Every time we're playing Minnesota, I try to get a connecting show at The King Club and everytime the bill is in the hands of locals who fill out the bill with other locals. This is understandable, every one wants a good turn out and, as I brought up earlier, without some breaking-in period or hype Milwaukee bands are gonna have below average draw compared to local Mad-town bands.
I also e-mailed Madison bands a couple times to see if they wanted to do any shows or trades and no one from the bands responded.
I guess my point is we're still trying, but just haven't had much success yet- other than playing the Annex with Call Me Lightning and Forsake Ya to the Snakes- 2 other Milwaukee bands. LOL!!!!
Another thought: Madison as a location may be more important to Milwaukee bands- as it more or less shaves off a good hour or so to MN or IA. In contrast, Milwaukee as a location for Madison bands doesn't really get them any closer to anywhere. Maybe that takes some allure out of show swaps for Madison bands.
Are there any Madison Punk Rock dives that book Thur-Sun? How's the Madison basement scene?
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