Milwaukee Music

Arts & Culture
3:59 pm
Sat August 2, 2014

The Fatty Acids: 'Scramble-Pop' From The Good Land

(l-r) Derek De Vinney, Matt Pappas, Cole Quamme, and Josh Evert of The Fatty Acids
Credit Rachel Owens

The zany and talented four-member boy band The Fatty Acids are about to study-up on their Wayne's World lines - as they're about to go on tour, it's a necessity.  When asked what kind of reception they receive far outside of Wisconsin, they say people typically quote the classic Wayne's World "Milwaukee: The Good Land" scene with Alice Cooper. Guitarist Matt Pappas says, "If you don't know those lines, people are looking at you like, 'What?

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Arts & Culture
12:04 pm
Sat August 2, 2014

Lousy Trouts: The Band That Picked A Great Name

(l-r) Alex Heaton, Jordan Maye and Jack Tell
Credit Rachel Owens

       When a birthday party turned into an impromptu recording session, Jack Tell and Jordan Maye decided to start playing banjo and mandolin together. Soon Alex Heaton joined up, and before they knew it, they were a band.

Jordan Maye says that as a joke,  they tried to think up pretty much the worst band name possible: Lousy Trouts. Founded in a spirit of fun and experimentation, the name seemed to fit, so it stuck.

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Arts & Culture
1:06 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Second Annual Breadfest Comes to Riverwest

"I found it easy," says Myles Coyne of organizing this year's Breadfest in Riverwest. "A lot of people were cooperating and into the idea." 

About 50 acts, ranging from punk to Americana, will take to 10 stages in Riverwest this weekend. Garden Park, Jackpot Gallery, Linneman's Riverwest Inn and Bremen cafe are among the venues hosting Breadfest bands. 

The DIY festival, which started as an alternative to bigger productions like Summerfest, strives to be "apart of the neighborhood."

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Arts & Culture
11:50 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Musician Zachary Scot Johnson Returns Home to Wisconsin

Racine native Zachary Scot Johnson performs in WUWM Studio C1.
Credit Bonnie North, WUWM

    

Lake Effect's Bonnie North speaks with musician Zachary Scot Johnson.

Singer/songwriter Zachary Scot Johnson has been touring non-stop since 2006. 

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Arts & Culture
5:10 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Bandsketball MKE: So You Can Play Music, But Can You Ball?

The finals for an exciting sporting event is coming to a head in Milwaukee this Friday: Bandsketball.

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Arts & Culture
12:42 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

New York Writer Takes Us Back To The Heyday Of 78 RPM Records

New York Writer Amanda Petrusich's book on the early 20th Century 78RPMs.
Credit Amazon

If you're older than, say, 35, you probably have heard of the 78 RPM record, even if you haven't actually heard one. 

The 78s heyday was in the first half of the 20th Century, before they gave way to LPs, and 45s, and later eight-track tapes and cassettes, and then CDs and mp3s. If you see 78s today, it's likely in a thrift store, a rummage sale, or your grandparents' attic.

But there are some who see great value in the 78, both for the audio it produces and for the artists whose work might be lost forever, if not for the handful of copies of their songs that still exist.

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Arts & Culture
4:33 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Br(OK)en Genius: Healing Milwaukee Through Art

(l-r) Montréal Cain, CM Perceptions, Nigel Wade
Credit Rachel Owens

Christopher McIntyre Perceptions, the creator Br(OK)en Genius, writes in his project’s manifesto:

“As a 24 year old young black male, I technically have less than one year to beat or become a part of the 'dead or in jail' statistic….Only when what is broken comes to light can the broken heal.” 

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Arts & Culture
5:48 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

The New Red Moons: Mesmerizing Milwaukee

(l to r) Joe McIlheran, Kavi Laud, and Jeff Brueggeman in Studio C.
Credit Rachel Owens

The New Red Moons are back. Well, they didn’t really go anywhere  – they’ve just been working on their new album, Mesmérisme. But it’s been well-worth the wait.

With an original sound that blends rich melodies, tight harmonies, and punchy instrumentals, The New Red Moons do Milwaukee proud. They take inspiration from many genres, including 60s rock, old-timey folk and modern lo-fi, but they always follow their instincts to stay true to their own sound.

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Arts & Culture
12:44 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

With An Acoustic Guitar & Suitcase Kick Drum, Joseph Huber Performs Songs Off Hanging Road

Joseph Huber in WUWM's Performance Studio
Credit Trapper Schoepp

Joseph Huber stopped by WUWM@Nite to chat with Trapper Schoepp about the release of his new album, The Hanging Road.

Huber was a member of Milwaukee’s acclaimed .357 String Band until the group parted ways in 2011.

Huber, also an accomplished woodworker, discusses his album’s production, the songwriting process and his recent European tour.

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Arts & Culture
2:23 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Milwaukee's N'awlins Brass Band, Stubby Chubbz, Livens Up the City's Music Scene

The brass and percussion of Stubby Chubbz Brass Band.
Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

Throughout most of the country, funerals are a time of grieving for family members, mourning the loss of a loved one. New Orleans is the exception: they celebrate the life of the loved one, often accompanied by loud brass instruments playing down the street.

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