After giving Jeremy a few seminal Racine releases from my personal collection, I offered up my web development expertise and began to improve the fledgling MKEpunk website. Having been involved with punk/hardcore scene in Milwaukee/Racine as a graphic designer for friends' bands and labels... it was just a matter of time before Jeremy and I formed like Voltron. Hailing from Bay View, I currently work at an ad agency as Director of Web Development and play bass for Volunteer. My last band, Stock Options, put out a couple of releases before going on indefinite hiatus.
My old punk band, Bound to One, has some early demos and b-sides available on MKEpunk (side note: interested parties can snag the Bound to One "complete discography" from iTunes thanks to Mike Beer and Beer City Records).
Milwaukee has a rich music history. MKEpunk wishes to offer defunct Milwaukee-area bands a way to share their out-of-print music, on their own terms. We believe that by creating a “sharing economy” – and licensing this music through the Creative Commons, we can document local music history one band at a time – while keeping the musician’s copyright intact. If you were in a band and want to get your music out there, read the submission rules and get in touch!