Podcast: The Year in Milwaukee Music

Podcast: The Year in Milwaukee Music

We take a look back at 2015 in Milwaukee music and discuss the local hip-hop scene’s breakout year, this year’s many great benefit shows, our favorite albums, songs, and shows and much more.

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2015 has been an incredible year for music in Milwaukee, so I sat down to discuss the year that was with Kevin Mueller, Sahan Jayasuriya, and Claire Hanan. We talked about the breakout year for the Milwaukee hip-hop scene, this year’s many great benefit shows, women in local music, overlooked albums, the value of best-of lists to local bands and artists, and our favorite albums, songs, and shows from 2015.

This episode also features songs from the bands and artists that were some of our favorites from the year. So at the end of the podcast, you’ll hear “Seasons” by Klassik, “I’m a Man” by Dogs in Ecstasy, “Stutter Bug” by Phylums, “Planet Skin” by Piles, and “Candy” by Platinum Boys. And starting things off is the song “Curtains Closed” by Tenement.

The Milwaukee Magazine Podcast is produced and edited by Dan Shafer. Find podcasts, videos, photo galleries and more on our Multimedia page.

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Dan Shafer was the digital editor at Milwaukee Magazine. Dan joined the magazine as assistant editor in 2014 and wrote the November 2014 cover story, "Downtown Horizons." He's worked as a reporter at BizTimes Milwaukee and an editor at ThirdCoast Digest. Contact him at daniel.shafer@milwaukeemag.com. He's on Twitter @danshaferMKE.