Friday, June 21, 2013

Tuning into Austin

By Brennan Nardi
Madison Magazine

The night before I flew to Austin to research this article, I was in the second row of the Orpheum Theatre’s balcony, rocking out to Garbage. The band’s lead singer Shirley Manson hails from Scotland, but the rest of these bona fide rock stars—Butch Vig, Steve Marker and Duke Erikson—are from Madison and their ’90s smash hits—like “Queer,” “Stupid Girl” and “Only Happy When it Rains”—were recorded at the band’s now-defunct Smart Studios on East Washington Avenue.

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