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Letter to the People - May 2013

Publisher's Commentary by Rökker

Dual Covers: You are holding one of the rare issues of Maximum Ink that has two covers. I’ve been following Colorphase for a while now and was excited to get them on my cover, but when the Die Kreuzen story came through, I was faced with a dilemma. Up and coming new band or legendary punkers from Milwaukee… my solution was both. Congrats to both bands! Catch Colorphase at their CD Release party on May 10th at the Frequency in Madison and see the Die Kreuzen reunion on May 26th at Turner Hall in Milwaukee.

31st Annual Atwood Summerfest: 2012 was the first time the festival expanded to two days. This year, the festival has grown to two stages over two days. Saturday, July 27th will feature the Maximum Ink Rock Stage and the Harmony Blues Stage running live music from 2-9pm, while Sunday will feature the Max Ink Radio Rock Stage and the Goodman Brothers Hillbilly Stage running live music from 2-7pm.

Here is an early sneak peak at some of the bands that will be play, in no particular order or day: One Last Run, Colorphase, VO5, Lova Nova, the Material Boys, Mad Polecats, Sexy Ester, Katie Scullin Band, American Dead, Subatomic, Sky Road Fly, Eric Sommer, Miss Meaghan Owens, Mighty Short Bus (The Mighty WheelHouse), and more to be announced soon. GoodmanCenter.org will publish the entire schedule, so bookmark that site for more information on the 2013 line up.

Rökker Vodka: Come down to the Frequency on Monday, May 13th at 4:30pm and be an extra in the filming of a Rökker Vodka promotional video. The video will feature Chic mini-series star Alissa Kulinski and local comdian Nate Bjork. Jimmy K and Rökker will have a cameo appearance and you might just see some local musicians and businesses like Union Cab and the Frequency, not too mention a bunch of local musicians and fans in the crowd. You can be an extra in the audience during the band scene, just show up. Find the event on the Rökker Vodka Facebook.

Scott Kingswan Racing: Rökker Vodka, Yahara Bay, and Scorpion Shot all sponsored Scott Kingswan Racing Team, and their first race is this weekend, May 4-5 at Madison International Speedway. Come down and cheer him on as the ARCA Truck race season starts. More info at www.madisoninternationalspeedway.com or find Scott’s team on Facebook.

Adventures With Lizzie: Happy 15th Birthday to Lizzie! It’s hard to believe that my little Buggie is growing up! This month she will try out for the Pom Pom Squad. Looks like high school football games could be in my future, I’ll be the guy rooting for the cheerleaders. Nikko and his friend Nick are throwing the football around a lot these days, maybe there’s hope for me yet.

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