By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Jan 08, 2008 at 7:48 AM

Although 2008 is off to a great start, Brent and I decided to continue to highlight some shining moments in local music in 2007.

This podcast is part II (you can listen to part I here) of the / WMSE look back to Milwaukee artists and band that released music last year.

We play a track off each of the following records:

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.”