THE LISTENING ROOM
Sponsored by East Wisconsin Savings Bank
Avenue President and Programming Director
As you can imagine, Rob’s job requires him to listen to a lot of music. He’s always busy looking for more music to add to The Avenue’s 100% handcrafted playlist. Here are some recent additions that you’ll want to check out.
“I’ve been busy listening to some great releases from local artists including some new ones."
“First up, an Avenue staple, Dead Horses. With their most recent release, My Mother The Moon, Dead Horses continue to build on their legacy with great songwriting and their signature cool Americana sound. You can hear “Swinger in the Trees” and “On and On” in The Avenue playlist.
Dead Horses “Swinger in the Trees” https://youtu.be/n4qafTZ3C_0
“Listening Party, a local favorite from Milwaukee, released Less is More, their latest album in May. Highly original and infectious, we’ve added the title cut to The Avenue’s playlist.
Listening Party “Less is More” https://youtu.be/Z_GelvsaMfY
“Another recent addition is local band Feed The Dog. They have a sound that is tough to describe, but so easy to listen to – it’s fiddle and Kottke-like tiger pickin’, combined with funky bass and percussive soul. “Rick James Mother" and “Rib Mountain Shakedown” have found a home on The Avenue. If you want to see what Feed the Dog is all about, they will appear on “Rock Garden Live” this Sunday at CW14.
Feed the Dog “Rick James Mother” https://youtu.be/yS7bCVhvY9Q
“I’ve heard a few new cuts from J-Council which makes me excited for the band’s new release slated for sometime this summer.
“I’m a big fan of the new Traveler release, Western Movies. Traveler is comprised of Cory Chisel, Robert Ellis and Jonny Fritz and you can hear the very lively “Hummingbird” on 91.1 now.
Traveller “Hummingbird” https://youtu.be/PT712mveAwc
“I’ve been spending a lot of time with Kurt Gunn’s catalog of music. Kurt stopped by The Avenue studios and played a song from his upcoming album for us. You can hear that exclusive, live version of “Queen” playing now, and I am eagerly awaiting the July 14 release of Long Drive to Nowhere.
Kurt Gunn “Superior” https://youtu.be/KWr2ozcxehA
“We live in an amazingly creative music community here at The Avenue and we feel fortunate to be able to share these artists with you everyday.”