Each year, people in the record store industry have looked forward to that special time in April when the jolly man comes down their chimney and fills their stockings with all sorts of gifts and goodies. This year, that man is no other than Public Enemy’s very own Chuck D. And just for the record (pun intended), this has nothing to do with Christmas. It’s the third Saturday of April: It’s Record Store Day! Continue reading
It’s December 28. Still can’t decide what to do this weekend for our (supposedly) last New Year’s Eve on Earth?
Look no further than our new Local Sounds New Year’s Eve Guide! As bands on localsounds.com add their shows to their profiles/accounts, this guide automagically populates so you know where you should (and shouldn’t) be!
Where has the summer gone?? It’s always such a disappointment when the season(s) we really enjoy always seem to go twice as fast as our archenemy Winter. Summer in Wisconsin is the season of festivals and outdoor entertainment, drawing people out in large numbers. But as soon as it starts to get cold, it seems the local music scene once again has to move back indoors and hope that concert goers brave the cold to attend the winter events. But enough about my season rant! On to the music…
2010 has been a great year for Local Sounds. So far, we’ve hosted two fundraisers, kicked started the process of converting from an LLC business entity to a non-profit corporation, merged with and started to redesign the ever popular Madtown Lounge website and community, continued to increase the momentum and growth of Local Sounds Magazine and Local Sounds TV, re-launched MadisonUrban.com as HipHopMadison.com, and started the Local Sounds Music Museum on the Madtown Lounge website. And it’s only August!
This fall, Local Sounds is once again sponsoring the Industry Meltdown Midwest Music Summit. If you remember, we were a small part of the inaugural year when it was held at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison in 2008. This year, it is being held at Potawatomi Bingo and Casino in Milwaukee on September 17th and 18th, 2010. Check out their website (link above) for more information.
This fall also marks another first for the Madison area as the First Annual Madison Hip-Hop Awards is held at the Orpheum Theatre on November 5th. Local Sounds is proud to play a part in this event and newly formed organization by using its HipHopMadison.com as a website and portal to information about the award show, artist registration, voting, and more.
We’d like to thank everyone who has either volunteered, partnered with, supported, or helped us in some way this year. Part of our mission includes creating lasting relationships with other local music organizations, volunteers, bands and fans to build the community, and we think we’ve done a pretty decent job this year. Here’s to more to come this year, and into 2011!
Support your local music scene. If you don’t, who will?
Matt, Rick, Allen, and Lucas
Join us on Saturday, July 24, 2010 as we host the First Annual Local Sounds Luau at the Frequency Live Music Venue in downtown Madison!
Come out and enjoy the summer weather at our Hawaiian-themed party, complete with a view of the beach, tiki lights, leis and monkeys! Cabana wear is encouraged, so come in flip flops, shorts, swim wear, tank tops or sarongs!
There will be live music all evening long from three local Madison bands, including Meteorade, Underculture and The Cemetery Improvement Society. There may even be a limbo contest!
The festivities begin at 8:00pm, $6.00 at the door.
And of course, as Rick says: “Everybody is gonna get leid!” Hope to see you there!
The Madison Blues Society is holding its 8th Annual Blues Picnic on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at Warner Park. This great event continues to be FREE! Everyone from the community and beyond can come and enjoy a fantastic day of music, food, beer and fun in the sun!
We’ve got another great lineup of music and there’s plenty of room for dancing. If just hanging out is your style, there’s also lots of room for blankets and chairs with shade under the trees. We’ll have a variety of traditional and ethnic food vendors to give you lots of options for great eat and drink. And Capital Brewery will be back with their fine brews.
This year’s performers include:
- 11:30AM to 12:25PM – Tate and the 008 Band
- 12:45PM to 1:40PM – Shake Daddys
- 2:00PM to 2:30PM – Joe’s Blues Kids
- 2:30PM to 3:25PM – Cash Box Kings
- 3:45PM to 5:00PM – Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys
- 5:30PM to 7:00PM – John Primer
- 7:30PM to 9:00PM – Grana’ Louise
Local Sounds and Madtown Lounge are proud to be supporters of this year’s picnic. We look forward to seeing you there!