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Milwaukee’s Anime Orchestra pays tribute to Samurai Champloo and Cowboy Bebop

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Cowboy Bebop vs Samurai Champloo, Anime Orchestra

In addition to the music, there will be an anime cosplay contest. First prize will receive $150, second place will receive a $100 tab at the Jazz Estate and third place will get 10 tickets to the Avalon theater for the screening of the Cowboy Bebop Movie.

Here are the musicians:

Alan Harris – Bass
Reggie Bordeaux – Drums
Jay Anderson – Saxophone
Aram Feriants – Guitar
Quintin Farr – Piano
along with the Voodoohoney Amine Orchestra


Genesis Renji – vocals
Immortal Girlfriend – Tracks
Old Man Malcolm – TUrn Tables


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Witchdoctor showcases Milwaukee’s fun and funk with ‘Tension’

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“Witchdoctor” integrates the best parts of each genre, showcasing the members’ individual and eclectic backgrounds. With a funky bass, upbeat drum and vocal guitar, Witchdoctor gets down and doesn’t hold back. Listen below.

While “Tension” is their first release, it’s a prime example of what’s stirring up in the Milwaukee music scene. Artists with different musical talents are working together to blur the lines between styles, creating one of kind and full-bodied sounds.

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Listen to Dead Horses on 414 Live

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Listen to our session and interview below with Dead Horses.

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Pink Floyd’s ‘Pulse’ is being released on vinyl for the first time in 23 years

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Listen to the exclusive Field Report album release concert recorded live at Studio Milwaukee

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They debuted their new music along with some storytelling about the album between songs. You can learn more about their journey to “Summertime Songs” in our new short documentary we produced on the band after following them in their creative process for two years.

Field Report

“Summertime Songs” is out now.

Listen to the archive of the live concert event, below:

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Leon Bridges is coming back to Milwaukee!

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See Leon Bridges in Milwaukee when he brings his Good Thing Tour to the BMO Harris Pavillion on the Summerfest Grounds on Sunday, September 23. Opening the September evening is world-music inspired funk of fellow Texans, Khruangbin.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 30 at noon. Get them here.

Listen to “Bad Bad News” by Leon Bridges below:

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Five things to do this weekend in Milwaukee

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Here’s where you should be this weekend in Milwaukee:


Earth, Wind & Fire

You should already be a fan of R&B legends Earth, Wind & Fire right? I’ve literally never, ever heard anyone be like “nah, I don’t like that band.” You know why? Because they’re awesome, that’s why. And because they’ve certainly been such a seminal soul sound that they’ve influenced so many others and after winning practically every award you can win in their near 50 year long run, they’re pulling into town for a show this Friday at the Riverside Theater. With a body of work so deep, it shouldn’t be a fluke to find yourself at the show.

Friday at 8pm @ The Riverside Theater ($55-$95)



The Milwaukee Moth GrandSLAM

The Moth hosts live storytelling events in cities around the world and  you may already be familiar with their StorySLAMS. Well, this Friday’s is the culmination; after ten rounds of StorySLAMS in a city the ten winners get to compete in the GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words this Friday at Turner Hall. If there’s a Moth event you need to see, it’s the GrandSLAM and the ten StorySLAM champs tell Stories on the theme of “Game On;” of the tipping point, throwing down the gauntlet, forced to do or die, face the music or just notice that moment, for the first time, that things were about to change… Very interesting.

Friday at 8pm @ Turner Hall

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Five Milwaukee shows we can’t wait to see this week

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Cancel plans if you need to and drop everything to get to some of these Milwaukee shows this week.

Earth, Wind & Fire

It’s not 1974, but our expectations for this show are still very high. This is more than just a nostalgia tour. Earth, Wind & Fire has lost Maurice White, but they still bring it. Original members Philip Bailey and Verdine White still bring a tremendous energy to the stage. Seeing Earth, Wind & Fire is a bucket list item. You’ll be able to see these sharp performers Friday, March 23 at the Riverside Theater.

David Wax Museum

David Wax Museum is doing some unique, intimate house shows this weekend. The couple, David Wax and Suz Slezak, merged their individual musical tastes—Suz’s Appalachian and Irish influences and David’s Mexican folk—to create David Wax Museum’s distinct “Mexo-Americana” style. They’ll be playing in Milwaukee on the night of Friday, March 23 and in Wauwatosa for a family-friendly matinee show on Saturday, March 24. The addresses of the houses are secret, until you buy your ticket. Get them here.


Alvvays will be playing a show at the Pabst on Saturday night. And, we’ll be hosting the band here at Radio Milwaukee for a studio session at noon before the show. Tune in to 88Nine hear the live session and interview, but also try to get to their show. They are one of our favorites for their dreamy, yet practical lyrics that will have you dancing to their sugary melodies without getting your heads stuck too far in the clouds. Catch the show at The Pabst Saturday, March 24.

Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice is like all the best parts of 90’s grunge made modern. They’ll be rocking the Turner Hall Ballroom on Thursday, March 29. And, they’ll be playing with The Big Pink. Break out your vintage leather jackets.

Jason Mohr (Juniper Tar)

Juniper Tar is back! Well, Jason Mohr is. Eight years ago, he relocated to Denver for a self-described “musical dormancy” period. Now, Jason will be back at the Cactus Club on Thursday, March 29 to share an inspired patchwork collection of new material–portraits of characters, places, scenes, electro-acoustic layers and some Juniper Tar surprises.

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The Lollapalooza 2018 lineup features Milwaukee natives

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There will also be a couple of Milwaukee natives performing at the festival. Producer Melvv and singer/songwriter Grace Weber will take the stage at Lollapalooza 2018.

Tickets are on sale now. A 4-day general admission pass costs $375. A 4-day VIP pass costs $2,200.  Check out the full lineup below.

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Discover Music

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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!

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