8 leading Milwaukee tunes, albums to check out in January

Milwaukee duo Gego y Nony perform at the Miller Lite Oasis during Summerfest on Sept. 18, 2021.

Another calendar year is coming to a close, but I am not all set to say goodbye to 2021 just yet — in terms of Milwaukee tunes, that is. 

There was so a great deal excellent things towards the conclude of last yr I could not match it all in my very last regular monthly roundup of top rated Milwaukee tunes. So appreciate these marvelous community albums and music from past year as you kick off your 2022. 

The brother duo released my beloved Milwaukee album of 2021, “Tiempo,” which also won for best album at the Radio Milwaukee Songs Awards. But that was not the extent of the excellent new music they launched in 2021, with this a single-off one all over again illustrating the smooth, irresistible smoothness to their reggaeton sound. They also promised a lot more music in 2022. 

Drummer Schoepke beforehand illustrated his adventurous streak in avant-garde jazz trio Stomata. But on his very own, he’s just as daring and unpredictable, but there is a uncooked, rock edge to his drumming that’s easy to groove to despite Schoepke’s penchant for tough conventions.