Discover the Smart Studios Story

The Smart Studios Story

Noteworthy, a new music discussion series at focusing on pivotal or important albums, presents A Thunderous Evening with Killdozer, Twelve Point Buck, Butch Vig, and The Smart Studios Story" on Saturday, March 18, 6-10pm.

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 inside - and how it would soon change the sound of music forever.

6:00 - doors open
6:30 - vinyl plays - sides one/two
7:15 - film screening of The Smart Studios Story
8:45 - panel with director Wendy Schneider, Killdozer drummer Dan Hobson, and Butch Vig (via Skype)

If you’ve ever been touched by the music of Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, L7, Death Cab For Cutie (among many, many others), you’ve been touched by the music created at Smart Studios, the legendary recording facility founded by Butch Vig and Steve Marker. Drawing on in-depth-interviews with musicians and producers, never-before-seen archival footage and a powerful soundtrack, The Smart Studios Story tells 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. [view trailer]

Cash bar available. Sponsored by the Yahara Music Library and Mad City Music Exchange.