Event | Culture Shock with 88Nine’s DJ Tarik, Thursday, Sep 15th

This Thursday, catch me DJ Tarik aka The Architect DJ in Bayview at BYO Studio from 9pm – 12pm. I will be spinning some tracks from Rhythm Lab Radio, plus some exclusives you can’t hear anywhere else.  Then next Thursday at BYO Studio catch Marcus take over the wheels of steel. Don’t forget there is no cover. So come on down and enjoy nice art and vibes.

BYO Studio
2246 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.



This morning I had the opportunity to have Kelsy Koffman and Sean Hieser in from the Jackpot Gallery in Riverwest on the Morning show to talk about this weekend’s RIVERWEST FEST.
Last year they began a DIY art studio in Riverwest called the Jackpot Gallery. Jackpot soon began to feature shows in the basement, which they dubbed the Eagle’s Nest.
As the nest grew in popularity, the city began to take notice to the crowds, and the Fire Department advised that they bring the venue up to code, or face some serious violations and fines.
In an attempt to become a legit venue, Kelsy and the gang are hosting a weekend long fundraiser called RIVERWEST FEST.

Here is my interview with the gang…
Part One

Part Two

Here is the complete line up for this weekend…

Friday, Aug. 13

Eagle’s Nest 3:00 Joz Z and Myles Coyne
Eagle’s Nest 4:00 Dandelion Spine
Uptowner 3:30 Okerlo
Uptowner 4:30 Cry Coyote
Cream City C 5:00 Ritual Form
Cream City C 6:00 Maidens
Bremen Cafe 5:30 Dinosaurus
Bremen Cafe 6:30 No Sleep for the Bear
Riverhorse 6:30 Breathe Fire
Riverhorse 7:30 Burning Sons
Club Timbuktu 7:00 Lord Brain
Club Timbuktu 8:00 Red Knife Lottery
Club Timbuktu 9:00 Terrior Bute
Stonefly 10:00 Jon Burks
Stonefly 11:00 John, The Savage
Stonefly 12:00 The Figureheads

Saturday, Aug. 14

Eagle’s Nest 3:00 Narrenschiff
Eagle’s Nest 4:00 Fahri
Bremen 3:30 Arto
Bremen 4:30 Lines & Terminals
Cream City C 5:00 Absolutely
Cream City C 6:00 Enabler
Riverhorse 5:30 Squidbotz
Riverhorse 6:30 Death Dream
Uptowner 7:30 Venus and Jank One
Uptowner 8:30 JDL
Club Timbuktu 7:00 Everybody at Midnight
Club Timbuktu 8:00 Centipedes
Club Timbuktu 9:00 The Trusty Knife
Stonefly 10:00 Mr. Hawk Fight
Stonefly 11:00 Curb
Stonefly 12:00 High Lonesome

Event | Advance Screening of the White Stripes “Under Great White Northern Lights”

88Nine RadioMilwaukee and The Times Cinema present an advance showing of “Under Great White Northern Lights” – the White Stripes concert film – this Friday, July 30th at 9:30.  Proceeds from this Friday’s screening will benefit Radio Milwaukee.  The Screening this Friday night at 9:30 at The Times Cinema is the kick-off to next week’s regular engagement.

Immediately prior to “Under Great White Northern Lights” will be a screening of an excerpt of the new R.E.M. collection “When The Light Is Mine – The Best Of The I.R.S. Years”, and we’ll be giving away copies of this DVD and the new deluxe edition of R.E.M.’s “Fables Of The Reconstruction” after the White Stripes movie. The advance screening of “Under Great White Northern Lights” will be this Friday, July 30th at 9:30 pm at The Times Cinema at 59th and Vliet in Milwaukee – brought to you by 88 Nine, Radio Milwaukee.

Chili’n On The Ave

This Saturday July 24 from 11am-5pm, East Tosa is opening North Avenue for Chili’n on the Avenue. This event will bring music, vendors, a specialty kids area and, of course, chili to North Avenue in East Tosa.

Chili’n is a HOT event with a bit of a CHILL! This inaugural event is an invitation to amateurs and professionals to go head to head in Milwaukee’s only Nationally Sanctioned CASI Chili Competition.

The day will feature great food, music and activities for folks of all ages.

Jordan had the chance to interview MIKE PHILLIPS and MEG MILLER of the North Avenue Neighborhood Alliance about this weekend’s event.

Check it out!

Interview with Mike and Meg PART 1

Interview with Mike and Meg PART 2

And for more information on sign up, schedule and the East Tosa neighborhood, click HERE.

True Skool 5th Annual Block Party and B-Boy Jam

This morning, I was honored to have Romke de Haan of the True Skool Organization in for a discussion about the 5th Annual TRUE SKOOL Block Party.

This weekend, the True Skool organization is rasing awareness of the hard work and sweat they are investing into Milwaukee’s 5th Ward Neighborhood.  True Skool’s adopt a community program kicks off this weekend, as students and community members team up to clean up the Walker’s Point neighborhood.

