Jaems Murphy’s Vedic Eden – I Would For You

beyond the fields

Those Who Dig managed to carve some time out of hard-working Milwaukee-based composer, performer and multi-instrumentalist Jaems Murphy’s schedule to record a few songs amidst Daniel Fleming’s solo exhibition “Self/ish” at Milwaukee’s delightful Var Gallery and Studios. Jaems Murphy’s Vedic Eden, a “mystic pop-folk” ensemble, normally brimming with seven musicians, slimmed down to their 3-piece core for Those Who Dig to perform “I Would For You”, one of their old favorites. The band’s newer material, expertly and lovingly recorded over the last 6 months, is being released as the Beyond the Fields EP this Saturday at Club Garibaldi. Astral/Subastral and Whiskey Doubles start the show at 9:30.


{ELSE} – Cemetery Dance


Well, it’s still cold in Milwaukee, so we’re bringing the Dig Sessions indoors for an acoustic set with {ELSE}, featuring Those Who Dig’s own Kent Heberling on cello. {ELSE} normally plays as a 5-piece incorporating tightly-knit and distorted guitars, churning bass lines, grungy keyboards, and searing vocals, but the group slimmed down to a trio and translated those bass lines to cello and subdued the normally fiery guitars.


Lousy Trouts – That New Song

Lousy Trouts - The Dig Sessions

Lousy Trouts is a Milwaukee based band fronted by Jack Tell in an effort to explore his solo material through a massive collaboration. The band is comprised of a rotating cast from various Milwaukee groups such as, Ugly Brothers, Caley Conway and The Lucy Cukes, Calamity Janes and the Fratney street band, Meet Greeter, The Rusty Nickel Band, Grasping at Straws and Animals in Human Attire.


Engines of Reason – Ladders

Ladders - Engines of Reason - The Dig Sessions

Welcome back to the Dig Sessions. This installment brings us to a turn of (last) century basement in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The band, Ladders, has been steadily on the rise in the Milwaukee music scene over the past year. This video come out just in time to help spread the word of their debut album “Suha“.


The Muse – The Grasping at Straws

The Grasping at Straws

The Grasping at Straws is a folk, alt-country, bluegrass group from Milwaukee Wisconsin. The group consists of Josh Backes on guitar and vocals, Maggie Iken on bass and vocals, Palmer Shah on banjo and vocals, Katie Salscheider’s vocals, and Ernest Brusubardis on the fiddle. The musicianship is their in spades, but in my opinion the strongest part of the Straws is their energetic live show.


Empire – Myles Coyne | Dig Sessions

Myles Coyne

We were lucky enough to track Myles down on a blustery overcast Saturday in Milwaukee and film a Dig Session with him at the Exclusive Company. This particular tune, entitled Empire, was previously unreleased. It is part of the compilation put out by Top 5 Records named “The Sound of Young Milwaukee”. We hope you enjoy.


Dust To Dust – Calamity Janes and the Fratney Street Band | Dig Sessions

Calamity Janes and the Fratney Street Band

Calamity Janes and the Fratney Street Band are back with all their vocal harmonizing greatness in this weeks Dig Session. This tune, sung by upright bass player Johanna Rose, is as catchy as it is beautiful. The video even features a little bit of trick fiddling from fiddle player Ernest Brusubardis IV. But you don’t have to take my word for it.


Dive In The Lake – Calamity Janes and the Fratney Street Band

Calamity Janes, Myles Coyne, Pay The Devil at Yield Bar in Milwaukee

Welcome back to the Dig Sessions. We have another track from Milwaukee’s own Calamity Janes and the Fratney Street Band this morning. This track, entitled Dive in the Lake, was performed a cappella and features all six (6) of the group members lending their voices. The rhythm is held down by upright bass player Johanna Rose pounding a walking cane on the wooden floor.