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  • ON THE COVER NOW

    The Nielsen Family Trust's Kelly Steward on the cover of Maximum Ink's 24 Year Anniversary Issue
    Maximum Ink music magazine has been published in print and online since March 7, 1996. Based in Madison, Wisconsin Max Ink is distributed throughout Madison and Surrounding Areas.

    Maximum Ink print magazine focuses on live music in Madison and serves as a guide to help Madisonians surf through the hundreds of shows and events taking place throughout the city and surrounding areas each month. Featuring a monthly live music calendar listing venues and events, Max Ink interviews the artists and previews the shows.

    Maximum Ink's online presence includes all of the articles, interviews, and monthly columns from the print magazine plus other content not appearing in print like show reviews, cd reviews, and other timely interviews. Max Ink's famous live music calendar is also online and always available on your mobile device, bookmark us now!

    LATEST INTERVIEWS & ARTICLES:


    “Give the Drummer Some” Filmmaker Trevor Banks
    Maximum Ink Music Magazine's Video Podcast Hosted by Teri Barr
    Posted: Friday, April 9, 2021 at 5:46 PM
    By Teri Barr
    (139) Page Views

    Hollow Bill Poets & Neckties Album Art: Jenny Schneck
    Hollow Bill
    A Conversation with Lead Singer/Songwriter Mike Dorrance
    Posted: Friday, April 9, 2021 at 8:50 AM
    By Adam Benavides
    (76) Page Views

    Dave Adler
    Maximum Ink Music Magazine's Video Podcast Hosted by Teri Barr
    Posted: Friday, April 2, 2021 at 5:45 PM
    By Teri Barr
    (157) Page Views

    New album Poets & Neckties out Friday, April 2
    Hollow Bill
    A Madison Trio We Could All Use Right Now
    Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 7:24 PM
    By Adam Benavides
    (429) Page Views

    Althea Grace
    Maximum Ink Music Magazine's Podcast Hosted by Teri Barr
    Posted: Friday, March 26, 2021 at 4:45 PM
    By Teri Barr
    (297) Page Views

    Betts, Larkin, Conor by  - photo by Maryam Wilcher
    State of the Blues
    Posted: Monday, March 15, 2021 at 6:06 PM
    By Jack Austin
    (250) Page Views

    Sons Of Silver
    Sons Of Silver
    Posted: Friday, February 19, 2021 at 8:17 AM
    By Tommy Rage
    (655) Page Views

    People Brothers Band
    Live at the Barrymore 2-13-2021
    Posted: Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 9:49 AM
    By Max Ink
    (304) Page Views

    Blue Oyster Cult
    Blue Oyster Cult
    An interview with Buck Dharma
    Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 9:50 AM
    By Tina Ayres
    (1103) Page Views

    In For The Night & Phase Of Change - photo by Meg Masino
    John Masino
    An interview with a Madison guitar legend
    Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 2:39 PM
    By Tommy Rage
    (1458) Page Views

    [Articles ordered by date - click here]


    MONTHLY COLUMNS


    Letter To The People
    Commentary by the Publisher
    Posted: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 9:48 AM
    By Rökker
    Read This Month's Column

    Rock Star Death Notices
    Posted: Monday, July 6, 2020 at 9:53 AM
    Find out who kicked the bucket this month!
    Read This Month's Column

    Slipped Discs
    Discs you may have missed by John Noyd
    Posted: Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 11:28 AM
    Read This Month's Column

    Eclectic Vibes
    By Andrew Frey
    Show Previews and Reviews plus Micro-Reviews
    Posted: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 6:25 PM
    Read This Month's Column


    BOOK REVIEWS


    ROCK MONSTER: MY LIFE WITH JOE WALSH
    Author: Kristin Casey
    Book Review by Tommy Rage
    Posted: Friday, February 19, 2021 at 9:42 AM

    Right Place, Right Time - The Life Of A Rock & Roll Photographer
    Author: Bob Gruen
    Book Review by Michael Sherer
    Posted: Friday, October 30, 2020 at 5:31 PM

    [Full List Click Here]


    CD/DVD REVIEWS:


    Damon Locks and Black Monument Ensemble
    Now
    Review by John Noyd
    Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 12:04 PM

    Mark Mallman
    Happiness
    Review by John Noyd
    Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 11:56 AM

    Bill MacKay and Nathan Bowles
    Keys
    Review by John Noyd
    Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 11:40 AM

    Karate, Guns & Tanning
    Concrete Beach
    Review by John Noyd
    Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 9:24 PM

    Anna Fox Rochinski
    Cherry
    Review by John Noyd
    Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 9:18 PM

    [more click here]



    SHOW REVIEWS:


    Pink Martini
    Pink Martini - Home for the Holidays
    Review by John Noyd
    Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 1:58 PM

    Courtney Barnett
    Courtney Barnett: One Night Only
    Review by John Noyd
    Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 9:22 AM

    [more click here]