Madison Area Christmas Compilation Album (M.A.XMAS) release show will be at 7:00 pm on Saturday, December 10th at the Regent Street Retreat in Madison, WI. The cost to attend the event is five dollars and there will be 12 bands performing throughout the night on two stages.
This is the second volume of M.A.XMAS, which features some of Madison’s top talent in punk, ska, metal, and rock offering their own personal take on classic holiday songs. The album features many favorites, like “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”, “Let it Snow”, and “Carol of the Bells”. The release party will feature live performances from Madison Area bands that recorded on the album, including Dr Noise, Sunspot, Lords of the Trident, Tiny Riots, and more.
M.A.XMAS was recorded at Madison Media Institute (MMI) and produced by Recording & Music Technology Instructors, Dan O Stoffels and Chris Kasper. Many MMI students had the opportunity to act as assistant engineers on the project.
“We have been so fortunate to be able to do the album at MMI and as a former student I’m thrilled to be able to work with staff and students on this project” said Jeremy Gehler, MMI graduate. Gehler is Executive Producer of the album, along with Jon Kussow, his partner in Kuhler Music Company.
Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations which will be collected at the door for Second Harvest Food Bank.