Marquette Wire

88Nine Radio Milwaukee launches Backline

88Nine Radio Milwaukee launches Backline

Nicholas Cordonnier, Audio Content Director

April 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Podcasts, Radio

 88Nine Radio Milwaukee is launching "Backline," an initiative aimed at helping Milwaukee musicians succeed in the industry and establishing Milwaukee's reputation as an emerging music city. The Marquette Radio staff was able to attend the Backline launch party April 5 and got a quick interview with A...

Julien Baker makes it hurt less at Turner Hall

Julien Baker makes it hurt less at Turner Hall

Jimmy Drenovsky, Radio, Assistant General Manager

April 10, 2018


Filed under Artist Live, Arts & Entertainment, Concert Review, Featured, Music Reviews, Radio

It can’t be easy to be Julien Baker on stage every night. Many artists have emotionally heavy lyrics, but very few are as bare and raw in their performances as her. There is nothing to hide behind in her songs’ sparse arrangements. Her lyrics of despair and depression travel a short path from her...

Feels like December: Shortly, The Decemberists take Milwaukee

Feels like December: Shortly, The Decemberists take Milwaukee

Nicholas Cordonnier, Audio Content Director

April 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Concert Review, Music Reviews, Radio

The soundtrack to my sophomore year of high school was mostly comprised of three bands: Bon Iver, The Avett Brothers and The Decemberists. It only seems fitting that I'd be capping off my sophomore year of college by making The Decemberists my first concert experience. When people ask me to rattle...

PODCAST: Men’s, women’s lacrosse entering bulk of conference play.

PODCAST: Men’s, women’s lacrosse entering bulk of conference play.

Jack Phillips, Audio Producer

April 6, 2018


Filed under Men's Lacrosse, Podcasts, Radio Sports, Sports, Women's Lacrosse

Lacrosse beat writers Brendan Ploen and Meghan Rock examine women's lacrosse's program-best start to BIG EAST play. Plus, how long are men's lacrosse's growing pains going to last? ...

Three new albums for your listening pleasure

Three new albums for your listening pleasure

Joey Hess, MUR DJ

April 5, 2018


Filed under CD Review, Featured, Radio

The Stone Temple Pilots return to the music scene with their first new full length album in eight years, and with the addition of a new lead vocalist: Jeff Gutt. This album is not like what the band has released in years past. The tone of the album has a more modern, smooth sound and has a lot less...

A day in the neighborhood of South by Southwest

A day in the neighborhood of South by Southwest

Mike Heinz, Radio Freelancer

March 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Concert Review, Music Reviews, Radio

In a van full of Florida oranges, crawfish carcasses, and Buc-ee’s gear and snacks, a group of young men and a young lady set out to travel to Austin, Texas, for one of America’s biggest cult gatherings. The cult is indie music. The gathering: Austin’s annual South by Southwest Festival — known...

Brian Castner talks writing on Marquette Radio

Brian Castner talks writing on Marquette Radio

Nicholas Cordonnier, Audio Content Director

March 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Featured, Podcasts, Radio

 Between covering the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Liberia, having his war-time memoir adapted into an opera, and paddling the 1,200-mile Mackenzie River, Brian Castner's career has been nothing short of remarkable. Back in Milwaukee after the release of his newest book, "Disappointment River," this award-...

Alvvays Concert Review

Alvvays Concert Review

Mackane Vogel, Executive A&E Editor

March 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Concert Review, Featured, Music Reviews

The Canadian dream pop band, Alvvays, graced Milwaukee with their presence March 24 at the Pabst Theater. Upon taking the stage, front woman Molly Rankin said, "It's great to be here," followed by a joke about how she has the same chandelier hanging in her living room. "We usually play in basements,"...

Penning A Belated Valentine for Mitski

Penning A Belated Valentine for Mitski

Cecilia Anderson

March 22, 2018


Filed under Artist Live, Concert Review, Featured, Music Reviews, Radio

In an ideal world, I write this review on pink Valentines that dispense sprinkles and candy upon opening. The kind with glitter, the herpes of arts and crafts supplies, that sticks to one’s clothes for days. That would be paramount to my childlike, animal love for Mitski’s music, and to the lingering...

SXSW 2018: Artists you should be listening to

SXSW 2018: Artists you should be listening to

Mike Heinz, Radio Freelancer

March 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Concert Review, Featured, Music Reviews, Radio

After spending four days at Austin’s SXSW music festival, there is a lot that could be said. This is the short takeaway of the artists you should be listening to. So listen, or don’t, but your life will be enriched should you decide the former. With that said, after seeing them all live, each of t...

Gov. Scott Walker, State Sen. Leah Vukmir visit campus to promote political involvement

Gov. Scott Walker, State Sen. Leah Vukmir visit campus to promote political involvement

McKenna Oxenden and Caroline White

March 20, 2018


Filed under Featured, Metro & Politics, MUTV, News, News, Podcasts, Radio, Reports, Wire Featured

Walker touched on subjects ranging from tax reform, K-12 education, the second amendment and current political climate. The governor, who is up for re-election in November, also pushed his accomplishments over the past eight years.

Album review: Screaming Females ‘All At Once’

Album review: Screaming Females ‘All At Once’

GM Powell, Music Director

March 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, CD Review, Featured, Music Reviews, Radio

What is one way to take out your frustration the week before midterms? Sure, you could binge-watch the newest additions to Netflix or yell at your roommate for not doing the dishes, but what if you could completely dispel the angst with a perfect album? Screaming Females is a band out of New ...