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Meet the artists in our May lineup for 'State of Sound'

We were absolutely thrilled to launch State of Sound last month, both for fans of Radio Milwaukee and live-music lovers. Musicians from the Milwaukee area ignited the stage at our Walker's Point studios throughout April, and we can't wait to show you what's to come in May.

Before I get to that, a couple big thanks:

  • To Broken Bat Brewing Co. for coming on board as our sponsor and offering their lineup of bevys for the live studio audience to enjoy.
  • To the awesome organizations who shared their message and mission.
  • To the four artists who helped us get things started — NilexNile and Holy Pinto, Diet Lite, Trapper Schoepp and Felix Ramsey. Click any of those names to relive their episode.

We're excited to elevate the listening experience even further in May and keep making connections with you. Whether you're looking for great live music from across Wisconsin or a place to grab a beverage with friends, come see us every Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the performance starts at 5:30 p.m. If you can't make it in person, you can listen live on the 88Nine airwaves and streaming on our website, our app and your smart speaker.

Peep the May lineup, invite a friend, and we'll see you Thursday.

May 4: TRUE Skool (various genres)

This date is special because of our partnership with TRUE Skool to bring you their 2023 Student Showcase Gallery featuring young, talented artists, musicians, dancers and more. The showcase will feature what the students have been working on this past school year.

May 11: The Oshi (hip-hop, R&B)

The Oshi is a Bajan-American rapper and producer who was part of Amplifier's inaugural class. She released her album Confidential in 2021 and was also featured on R3LL track “Fantasy,” which was written up by Billboard and EDM Network

May 18: Fellow Kinsman (indie rock)

I'm really excited to have the homies from FK hit our State of Sound stage. They dropped an awesome record called Where Were You in late 2022 and are now playing venues all over the region.

May 25: Emmitt James (jazz, hip-hop)

Emmitt James is coming back to Milwaukee from his adventures in Los Angeles, and we couldn't be more excited. This HYFIN Latest & Greatest artist brings us style, knowledge and love for the craft to the SOS stage before his special HYFIN Presents performance May 26 in the Back Room at Colectivo.

88Nine Asst. Program Director / On-Air Talent | Radio Milwaukee