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You Should Know NO/NO (MKE Edition)

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Milwaukee synth band NO/NO had a great year, winning the No. 1 spot in Milwaukee Record’s 25 Best Milwaukee Albums of 2016, releasing a well-received debut full-length album, Sound and Light

Radio Milwaukee had a few questions for singer and musician, Cat Ries from the band.

An abridged version of the interview originally appeared in Milwaukee Magazine. Read the full interview below:

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You Should Know Ex Reyes

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Ex Reyes

Ex Reyes is the moniker of Brooklyn-by-way-of-NOLA musician Mikey “Freedom” Hart. As a sideman, Hart made some friends and picked up influences. As a frontman, Hart orchestrates a team of adept musicians accurately described in his bio as “future nostalgia.”

You may know Hart’s work in Santigold, Sia, Cranberries, Albert Hammond Jr., Bleachers, Sinkane, Mike D, A$AP Rocky and more.

You Should Know Ex Reyes, his solo project debut, “Do Something” EP released last month.

Read the interview with Radio Milwaukee below:

The basics

Where they’re from: Brooklyn, NY
Their song 88Nine is playing: “Bad Timing”
RIYL: Beach Boys, psych-soul, The Zombies

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You Should Know Split Single

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Jason Narducy aka Split Single by James Richards IV

Jason Narducy aka Split Single by James Richards IV

Coming to Milwaukee

When: Friday, December 2 8PM
Where: Anodyne Coffee Roasters, 224 W. Bruce Street, Milwaukee
Tickets: https://anodynecoffee.com/shop/shop/rxdrugs/

Split Single is the solo project of Jason Narducy, often a sideman in projects like Superchunk, Bob Mould and Telekinesis. Front and center, Narducy is comfortable and his music is well-crafted pop with a driving edge. Radio Milwaukee talked with Narducy recently about his life of music (he was playing Chicago clubs by age 11), finding time to write, a magical Summerfest moment, punk rock, and more.

Read the interview below:

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You Should Know Whitney

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Coming to Milwaukee

When: Thursday, December 1
Where: Turner Hall Ballroom, Doors 7PM/Show 8PM
Tickets: www.pabsttheater.org/show/whitney2016


Radio Milwaukee had a few questions for Chicago’s Whitney. The band formed last year following the dismantling of Smith Westerns. While “Whitney” began as a character to voice the songs, the band has already evolved and shed the persona while still crafting sunny pop songs, reminiscent of ’70s AM Gold.  We chat with founding member and drummer Julien Ehrlich about the band, their Wisconsin oasis, and their past lives as high school jocks.

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88Nine Interview: Devendra Banhart gets deep

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You Should Know Little Scream

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Laurel Sprengelmeyer a.k.a. Little Scream

Coming to Milwaukee

When: Wednesday, October 26
Where: Cactus Club 2496 S. Wentworth Ave. Milwaukee, WI
Tickets: Buy tickets here

The latest Little Scream album, “Cult Following” was released this year via Merge Records. Radio Milwaukee caught up with Laurel Sprengelmeyer prior to her Eaux Claires performance, while she was pulled over at a roadside petting zoo. We talk about the new album, the various cults we find in our lives, Milwaukee memories and more.

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You Should Know Big Thief

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Big Thief are the songs of Minnesota ex-pat Adrianne Lenker. Radio Milwaukee recently spoke with Lenker from the road in advance of their performance on the Summerfest grounds this Thursday. She chats songwriting, Milwaukee, touring and more.

The basics

Where they’re from: Brooklyn, NY (by way of Minnesota)
Their song 88Nine is playing: “Masterpiece”
RIYL: Leonard Cohen, Saddle Creek, the Midwest

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You Should Know: The Record Company

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The Record Company

The Record Company (from left): Marc Cazorla, former Milwaukeean Chris Vos and Alex Stiff

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You Should Know Negative/Positive

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Negative Positive: Lola, Ava G., Ava A.

Negative/Positive have been hitting the festival circuit hard this summer with no signs of slowing down. Fresh on the release of their debut album “Lumanescent,” the DIY indie punk trio has plenty of dates lined up before the season is over, including Bay View Bash and Sat. Nite Duets album release show. What makes them stand out even more than their quick rise is their age – no member is old enough to drive to their gigs.

Girls Rock MKE alums, Ava G. (12), Ava A. (11) and Lola (13) visited Radio Milwaukee to talk about their new album, songwriting, Girls Rock camp, and playing shows.

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You Should Know: Adia Victoria

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Since her network debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert about a month ago, Adia Victoria has been touring with her new album entitled “Beyond the Bloodhounds.” Seeing as one of her stops is Milwaukee’s own Club Garibaldi, we reached out and asked Aida a few ice-breaking questions.

Adia Victoria

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