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Over a Beer: A chat with Milwaukee DJ Tista

Published Sept. 24, 2019

Milwaukee DJ Tista is about community, music and his hometown. Learn more about his craft and more in this new edition of "Over a Beer," presented by Miller High Life.

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DJ Avets reflects on 25 years spinning retro records

Published Feb. 5, 2019

DJ Avets has played thousands of gigs in Milwaukee and created a respected niche for himself as a vintage vinyl DJ. For the past decade, he's joined 88Nine's Marcus Doucette every Sunday night for "Sound Travels Live" at the Nomad.

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All about that bass: Local voice artist David Lee creates internet radio station

Published Jan. 5, 2019

You may remember David Lee's name from the old WQFM - but you certainly know his deep, bass voice from station IDs on Westwood One, MLB Network and more. Lee's baritone voice is everywhere these days, and now it's found a new home on a newly created Internet radio station the Green Bay native calls "The Titletown Music Archive."

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ELMNT opens in former Ladybug Club

Published Dec. 28, 2018

ELMNT Lounge, 618 N. Water St., celebrates its grand opening this weekend with drinks, DJs, dancing and a New Year's Eve party on Monday night.

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Tha Circle moves into former Treats Tavern

Published March 27, 2017

Tha Circle recently opened in the former Treats tavern space, 2221 N. Humboldt Blvd. The sports-themed bar also offers DJ and karaoke nights on Wednesdays.

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Milwaukee Talks: 88Nine's Tarik Moody

Published Feb. 8, 2017

Last month, Tarik Moody, who serves as the digital director and music host for 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, celebrated 10 years at the station and as a Milwaukeean. On Feb. 17, he'll mark the decade with a variety of bands and DJs at Company Brewing.

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DJ Grand Master O throws down the beats in Brew City and beyond

Published July 18, 2016

DJ Grand Master O is one of Milwaukee's busiest DJs, with multiple standing weekly gigs including Fridays on the Edelweiss Boat Line's late night cruises. We recently caught up with Grand Master O and chatted about his music, family, goals, hair and more.

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Not all DJs have ditched vinyl for digital

Published Jan. 29, 2016

Two turntables and a microphone has morphed into a laptop. But not all club DJs have given vinyl the toss. We caught up with Steven Watkins, who DJs at numerous venues around town, playing a variety of music to ask him about working as an "unplugged" turntablist.

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Bringing on a Summerfest band: an oral history

Published July 3, 2015

It's a long-standing tradition at Summerfest - and at plenty of other festivals - to use radio station DJs to introduce a headlining band. It may seem like a five-minute formality, but as usual, there's a back story to most of what the public sees while standing on the Summerfest bleachers.