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Teddy Davenport

An interview with Madison folk singer/songwriter Teddy Davenport
by Mike Huberty
December 2015

With a spirit and sound recalling the halcyon days of BOB DYLAN and ARLO GUTHRIE, Madison guitarist and vocalist TEDDY DAVENPORT is playing earnest honest-to-goodness classic acoustic American Folk music. His new EP is called *Middle of A Miracle* and he’ll be releasing it at Door Creek Church on December 12th supported by Krause Family Band, Madison Malone, and Tyler Preston. We took a minute to talk to him about his new release, his inspirations and the upcoming show.


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The Mad Mad Ones  - photo by Kris Eidnes

The THE MAD MAD ONES

An interview with The Mad Mad Ones drummer, Nick Bretl
by Mike Huberty
November 2015

Straight outta Wausau, THE MAD MAD ONES are alternative-style hard rock that will make you think of the big rock anthems of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS’ first record (still their best) and the wails and screams of JANE’S ADDICTION’s groove-metal head bangers. Guitarist/vocalist Ted Fox, drummer Nick Bretl, guitarist Jeff Sandbom, and bassist Ryan Anderson have delivered a monster in the form of Down The Rabbit Hole, their debut album. It’s all belching guitars, piercing vocals, and relentless drums that evoke equal parts ALICE IN CHAINS and WOLFMOTHER. I went down the rabbit hole with Nick to talk about their album and their upcoming Madison show at the Willy Street Pub and Grill (AKA The Wisco) on Friday December 11th.


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Go Play God

GO PLAY GOD

An interview with Madison hard rockers, Go Play God
by Mike Huberty
November 2015

Sludgy and aggressive, GO PLAY GOD, is vintage hard rock that borrows a little from grunge like ALICE IN CHAINS, a little from classic heavy metal like BLACK SABBATH, and sounds a lot like a more modern version of GODSMACK.


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Pachinko plays Maximum Ink's Halloween Spooktakular - photo by Mary Sweeney Photography

Pachinko

An interview with Pachinko singer and guitarist, Brian Brech
by Mike Huberty
October 2015

Named after a Japanese pinball machine, punk/metal hybrids, PACHINKO, combines the brutality and technical precision of metal with the wild abandon of punk rock. Formed by Wisconsin punk rock label Bovine Records founder, Steve Wipfli in the early 90s and featuring Magma (Michael Henry) from stoner metal Madison legends, BONGZILLA, PACHINKO has been led by vocalist/guitarist Brian Brech for over two decades. After signing to Jello Biafra’s (DEAD KENNEDYS) record label, Alternative Tentacles, and touring the US and Europe, the band has endured a series of lineup changes and took a hiatus in the mid-2000s. They’ve recently reformed and we talked to Brian Brech about where the band is going.


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Angels or Insects 2015 - photo by Mary Sweeney Photography

ANGELS OR INSECTS 2015

After 15 years, AOI is getting back together
by Mike Huberty
September 2015

Buried underneath that morass of backwards baseball caps, bands with deejays, and walking erection macho posturing at the turn of the century, an industrial movement was brewing. The tracks and loops and synths that we expect today from mainstream rock bands like MUSE and 30 SECONDS TO MARS all started with the brave acts who would bring massive keyboards and digital samplers onstage when you couldn’t just use blast backing tracks through your iPhone.  And in the Madison rock scene at the time, no other industrial metal act was bringing as many people to clubs or building more of a buzz than ANGELS OR INSECTS.


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Negative Example

Negative Example

An interview with Madison hardcore legend, Bucky Pope, and his new band, Negative Example
by Mike Huberty
August 2015

Bucky Pope will always have an established place in the Madison music scene as part of the 80s hardcore movement that birthed his band, the Tar Babies, and took them to SST Records (home of Black Flag, the Minutemen, Hüsker Dü, Sonic Youth, etc…) and national acclaim. After the breakup of that group (and before their *ersatz* reunion as the Bar Tabbies in the early 2000s) , Bucky Pope took time off music, but has now returned with a new band, Negative Example. Their new self-titled release just came out in July and I asked Bucky a few questions about his history, his new band, and their upcoming Madison shows.


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The Skizzwhores

The Skizzwhores

An interview with Madison punks, Skizzwhores
by Mike Huberty
May 2015

With its classic-sounding punk rock, Madison’s Skizzwhores takes the energy of Fear, the aggression of The Melvins, and throws some Bikini Kill over the top. Vocalist/guitarist Ashle Quinn, Bassist Evan Christiansen, and Dave Bonson (the most drummer-sounding name ever) took some time to discuss the band, their upcoming album, and their upcoming shows.


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Livewire in Concert

Livewire

An interview with Madison rockers, Livewire
by Mike Huberty
March 2015

Hair metal never made the magnificent comeback that some of us were hoping for (Even Disco got a full revival, how is that fair?), but as long as cocaine and hair extensions exist, the spirit of the Sunset Strip can never truly die and Madison’s Livewire is keeping that blues-based classic hard rock alive on campus. Going to college in the 90s, it felt like Alternative inherited the Earth from the dinosaurs of Glam, so seeing UW students coming together to pay homage is a rock n’ roll Jurassic Park . Justin Blair sings and plays guitar, while Ryan Pease is on drums and is also a Nuclear Engineer (Yeah, I know, I couldn’t wrap my head around it either.) Emma Meinholz lays down the bass and Charles Lease plays rhythm guitars and backup vox. They just released a new video, “She’s A Storm”, and I had a chance to talk to the band to preview the release.


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Something To Do Live!

Killer Wisconsin Shows This January

Why you should say yes to seeing live music!
by Mike Huberty
January 2015

When someone in a band asks you to come to one of their live shows, there are a million reasons to say that you can’t make it. I’ve heard every excuse out there. It’s always, “There’s a cover charge and I’m broke” or “I can never talk to my friends when the band is playing” or “I’ve got the kids that night” or “I’m at home with venereal disease” (well, my friends anyway.) I know that the allure of Netflix, Xbox, or the latest comic book movie seems overwhelming. And the clubs and bars that host shows don’t make it any easier. After all, the shows are designed to run until bar time to keep the maximum amount of people drinking at the bar. You know that it’s after Midnight when drinkers start getting loose with their wallets and the shots start flowing freely (the Jägerbomb was undoubtedly invented in the wee hours of the morning as a quick wake-up/barf inducer.)


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Dan-o Stoffels, MAXMas Producer and Party Guy - photo by Eric Winegarner

MAXMas V: The Search for MAXMas IV

An interview with the team behind MAXMas, the Madison Area Christmas Compilation
by Mike Huberty
December 2014

The “Madison Area Christmas Compilation” or MAXMas as it’s abbreviated, is irreverent, non-traditional, ridiculously vulgar, often offensive, and completely awesome. It’s a Madison music scene spin on Christmas and a total artistic triumph that they’ve pulled together an album four out of the past five years. Herding a group of Madison bands together to write, record, and produce an album in a span of two months and then holding a big release party with almost all of those bands participating is a recording engineer and stage manager’s worst nightmare. Somehow, though, the guys who lead Kuhler Music and producer Dan-o Stoffels have pulled off a memorable album and ridiculous party every time. It’s a goddamn Christmas miracle. They’re even putting out a sexy MAXMas 2015 Calendar this year. We talked to Jon Kussow and Jeremy Gehler (who’s helping commandeer the operation from his new home in southern California) from Kuhler, along with Dan-o and calendar coordinator Audrey Martinovich, about what inspired them to bring back the Holiday hijinks for this year’s “Maxmas V: The Search for MAXMas IV”, to be released at the Frequency with a pair of wild parties.


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