By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Feb 13, 2007 at 7:36 AM

WMSE's promotions director Brent Gohde and I have once again joined forces to podcast the plethora of talented Milwaukee bands that are playing out this week at a venue near you.

We are happy to introduce Stumblesome -- a band that Brent claims just showed up at WMSE's doorstep one day with its CD, "On The Insides of the Sprawling Fences of Southwestern Wisconsin," in hand. We're glad it did and if you're a fan of artists like Doseone or others from the Anticon record label, you're going to be glad too. We're 92 percent sure that the track we played is called "Black Tar Back Yard." If you like what you hear, check out the live show with Clementine and Dogme at Stonefly Brewing Co. on Friday, Feb. 16.

Next up is a long one by Test Site (formerly called Blackwater), which plays a show on Friday, Feb. 16 at Points East Pub with Bear Proof Suit, Malachi and China Pig. For just three dudes, this band creates a major wall of sound. Check it out if you're into the heavy stuff.

We close out this week's local music podcast with two bands that are playing the highly anticipated Call Me Lightning CD release show this Saturday, Feb. 17 at MSOE's Todd Wehr Auditorium. Terrior Bute is one of the opening acts -- along with Get Rad and ft (The Shadow Government) and after that comes the amazing title track from Call Me Lightning's latest, "Soft Skeletons." Enjoy!


Julie Lawrence Special to staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.

As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”