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Christopher Porterfield of Field Report stopped by WUWM@Nite to chat with Trapper Schoepp about the release of his new album, Marigolden.
Porterfield likens his songwriting craft to that of a fashion designer. “It’s not a pair of jeans that’s going to look good on everybody but you got to try it on and figure out if it does look good on you,” he says. “It’s not for the masses.”
Porterfield discussed Marigolden’s diverse sound, his newfound sobriety, and why Field Report is not a bar band.
Milwaukee-based experimental rapper Sam Ahmed a.k.a. WebsterX, may still be new to the scene, but he's already going through a rebirth. Making music for a little over a year now, the success of his 2013 debut album Desperate Youth threw him for a bit of a tailspin, and got him thinking about life and music at an even deeper level.
Looking for something to do this weekend that's free and features original local art and music? Well....then plug this address into your GPS: 2625 S. Greeley Street – that’s in Bayview – and get ready to hit the Hide House this Saturday for the 5th annual Artbeat in the Heat event. It takes place from 12pm to 10pm, rain or shine.
The founder and CEO of the event, AnnieB, stopped by the studio to speak with WUWM's Rachel Owens to explain what makes this art and music festival unique, and how it's grown since 2009.
The zany and talented four-member boy band The Fatty Acids are about to study-up on their Wayne's World lines - as they're about to go on tour, it's a necessity. When asked what kind of reception they receive far outside of Wisconsin, they say people typically quote the classic Wayne's World "Milwaukee: The Good Land" scene with Alice Cooper. Guitarist Matt Pappas says, "If you don't know those lines, people are looking at you like, 'What?
When a birthday party turned into an impromptu recording session, Jack Tell and Jordan Maye decided to start playing banjo and mandolin together. Soon Alex Heaton joined up, and before they knew it, they were a band.
Jordan Maye says that as a joke, they tried to think up pretty much the worst band name possible: Lousy Trouts. Founded in a spirit of fun and experimentation, the name seemed to fit, so it stuck.
"I found it easy," says Myles Coyne of organizing this year's Breadfest in Riverwest. "A lot of people were cooperating and into the idea."
About 50 acts, ranging from punk to Americana, will take to 10 stages in Riverwest this weekend. Garden Park, Jackpot Gallery, Linneman's Riverwest Inn and Bremen cafe are among the venues hosting Breadfest bands.
The DIY festival, which started as an alternative to bigger productions like Summerfest, strives to be "apart of the neighborhood."