music

Irish Fest
11:24 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Disney House Band Creel Plays Celtic Classics - Sans Mouse Ears

The band Creel performs at Irish Fest this year.
Credit Creel website

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Celtic music band Creel, which is fiddler Colin Farrell and guitarist and singer Damien McCarthy.

Just in time for Irish Fest, the duo Creel comes to Milwaukee by way of England, Ireland – and Disney World.

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Irish Fest
11:08 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Nova Scotian Music Takes Center Stage at Irish Fest

Musician and scholar Glenn Graham explains how Nova Scotian sound reflects a variety of influences.
Credit Glenn Graham

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews musician and scholar Glenn Graham about the music of Nova Scotia.

Every year Irish Fest features the music of a particular region or style.

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Arts & Culture
3:24 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Genesis Guitarist Pays It Forward to Future Rock Musicians

Milwaukee native and rock star Daryl Stuermer will judge young rock guitarists.
Credit Wilson Center website

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews long-time member of the band Genesis Daryl Stuermer.

Milwaukee’s Daryl Stuermer made it big – as the lead guitarist for Genesis.  But he still lives here, and he’s helping young guitarists live their rock-and-roll dreams. 

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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
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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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Regional
11:51 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Milwaukee's Internationally-Acclaimed Luthier Continues His Craft

Denny Rauen, Riverwest's Luthier, is known nationwide.
Credit rauenguitars.com

Lake Effect's Bonnie North speaks with luthier Denny Rauen on his 30 years of restoring and repairing guitars.

It’s been 30 years since Denny Rauen set up shop, first in the Chicago-area and then in the Milwaukee's Riverwest. Since then, he’s become an internationally-acclaimed luthier.

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Musician Takes Mature Approach to Kids' Music

Nathan Meckel (center) of The Happy Racers performs for fans, young and old.
Credit The Happy Racers

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
10:00 am
Wed July 31, 2013

The Please Please Me 'Shake a Little Harder' on New Record

The Please Please Me just released "Shake a Little Harder," their first EP. The band is Alissa McClure, Jessie Torrisi, and Agustin Frederic
Credit thepleasepleaseme.com

Take a last-minute line-up change, a Craigslist ad and three talented musicians, and you have the origin story of the band The Please Please Me.

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Arts & Culture
2:19 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

The Dunwells - Live in Studio C

The Dunwells
Credit Piper Ferguson

The Dunwells came into the studio today ahead of their gig tonight at the Peck Pavilion. We've got a taste of the what you'll hear if you go to the concert. Blind Sighted Faith is the name of the tune, and of their 1st album... in the coming weeks we'll air the full interview plus two more songs recorded live in our studio today.

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Education
3:08 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Moving to the Music: Dalcroze Method Teaches Students Pitch, Rhythm

Music teachers use movement in the classroom, a teaching method inspired by Emile Jaques Dalcroze.
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Lake Effect contributor Amy Kiley is at the Wisconsin Center for Music Education.

Musicians from Wisconsin and beyond gathered in Waunakee this summer to learn about a Swiss music education method.

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Music
6:27 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Whitehorse Marries Simple Melodies, Complex Harmonies

Whitehorse is Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland.
Credit Six Shooter Records

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Canadian duo Whitehorse.

The Canadian husband and wife duo, Whitehorse, joins us for an in-studio performance.

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