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 12/3/15
We've had rappers on Local Love, and we've had acoustic artists on Local Love.. But for the 1st time, Local Love will be featuring an acoustic artist/rapper duo! Meet Briggsy and Pelly. Briggsy is an acoustic singer/songwriter from Cottage Grove, MN, who has been singing and playing guitar since he was 12. Most of his music is inspired by artists like Mumford and Sons, Lumineers, Walk the Moon, Ed Sheeran and Jason Mraz. Briggsy used music as a release when he was younger, and used it to express and create happy memories.
Pelly is a rapper from Winona, MN, who, much like Briggsy, is all about the music....The soul of it, the inspiration, the meaning, the out reach, the influence, the picture it paints and the scenes it creates. Pelly loves and appreciates all genre's of music for what they are, but hip hop is where he's found his fire. Briggsy and Pelly met at Acoustic Cafe in downtown Winona and immediately collaborated to create their single "Here I Go".. which has received over 2,500 plays on Soundcloud and Spotify!
Featured artist for 11/26/15
Happy Thanksgiving! I won't be featuring any "new" music on this week's Local Love, but I WILL be spinning another single from The Space Heaters album "Helio". Tune in this Thursday night at 10 for Local Love, and check out more music from the Space Heaters at spaceheaters.bandcamp.com.
Featured artist for 11/19/15
The Millenium are back and on their fall tour! Tune in to Local Love to hear one of their tracks. You'll also be able to see them LIVE this Thursday night (11/19) at The Warehouse in downtown La Crosse! Learn more about their tour and find more music from The Millenium at their website, www.themillenium.net.
Featured artist for 11/12/2015
Neon. Is. Back! In May of 2007, two 6th graders at Lincoln Middle School wanted to make music. Nick Maas and Matthew Clark were drawn together over their passion for music that many their age were not interested in. They grew up listening to what many consider to be oldies, but to them, that was the music they loved. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young were on constant rotation in their early years. With Nick on guitar and lead vocals, Matthew on guitar and backing vocals, and classmate Theo Pupillo on bass, the group had been formed. In years to come, drummers would come and go, but Neon was always Nick, Matt, and Theo. Since their formation, they have been constantly writing, recording and playing gigs (108 to be exact) around the region. They’ve played local venues such as the Root Note and The Warehouse regularly, but have also played twice at Summerfest in Milwaukee. 2010 marked the release of their debut album If It Was, and their five track EP entitled Electric Thoughts followed in 2013. Neon’s music has been compared to bands such as Oasis, The Replacements and Teenage Fanclub to older groups like The Beach Boys, The Who and The Zombies. Following their performance at Midwest Music Fest in Winona last spring, Neon received high praise from Twin Cities radio station The Current and news publication City Pages. Andrea Swensson, a DJ at The Current, said that they had an “undeniable spark that set them apart from so many other bands.” The summer only got better for Neon as they went onto play at FreedomFest in June of 2013 with Chicago. The band was more than honored to play such an important local event in front of so many kind people. Since their graduation from Central High School, the three have moved out of La Crosse. Nick attends UW-Milwaukee, Matthew goes to UW-River falls, and Theo works in Minneapolis. For live performances, Jaran Carson joins Neon behind the drums. The band strives to deliver a set filled with original tracks written by the songwriting duo of Nick Maas and Matthew Clark. Catch Neon THIS Saturday night (11/14) for their reunion show!
Featured artist for 10/22/2015
If you wanna talk about a fun group with a great sense of humor, you might as well be talking about The Weathered Heads...oh, and they make great music too! The Weathered Heads reign from Winona, MN. The group itself was formed in mid 2012. Since then, the band has gained a lot of attention.. Playing at venues around the region.. even at some summer festivals and has gained over 1,000 fans on Facebook. From the soothing vocals to the bass and drums .. and even to the saxophone. .. Oh yeah, there's a saxophone player in this band! It adds a little sexiness to the rock, pop, jazz, jam influenced band! Check out The Weathered Heads at The Root Note this Friday night (10/23).. and if you can't make it.. well, you're missing out. BUT you can find their music at their website www.theweatheredheads.com/theband. I'll be chatting with a couple members of the band this Thursday night on Local Love.. you'll also be able to hear their latest single, Lose Control, so be sure to tune in at 10 PM!