SCENE REPORT: WISCONSIN
RECAP OF THE MADISON STOP ON THE EIY SPRING (INTO ACTION) TOUR
The Madison/Milwaukee date was the only one we couldn’t find bands or a venue for. How sad is that — especially considering that I got into my local punk/underground scene IN Madison, way back in 1999/2000? Of course, it was graduation weekend, and the one all-ages venue we were talking to already had a show booked that night. But Milwaukee? What’s the deal? Are there even bands playing in Milwaukee anymore?
Luckily, our very good friend and co-conspirator MARTIN ATKINS just so happens to teach at the Madison Media Institute, and thanks to him we ended up having a great meet-up that included Martin’s screenprinting workshop and mini-seminar. I was able to snag 20 copies of his latest book, “Welcome to the Music Business: You’re Fucked” along with a bunch of eBook versions of “Tour: Smart” to sell on the road. Plus — my friend Krist Krueger (who created the “Guide to Proper Postering” pamphlet that I recently posted about) just so happened to be performing in town that night, so he was able to stop by the meet-up as well. We had a great group that included people who drove from Milawukee and Chicago! We had a lot of good ideas at the meet-up, and then afterwards a bunch of us went to see Krist’s solo project Southerly at The Project Lodge, so we still got to see some live music!
Be sure to pick up a copy of Martin’s book at our merch table, and pick up a free copy of Krist’s pamphlet!
Sarah & EIY
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