DrAwkward wrote:make sure they have some solid-drawing locals on the bill, and make sure those locals play AFTER the Milwaukee bands.
Maybe it's unrealistic to expect an out of town band (that isn't on a national tour) to play a full-length headlining set, but sometimes thats what I'd prefer to see. It's stupid that people only go out to see bands that they're overly familiar with, but I guess none of us can change that.
I'm surprised that some more well-established musicians, or those synonymous with Milwaukee don't tour more and/or play Madison.
King Solomon and Greg Koch (w/ the tone controls) for example. And 'Siggy' (Sigmund Snopek III) doesn't play outside the Milwaukee area.
DrAwkward wrote:"Blue collar authenticity" has nothing to do with why Onopa/Stonefly sucks. It has more to do with shitty sound, a badly set up room, microbrews that taste like ass, and other such crimes.
To be clear, I don't think Onopa has any authenticity of any kind, but that the hipsters who frequent it believe themselves to be more "real" than those in Madison.
You're focusing in on an issue much larger and not specific to the music scene. Please, let's not turn this thread into a 'Milwaukee Vs. Madison' thing.