Arts & Culture
10:57 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Paul McCartney's "Decade Without a Map"

Paul McCartney, playing to a full house in Miller Park last July.
Credit Mitch Teich

Tom Doyle speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich about his biography of Paul McCartney.

June 18th is Paul McCartney’s 72nd birthday.  It was almost a year ago when the former Beatle and his band played a triumphant concert in front of Miller Park’s biggest crowd ever.

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Arts & Culture
4:00 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Mentored by The Beatles, Badfinger's Joey Molland Plays On

The British band Badfinger won fans in the early '70s with hits such as "Baby Blue", "Day After Day", and "Come and Get It." The last remaining member of the band, Joey Molland (at right) continues to perform under the Badfinger mantle.
Credit Apple Records publicity photo


Joey Molland, the last remaining original member of Badfinger, speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich ahead of a concert at Milwaukee's Turner Hall Ballroom.

Once upon a time, the rock group Badfinger was seen as the heirs apparent to the Beatles.  

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Arts & Culture
10:25 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Tribute Concert Honors Local Punk Legend Richard LaValliere

Time Trek, the collaborative film between Paul McComas and Richard LaValliere, will be shown at the Requiem for Richard LaValliere & Rover Rescue

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews a trio of musicians about an upcoming tribute to punk rocker Richard LaValliere.

It was loud, angry, and rough. Punk rock came of age in the mid-1970s and was a direct reaction to the over produced rock and roll of the time.

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Arts & Culture
2:42 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Music of King Louis XV: The Masques at St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Jean-Philippe Rameau, a leading 18th Century French composer

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Tuomo Suni.

The Montreal-based ensemble, Masques, brings you back to a time of powdered wigs and elaborate costumes. The Masques’ concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Saturday night will bring audiences back to the court of King Louis XV through the performance of the music of Rameau and his contemporaries.

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Arts & Culture
12:28 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Local A Cappella Group Out to Cause "Treble" (In a Good Way)

The Mil Town Treblemakers (with Lake Effect's MItch Teich) outside the WUWM studios.
Credit Lake Effect

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews A Cappella group Mil Town Treblemakers.

Styles of music rise and fall in popularity.  Remember disco?  Or if you’re too young, do you remember “Reggaeton”?  Or "Emo?"

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Arts & Culture
11:58 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Musician Takes Mature Approach to Kids' Music

The Happy Racers' Nathan Meckel make kids' music with a grown-up approach.
Credit Lake Effect

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Nathan Meckel.

There once was a time when there two kinds of musicians: those who played for kids, and ones who played for grown ups. And there was not much overlap, in the styles of music aimed at the two groups of listeners. That’s changed in the last decade or two, and now it is not such a stretch for a musician to find his or her feet in both worlds.

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Arts & Culture
12:17 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Willy Porter Pours Fuel on a Musical Feast with 'Cheeseburgers and Gasoline'

Milwaukee musician Willy Porter's wide-ranging style comes to life on his new album.
Credit Photo by Rodney Bursiel

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Willy Porter.

Learn how to win a copy of Willy Porter's new CD here.

When we were setting up an interview with Milwaukee musician and songwriter Willy Porter, we tried to remember whether he'd ever been on Lake Effect. Then of course, it dawned us: he's on every day - as the writer and performer of our theme music.

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12:26 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

A Son of Wisconsin Wanders into Milwaukee

Cory Chisel on guitar and Adriel Denae on keyboard at a recent concert in New York.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Cory Chisel.

Cory Chisel and his band, the Wandering Sons, got to play some pretty impressive venues following the release of his recent album, “Old Believers.”  And soon, they’ll be off for Europe and Australia.  But in among the many tour dates were a couple of important midwestern concerts – in northern Minnesota and in Appleton, the places Chisel grew up, the son of a preacher.

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Arts & Culture
12:32 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Rebecca Rego: Songwriting as "Spontaneous Combustion"

Singer-songwriter and Wisconsin native Rebecca Rego.

We’ve had our share of musicially talented people through the Lake Effect studio over the years – and some musically talented people who have actually worked here.  In the Lake Effect bungalow, our own Trapper Schoepp and his band just finished a tour with the Wallflowers.  Down the hall, Jason Mohr does vocals and guitars with Juniper Tar, and Tom May plays brass in the band Take Solace.

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