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You Should Know Milwaukee band Whips

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Ashley Smith (right) of Whips at 414 Live

Radio Milwaukee had a chat with Ashley Smith, front-woman for rising rock act, Whips. The band had a full summer of festivals and block parties around the city, but they are ready to buckle down in their new studio to write their next ripper.

Read the interview with Whips, below:

Whips perform in Milwaukee

When: Saturday, October 7 Doors 9PM/Show 10PM
Where: Cactus Club, 2496 S Wentworth Ave., Milwaukee
Event page: cactusclubmilwaukee.com/events/mix-it-up-with-whips-siren-bfree-and-taj-raiden/

 

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You Should Know Angelica Garcia

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Coming to Milwaukee

When: Tuesday, July 11, Doors 7PM/ Show 8PM
Where: The Back Room @ Colectivo, 2211 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee
Tickets: pabsttheater.org/show/angelicagarcia2017

Angelica Garcia grew up in L.A., playing the Troubadour while still in high school with music industry parents. But at 17, life changed and she found herself in small town Virginia with her stepdad’s new vocation as a priest, and no friends to play music with. We chatted with the singer and guitarist on the phone about her musical journey, which includes a stop in Milwaukee at The Back Room @ Colectivo.

Read the interview below and check out Angelica Garcia with her band on Tuesday, July 11!

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WATCH: You Should Know D’Amato

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D’Amato wants to get funky for you at the 88Nine Block Party on June 24.

Watch the interview below with this powerhouse of soulful R&B, funk and hip-hop and get ready!

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WATCH: You Should Know REYNA

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REYNA have grown a lot since their days as Vic & Gab, including frequent songwriting trips on both coasts working with producers. We caught up with sisters Victoriah and Hannah Gabriela Banuelos about their growth, their process and what we can expect at their 88Nine Block Party set on June 24!

Watch the video interview with REYNA below:

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You Should Know Milwaukee’s Abby Jeanne

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Milwaukee’s Abby Jeanne has come full circle. Growing up in Milwaukee, living around the world and back again, she has a renewed love for Milwaukee music and the talent surrounding her here. Read an interview with Abby Jeanne before she takes the stage at the 88Nine Block Party!

Performing in Milwaukee

When: Saturday, June 24th
Where: 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, 220 E. Pittsburgh Ave.
Tickets: http://radiomilwaukee.org/88nine-block-party/

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You Should Know Overcoats

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Coming to Milwaukee

When: Tonight, Monday, May 8, 2017. Doors 7PM/Show 8PM
Where: The Back Room @ Colectivo Coffee
Tickets: pabsttheater.org/show/overcoats2017

The electronic duo Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell joined us here at Radio Milwaukee before their performance tonight at The Back Room @ Colectivo. Jordan asked them about how they got started, the yin and yang of their music, and what listeners can expect out of their live performance. Listen below or read the interview below:

The basics

Where they’re from: New York, NY
Song you’ve heard on 88Nine: “Leave the Light On”
RIYL: Sylvan Esso, The Staves, Portugal. The Man

5 Questions with Overcoats

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You Should Know Twin Peaks

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Coming to Milwaukee

When: Saturday, April 1, 2017 Doors 7PM/Show 8PM
Where: Turner Hall Ballroom
Tickets: http://pabsttheater.org/show/twinpeaks2017

Twin Peaks broke out of the Chicago D.I.Y. basement scene to play for tens of thousands at festivals. They are known for their high-energy live show, no matter the venue, so expect their performance this Saturday night at Turner Hall Ballroom to blow off the roof. Radio Milwaukee recently spoke with singer Cadien Lake James about growing up in D.I.Y. venues, the evolution of band, and the luck of being the right age at the right time in their career as musicians.

The basics

Where they’re from: Chicago, IL
Song you’ve heard on 88Nine: “Walk to the One You Love”
RIYL: The Beets, garage rock, Mac DeMarco

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You Should Know Midnight Reruns

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Milwaukee’s Midnight Reruns have perfected power-pop with a slacker grit with plenty of classic rock riffs in the vein of Thin Lizzy. The lyrics read like an anxiety-riddled 20-something’s inner monologue in perfect detail. Singer-guitarist Graham Hunt talked with Radio Milwaukee about playing in bands in high school, having your musical hero produce your record, and the community and identity that music provides.

Midnight Reruns just released its third full-length album “Spectator Sports” today.

Find the digital album HERE. Order the vinyl version from Dusty Medical Records HERE. Order the cassette version from Forged Artifacts HERE.

The basics

Where they’re from: Milwaukee, WI
Song you’ve heard on 88Nine:  “Scorpion,” “Ain’t Gonna Find,” “Canadian Summer”
RIYL: power-pop, The Replacements, slacker rock

5 Questions with Midnight Reruns

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Margaret Glaspy returns to Milwaukee this summer

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Who: Margaret Glaspy
Where: The Back Room @ Colectivo Coffee
When: Monday, July 24 | Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
Song 88Nine is playing: “You and I” and “Emotions and Math”
Tickets and more info: pabsttheater.org/show/margaretglaspy2017

We spoke with Margaret Glaspy back in May 2016 before her opening slot with Milk Carton Kids. Then, she came back to Milwaukee to headline her own show in September 2016. This July, she’s back headlining her second show  at The Back Room at Colectivo!

Below are a few questions we asked Glaspy while she was on the road with Milk Carton Kids:

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You Should Know The Orwells

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Coming to Milwaukee

When: Friday, March 17, 2017 at 8PM
Where: The Rave/Eagles Club, 401 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee
Tickets: https://www.therave.com/concert_details.asp?id=6584

The Orwells released “Terrible Human Beings” last month on Atlantic Records, and their reputation is right in line with their title. On their third studio album, the band continue their brand of hook-filled suburban garage rock. Radio Milwaukee caught up with frontman Mario Cuomo and guitarist Matt O’Keefe to talk tour life, Milwaukee and that one incident in Dallas…

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