Susan Masino’s Wisconsin Music News

If you want to catch some of the finest talent around, just stop by the Brink Lounge on East Washington Avenue. Madison Magazine just named the Brink Lounge the 2009 Silver winner in Best Live Music category. One of my favorite bands, Aaron Williams and the Hoo Doo will be performing there in the Main Lounge on Thursday, June 11 at 8pm.


Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo

Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo

If you’re not already a fan of Aaron Williams and the Hoo Doo, and you like funky blues rock, then don’t hesitate a minute longer…check them out! They just released a new CD called, It Ain’t Easy, which showcases that they are a blues force to be reckoned with.









Catch a rare appearance by Cobzweb, who will be performing at Scatz from 9:30-11:30 pm Friday, June 12. DJ Double-A will keep the dance floor bumpin’ from 11:30-2 am. Cobzweb will be giving out t-shirts, CDs, JJO Band Camp tickets and a $100 Scatz gift card. The band will be playing mostly original songs from their first two CDs, and Dave Cobb will be on Johnny & Greg’s Morning Show on 94.1 WJJO this Friday, June 12 between 6-10 am.

Don’t miss the Big Event in Middleton on Saturday, June 13. For $5, you can catch 20 bands in venues playing all around Middleton. Some of the featured performers will be Joel Pingitore & The Playground of Sound at the Capital Brewery, Dale Watson and God’s Outlaw at the Club Tavern, and Knee Deep, Johnny Rocker and The High Rollers at Quaker Steak & Lube.  Local favorites Muzzy Luctin will be playing at Puchucco’s outside in the parking lot from 6-8:30 pm.

Brota and Sam Sarah are presenting D’Artique: Dark & Erotic Arts Festival at the Annex on Saturday, June 13. Displaying artists will be Brota, (The Annex and Comic-Con 2006), Kael Lampe, (Studio Shakti), Joe Price, (Singer from Helliphant), Dave Ortiz, (singer from Malice In Wonderland), Rich Staley, (Watercolorist), Joe Reedy, (drummer from the Wake), and Character Designer for Human Head Studios. The showing will be from 6-9pm, 18+ with no cover. At 9pm live music will be provided by Glass Ghosts, Bella Koshka, The Mighty Joe White with Jade on Fire and Bollywood Belly Dance: Kael Lampe. Cover is $7 or $5 with postcard.


9mm Solution

9mm Solution

9mm Solution‘s second album, The Dream Is Dead, has just been released by Rock Ridge Music, and the band will be hitting the road this summer with Pychostick. Their CD-release party will be an all-ages show at Liquor Sweets in Milwaukee on June 9 at 7pm. You can catch them here in Madison at the Annex on Sunday, June 28 at 8pm. I am so proud of 9mm Solution. These guys have been working very hard for many years, and they deserve all the success in the world! ’s,


It’s almost time for Rhythm & Booms, which will be held at Warner Park on Saturday, June 27. Billed as the Midwest’s largest fireworks display, beginning at 2pm, there will be live music provided by Universal Sound, The Nines with 100% Natural, Little Vito & The Torpedoes, and the John Masino Band. 

The World’s Largest Music Festival, Summerfest, will run from Thursday, June 25 through Sunday, July 5. Some of Wisconsin’s hottest acts will be performing there, including Lucas Cates and Rivalry on June 25, Natty Nation on June 30, and guitarist extraordinaire, Lyden Moon on July 5. So many bands, so little time…


acdc-masino-bookThanks to everyone who bought a copy of my latest book, Let There Be Rock-The Story  of AC/DC, which has now been printed in eight languages. I am very proud to announce that the book has been re-released with a new chapter, new photographs and an audio CD of an interview I did with all five original band members from their first American tour in 1977. The best part is that you can find the updated version for sale on AC/DC’s official website at!


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Susan Masino

Susan is a local rock journalist and accomplished author. She has been writing the music column WI Music News, which has appeared in a variety of print and online media, since 1991. The column's most recent home is right here on Local Sounds Magazine.

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