Hear the ‘Midwestern music’ of Keith Pulvermacher on 414 Live

Hear the ‘Midwestern music’ of Keith Pulvermacher on 414 Live

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Keith Pulvermacher’s music isn’t quite country. It isn’t blues. It isn’t folk. It isn’t rock. He calls it “Midwestern” music.

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His new release is called “45 Story” and is out now. “45 Story” is all about reconnecting with each other and reflecting on life, family and giving back.

So with the launch of the record, he also launched the Always Be Here For You charity campaign—named after a song on the album—where proceeds from his music will go to a different cause each month. He wants to raise money and resources for people with cancer, juvenile diabetes, autism, alzheimer’s, melanoma, FMD, among other causes. This month, he is giving back to the MACC Fund.

Hear more about his mission and listen to his new songs live in the player above.

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Hear Amanda Huff cover LUXI on 414 Live

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The diversity of sounds on “Hemiptera” is what earned Amanda Huff three Radio Milwaukee Music Awards. She deserved each one for best album, artwork and music video. Her creativity is unmatched in her genre and her voice in each song of this session proves it. Every one sounds like it could be by a different person, but they’re all Amanda Huff.

Amanda Huff performance on 414 Live

This makes her a hot commodity for collaborations. Earlier last year, she proved it with “Only in Dreams” where the cello by MSO artist Peter J Thomas is a match made in heaven (or some other spectral place) for Amanda and her otherworldly voice.

This month, she was back with an interesting collab for the Milwaukee Record’s Local Coverage show, where she put a spin on covers of LUXI’s music.

On 414 Live, she gave us a preview and covered “Space & Time” by LUXI.

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Listen to the haunting ’70s sound of Saebra & Carlyle on 414 Live

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In September 2017, longtime friends, singer Saebra Laken and guitarist Carlyle Nowak finally made good on their plan to start a band and became Saebra & Carlyle.

Last year they half-jokingly explained their sound as “Dolly Parton meets Jefferson Airplane” or “apocalyptic western.”

Now, with an added bassist and drummer, the band’s new singles prove that their sound is a whole new indescribable experience. Listen for yourself here.

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Joe Richter debuts his full band on 414 Live

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Joe Richter sings from the heart and soul – unpretentiously emoting his truth through sweet melodies and his soulful approach to the microphone. Following a solo acoustic debut album, Joe supports his sound with a full band on his sophomore release, “Revival.” Touching on folk, rock and Americana, this record is a testament to the ebbs and flows of love and Richter’s musical growth.

The Joe Richter Band is Richter himself (lead vocals, guitar, keys), David Adler (keys), John Cee (drums), Randy Komberec (guitar) and John Wheeler (bass).

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Hear Driveway Thriftdwellers’ stories from the road on 414 Live

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Starting out as a few guys who just wanted to play some Flying Burrito Brothers tunes, the Driveway Thriftdwellers have emerged as a top original act in Wisconsin’s Country and Americana music scenes.

In the player above, hear the Thriftdwellers talk about the journey from its critically acclaimed debut album “Cutover Country” and new songs from the band’s self-titled sophomore album, which is out now..

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Hear the bewitching electronic sound of LUXI on 414 Live

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LUXI performed her new album “Lost Letters” on 414 Live before her album release show later that evening on November 1 at Cactus Club.

Click the player above to experience her surreal and dark witch house sound as she tells us about the making of this new concept album in between songs.

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Hear Brett Newski’s newest on 414 Live

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“Life Upside Down” is Brett Newski’s latest indie rock ‘n’ roll record with smart tongue-in-cheek lyrics. If you like Violent Femmes, Jonathan Richman, Mountain Goats, early Weezer, Frank Turner or Elliot Smith, you’ll like this session.

He’s been called the “loudest acoustic act ever” and its easy to see why in his energetic presence on stage with just an acoustic guitar and a drum kit.

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Hear Milwaukee’s most anticipated new music from Flat Teeth on 414 Live

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Flat Teeth have finally stopped toying with us and have started playing their music for all to hear. The band, which features current and former members of John The Savage, Paper Holland, The Invaders, and Twelve Ounce Prophet, released the debut album “Winter Heart” as the culmination of a project that started in 2016 and it is finally bearing music fruit.

The performance and interview here speaks for itself. But if you really want the goods on what Flat Teeth is all about, Milwaukee Record has committed all the words you need to know.

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Collections of Colonies of Bees takes us to ‘Hawaii’ on 414 Live

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Even if you’re not familiar with the strangely nested possessive prepositions of the name Collections of Colonies of Bees, you might know the sound of the Wisconsin group’s intricate instrumental rock thanks to one of last year’s most intriguing supergroups, Volcano Choir. On Unmap, a collaboration with longtime friend Justin Vernon, famous for his falsetto hymns as Bon Iver, the Bees provided the score for Vernon’s voice. That was Bees drummer Jon Mueller building the cavernous pulse on “Still,” and that was electronics-and-keyboards wizard Thomas Wincek sculpting the sonic climb of “Islands, IS.” And those chiming guitar tones that wind through “Seeplymouth,” cutting through the space like little rivulets slicing toward a great river? Those have served as the Bees’ trademark for a dozen years now.

As Pitchfork’s Grayson Currin says about Collections of Colonies of Bees: It’s not incorrect to call this post-rock, as the Bees certainly boast the lift and majesty of bands that have turned that term into a brand—Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky, even Tortoise. Given the glistening electronics and grand compositional sense of Collections of Colonies of Bees, however, it’s also a frightfully reductive classification. This music often feels limitless. And in its gorgeous starts and bounding crescendos, it’s likely to make you feel that way, too.

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Hear Milwaukee musicians get in formation for a Beyoncé tribute on 414 Live

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Listen to the kings and queens of Milwaukee music met Queen Bey covering songs from Destiny’s Child all the way up through Lemonade.

 

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