Madison SCREEENING !

INDIE DOC DOUBLE FEATURE JANUARY 26th

Coney Island Studios Presents

AN INDIE-DOC DOUBLE FEATURE

THE SMART STUDIOS STORY & THE MADISON PREMIERE OF L7: PRETEND WE’RE DEAD

*Plus* 

Very rare vintage local band videos played during intermission and never before seen outtakes from The Smart Studios Story.

ALL AT THE HISTORIC BARRYMORE THEATRE! 

January 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm (Doors at 6)

Tickets: $10.00 Advance/$12.00 Day Of Show

Killer Merch Table 

The local Madison doc that sold out the Barrymore in 2016 is back with a grunge partner, L7: Pretend We're Dead, having its MADISON PREMIERE. 

This indie-doc double feature celebrates the release of American Noise Volume 2, the second, limited run, vinyl compilation soundtrack to The Smart Studios Story - the documentary about the history of Butch Vig and Steve Marker’s legendary Smart Studios. 

PRE-SALES for American Noise Volume 2 have begun - VISIT: 

** .  https://the-smart-studios-story.myshopify.com/ . **

to order your copy and pick up at the Barrymore screening! 

THE SMART STUIOS STORY

www.thesmartstudiosstory.com

Synopsis

It was a dilapidated building on the edge of town that many mistook for a crack house. Yet this little indie studio in Madison, Wisconsin became not only the hub of the Midwest music scene, but a driving force of alternative rock worldwide. The sounds that sprang out of Smart Studios, established in 1982 by Butch Vig and Steve Marker, still influence music to this day.

The story in this feature-length documentary is told through the music, never-before-seen archival footage and by the legendary artists who recorded there. Interviews include members of Killdozer, Die Kreuzen, Appliances SFB, Spooner, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, L7 and Death Cab For Cutie.

L7: PRETEND WE'RE DEAD

The long-awaited film about Los Angeles grunge pioneers is premiering in our town!

Trailer: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6288290/videoplayer/vi36616473?ref_=tt_ov_vi

Filmmaker Sarah Price (The Yes Men, Summercamp!) directed Pretend We’re Dead, which chronicles the band’s remarkable career, from their formation in Los Angeles in 1985 through their numerous tours and six studio albums to their initial break-up in 2001. The film includes never-before-seen home movies, previously unseen performance footage and interviews with Garbage’s Shirley Manson, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Butch Vig, Joan Jett, Lydia Lunch, CSS, Brody Dalle and X singer Exene Cervenka.

AMERICAN NOISE VOLUME 2 Pre Orders BEGIN!

PRE ORDER ! American Noise Volume 2

AMERICAN NOISE: Volume 2


Track List:

1. TAD – Jack
2. Cherubs – Shoofly
3. Laughing Hyenas – Wild Heart
4. Die Kreuzen – Gone Away
5. Killdozer – Lupus
6. The Crucifucks – Wisconsin
7. Cosmic Psychos – Dead Roo
8. Young Fresh Fellows – Sittin’ On A Pitchfork
9. The Fluid – Our Love
10. Gumball – Accelerator
11. Urge Overkill – Faroutski
12. The Singing Irishman – Balloon Man

Pre-order HERE

American Noise: Vol. 2 is the anticipated second limited edition vinyl release soundtrack companion to The Smart Studios Story, the groundbreaking documentary about the history of Madison, Wisconsin’s Smart Studios and its role in recording and supporting DIY/independent music in the Midwest. The critically acclaimed film chronicles 30 years of Midwest rock history and links early indie bands to the larger story of American rock history.

While American Noise: Vol 1 shared the earliest Butch Vig recordings of local, unsigned bands, Vol 2 includes artists who traveled from other scenes in the US to record at the fledgling studio between 1987 and 1993.

This era coincides with the growing reputation of producers Butch Vig and Steve Marker – two self-taught, DIY studio owners whose skills took the raw sound of local bands and created polished, powerful analog recordings. Through touring bands, college radio, and The Sub Pop Singles Club, their early work, most notably with KILLDOZER and DIE KREUZEN, caught the attention of credible indie labels like Sub Pop, Touch and Go, and Alternative Tentacles.

Following the release of Nirvana’s pivotal, Nevermind, both Butch and the studio received an explosion of attention. More and more artists sought to record with Butch and many of them wanted to do it in the crumbling, two-story red brick building on East Washington Avenue.

All of the tracks on American Noise Vol. 2 come out of this period.  Sonically, it spans the broad spectrum of Smart’s clientele at the time. Pop, acoustic, beat and the heaviest of heavy, chuck full of dirt, growl and thump the way Smart was always able to deliver.

One time only pressing of 500 on black vinyl. Sorry, no download coupon on this one.

From the outside​,​ Smart Studios looked like just another Midwestern factory or warehouse left behind by the economic decline of the 1980s. No one viewing its depleted exterior could have guessed what was going on - and how it would change the sound of music forever. If you’ve ever been touched Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, L7, you’ve been touched by the music created at Smart Studios. This is the story of the pivotal Midwest link to the global rise of Alternative Rock in the 1990’s and the unassuming Madison, Wisconsin recording studio at its center.

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