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by Mandoliniment
Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Restaurant News & Reviews
Topic: Jolly Bob's closing?
Replies: 3
Views: 3010

Jolly Bob's closing?

There's a rumor on Facebook that JBs is closing for good this Saturday - but I can't find any mention of it anywhere else. Anyone know anything?
by Mandoliniment
Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Hype Exchange
Topic: Evan Murdock and *Louka* at the Frequency 10/4
Replies: 0
Views: 513

Evan Murdock and *Louka* at the Frequency 10/4

This Friday, 9:30, just $6. Evan Murdock and the Imperfect Strangers will be joined by Louka Patenaude's new band, *Louka*. Be there or be square - or be there AND be square, if that's your style. I don't judge. Just be there. https://www.facebook.com/events/444704358975787/456464524466437/" onclick...
by Mandoliniment
Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Madison Music
Topic: Playing for tips
Replies: 43
Views: 9144

Re: Playing for tips

My thought is that you're about 10 years too late, Mandoliniment. We're well past the point of saving live music, especially as a career. Live music was never really a career, especially in a market this size, but it can be part of a portfolio that supports a career in music in general. In many way...
by Mandoliniment
Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Madison Music
Topic: Playing for tips
Replies: 43
Views: 9144

Re: Playing for tips

Shitty band pay is a highly localized thing only found in Madison. I play small towns all over WI and make twice as much as my best Madison gig. But doesn't this pretty much make my point? There's something about the culture here where patrons and venues have been trained to expect a lot for a litt...
by Mandoliniment
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Madison Music
Topic: Playing for tips
Replies: 43
Views: 9144

Re: Playing for tips

To be clear - I'm not talking about busking; that's a whole different thing that doesn't compete with club-type performances. I also would have a hard time holding new bands to this standard; there'll always be a place for the coffeehouse circuit and open mics and such as a way to break in. I just t...
by Mandoliniment
Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Madison Music
Topic: Playing for tips
Replies: 43
Views: 9144

Re: Playing for tips

World-class cats in Nashville play on Lower Broad for tips. I guessing that the culture of tipping is very different in Nashville than it is here, though. If Sam Bush is playing the Station Inn for tips it's a very different situation than a local band playing the Malt House. I'm not that worried f...
by Mandoliniment
Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Madison Music
Topic: Playing for tips
Replies: 43
Views: 9144

Playing for tips

What do Madison musicians think of this practice? My take: it badly undervalues what musicians bring to a venue, and trains venues to think of musicians as an interchangeable plug-in novelty; the acoustic equivalent of rail vodka. It sets up a situation where folks who are trying to make a living at...
by Mandoliniment
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Hype Exchange
Topic: Videos from Back to the Barn
Replies: 0
Views: 455

Videos from Back to the Barn

Hi all - Karl from Cribshitter put together some great videos from the Evan Murdock and the Imperfect Strangers Back to the Barn show - check 'em out here! http://www.youtube.com/embed/Kc-ns0JghA4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://www.youtube.com/embed/lqwJnyx_Aic" onclick="windo...
by Mandoliniment
Fri May 24, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Hype Exchange
Topic: Evan Murdock - Back To The Barn
Replies: 1
Views: 1061

Re: Evan Murdock - Back To The Barn

Lineup is set:

Evan Murdock and the Imperfect Strangers
Whitney Mann (with her full band)
The Cajun Strangers

Also got this nice video of EMIS at the WORT Block Party:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WknMJKlNb8g
by Mandoliniment
Fri May 24, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Madison Music
Topic: Does Anyone Care What Madison Musicians Do?
Replies: 5
Views: 3291

Re: Does Anyone Care What Madison Musicians Do?

flanneljammies wrote:If you mean no top 40 hits, then yeah, but a lot us don't really give a shit about that.


This. I think people fail to realize how many more paths to success there are now than there used to be, and it's no longer necessary to "break through" on to national radio to be doing just fine.
by Mandoliniment
Mon May 13, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Hype Exchange
Topic: Evan Murdock - Back To The Barn
Replies: 1
Views: 1061

Evan Murdock - Back To The Barn

Hey all - We're headed back to the barn where we recorded Feel Bad No More for a blowout concert extravaganza. We really hope to pack the place, and it's an amazing place... Information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/285877228215110/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Hope you all...
by Mandoliniment
Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Hype Exchange
Topic: Evan Murdock and the Imperfect Strangers, Tyranena 3-16
Replies: 0
Views: 671

Evan Murdock and the Imperfect Strangers, Tyranena 3-16

Evan Murdock and the Imperfect Strangers will reprise their recent CD release show at the Tyranena Brewery (1025 Owen St Lake Mills).

7:00-10:00 and it's free, free, free, which means that much more money to spend on delicious Tyranena Beer.
by Mandoliniment
Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Hype Exchange
Topic: 2/26 Evan Murdock and the Imperfect Strangers CD release!
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Re: 2/26 Evan Murdock and the Imperfect Strangers CD release

Last bump for this. Got a nice writeup here: http://www.thedailypage.com/music/artic ... icle=39161

Hope to see y'all there!
by Mandoliniment
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Madison Music
Topic: A cup of water
Replies: 5
Views: 1616

Re: A cup of water

Can we add the so-called "rocks charge" to this complaint?

But yeah, in all honesty keeping your customers hydrated is a safety issue, and squeezing paying customers for water is a straight up shitty thing to do.

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