By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Jan 17, 2007 at 5:01 PM

Quit downloading and pay attention: WMSE and its buddies -- local indie record and music stores -- open their vaults to allow the hungry masses of music geekery get their grubby hands all over everything.

Sound appealing? Show up to MSOE's Student Life & Campus Center, 1025 N. Broadway, on Sunday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the WMSE & Friends Music Rummage Sale Blowout. It'll be just like the good old days when you used to buy music in hard copy form, except there'll be more than just rare and hard to find CDs; the room will also be stockpiled with DVDs, audio equipment and music gear.

Dietrich, host of WMSE's Saturday Morning Car Tunes program, will spin great music all day. Snacks and beverages will be available; alcoholic drinks will be available with ID.

It costs a mere $2 at the door, but you get in free with your ticket voucher from the Call Me Lightning CD release party at the Todd Wehr Conference Center the previous night.


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.”