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Thunderpussy tears it up at the Showbox in Seattle - photo by Christine Mitchell

Thunderpussy

Breathing New Life Into 70’s Rock, An Interview With Singer/Dancer Molly Sides
by Ethan Duran
October 2018

Seattle-based rock act Thunderpussy has gained fame over the past couple of years after linking with Mike McCready’s Stardog Records and getting a case with the Supreme Court for their controversial name. Despite legal challenges, the band is rolling across the States on their third US tour after dropping their self-titled album in May. On October 19th, Thunderpussy will roll to The Rave in Milwaukee to help Wisconsin relive the golden age of rock.


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Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys

Madcity Nights October 2018

Previews of Shows around Madison in October
by Max Ink
October 2018

Previews of Shows around Madison in October


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Madison Ghost Walks tour guide Lisa Van Buskirk in front of the haunted Majestic Theatre - photo by Emily Wayland

Madison’s Haunted Music Venues

Celebrate Halloween at Some of Madison's Haunted Clubs and Theaters
by Mike Huberty
October 2018

October means that it’s Halloween season and that means it’s time for ghost stories! While you check out the live performances at these places, make sure to keep your eyes peeled because the other people watching the show just might e a ticket holder from beyond the grave!


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Ninja Sex Party on Conan - photo by #teamcoco

Ninja Sex Party

An interview with Dan Avidan and Brian Wecht of comedy rock band, Ninja Sex Party
by Mike Huberty
October 2018

Dan Avidan and Brian Wecht dial up the ridiculousness with their comedy rock band, NINJA SEX PARTY. Influenced by other musical humor acts like Jack Black’s TENACIOUS D and Andy Samberg’s THE LONELY ISLAND, their personas of a Teller-eqsue silent ninja musician and nebbish-y horny unitard-sporting wannabe rockstar Danny Sexbang form a comedy duo that takes inspiration from 80s rock and synth pop classics and sings songs with titles like “If We Were Gay” and “Heart Boner”. Their latest single, “Danny Don’t You Know” is a straight up “Sister Christian”-style ballad where young Danny Sexbang is portrayed by Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard as he is visited by the older version of himself that regales him with tales of the rock stardom that awaits if he just makes it through his awkward teenage years.


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Willy Street Fair 2018 - photo by David Michael Miller

Madcity Nights - September 2018

Previews of shows around Madison and surrounding areas
by Max Ink
September 2018

Madcity Nights for September features show picks and previews by Maximum Ink staff writers. This month: Willy Street Fair and many more!


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Madcity's Mackenzie Moore

Mackenzie Moore

Girl’s Rock Camper Steps Out
by Teri Barr
September 2018

It’s hard to believe she’s just starting her senior year of high school. But Mackenzie Moore has an old soul, and it comes out in her music. The Roxbury/Sauk City native has been writing her own songs for a while, and recently released her first album, “Veins,” with the support of some local musicians she met when she attended Girls Rock Camp Madison. But Mackenzie is just getting started, and she talked with me about her inspiration, what to expect when you go to one of her shows, and why her goal really isn’t that far out of reach.

Maximum Ink: You started playing guitar more than 10 years ago. What inspired you to pick up a guitar? 
Mackenzie Moore:
I initially got into music by listening to classic rock radio, and my parents’ C.D.’s. My mom played guitar for a while when she was in elementary and middle school, so when I started at 7, I used her same classical guitar from the early 70’s.


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Fiona Grey on the cover of Maximum Ink for September 2018

Fiona Grey

An interview with Dark Pop singer/songwriter, Fiona Grey
by Mike Huberty
September 2018

Fiona Grey is modern Top 40-ready Pop with a million dollar voice. Passionate and powerful, this Chicagoland native went west to LA to find her muse and has found success on a national tour with the band KITTEN (opening for huge artists like CHARLI XCX). Striking out on her own with her EP, Belladona, she’s following it up with a new EP Cult Classic coming out September 14th as well as a full North American tour. Her and her band are stopping by the Wisco on Sunday September 9th to play a show in Madison (this might be the only time that you get to see a mainstream-style Pop band at the Wisco, so it’s definitely gonna be something different for that place!) We talked to her about what everyone can expect for a Sunday night party on Willy Street.


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Revolution-X  - photo by Brenda Daniels

Revolution-X

Revolution-X talks about their new release R-Evolution
by Tommy Rage
August 2018

Revolution-X talks about their new release: R-Evolution and the out-of-body experience of playing Taste of Madison. Catch Revolution-X in September on the 14th at the Back Bar in Janesville with Bobaflex and the 29th at the Red Zone/Annex with Ultrea.


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The Dead Daisies new album Burn It Down

The Dead Daisies

An interview with John Corabi
by Tommy Rage
August 2018

John Corabi talks about the new Dead Daisies album Burn It Down and recording his Mötley Crüe album live in its entirety.


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The Guess Who's new album The Future IS What It Used To Be

The Guess Who

An interview with The Guess Who's drummer Garry Peterson
by Tommy Rage
August 2018

The Guess Who drummer Garry Peterson discuss the new album and preforming with Lenny Kravitz.


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