This Saturday, a staple in Milwaukee’s collective creative mind, Woodland Pattern Book Center, will once again play host to musicians of all genres for the sake of raising funds and awareness for the local establishment that not only supports the literary, but the musical, as well. Host of WMSE’s Alternating Currents, Hal Rammel, is also host of the 3rd Annual Music Marathon & Benefit this Saturday, August 20th from 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. This year’s marathon will feature performances from John Muther, Blackheart Reggae, the Dumb Terminal Project and Eric Blowtorch, among others and also features a special WMSE-hosted hour at 3 p.m., followed by a performance from Steve Nelson-Raney. Woodland Pattern writes the details:
“For the past 16 years Woodland Pattern Book Center has hosted Hal Rammel’s Alternating Currents Live concert series showcasing avant-garde performers/composers from as far away as Switzerland, to as close to home as Chicago. Putting particular emphasis on performers who present unique musical styles, both improvised and composed, ACL has cultivated an intimate concert in Woodland Pattern’s gallery.
The Music Marathon is designed to not only raise money for this series, but to also display the talent of many of our local musicians giving them the opportunity to network and display their talents in front of a new audience.
From jazz to folk, from hip hop to rock, this FUNdraiser brings together both established and upcoming artists for a good cause. There are still spots available, call 414-263-5001 to sign up.
- All musicians must raise at least $25.00 in pledges.
- Artists get 10 minutes to perform, and 5 minutes for set-up.
- Those that sponsor a musician $50 or more will receive free admission to the event.
- Any form of music—hip hop, jazz, rock, folk, electronic—is welcome.
If you or your business would like to underwrite a portion of this great event contact 414-263-5001 today!
WMSE SPECIAL CURATED HOUR:
3pm-4pm: 91.7 WMSE-FM Performers to be announced! Visit our website for a full roster!
Past performers at Alternating Currents Live include double bass virtuosos Peter Kowald and Henry Grimes; Macarthur-award winning composer/saxophonist Ken Vandermark; European saxophone masters Peter Brötzmann and Evan Parker; evenings of solo guitar by Jim O’Rourke and by David Grubbs; numerous performers and composers from Chicago’s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) including Nicole Mitchell, David Boykin, Josh Abrams, Douglas Ewart, Thurman Barker, and Leroy Jenkins; live electronic music duets from Jerome Noetinger and Lionel Marchetti (France), and Kevin Drumm and Michael Colligan (Chicago); former Milwaukeans like composers Tom Hamilton and Richard Lerman; accordion virtuoso Guy Klusevek; composer/performer Pauline Oliveros and many, many others.”
Read more on the event from today’s WMSE newsletter.