Hey Hey Y’all!

It’s Jordan here from 88NINE.  Earlier this week I was speaking with our good friend Josh Adams from Mindpool Live about what he has been up to.  On that same day I received an email from Mike Benign about his interview with Mind Pool on Sound Pass.

I’m unsure if it was a cosmic force that brought these two friends into my mind on the same day, but I thought to myself; “hey, I should check out the Mind Pool Channel and see what’s new on Sound Pass.

To my great pleasure, I discovered that there was a lot of new material up on their site.

Here is some of the newest videos that I enjoyed…


WILL PHALEN & The Stereo Addicts




Video | Open Mic With Milwaukee’s The Championship

Milwaukee’s Mindpool Live got a chance to sit down with Allen Cote and Joe Crockett of  The Championship who are nominated for several Milwaukee Music Awards. The Championship is on this great Milwaukee independent label called Bear Rifle Records. Check out the interview and hear a couple of songs in the video below.  They will be performing at the 3rd Annual 88Nine Milwaukee Music Awards Bash this Thursday, February 25th at the Whiskey Bar.

Going back some 17+ years, the two went to school together for just 1 year in Door County, before Allen moved to Austin, TX. While Joe honed his rhythm guitar and songwriting skills, Allen was learning a different style. It wasn’t until later in life that Joe’s band, The Championship, crossed paths with Allen and decided to make him the 5th member. His sounds blended with theirs and the result is the rootsy, alt-rock sound of The Championship that Midwesterners have grown to love.

“Open Mic” was filmed at 3rd Ward Records in Milwaukee, with the interview taking place at Blackbird in Bayview. “Open Mic” is produced by Mindpool Live.

3rd Annual MKE Music Awards Party

It’s that time of year again, MILWAUKEE MUSIC AWARDS time! This year mark the 3rd annual Radio Milwaukee MKE Music Awards.

We pride ourselves on featuring Milwaukee Music every hour, everyday here on 88NINE. This time of year, we like to look back at the previous year and pay tribute to some of our favorite Milwaukee releases, performances, sinlges and albums. We also invite you to honor your favorites as well.

You can vote NOW in the 3rd annual Milwaukee Music Awards, RIGHT HERE, on our website.

After the votes are counted and the plaques are awarded, WE PARTY!

This year’s party kicks off with a Meet and Greet with Milwaukee music industry at 6pm. This is an opportunity for Milwaukee bands, musicians and artists to network with Milwaukee booking agents, deejays, recording engineers, and other music industry professionals. Bring your CDs, your business cards and prepare to network. Be sure to bring a few extra copies for the Radio Milwaukee staff too!

Then the music and party kicks off at 8pm. Performing bands include Jeanna Salzer Trio,

The Sub Continentals,


Reckless Hearts,


The Championship.

Plus catch DJs Blackmix, Lukewarm, and E.Rich spinning in the front room to keep you jamming all night long.

This party is a fundraiser event for 88Nine RadioMilwaukee, so 100% of the proceeds go to support your favorite independent radio station!

We hope to see you at Whiskey Bar, Thursday February 25th!

Creatures and Creators HALLOWEEN Party!

Have you made your Halloween weekend plans yet? Looking to steer away from the usual mindless crowded block party? Do you want more out of your Halloween night?
Well then we may have the right part for you!!!

Radio Milwaukee and Made In Milwaukee present…

Creatures and Creators Party

This is not your usual Halloween party.  The even will be literally PACKED with fun.  Where do we begin?  Let’s start with the musical line up…

The night kicks of with Chalice In The Palace DJs on the decks to warm up the room.  Milwaukee’s own Will Phalen and the Stereo Addicts hit the stage at 7:45pm,

…followed by Kid Millions performing songs from his new album “Recession Proof Rap” which will be released that night!!!

The stage then transforms into a runway for a show of Milwaukee fashion.  The runway will be energized with some of Milwaukee’s best indie designers and local boutiques… Why B of No Request Sound System will provide the sound track, while the models show works from Boutique Revolution, Hot Pop, Madam, Chino, Street P, Majesty and Ryder, MV Haselberg, Phoenixgrrl and the Sparrow Collective.

Music will continue as national headliner Serena Ryder hits the stage to perform hits from her new album Is It O.K.

Following Serena will be hometown heroes THE CHAMPIONSHIP. With their new album Moving At The Speed Of Darkness taking the US by storm, this should be a BIG show.

To round the night up, we’ve invited the Great Lake Swimmers to headline the show. You may have heard their hit single “Pulling On A Line” here on Radio Milwaukee, and we are very excited the GLS are wrapping up their North American tour here at the Creatures and Creators Halloween Bash.

As if that was not enough, we are turning the 2nd floor balcony into an art gallery!
That’s right an ART GALLERY. The Gallery will include paintings, photography, mixed media and some artist creating LIVE! Artists include Brian McGuinnis (murals/building billboards), Chad (paintings), Bernadette Witzack, Milwaukee Mijas Collective, Dwellephant (live art), Field Lehmann (live art), Grape Street (mystery art), Jimbot (paintings/screen printing), Kim Jacobson (photography/paper goods), Kristopher Pollard (paintings), Matt Cipov (drawings/paintings), Rob Hickey (posters/prints), Santa’s Village – Andrew Novak and Stuart Shanks (live Polaroids) and Star Cross Studio (live art).

