Four bands line up to help out a dogged local-music booster. Info
Ralph Shively is an owner of Lakeside Printing Cooperative and a WORT volunteer who suffered serious injuries after being struck by a car in January. Members of the Madison community have responded with a successful fundraising campaign to support his recovery. This benefit is one in a string of other fundraising efforts, including a GoFundMe that met its goal and continues to accept donations.
The lineup for the benefit is mostly made up of local musicians. The Hussy is a garage-punk trio whose deceptively simple songs are as chaotic as they are catchy. Wood Chickens mix Midwestern folk music and country stylings with a punk attitude to uniquely charming effect. Educational Davis is a new-wave, post-punk solo project that makes great use of electronic elements like synthesizers and drum machines. The Minneapolis-based band Battlerat provides out-of-town support with jazz-infused chamber-pop music. —Reid Kurkerewicz