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Lizzie is turning Sweet Sixteen

Letter to the People - May 2014

Publisher's Commentary by Rökker

Phox, Salvatore’s Tomato Pies, Rökker Vodka, Adventures with Lizzie


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Madison East Poms 2014

Letter To The People - April 2014

Publisher's Commentary by Rökker

Max Ink Radio: Happy 3rd Birthday to MIR! And give it up for Jimmy K too! He has worked with our team of DJ’s to reformat Max Ink Radio. The new format still allows for our anchor shows like the Jimmy K Show, Burn Baby Burn with Jake Boyardi, The Record Store, and BS Live Rocks in the evenings and weekends, but Monday through Friday from 6am-7pm central time will have consistent DJ’s in two hour slots, slightly themed. Go Maxinkradio.com.


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Nikko on the drum kit - photo by Rökker

Letter to the People - March 2014

Publisher's Commentary by Rökker

Max Ink is 18 Years Old: I’d like to thank the readers around the state…..
We started Maximum Ink so that we could bring the artist’s story to the people, give them a voice. 18 years later, we are still doing just that!

Smart Studios Documentary: Smart Studios, Madison’s legendary recording studio owned by Butch Vig (Nirvana producer/Garbage drummer) and fellow Garbage guitarist Steve Marker. After the studio was closed a while back, Wendy Schneider, local film maker, recording engineer/owner and producer decided it was time to tell the story on film. Interviews include Dave Grohl ...

Willy Wash: a musical Yahara: The movement is gaining steam! I recently participated in a class study with ...

Bash in the Bluffs 3: Rökker Vodka, We Make Music Happen and Max Ink Radio will be out in Baraboo at the Pumphouse Bar & Grill ...

Adventures with Nikolai: My drum kit is in the house! Nikko is practicing beats, hitting fills and listening to Led Zeppelin….


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Madison East Poms team in Zombie costume (guess which one is Lizzie), and Rachel out on the floor performing a halftime routine.

Letter to the People - February 2014

Publisher's Commentary by Rökker

Willy Wash: A Musical Yahara, Equality Love Fest, Bash in the Bluffs III, Local Love Fest, Distill America, White Empress, Adventures with Lizzie and Nikko….


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Lizzie in her Zombie Pom Pom outfit for a basketball game halftime performance - photo by Allison Rocker

Letter to the People - January 2014

Publisher's Commentary by Rökker

Hey Everybody!

Willy Wash: Willy Wash is a movement of people who stand behind the idea that the area from the Yahara River to the Capitol, from Willy Street to E. Washington, be re-developed with the consideration of a music zone, a musical Yahara if you will…

It all started with a group meeting at the Memorial Union over a few beers wondering what Madison would be like with a world class music zone, bringing economic prosperity to a very old area while paying homage to Madison’s musical history as well as the city’s strong values of arts, culture, and education.


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Letter to the People - December 2013

Publisher's Commentary by Rökker

This issue is dedicated to the memory of Peter Streicher. I first met Pete around the time he and his brother Todd were starting up a music magazine that included a whole lot of humor called the Rock n’ Roll Probe, if memory serves correctly, in 1994.

Editorial meetings in the garage were fun times and the most memorable headline was their infamous “STONES CANCEL” just a few days before the Rolling Stones were to play Camp Randall in Madison. Nothing gets you famous faster than controversy!

Of course, the newspaper industry is not for everyone, believe me, and the brothers moved on to other ventures. Pete worked at Sleepless Nights Studios in the early days of duping, producing CD and cassette covers for a zillion bands.


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