Arts & Culture
4:01 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Establishing Country Roots in Brookfield

Brookfield-native Nora Collins is planting her country roots.

Nora Collins began taking music seriously at the age of 14. Now 19, she has been named Wisconsin’s 2013 WAMI Rising Star and 2013 Vocalist of the Year.

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Arts & Culture
2:04 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Experimenting with Sound on Austin's 'Dive Bar Circuit'

Singer-songwriter Zoe Muth plays in Lake Effect's Studio C1.
Credit Mitch Teich

Though she emerged from the same surroundings that produced grunge gods Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden, singer-songwriter Zoe Muth's doesn't sound anything like them.

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Arts & Culture
5:01 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

The Dunwells Update English Folk

The Dunwells
Credit Piper Ferguson

Earlier this summer, Milwaukee got a taste of modern English folk rock, courtesy of The Dunwells.

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Arts & Culture
1:02 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Old 97s Find Inspiration in Strange Places - Like Lunchboxes

The Old 97s play at Turner Hall, and are interviewed by Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.
Gretchen Teich

The genre known as alt-country goes in and out of fashion with some regularity.  Right now, it’s in fashion – witness the thousands of people who turned out in Milwaukee earlier this month for a concert by the group Mumford and Sons.

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Arts & Culture
3:29 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Drumming Up Interest in a Sculpture Garden

The inuksuk, or Inuit stone markers, inspired an outdoor music piece coming to Milwaukee.
Credit Nicolas M. Perrault/Wikimedia Commons

Ninety-nine percussionists will be playing throughout the Lynden Sculpture Garden this weekend, combining the arts of sound and scene.

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Arts & Culture
4:11 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Milwaukee Musician Has 'Head on Straight'

Heuer's band, Hello Death, will be performing this Saturday night at the Riverwest Public House.
Credit soundcloud

There is a lot of creativity emerging from the Milwaukee music scene.  There are scores of talented songwriters wherever you look - practically one in every backyard.

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Arts & Culture
3:42 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Former BoDean Scores Playwright's Life Story

Sam Llanas, from the BoDeans, performs his song for "A Day for Grace" in the Lake Effect studio.
Mitch Teich, Lake Effect

When playwright Doug Vincent needed music for his new one-man show, he turned to what he loved: the music of former BoDean Sam Llanas.

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Arts & Culture
12:00 am
Mon September 2, 2013

Herb Alpert, His Trumpet and Other Delights

Credit Flickr

Please note: This interview originally aired in June, 2013.

It's been said that you can recognize trumpeter Herb Alpert within the first three notes of a song.

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Arts & Culture
12:26 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Jazz-Infused Hip-Hop Gets 'Klassik' Treatment

Klassik released his first album, “In the Making," last year, and has just completed a tour of performances.
Credit tbz.foto, Tino Pinkston, and Xavier Ruffin

Milwaukee is not the center of the hip-hop universe, but one local artist is setting out to make a name for himself – and his jazz-steeped hip-hop music – here.

Irish Fest
10:06 am
Sat August 17, 2013

The Modern Grass Updates Bluegrass Sound

Modern Grass is warming up in the Lake Effect lobby.
Eleanor Peterson, Lake Effect

There are lots of unique acts at Irish Fest this year, but if you just happened upon the music of the five piece band, The Modern Grass, you probably wouldn't have thought you were at Irish music festival. 

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