414 (not so) Live: Wire & Nail

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Wire and Nail brings it home with their performance on 414 Live. We were able to discuss their fresh release of their sophomore EP, “Northwoods Rambler.” The EP is based on a character inspired by a drink special at the Tin Widow called the Kentucky low life and “follows the idea of a person who’s kind of a dirt bag but also does whatever he wants.”

We talk about the band’s origin story meeting at university, creating a band from a 3 a.m. hang and eventually becoming roommates. The group have put in a lot of work together recently as they start to take off and offer the advice to starting musicians in Milwaukee to network in a non-traditional sense and “go out to shows and just talk to people, just be friends, be a good hang.”

Wire and Nail also reveal their secret fishing spot and how they got their name but you have to listen to get in the know.

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414 Live: The Midnight Purchase

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414 (not so) Live: The Majestics

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If you listened to our podcast Backspin: The Search for Milwaukee’s First Hip-Hop Song, we’ve got a treat for you! The Majestics, a longtime Milwaukee funk group heavily featured in the podcast, dropped by the Radio Milwaukee studios for 414 Live. And it should be no surprise — they brought a full-energy, full-band performance. Dressed in matching red performance outfits and doing the splits on stage, The Majestics performed familiar songs heard in the podcast including “The Key To Love” and “Class A.” The latter, they assert, is the first rap song to be recorded in the state. The band, which formed in the 1960s, was central to our search for that first rap song recorded in Milwaukee. While we ultimately left it to the listeners to decide what constitutes “first,” we were honored to have them as our guests in studio, and their performance was one to remember. 414 Live is presented by MillerCoors and Milwaukee Bucks with support from Sparrow Collective and Weather Tight Corporation Majestics 414 Live Check out the upcoming lineup for 414 (not so) Live here!
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414 (not so) Live: Negative/Positive

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Although still young, Negative/Positive have been veterans in the local scene, playing music from ages 8 and 9 and now continuing to rock on in their teenage years.

We talked about the origins of the band’s unusual name and the group’s transition from being “that one band with the little kids” to just being “that one band.” In addition to talking about their upcoming music video for Space Smells Like Lilacs” and learning not to goof around in band practice, the trio also shares some advice for young musicians, and discusses their own growth as musicians. “Just play music as much as you can,” they insist. “If you’re doing music all the time you will get better.”

We were lucky to get an exclusive performance with the group including a solidly crooned riot grrrl rendition of Bikini Kill’s “Rebel Girl” that screams confidence and that these young women are here to stay for a long career ahead.

414 Live is presented by MillerCoors and Milwaukee Bucks with support from Sparrow Collective and Weather Tight Corporation

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414 (not so) Live: NilexNile

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Nile takes us through his creative journey on 414 Live after his latest release “Treason Youth” which he describes as a release that is a recreation of his life–keeping it interesting. And he delivers with his reinging title as “the Kendrick of Milwaukee.”

Jordan talks to Nile about his journey in music, how he navigates sound and gets into some deep conversation on influential hip-hop legacies and anime culture. Nile started his career in middle school, performed at a talent show and that was it. Nile has made a career in music and states, “I want to come from an honest space. I want people to understand I can be relatable. I just want to deliver good content. “

NilexNile brought us a special performance with surprise guest Liza Jane.

414 Live is presented by MillerCoors and Milwaukee Bucks with support from Sparrow Collective and Weather Tight Corporation

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414 (not so) Live: L’Resorts

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L’Resorts was started by Vincent Kircher (Jaill) and Martha Cannon (Lady Cannon), L’Resorts are a 7-piece band combining threads from their individual musical careers. A breezy blend of traditional folk, rock & roll and indie-pop, their sound is perfect for those that like Velvet Underground, Magnetic Fields, and Camera Obscura.

Members include the original Jaill drummer, Austin Dutmer, and several other regulars from the Milwaukee music scene including members of Ruth B8r Ginsburg, Saturday Night Duets and The Hatchets.

414 Live is presented by MillerCoors and Milwaukee Bucks with support from Sparrow Collective and Weather Tight Corporation

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414 Live: Brett Newski // Acoustic Couch Session

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414 Live: Marielle Allschwang & the Visitations

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414 Live: Liza Jane

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Photo Credit: Steven Robinson Photography

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414 Live: Fox Face

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Photo Credit: Cole Juntila

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