1/19- A bit of heavy news today, but after thinking about it for a number of months I have decided that FTAM will not be organizing the Milwaukee Noise Fest from this point on. After eight incredible years, I'm ready to take a break. With all of the other things happening in my life, I don't have the time to make the festival what I want it to be and rather then come up short I would rather step away.
I also feel comfortable stopping now because I really feel, as a curator, I have nothing left to say. When I consider where the fest and the noise scene in Milwaukee have gone since the first festival, I can't help but smile and feel an incredible sense of pride in the people who have made this event what it is. Some of the most amazing, life changing sets I have witnessed have happened at this festival.
The silver lining is that the fest will continue on. The amazing Jay Linski (of Bullart, the Borg Ward, Blessed Sacrifist, etc) has already started working on this summer's festival, so be prepared for another incredible year of music. FTAM will also continue to set up shows starting around April, including some pretty ambitious concerts to be announced hopefully this summer.
I'd like to send out a huge thanks to everyone who made this festival an incredible success over the past 8 years. It wouldn't be here without you and I wouldn't be the same if it wasn't.
1/6- Told you we were hibernating. Still laying low while I get my bearings back from the summer. Expect new shows happening this spring as well as the Peter J Woods LP out before summer hits. Until then, we still have the sale on all of the releases we have available. Check the projects page for more info (and do so quickly, as some of our back stck is starting to disappear!).
10/5- Very soon, FTAM will be entering a period of hibernation in terms of putting out releases and setting up shows. Our last show is next Friday, hosting the amazing Nicoffeine and Spelling Bee at the Borg Ward. Our last release is the brand new Being tape, available now on the projects page. While we quiet down, we will be raising funds for a brand new Peter J Woods LP and working on a new website that will include the distro that has been slowly building. If you want to see the LP come out sooner than later, get on that projects page and start buying stuff. Theirs a sale at the top of the page, which should make it easier. Cya soon, folks!
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