WMSE’s 30th Anniversary week: Kid Cut Up
It’s immensely difficult—and not entirely pleasant—to imagine the Milwaukee music scene without 91.7 WMSE. This week, the non-profit, listener-supported radio station celebrates its 30th anniversary. Unlike most 30-year-olds, however, it’s doubtful WMSE will settle down and start watching its cholesterol—judging from the ridiculously great local shows the station is sponsoring this week (many of them free), it’s just as young and vital as ever.
In honor of WMSE’s big 3-0, The A.V. Club talked to a few of the musicians playing shows this week, and asked them what the station means to them. Last but not least, we hear from WMSE’s very own Kid Cut Up.
“To me, WMSE is a quality and vital outlet for hip-hop in Milwaukee. In a city lacking a strong arts and music scene, depending on the nightlife world as the sole outlet shortchanges the true potential of Milwaukee’s artists and musicians. WMSE is a great alternative to the segregation and simple-mindedness of much of Milwaukee’s nightlife. It is complex, diverse, and crosses boundaries with ease. It’s of great value to those of us that choose to access and support it.”
Kid Cut Up joins The Rusty Ps and AUTOMatic tonight at the Bay View Brew Haus.