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Half-Stack Sessions Meeting 4 (free)

  • Williamson Magnetic Recording Company 1019 Williamson Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)
Excerpt from Jennifer Bastian's Half-Stack Sessions zine.

Excerpt from Jennifer Bastian's Half-Stack Sessions zine.

In a much-needed effort to normalize the involvement of women, LGBT, and non-binary folks in the local music and arts scene, Half-Stack Sessions (co-founded by four Madison musicians) has been holding a mix of public and invite-only events that attack the problem of sexism in the music world from a variety of angles. This event, hosted by local artist Jennifer Bastian, is centered around conversation and response to a zine Bastian created with responses to an anonymous survey of the local music community. The survey and zine spotlight personal experiences regarding safe spaces at venues, inclusion and exclusion in show booking, and ideas as to how to better the community. Half-Stack encourages attendees to come with not only questions and ideas, but an open mind—something crucial when involved in an artistic community, but something unfortunately quite difficult for a handful of men in town to stomach. This community meeting is open to all. After a discussion about the issues raised in the zine, the event will wrap up with music from Alej Perez of Madison band Miyha and Winnepeg band Mulligrub. —Emili Earhart

Later Event: June 22
Ken Vandermark & Nate Wooley