Madison Music Comes To the Big Screen

April 14, 2016

Used by permission

The Madison premiere of the Smart Studios Story happens this Sunday in Madison as part of the Wisconsin Film Festival. Unfortunately it's sold out, but there are some other events you can get involved in.

Saturday at around 3:30pm at Mad City Music Exchange, Butch Vig and Steve Marker of Garbage will be signing copies of a special Record Store Day Cassette featuring songs from Madison bands who recorded at Smart Studios over the years.

Saturday night, four local bands will celebrate with a free show from bands The Hussy, The Flavor That Kills, Sky Urchin and Tarpaulin at 1444 East Washington Ave. Doors at 7pm.

Sunday night after the premiere, there's a show at the High Noon Saloon with a bunch of bands reuniting. More info here.

We had a nice chat with the film's director, Wendy Schneider. You can listen to it here.


Thursday, April 14th

Interview: The Smart Studios Story

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