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Local releases that we're snagging on Record Store Day 2019 in Milwaukee

Whether you're picking up an exclusive vinyl release or buying an LP that's available most other days of the year, Record Store Day is about getting to a local record store. And while you're supporting your local shop, you can also support local music. We have a list of Milwaukee artists' special Record Store Day releases that you can get on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Each Thursday morning on Radio Milwaukee we—the Journal Sentinel’s Piet Levy and 88Nine’s Jordan Lee—talk about the music coming into Milwaukee and the music coming out of Milwaukee on Tap’d In.

Read more and listen to the podcast episode below to hear more about the exclusive local releases that will be hitting record stores in Milwaukee this Saturday and the local music to see on Sunday for Milwaukee Day.

Milwaukee releases for Record Store Day 2019


WMSE’s fifth annual Record Store Day seven-inch will feature two songs from GGOOLLDD. Side A includes an unreleased track called “Piece Of Mind” and Side B will have GGOOLLDD’s newest digital single, “Success.” There are 300 copies available, which you can find at Acme Records & Music Emporium, Bullseye Records, The Exclusive Company (East Side location) and Rush-Mor Records on Saturday.

Abby Jeanne and Saebra & Carlyle

These two Milwaukee artists came together to press a split seven-inch for Record Store Day, featuring two unreleased songs. One side features Abby’s “Jacul8or” and the other is Saebra & Carlyle’s “1234.” There are also only going to be 300 copies of this record available at Hi-Fi Cafe, Rush-Mor Records, Exclusive Company’s East Side and Greenfield locations, Luv Unlimited and Bullseye Records. As a bonus—Saebra & Carlyle will be doing a 6 p.m. Record Store Day show at Milwaukee's Exclusive Company.

Violent Femmes

Yes, we still consider the Violent Femmes a Milwaukee band. Limited to 2000 copies, the 35th anniversary reissue of "Hallowed Ground" has been cut from the original stereo tapes by Kevin Bartley at Capitol Mastering, and pressed on dark green vinyl for Record Store Day this year.

Wisconsin Vinyl Collective 

The third volume of the Wisconsin Vinyl Collective will be out on Saturday. This is always a compilation that we look forward to. The 2019 album consists of previously unreleased recordings from Wisconsin artists including: Michael Perry and the Long Beds, Bascom Hill, Kerosene Kites, Derek Pritzl and the Gamble, Lost Lakes, Madison Malone, Christopher Gold, The Belle Weather, LASKA and Craig Baumann.

All the 2019 releases for Record Store Day and where to find them in Milwaukee>

Local music to see on Milwaukee Day

Direct Hit! at X-Ray Arcade in Cudahy

We've talked a lot on this podcast about how our city needs more all-ages venues. Well, the X-Ray Arcade in Cudahy is a new one. And what better day to support the venue than on Milwaukee Day? X-Ray Arcade’s head honcho/Direct Hit frontman Nick Woods takes his own stage for the first time. Rational Anthem and '83 Wolfpack are also on the bill. Get more details about the show here. And of course, everyone is welcome.

Milwaukee Day Showcase at The Cooperage

Celebrate Milwaukee outdoors on the river at The Cooperage with Platinum BoysKlassikJoseph HuberLauryl Sulfate and her Ladies of Leisure and host/poet Kavon Cortez Jones. On top of the music and poetry, they’ll also have yard games on The Cooperage’s patio for your enjoyment. The show will also host booths from a number of local non-profit organizations. Get more details here.

MKExpanded Milwaukee Day showcase at Cactus Club

Cactus Club is putting on a fantastic local hip-hop showcase with performances by Genesis Renji,
Camb, Nile NileSharrod SloansMo’CityShun MillionsJ-Lamo and Spaidez. Get more info. here.

Milwaukee Day party at the Pabst Milwaukee Brewery

Join Breaking And Entering at the Pabst Milwaukee Brewery & Taproom for a matinee show featuring TigerniteMidwest Death Rattle and Beach Static, with a bonus afterparty DJ set by BestFriends. Find more details here.


88Nine Senior Director of Programming | Radio Milwaukee