Every Thursday at 10P, we're giving you a taste of the local music scene. From local bands to producers and singer song-writers, we'll feature a different local talent each week.. You'll hear how they started, what they're working on and where you can hear them live!
Featured artist for 2/18/16
Get ready for some high-energy Punk Rock from Zammek! The group has been rocking out for about 6 years, and don't plan on stopping any time soon. They've played many shows around the state of Wisconsin, most, of which took place at The Warehouse right in the heart of downtown La Crosse. Zammek will be hitting the stage on February 27th as part of the Myrick Park: Battle of the Bands! The event takes place at the Eagles Club on 5th Street, downtown La Crosse. Be sure to drop by and cheer them on while helping a good cause!
Find more info from Zammek at their Facebook page: Zammek
Featured artist for 2/10/16
It's been a few weeks since we've had a new submission for Local Love, but February and March look to be promising for new music AND new artists! This week's Local Love artist goes by the name of D-Whip. He raps...and he does it well. If you've tuned in to Local Love in the past, you may have heard his song "The Listener" played a time or two. Outside of music, D-Whip is working on his Marketing Degree at UW-L. You can catch him LIVE this Friday night (2/12) at The Warehouse. Doors open at 6PM. Tune in to Local Love Thursday night to hear D-Whips' latest creations!
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Featured artist for 1/7/16
Welcome to 2016! Here we are in a new year, and with that comes more great local music! This week in Local Love, we'll be breaking out some Post-Punk from The Phantom Dream. Is it weird to say that I'm the bassist of this band? The Phantom Dream itself has been a "floating idea" since around 2008, but never really caught traction until 2011. Battling several lineup changes since then, The Phantom Dream has since released a 5-track EP in 2013 titled "Gadfly". A full length album is currently in the works. "13 Charms for Good Luck" is expected to be fully pressed and ready for release by late summer of 2016. Tune in to Local Love this Thursday to get an exclusive listen to a track from the full length!
Featured artist for 12/17/15
In early 2013, twin brothers Hugh and Andrew got together with friend, Matt, to create an instrumental indie-rock band. The trio later became known as Midwest Voltage. Their fresh, new sound of explosive rock mixed with spacey riffs is what has really set Midwest Voltage apart from most bands out of La Crosse, WI. The trio draws their inspiration from early 1990s rock and post punk.
In the summer of 2015, Midwest Voltage released their self-produced EP, 'DEMO'. Since then, their popularity has begun to grow along with the demand for more of their music. Midwest Voltage has played numerous clubs and bars along with music festivals in Western Wisconsin...they are a must-see band. Check them out!....You will not be disappointed.
Featured artist for 12/10/15
The Shift made their debut in the Rochester, MN music scene earlier in 2015... and with stunning reviews. So how would one describe the sound of The Shift? Well... Beatle-esque harmonies, brilliantly intricate guitars and unforgettable melodies. The Shift reawakens a compelling essence of 60s pop music, and are looking to take their unique music mix to a much broader audience.
After a national tour while signed with Capitol Records, Travis (Guitars/Vocals) and Taylor (Drums), met up with a veteran of the Olympia music scene, Daniel (Bass/Vocals), and Rochester native, Cole (Guitar/Vocals). What emerged was a beautiful coincidence of chemistry, passionate song writing and fun-loving energy that is now known as The Shift.
The band is currently doing studio work for their first album that is scheduled for release in early 2016.