Adopt A Community Program provides neighborhood restoration and community transformation by adopting a community from July-September. Expected outcomes are to beautify the community, create new green space and safer pedestrian walkways, determine if public art will successfully deter illegal graffiti and vandalism and to provide productive community service opportunities to ex-offenders and volunteers to give back to the community.

Last summer, the students adopted the Cesar E. Chavez neighborhood.

They picked up trash…

They removed illegal graffiti…

And they left the neighborhood in better shape then they found it, by beautifying a graffiti covered wall, with a culturally rich and striking mural.

This Saturday the kids are cleaning up the Walker’s Point area from 10am -12 noon. They are  recruiting volunteers for our Adopt a Community Kick-Off event and community clean-up on Saturday July 17th from 10:00am-12noon, then stay for TRUE Skool’s 5th Annual Block Party:The Cyphers event from 12noon-9:00pm.

The event will feature…

LIVE GRAFFITI ART EXHIBITION: Check out local artists painting live from 12-8pm

ENTERTAINMENT: Some of Milwaukee’s best Hip Hop acts will grace the stage including; Prophetic, Rusty Ps, House Of M, Taste Emcees, and many more.  Rhymesayers Record’s TOKI WRIGHT will headline the main stage at 8pm.

COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR – Check out what resources are available in the community!

OUTDOOR GALLERY SPACE– TRUE Skool’s artists and MIAD service learning students will display and sell artwork in this area.

REDBULL BBOY WORKSHOPSJoin Motion Disorderz Crew for breakdancing workshops at 2:00pm and 4:00pm at the RedBull Bboy Floor.

GRIME OFFICIAL SKATE PARK – Grime Official sponsored skate competitions ALL DAY!

Before all this, Milwaukee’s best B-Boys and B-Girls will be at the TRUE Skool/Motion Disorderz Crew Anniversary Bboy Battle!

Join TRUE Skool and Motion Disorderz as we celebrate 11 years of Motion Disorderz Crew!

To check out my interview with Romke, listen below!

Interview with True Skool Part ONE.

Interview Part 2.

More Information available at www.trueskool.org

Event | New Ecology of Sound at the Urban Ecology Center on Friday July 23rd

On July 23rd, 2010, 88NINE is teaming up with Newaukee, Milwaukee’s premier young professionals group, and the Urban Ecology Center to present…


This fund raiser for Radio Milwaukee will feature great tunes, beautiful atmosphere, tasty beverages and a whole lot of wonderful people.

Our friends at NEWAUKEE, felt it was about time to get the folks who have not, to set foot inside one of Milwaukee’s best kept secrets; THE URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER(UEC). Nestled just 3 blocks north of the old Pizza Man on Park Street, the Ecology Center has quickly been turning heads and changing communities. The UEC is a haven of green initiatives and a stomping ground for like minded people. Featuring a rock climbing wall, lookout tower, community gardens, canoes, kayaks, Trek Mountain bikes, snow shoes and skis, this place is a hidden urban Oasis.

Urban Ecology Center will set the mood for an evening of unique and eceltic sounds.

Milwaukee singer, songwritter and rising start ETHAN KELLER will headline an night of MKE music at the Urban Ecology Center.  Ethan will be joined on stage by percussionist  CEELOE ( of Kings Go Forth and De La Buena ) and our very own Jordan “Madhatter” Lee.

Milwaukee Hip Hop hero Frankie Flowers will also grace the stage with his unique and high energy rap.

Kicking the show off with his infectious and catchy sounds, Milwaukee’s own KYLE FEERICK.

Oh, and don’t forget that the 88NINE staff and DJs will be spinning records in between all the acts.

$10 donation at the door to benefit 88.9 Radio Milwaukee.

$10 for beer tasting ticket benefiting the UEC
Cash bar, soday, and additional beverages available as well.

ADVANCE TICKETS are on sale now at www.Newaukee.com

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An Evening with ROBERT FRANCIS

From time to time, we at Radio Milwaukee present special concert experiences and events.  We’ve  had some awesome groups come to town and this month, we are excited to present and evening with Robert Francis.

We are happy to host Robert and his band at Whiskey Bar’s beautiful live music room “the Venue”.  If you were able to attend our 3rd annual MILWAUKEE MUSIC AWARDS PARTY, then you know how great this space is.

Robert Francis is currently on tour in support of his new album Before Nightfall.

You’ve heard his hit single “Junebug” here on 88NINE.

Well this is your chance to see Robert LIVE in Milwaukee, and to help support 88NINE at the same time.

This special $8.89 show is a fundraiser for your favorite independent radio station.  100% of the proceeds for this show will go directly to listener supported 88NINE Radio Milwaukee.

There are limited tickets available for this special engagement, so if you are thinking, ” Hey, I’d like to see that show!”; now is your time to act.  While tickets will be available at the door, we’ve set up pre-sales online due to high demand for Robert’s tour.

If you’d like to purchase your tickets now, just click here…

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