We have been excited here at Radio Milwaukee to have been hosting the youth music program Grace Weber’s Music Lab in our Walker’s Point studio.
The Music Lab is a free arts program for Milwaukee area high school students to have the chance to perform in front of, and be inspired by, music industry professionals from around the globe. Special guest performances, Q&A sessions, and an open mic for students to sing, rap, recite, dance or any way they express their creativity.
Next Friday, October 27 from 4:30PM-7:30PM, students will have the opportunity to learn from Grammy Award winning producers The Social Experiment – Nico Segal (FKA Donnie Trumpet), Nate Fox, and Peter Cottontale! This team worked with Grace Weber herself as well as Chance the Rapper, Kanye West and many other projects.
Grace Weber says of the next Music Lab, “I know first hand from working with these three on my new album that they are not only incredible producers… they are also amazing teachers with the biggest hearts, and I couldn’t be more excited for Nate, Nico, and Peter to work with Milwaukee’s youth. We have a special workshop planned for the Music Lab, where students will get the opportunity to make a song live on stage with Nate, Nico, and Peter. This lab is perfect for any aspiring young musician, especially those trying to learn more about production and songwriting. Size limits mean we can only take the first 100 students to sign up. Sign up today!!”
High school aged youth can sign-up on Weber’s site: graceweber.com/themusiclab
The Districts by Caitlin McCann [Rob Grote, far right]
Coming to Milwaukee
When: Wednesday, December 6 7PM Doors/ 8PM Show
Where: The Back Room @ Colectivo
Tickets and more info: pabsttheater.org/event/thedistricts2017
Radio Milwaukee recently spoke on the phone with guitarist and singer Rob Grote from Philly’s The Districts in between tours. We dove deep into the band’s newest release, Popular Manipulations, and discussed the growth of the band, recording process, and the manipulations we perform in our daily human interactions.
Read the interview below and check out The Districts live in Milwaukee on December 6
Where they’re from: Philadelphia, PA
Song you’ve heard on 88Nine: “If Before I Wake”
RIYL: anthemic indie rock, The Killers, Arcade Fire
To cap off the Obama Foundation Summit, being held in Chicago on October 31 and November 1, a community event will celebrate “civic leaders making a difference around the world” with musical performances by Chance the Rapper, The National, and Gloria Estefan.
According to the event’s website, Chance the Rapper will be performing as well as working with the Foundation on the creative design. Additional performers will be announced.
A portion of the event will be live streamed.
More info: www.obama.org/summit