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The Road Less Taken – Brett Newski Records “In Between Exits” While Backpacking South East Asia

Of all the people I’ve met during my time as a musician and a documentarian of music, few have impressed me as much as Brett Newski, former frontman of now-defunct Madison,WI band The Nod.

I’ve mentioned Newski plenty of times before (last Spring he was my travel companion to SXSW) but he seems to [...]

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The Nod’s Final Performance – “Cigaretiquette”

Few bands from the Madison area have garnered my loyalty as much as The Nod. So, it was a bittersweet affair when lead-singer Brett Newski asked me if I would film their final show and CD release at the Union Terrace in Madison.

At first he suggested just a song or two for old times [...]

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Sexy Ester - Sequins, Sin, and Appetite

Sexy Ester “Glitter Baby” (Official Music Video)

Hey Peeps,

Been awhile since I posted, but a ton of shit has been going on. No worries all of it is good, just been up to my ears in one thing or another and the blog took the worst hit from my crazy schedule.

Long story short, me and mine have relocated from Madison, [...]

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SXSW Roundup (Finally)!

I went to Austin this year with my buddy Brett Newski of The Nod and Yes Please! Media to check out what the big frickin deal is.
And holy shit, it was awesome :)

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Direct Hit! : Making Dudes Kiss For Cash & Pills + “Mutant Drunk” Live!

A few weeks back I was out at the Frequency in Madison checking out a band called Masked Intruder. It was awesome.

While I was there I figured I’d hang about and get some footage of another great Midwest punk band, Direct Hit! and alt-country badasses The American Dead.

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Masked Intruder Live @ The Frequency

Masked Intruder is the best pop-punk band you hope never gets out of prison! These guys are about two things – Stalkin’ and Rockin. Both of which they do very well (allegedly).

Recently I caught them playing at The Frequency in Madison to a highly entertained crowd. This one’s called “I Fought The Law (But [...]

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Flight Becomes Land Of Vandals – Remaster of “Roar Shark” Video

Land Of Vandals is the latest incarnation of Jentri Colello’s excellent Madison based Indie Rock outfit. Formerly known as Flight, and before that Flatbear, Land Of Vandals creates soulful sonic landscapes that slowly grow and evolve. These guys can capture a mood with a level of finesse rare among their peers. The song “Roar Shark”, [...]

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The Skintones – “Life Fight” – Live @ The Annex

The Skintones have been rocking crowds for over a decade, so when I saw them opening up for The Damned Things the other night I knew I had to get a good video. I managed to get a song called “Life Fight”, a new one for the Madison trio. It’s almost sounds like AC/DC [...]

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The Damned Things – “Handbook For The Recently Deceased” – Live At The Annex

Named after a line from the Hard rock classic “Black Betty”, The Damned Things are quickly becoming a house-hold name among heavy metal fans. But really, how could they not?! Check out the line-up:

Scott Ian ( Anthrax) Rob Caggiano (Anthrax) Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die) Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy) Andy Hurley [...]

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The Few – “The Dark Lord” – Live At The High Noon

The Few are pretty new to me, but they kicked ass at the High Noon a couple of weeks ago. This show was the night of the huge snow storm here in Wisconsin (something like 20 inches of snowfall), and they still drew a decent crowd, which says something about both the band and [...]

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