Pezzettino gets political, Dope Folks gets courageous, and Aaron Rodgers gets a new gig
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• The tireless Pezzettino—a.k.a. Margaret Stutt—may currently call Brooklyn home, but that hasn’t dampened her ’Sconnie pride. Earlier this week, the accordion-slinging songstress showed her support for our state’s embattled public-sector unions with a nifty stop-motion video for “Cold Hard Chick,” a track from her 2010 album Lub Dub. Stutt will be in town Friday, March 11 for a headlining show at the Cactus Club.
• Dope Folks Records began shipping copies of Courageous Chief’s 1991 Warpath EP this week. The local hip-hop label—which specializes in retro re-releases—will celebrate alongside AUTOMatic and DJ JDL this Saturday night at Stonefly Brewing Company.
• You know those weird, animated, Taiwanese YouTube videos? The ones that dramatize current US events using state-of-the-art CGI not seen since The Sims: Livin’ Large? Well, The A.V. Club in Madison has stumbled across one that tackles Wisconsin’s ongoing political drama.
• According to Muzzle Of Bees, Juniper Tar recently recorded a prestigious Daytrotter session in picaresque Rock Island, Illinois. The group will perform with The Deep Dark Woods tonight at the Cactus Club.
• Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has signed on to record weekly radio segments for ESPN’s Milwaukee affiliate, WAUK-AM (540), says OnMilwaukee.com. Rodgers’ appearances will air during the upcoming NFL season, and will be subject to the Packers’ schedule.
• Local garage rock band Trent Fox And The Tenants is celebrating the release of its new 7-inch, Mess Around, tonight at Frank’s Power Plant. Record collectors, take note: The first 100 copies are pressed on green and gold-colored vinyl.