Giving you a reason to keep the radio on at night, or to turn us back on. Music intensive and intensively local. Interviews, live performance from the WUWM studio and on stage, special features and great conversation. Covering arts, music and spoken word.
Panalure brought their "seductive and twisted" music into the studio today to perform their songs Skater's Waltz, Get the Girl, Existential Cowboy Song, and Left Hand Way. Bruce Winter talks with the band about the origins of their group, the name of their group, and the "collaborative genius" that makes their music more than just something to dance to.
The Minnesota-native indie band, Ruben, stopped in the studio today to play their song Carry Me and their never-before-heard song I am Just a Ghost. Bruce Winter and the band also discuss traveling and the challenges of spreading the word about Reuben's music.
Michael McDermott stopped by the radio station today to talk about his new family and his unique music. He plays two songs, Hit Me Back and Deal With the Devil, discussing his new album Hit Me Back. McDermott describes his music as an effort to break away from the typical formulaic pop-songs of today and used names like Sarah Mclachlan to inspire him while recording Hit Me Back.
The Delta Routine came to play their songs I Wait Alone and New York Avenue today and to talk music, business, and art with Bruce Winter. The band and Bruce cover the fun of recording gritty music in even grittier places and the challenges of promoting the final product.
Mike Mangione stopped by the studio today to catch up with Bruce Winter and to share some of his original "sonic bumper bowling" music. Bruce and Mike discuss and listen to the songs Fields of Evermore and Red-Winged Black Bird Man. Mike reflects on his major influences and how he tries to position himself and his music in the minds of his fans.
Annie B and her special guest Scott Holloway came to perform in-studio today. Bruce and Annie cover the past 15 years of her career. They listen to and discuss songs such as Kiwi Cafe, Hide, and To You. Annie talks about her "sledgehammer voice," the scope of her singing abilities, and her multi-directional journey of a career that started on the West Coast and brought her here to Milwaukee.
Bruce Winter welcomed The Vitrolum Republic into the studio today to listen to thei songs Lady of Stone, Don Prevotchka, and Beautiful Release. The band uses non-traditional pop instruments to find their "unique voice," or genre, which they have coined "gypsy-noire," and discuss just exactly what that genre means and how it came about.