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You Should Know Ra Ra Riot

Ra Ra Riot

Ra Ra Riot

Coming to Milwaukee

When: Thursday July 28, 2016 at 8pm
Where: Turner Hall Ballroom
Tickets: http://pabsttheater.org/show/rarariot2016

The basics

Where they’re from: Brooklyn, NY
Their song 88Nine is playing: “Absolutely”
RIYL: Passion Pit, synth-pop with strings, Vampire Weekend

5 questions with Ra Ra Riot

From orchestral baroque-pop (“The Rhumb Line”) to synth-pop (“Beta Love”) and now finding themselves somewhere in between (“Need Your Light”), the Syracuse group has hit its stride. They’ll be headlining Turner Hall Ballroom on July 28th. Radio Milwaukee spoke with frontman Wes Mills about the new record, how it was written partly in Milwaukee, and growing up with a musical family.

Listen to Studio Milwaukee with The David Wax Museum

david wax museum

Husband and wife due David Wax and Suz Slezak and band joined us for a Studio Milwaukee session and interview before their Shank Hall performance on July 21.

The sunny, Mexo-Americana songs included instrumentation like a donkey jawbone and jarana. Listen to the interview and learn about the instrumentation and cross-border influences of the group below.

Discover Music

If you love discovering new music, here’s the place to dig in.

In the stories to the right, you can keep up on the latest music news, watch behind-the-scenes videos, get to know emerging artists, who’s coming to town, who’s hot in Milwaukee’s music scene, and get a free download (every week!).

You can listen on demand to exciting new jazz, hip-hop and R&B, world and electronic dance music, interesting covers and songs we just can’t stop listening to.You can hear live performances recorded in our studio, featuring local and touring bands. Yes, there’s more. But we’ll leave the rest of the discovery up to you!