releasing compelling work free of the recycled cliches that pervade contemporary country music. 

The Living Statues Come To Life

Feb 25, 2015
Rachel Owens

Hold on to your hat people. That is the first and last word of advice I have. They are The Living Statues, a rock n’ roll trio based here in the Cream City. They mix the pop sensibilities of the British Invasion with “explosive garage rock textures.”

  In December WUWM@Nite sent Skubs to check out Milwaukee’s local SoFar Concert series. The artists featured this time were D’Amato, Jordin Bass, Thriftones and Klassik - all from Milwaukee -  and played the old Stonelfy venue, which is now Company Brewing. Skubs had a chance to speak with each of the artists about family heritage, how each song was conceived, and got them to reveal their musical guilty pleasures.

Guests:

D'Amato

willyporter.bandcamp.com

Such a large amount of the music, in any genre, has become so strictly defined and crafted that it has become diluted to the point of sameness. This makes it all the more refreshing to have artists like Willy Porter who can’t be pigeonholed. Porter, a Milwaukee native has had an incredibly enduring music career; spanning over two decades in length. Unquestionably talented, with powerful vocals and masterful guitar work, it’s a wonder as to why he has remained something of a ‘hidden gem’.

“I really put myself on the page,” says Nick Amadeus of the songs on the Delta Routine’s latest album, You and Your Lion. The band celebrates the release of their 11-track album Sunday, February 22nd.

The touring atmosphere Amadeus immersed himself in provided a new lens to write from. “Gone Again” and “Home With You” chronicle the transient life Amadeus and band have faced since releasing their last album, Cigarettes and Caffeine Nightmares.

Bruce Winter spoke with Luke Jacobs about storytelling, working with Carrie Rodriguez and the meaning of his new album title - Velvet After Feel. 

"A record is a big process and it can be kind of rough. To get it done and smooth it out feels really good," Jacobs says. "There's a velvety after feel to the whole process." 

Songs featured:

1. "The Trouble With Love"

2. "Remembering"

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