Studio Milwaukee Session Calendar
This is where you'll find the schedule for the nationally touring artists coming to our stage in the weeks ahead. All Radio Milwaukee members get opportunities throughout the year to attend, although the only way to guarantee an invite to every single one is at the VIP level or above. Take a look at what we have planned (or who you may have missed) and then head over to our membership page to get on the list for our next unforgettable session.
All sessions start at noon unless otherwise noted, with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. This schedule is subject to change based on artist availability. To hear any sessions that already took place, just click the artist name.
Saturday, Nov. 2: Hiss Golden Messenger
A vehicle for singer/songwriter Michael Taylor (aka M.C. Taylor) and multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer Scott Hirsch, Hiss Golden Messenger's fusion of classic rock, folk-pop, and sparse blues in various guises has seen Taylor compared to the likes of lo-fi legends Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Bill Callahan.
Tuesday, Nov. 7: Ratboys
After more than 10 years and four studio albums, the Chicago-based indie rock outfit's new LP presents them as they were always meant to be heard: expansive while still intimate, audacious while still tender — the sound of four friends operating as a single, cohesive unit.
Tuesday, Nov. 14: Willy Porter
Some folks are lucky to find what they love to do at an early age and quietly settle in for the long haul, expanding and developing their work over the arc of a lifetime. Willy Porter is one of those artists. He has followed his own path to explore the sacred language that music truly is. Thirty years after his solo recording debut, he continues to reach further into his guitar and pen while stretching the form of what his own music can be.
Friday, Dec. 1: Kara Jackson
Chicago's Kara Jackson uses keen insight and a strong sense of imagery to write artful, elegant acoustic songs that transcend folk music. Best known as a poet — she served as the U.S. National Youth Poet Laureate — Jackson concurrently forged a career as a singer/songwriter with a 2019 EP, followed in 2023 by her debut album.