Well are you sold now? Tickets are only $10 for this amazing night of fun and are on sale now!
Click here for tickets!

See you on Halloween night, and the The CREATURES AND CREATORS HALLOWEEN PARTY!

Summerfest Journal: 88Nine Picks Tues 6/30 – Fri 7/3


Come say hello to 88Nine this week at Summerfest.  You can find us at the Mid-Gate Stage at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino Pavilion with Miller High Life.  Tues & Wed this week, Tarik (aka The Architect) will be broadcasting live from the 88Nine tent from 2pm to 6pm.  Thurs & Fri from 2 to 6, Scott Mullins takes the mic.

You can also check our twitter and facebook for quick updates from Summerfest.  Submit your own pictures from Summerfest – do it from our facebook page!

Here are some of our picks for this week @ The Big Gig:

Tuesday, June 30th

Chicago with Earth, Wind & Fire | 7:30pm @ Marcus Amphitheater
The Wailers | 10pm @ Miller Lite Oasis
Buddy Guy | 10pm @ Harley Davidson Roadhouse
The Buskers (MKE Music) | 4:30pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
The Lackloves (MKE Music) | 6pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
The Championship (MKE Music) | 7:30pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
Willy Porter (MKE Music) | 9pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
Fresh Cut Collective (MKE Music) @ Cascio Groove Garage

Wednesday, July 1

Bob Dylan with Willie Nelson | 7:30pm @ Marcus Amphitheater
Will Phalen & The Stereo Addicts (MKE Music) | 12noon @ Harley Davidson Roadhouse
The Constellations | 5:30pm @ US Cellular Connection Stage
The Scarring Party | 5:30pm @ Potawatomi Bingo Casino Rock Stage
Los Lonely Boys | 10pm @ Potawatomi Bingo Casino Rock Stage
DJ Dion |4:30pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
Red Bull Beat Sessions featuring Why B | 6pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
Red Bull Beat Sessions featuring The Glamour | 6:45pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
Red Bull Beat Sessions featuring FORtUne | 7:30pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
Red Bull Beat Sessions featuring John Hawley | 8:30pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
Red Bull Beat Sessions featuring Derrick Carter | 9:30pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
The Delta Routine | 2:30pm @ Cascio Groove Garage
1956 | 4:30pm @ Cascio Groove Garage

Thursday, July 2

Chester French | 7pm @ Miller Lite Oasis
KT’s Universal Love Band | 12noon @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
Kojo | 4pm @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
King Solomon | 6pm @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
HoneyHoney | 8:30pm @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
Matisyahu | 10pm @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
Oumar Sagna & Sindoolaa | 8pm @ Potawatomi Bingo Casino Rock Stage
Femi Kuti | 10pm @ Potawatomi Bingo Casino Rock Stage
Red Bull Beat Sessions featuring DJ Devast8 & Kenny Perez | 4:30pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
Red Bull Beat Sessions featuring Projekt Soundsystem | 6pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
Red Bull Beat Sessions featuring Ambivalent from M-nus | 7:30pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
Red Bull Beat Sessions featuring Barem | 8:30pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage
Red Bull Beat Sessions featuring Richie Hawtim | 9:30pm @ 88Nine’s Mid-Gate Stage

Friday, July 3

Gringo Star | 6:45pm @ US Cellular Connection Stage
Rusty P’s | 8:30pm @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
The Roots | 10pm @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard

Free Figureheads Download and new EP from The Championship!

As you may know, Milwaukee’s own, Figureheads is one of the bands featured in this week’s New Music Wednesday.  In my opinion, this is one of the best New Music Wednesday’s that we’ve had to date.  Great music from K’Naan, The Noisettes and fellow Milwaukeeans, The Championship (who have a EP release party this Saturday June 27th at The Cactus Club.  They’ll also be at the 88Nine Radio Milwaukee mid-gate stage at Summerfest on June 30th at 7:30PM)

The Championship

The Championship

As I type, the Figureheads are leading the Milwaukee race by a pretty significant margin (63%-28%).  Now normally when people win, they receive a prize.  The Figureheads have decided to buck this trend by offering Radio Milwaukee listeners a free download of their track Specks Of Light.  Click on the link below to download this track free and legally.  If you like it, check out the Figureheads at Summerfest at The Refugee Stage on this Monday June 29th at 10PM.  In the meantime check out the video of the Figureheads collaborating with Northern Room last year at the Hi-Hat Garage.


New Music Wednesday: K’Naan, Noisettes, The Championship and Figureheads


For New Music Wednesday 6/24/09, we have new music from two Milwaukee bands: The Championship and Figureads plus new music from K’Naan and UKs Noisettes. Listen to the tracks below and then let us know what you think by voting for your favorite tune. We’ll announce the winner next week.

You can also grab this week’s picks in our iTunes store!

K’Nann – “Wavin Flag”
Figureheads – “Speck of Light”