WUWM@Nite

Arts & Culture
5:24 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

First Listen: Canadian Rockers The Trews Play In Our Studio Ahead of Summerfest Gig

(l-r) John-Angus MacDonald, Jack Syperek, Sean Dalton, and Colin MacDonald are The Trews
Credit Bonnie North

    Canadian rock band The Trews play their first Summerfest gig tonight at 8pm on the Uline Stage. They joined Lake Effect's Bonnie North in the WUWM studio to give us a first listen to three of their new songs, including this one, Age of Miracles. We'll air the full interview at a later date. 

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Arts & Culture
4:53 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

First Listen: Canadian Rockers The Trews Play In Our Studio Ahead of Summerfest Gig

(l-r) John-Angus MacDonald, Jack Syperek, Sean Dalton, and Colin MacDonald are The Trews
Credit Bonnie North

Canadian rock band The Trews play their first Summerfest gig tonight at 8pm on the Uline Stage. They came in to talk with us beforehand and gave us a first listen to three of their new songs, including this one, Age of Miracles. We'll air the full interview at a later date.

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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
2:14 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Wisconsin's Nomads: Blessed Feathers Are Chasing Down Their Dreams

Donivan and Jacquelyn Berube of Blessed Feathers at the WUWM Studios.
Credit Rachel Owens, WUWM

Donivan Berube recently took a swim in Lake Michigan. The water was 32 degrees. Of that experience he wrote, “like most things in life: it hurt real bad, but it was pretty much worth it.” 

Having chosen to “disassociate” himself from the Jehovah Witnesses that he grew up with to date his musical partner and now wife, Jacquelyn Berube, Donivan knows about sacrifice, and the joy it can lead to in one’s life.

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Arts & Culture
10:18 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Self-Discovery in High School Created the Dangerous Muse

Dangerous Muse's Mike Furey has a strong presence on New York's electronic rock scene.
Credit Dalton Flint

Portland, Maine is considered to be a rather conservative part of the country. Mike Furey, who grew up near Portland, was rebellious because he did one thing: learned how to play piano.

He recorded himself singing television show theme songs as a five-year old.  Once he played it back, he stopped because he did not like what he heard. It was too high-pitched and out of tune.  He became his hardest critic at a very young age.

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Arts & Culture
12:02 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Two UWM Guitar Students Study and Perform Puerto Rican Music in Milwaukee

Hector Torres Gonzalez and John Ruiz are two students in the Fingerstyle Guitar Program at Peck School of the Arts.
Credit Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

Guitars have been around in one form or another for millennia, and there are as many styles as there are countries way they are played makes them unique. Spanish guitar music crossed the Atlantic ocean with the Conquistadors, and that influence can be heard in the guitar music throughout Latin America, including Puerto Rico.

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Arts & Culture
11:01 am
Fri May 9, 2014

The Currys: Band Gets Start in Oyster Bar, Now Performs around the Country

The Currys.
Credit Andrew Owen

The Currys, who live on the East Coast, consist of two brothers (Jimmy and Tommy) and a cousin (Galen) who got their start playing at oyster bars. They do not necessarily come from a musical family, but after teaching themselves how to play instruments, they wanted to go on tour.

They have been traveling around the country and have recently released a debut album, Follow.

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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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Arts & Culture
2:36 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Milwaukee Band, Sulek, Named after Inspirational Band Teacher

Chris Winberg, Patrick Hoctor, and Ruthie Hoctor make up the Milwaukee band, Sulek.
Credit sulekmusic.com

Did you ever have that one teacher that made an impact on your life? That one that taught you not only about their subject but also taught you about life?

Patrick Hoctor and his bandmates happened to have had one of those teachers and decided to name their band after their band director, Mr. Sulek.

Sulek, an “Indie Pop” band, has morphed over the years through their sound and their members but has stayed together since high school.

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