The Inkredibles, the Grammy-winning production team behind albums such as Jay Z's Blueprint 3 and Rick Ross' Teflon Don, recently signed Madison's DJ Pain 1. "I'm excited to be working with a team of that caliber," says Pain 1.
The Madison Songwriters Guild concluded its 2010 Song Showdown competition on Dec. 8 at the Alchemy Café. The event featured the winners of the monthly contests, including Heather Abney, Ryan Gavin, Hugh G. Gogh, Ivan & Steph, Maxwell James, Wolfgang Lochner, Vanessa Tortolano, Anna Vogelzang and Windsor Marie. And the winner was...Wolfgang Lochner, for his composition "MC Hammer." Lochner plays mandolin in the alt-country band the Backyard Still.