Anyone who sets out to make a movie has to be at least a little bit of a dreamer. You probably even have to be slightly crazy to take on a huge project like a feature film. Wisconsin native, Dan Davies, understands exactly what it takes to make a movie. He’s the mind behind the […]
The Wildwood Film Festival in Appleton will mark its 14th year this month. If the festival were a human being – it would be smack-dab in the middle of puberty. Just like the mood swings of a budding adolescent – you can never be sure what to expect when you attend a screening of short […]
Every town has its tales of terror. But there seems to be something especially freaky about Appleton and the Fox Cities. From historic buildings haunted by their owners, to paranormal gravestones and even our very own “Phantom of the Opera” – you don’t need to go far to find evidence the metaphysical. Whether you believe […]
With over 620 live performances, 35,000-45,000 people, and four solid days of original music dominating downtown Appleton last weekend, Mile of Music 2014 was loud, crazy, and utterly fantastic. If you didn’t make it down, here’s what you missed.
No matter how much you think you know about independent music – there’s just no way you’ve heard of every single band coming to Mile of Music in Appleton. With more than 200 different acts scheduled to perform at Mile 2 – you can’t see every one. So how do you choose? Thankfully, Bill Grasley […]
If you frequent the live music scene in the Fox Cities and Green Bay, there’s a good chance you’ve already run into musician Christopher Gold. You may have caught him performing solo at a coffee shop with his acoustic guitar and harmonica, in front of a rowdy crowd at a packed rock venue, or joining […]
When we first wrote about 22 bands playing original music in Northeast Wisconsin – we figured we probably forgot a few that should have been on the list. But the comments we received from fans of dozens of other local bands told us otherwise. Many were missed. It turns out the talent pool of area […]
The artist’s biggest enemy is fear. Fear is what keeps you from taking risks with your work and being true to yourself. It makes you lack the confidence to share your work with others. Fear can even prevent you from doing that work in the first place. In Steven Pressfield’s book, The War of Art, […]
Ever taken a stroll to downtown Appleton and been hit by a wicked sugar craving? Then we’ve got good news! Crazy Sweet, the candy store with a delicious mission statement, is officially open for business.
There is a fine line between funny and freaky, comical and creepy. For his first project as a writer/director, Jake Bertz danced right up to that line with the short film Neighslayer. It’s just one of more than 30 films being featured at the 2014 Wildwood Film Festival in Appleton on Saturday, March 8th. For […]