The very talented up-and-coming band called Disq turns up their tunes at 1:10 pm on the 2017 WORT Underground Stage at the Willy Street Fair this Sunday, September 17. Isthmus describes Disq as “a dreamy power-pop act that sounds like a more psychedelic version of Pinkerton-era Weezer.” Disq founders Isaac deBroux-Slone and Raina Bock have been gigging […]
Clutch Sound & Picture Studios is open for business and already thriving. Brian Liston, the owner of Clutch, has opened a state-of-the-art facility at 2987 Yarmouth Greenway Drive in Fitchburg and, after a few months of operation, the studio is almost booked to capacity. Clutch is the successor of the legendary Smart Studios, the musical […]
Madison, prepare for a time warp. Swamp Thing reunites this Thursday, June 30th, in a WORT benefit at the Crystal Corner Bar, 1302 Williamson Street. They’ll perform the entirety of their 1985 debut album Learning to Disintegrate, in addition to covers and other Swamp Thing classics. The quirky ’80s alt-rockers, featuring WORT’s own Jonathan Zarov […]
Coming soon to a Transistor Radio near you: Friday April 15th, 8 to 11 pm Something Else! presents “The Smart Studios Story -The Radio Version”. In anticipation of the Madison premiere of the Smart Studios Story film, Harry Rag will be playing tracks recorded and/or mixed at Madison’s own Smart Studios with special guests and rare tracks. […]
Guest host Liz DiNovella interviews Wendy Schneider about her upcoming documentary “The Smart Studios Story“. She follows the legendary Smart Studio of Madison and the music scene including Butch Vig, Garbage, and many others. A couple of sold-out premiers will be held in Madison on April 17th and 19th, and a release after-party at the […]
Tone Madison‘s Scott Gordon hosted a live conversation at the High Noon Saloon this week with Wendy Schneider, director of The Smart Studios Story. The documentary, charting the history of the long-running Madison recording studio, screens twice at the 2016 Wisconsin Film Festival. Subscribe to the Tone Madison/WORT-FM podcast on iTunes.