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    The Nielsen Family Trust's Kelly Steward on the cover of Maximum Ink's 24 Year Anniversary Issue
    Maximum Ink music magazine has been published in print and online since March 7, 1996. Based in Madison, Wisconsin Max Ink is distributed throughout Madison and Surrounding Areas.

    Maximum Ink print magazine focuses on live music in Madison and serves as a guide to help Madisonians surf through the hundreds of shows and events taking place throughout the city and surrounding areas each month. Featuring a monthly live music calendar listing venues and events, Max Ink interviews the artists and previews the shows.

    Maximum Ink's online presence includes all of the articles, interviews, and monthly columns from the print magazine plus other content not appearing in print like show reviews, cd reviews, and other timely interviews. Max Ink's famous live music calendar is also online and always available on your mobile device, bookmark us now!

    LATEST INTERVIEWS & ARTICLES:


    John Prine in his younger days
    Rockstar Death Notices - Special Covid-19 edition
    Honoring and Documenting artists we have lost to Covid-19
    Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 at 1:13 PM
    By Rökker
    (1556) Page Views

    VO5 onstage for AtwoodFest 2015 - photo by Dan Schneiderman
    AtwoodFest 2020
    a brief history of Atwood Summerfest and AtwoodFest from 2002 to Present
    Posted: Friday, July 24, 2020 at 3:43 PM
    By Rökker
    (141) Page Views

    Jackie Venson
    Jackie Venson
    An interview with guitiar godess Jackie Venson
    Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 7:58 PM
    By Tommy Rage
    (445) Page Views

    Chicago rockers: The Outfit
    The Outfit
    An interview with The Outfit drummer Mark Nawara
    Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 12:23 PM
    By Tommy Rage
    (789) Page Views

    The Present Age at the Barley Pop in 2019 - photo by Tony Mueller Phine Art Photography
    The Present Age
    An interview with the members of The Present Age
    Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 1:39 PM
    By Tony Mueller
    (1079) Page Views

    Third Eye Blind
    An interview with Third Eye Blind drummer Brad Hargreaves
    Posted: Monday, March 9, 2020 at 9:05 PM
    By Tommy Rage
    (1243) Page Views

    The Nielsen Family Trust's Kelly Steward on the cover of Maximum Ink's 24 Year Anniversary Issue
    The Nielsen Trust
    Featuring Kelly Steward & Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen
    Posted: Monday, March 9, 2020 at 11:30 AM
    By Teri Barr
    (1534) Page Views

    Robert Cray @ Barrymore Theatre on March 18, 2020
    Madcity Nights - March 2020
    Previews for shows around the Madison area
    Posted: Monday, March 9, 2020 at 10:12 AM
    By Max Ink
    (1327) Page Views

    The Revivalists - photo by Zackery Michael
    The Revivalists
    An Interview with Guitarist, Zack Feinberg
    Posted: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    By Adam Benavides
    (1097) Page Views

    Camp Trippalindee - photo by Facebook
    Camp Trippalindee
    Camp Trippalindee Restaurant Review
    Posted: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 10:23 AM
    By Robin Gray
    (1186) Page Views

    [Articles ordered by date - click here]


    MONTHLY COLUMNS


    Letter To The People
    Commentary by the Publisher
    Posted: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 9:48 AM
    By Rökker
    Read This Month's Column

    Rock Star Death Notices
    Posted: Monday, July 6, 2020 at 9:53 AM
    Find out who kicked the bucket this month!
    Read This Month's Column

    Slipped Discs
    Discs you may have missed by John Noyd
    Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 11:33 AM
    Read This Month's Column

    Eclectic Vibes
    By Andrew Frey
    Show Previews and Reviews plus Micro-Reviews
    Posted: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 6:25 PM
    Read This Month's Column


    BOOK REVIEWS


    Neal Preston: Exhilarated and Exhausted
    Author: Neal Preston
    Book Review by Michael Sherer
    Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 at 11:21 PM

    KISS - 1977-1980, Photography by Lynn Goldsmith
    Author: Lynn Goldsmith
    Book Review by Michael Sherer
    Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM

    [Full List Click Here]


    CD/DVD REVIEWS:


    Nadine Shah
    Kitchen Sink
    Review by John Noyd
    Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 12:58 AM

    The Dears
    Lovers Rock
    Review by John Noyd
    Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 6:32 PM

    Half-handed Cloud
    Gathered Out of Thin Air
    Review by John Noyd
    Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 5:59 PM

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    Gathered Out of Thin Air
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    Posted: Monday, November 25, 2019 at 8:53 PM

    Vagabon
    Vagabon
    Review by John Noyd
    Posted: Friday, October 25, 2019 at 6:18 PM

    [more click here]



    SHOW REVIEWS:


    of Montreal
    of Montreal with Lily and Horn Horse
    Review by John Noyd
    Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 6:35 PM

    Joseph
    Joseph with Deep Sea Diver
    Review by John Noyd
    Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:14 PM

    [more click here]