Catch Ryan Sallis at Summerfest

Word of mouth and great energy can amplify a long way. Milwaukee native, Ryan Sallis will be at Summerfest grounds again this year, July 2, 2008 at Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard. Sallis realized music was flowing through his veins at the age of twenty after receiving a gift from his mother, an acoustic guitar. Roughly 1100 days later he has released his debut album, Brighter Days, as well as rocked the house at the Highbury Pub, Bremen Cafe, and other venues throughout the Midwest.

Sallis was influenced at an early age by The Temptations, Earth, Wind & Fire, who will be live at Summerfest July 6, the man who kicked off the fest this year, Stevie Wonder, and Ray Charles. He enjoys the work of John Mayer, also be to rocking the fest grounds July 2, as well as Citizen Cope and newcomer Justin Nozuka.

Take a listen…you may want to join the party in the “backyard” with Sallis.

If you are looking to satisfy your ears with a more mellow cut, Sallis has that covered too. Listen for “Song For a Friend”, one of my favs off his debut album 🙂 Make sure you hit up the comment section with your reviews on Sallis!



Event: Get ready for Questlove on the 4th of July

As some of you know, RadioMilwaukee welcomes Questlove to Stonefly Brewery for a Summerfest Afterset on July 4th.  He will be trading his drumsticks for some Tech 12s (that is turntables for all you layman).  Just to get an idea about Questlove’s record lust/knowledge, check this out. Then we will see you on July 4th. Just make sure to bring your moneymaker!

Video: Jay-Z covers Wonderwall…now that is irony(updated)

I got wind of this video fo Jay-Z performing Oasis’ Wonderwall at this year’s Glastonbury festival in England.  If you don’t remember, Oasis’ Noel Gallagher was very upset that a hip hop act was headlining the festival saying:

“If it ain’t broke don’t fix it,” said Gallagher, whose band headlined Glastonbury in 1995 and 2004. If you start to break it then people aren’t going to go. I’m sorry, but Jay-Z? No chance. I’m not having hip-hop at Glastonbury. It’s wrong.”

His performance could be a proverbial middle finger to Noel or attempt to appease him.  What do you think?

Artists in defense of Jay-Z’s headlining Glastonbury

(updated) If you all are interested, here is the whole performance in its entirety (check it out before it is pull down)





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Black Music Month: Top 20 Black Artists

Throughout June, RadioMilwaukee celebrated Black Music Month. One of the ways we celebrated is by asking our listeners to participate in a Black Music Month Poll.  Our listeners could pick up to 5 of their favorite artists.  Today, we tallied up the votes and aired the top 20 artists. Here is the list.

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The Time To Rock

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Make your DJ happy, find it at Turntable Lab.

Flight case mini…this is silly cool.

Living In Love

Been getting a lot of positive feedback from listeners on the I-Wayne cut we’ve been playing at the station, “Living In Love.” A fine tune, to be sure, but Jamaican music lives by the riddim and not necessarily the individual cut. That said, I-Wayne is delivering his version over a riddim’ called Hard Times, and He isn’t the only one. For those that are into the cut check this medley out…fun ‘tings a g’waan.