Milwaukee Music

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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Arts & Culture
2:45 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Woodwind Quintet, Avec le Bois, Shares Their Beautiful Music

Avec le Bois is made up of five musicians from Milwaukee: Christina Beaupre on clarinet, Elsa Knysak-Wolfe on bassoon, Angela Krainz on flute, Rita Mitchell on oboe, and Allison Schweitzer on French horn.
Credit Bonnie North, WUWM

A woodwind quintet graced our studios this week to perform two pieces, one by Adrien Barthe and another by Darius Milhaud. 

Despite the name “woodwind quintet,” the ensemble is actually made up of four woodwinds: flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon; and one brass instrument, the French horn.

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Arts & Culture
10:18 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Musician Grace Weber: 'The Refinery' Came Right From My Heart

Elliott Skinner and Grace Weber in WUWM's Performance Studio.
Credit Bruce Winter

Grace Weber performs a few tracks live in WUWM's Performance Studio.

While in town to perform at Lakefront Festival of Art, Grace Weber stopped by WUWM@Nite to chat with Bruce Winter about the release of her album, The Refinery.

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Arts & Culture
11:52 am
Mon June 16, 2014

20 Years and Counting: Singer Corky Morgan is a Milwaukee Staple

Corky Morgan in the WUWM studios.
Credit Rachel Owens

Corky Morgan joins Rachel Owens in the WUWM studio. Jon Strelecki engineered the session.

Do you get nervous about public speaking? Well, if you think that’s nerve-wracking, try singing the national anthem at a Brewers' game. Despite a bad case of nerves, that’s exactly what Corky Morgan did, and did beautifully. More than that, he wants to do it again. 

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Arts & Culture
10:56 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Jump-Swing Band, The King Comets, is Red Hot

Steve Braun, Michael Fricke, John Steffes, and Dennis Tomashek are The King Comets.
Credit King Comets-Milwaukee, facebook

Does your family have a stack of records that are not being played? Do any of those records at the rummage sale look intriguing? Many songs performed by the jump swing group, the King Comets, explored those records and now entertain swing dancers in Milwaukee from the songs they learned.

The King Comets are made up of Steve Braun, Michael Fricke, John Steffes, and Dennis Tomashek. They like the smaller number of musicians because they are more cohesive and they can hear each other better.

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