How do we pick the music we play? It's based on suggestions from our staff, listeners and Radio Milwaukee members.
That includes our "Sound Judgment" panel.
It's made up of Radio Milwaukee members and their guests — around 40 total. Once a month, they come to our studios. We play new songs and they rate each from 1 to 10. We'll play the songs with the highest scores.
We held our fourth Sound Judgment listening session May12. Our group liked these songs best. Expect to hear them on the air in the near future.
"Over My Head," by Asaf Avidan
"Stoic Resemblance," by The Helio Sequence
"Come Home," by Antix
So, who are these Sound Judgment people? We're profiling five each month. After our next (fifth) meeting, this group will rotate out, and we'll start with a new panel. If you want to be considered for a future panel, please become a member (if you're not already).
Favorite new song? — "'All We Need,' by ODESZA"
Favorite place to take a visitor? — "Walker's Point"
Comfort drink? — "Old school daiquiri. If they tell you they don't have a blender, then you're at the wrong bar. An old school daiquiri doesn't require a blender."
First concert? — "Whitney Houston, 1987, in Lake Placid, New York. My parents took me. The first concert I chose to go to was Lollapalooza in 1995."
Favorite local music venue? — "88Nine studios."
Favorite music right now? — "I really like The Kooks. I listen to them while I'm running."
Favorite place to take a visitor? — "The lakefront. Any time of the year, it's a beautiful place to see."
Favorite local restaurant? — "Three Brothers"
First concert? — "Blood, Sweat and Tears — around 1968, '69, in Endicott, New York."
Favorite sports team? — "Packers"
Favorite new song? — "'Different Shades of Beauty,' an electronic mix by a local DJ, Manuel Quintero."
Comfort food? — "Sonoran chile rellenos"
Favorite movie? — "Wizard of Oz"
Favorite local music venue? — "Selig-Joseph-Folz Amphitheater"
First concert? — "Crosby, Stills and Nash in Denver, Colorado."
Favorite music right now? — "I'm really enjoying Rhiannon Giddens. I saw her when she played live at Radio Milwaukee and that really opened me up to her music. I went right out and bought her album."
First concert? — "Loverboy in the early 80's, in Davenport, Iowa."
Comfort food? — "Homemade mac and cheese, with four different kinds of cheese."
Comfort drink? — "In the summer, at baseball games, it's Miller High Life. Otherwise, red wine and heavier beers."
Favorite movie? — "'This is Spinal Tap.' I have the original sound track on vinyl, and I had the band sign it when they came to Shank Hall many years ago."
Favorite new song? — "It's a tie. 'Future People' by Alabama Shakes and 'Big Decisions' by My Morning Jacket."
Favorite place to take a visitor? — "I really like Brady Street. Interesting cafes, shops and bars. I'm also starting to like KK in Bay View."
Favorite local restaurant? — "Cafe Centraal"
Favorite local music venue? — "Turner Hall"
Favorite sports team? — "Green Bay Packers"