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Past Madison, WI Event: VOL 24

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VOL 24

November 09, 2017
@ Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center

Madison is positioning itself into becoming a Midwestern music destination. But what is it about Madison that makes it so prime to take on such an ambitious endeavor? Hear from local artists, promoters, business owners, organizers, and professionals as they share their reasons for why we should all “Face the Music.”

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A Brief History of Disco - From Dionysus to the Disco Duck

BY JOHN FEITH
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

What was the first disco song (around 1972) and why did it come to flames in Chicago's Disco Demolition Night (in 1979)? John Feith looks at some of the highlights from the rise and fall of disco.

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My Life in Music

BY DANIEL GRABOIS
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

Daniel Grabois has been a professional horn player since 1989. What is that all about?

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Fostering and Decorating Madison Musicians

BY BETH KILLE
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

Beth Kille believes that Madison has the talent and tenacity to become a power-player in the world of music and that this can be accomplished by providing fertile ground for the up-and-comers, and by honoring the accomplishments of our go-getters. She seeks to do that through her work as the Music Director for Girls Rock Camp Madison and as the Executive Producer of the Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) Awards. This presentation will provide an overview of the inner workings of these two non-profit organizations.

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Madison as an Up-and-Coming Music Scene

BY BUZZ KEMPER
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

In Buzz Kemper's work with symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, choral groups, jazz ensembles, rock bands and solo artists in the Madison area for over 30 years, he has seen the rise of the music scene as well as the rise of the level of support for musicians (recording facilities, live sound companies and sound/light designers), as well as audience interest in the arts.

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A Brief History of KHoRM

BY KIKI SCHUELER
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

Kiki Schueler traces the unexpected and unlikely path from her first house concert in 2005 to show number 236 a dozen years later. All of it happening in an intimate "venue" in her basement she likes to call Kiki's House of Righteous Music. She always says she does it for herself, but it's nice (not to mention less awkward) when other people show up.

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What is a Musician?

BY ELIZABETH SIMCOCK
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

Elizabeth Simcock wants to explore how we understand the word "musician." Musicians are powerful: picture people fawning over a lead singer on guitar. But musicians are also powerless: imagine the parent saying, "You're doing WHAT for a living?" Being a musician has a certain mystique that is captivating, even though the reality can be challenging in every way possible. But saying, "I am a musician." What does that really mean? Come along on a 20x20-second ride that may change the way you think of yourself.

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Enough About You, Madison. Let's Talk About Me.

BY CHRIS STAPLES
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

Chris Staples gives a by-no-means comprehensive soundtrack to a solipsistic goon's reckoning with listening, playing, producing and being.

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Livin' in Gomerica: tales from the World's Biggest Band

BY ANDY WALLMAN
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

Were The Gomers the world's biggest band? They made some noise in the late 1980's with a few songs appearing on the national Dr. Demento radio show. Over time, they realized they knew over 2,000 cover songs and a live karaoke band was born. The spent the next 12 years sharing the stage with over ten thousand lead singers who (usually) lived out their rock and roll dreams three blissful rockin' minutes at a time. (That is a big band.) Andy Wallman was the first chair tambourine player for The Gomers and will take you on the inside of what it was like to be Livin' in Gomerica.

Andy Wallman
in Madison, WI
Kiki Schueler
Proprietor of Kiki's House of Righteous Music
Buzz Kemper
Co-owner/Engineer/Producer/Voice Talent, Audio for the Arts, LLC in Madison
John Feith
engineer/VO5/manager/producer, self-employed in Madison, WI
Elizabeth Simcock
President, Make Music Madison in Madison, WI
Daniel Grabois
Associate Professor of Horn, UW-Madison in Madison, WI
Chris Staples
Creative Strategist, Planet Propaganda in Madison, WI
Beth Kille
Music Director Girls Rock Camp & MAMA Awards Executive Prokucer in Madison, WI
Wendy Schneider
Musician - Indie Filmmaker - Video Producer, Coney Island Studio & Self Employed in Madison, WI