This Week’s 414 Music with Uncle Larry


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On this week’s 414 Music, Scott Mullins will have Milwaukee’s Uncle Larry live in our studio for an interview and performance.

What do you get when you put pop, grunge, punk and a dash of surf inside of a blender… and then turn it on liquefy? Uncle Larry.

Uncle Larry has a unique refreshing sound and an energetic stage show thanks to influences by artists such as Pixies, Talking Heads, Nirvana, Buddy Holly, The Beach Boys, Sonic Youth, ACDC, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Cash, Weezer and Frank Sinatra to name a few.

The band was formed in late 2000 inside of an attic in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee by two art school friends, Billy Judge Baldus and Ben Liesch. The name Uncle Larry sprang out of a back alley dumpster when Billy discovered a navy blue t-shirt with the words “Uncle Larry” across the front. Some like to say that the one who finds the t-shirt creates a band named after the t-shirt, a Lord of the Rings kind of thing. No one knows if that is really true, but what is really true is that the t-shirt was used to create the logo for the band.In April of 2009, Uncle Larry released their sophomore album “The Life & Times of Frederick Caesar”. A rock ‘n’ roll adventure that spans ten songs. It has been described as getting on your jet pack and flying through the air at the speed of sound while wearing either a three piece suit with cufflinks and a colorful paisley covered shirt or a hot pink ballroom gown with magical crystal slippers.

Uncle Larry – “I Will Give You My Heart”

Tune in this Friday at 5:30 for 414 Music with Uncle Larry.

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