How the “Dirty Rotten Toy Drive” Uses Music to Help Make Christmas Bright

Before he trimmed his beard, local singer-songwriter Christopher Gold could’ve almost passed as a young version of Santa Claus…with a few extra tattoos and piercings. He lives in Appleton, not the North Pole. And he carries a guitar instead of a sack full of presents. But over the past several years, Gold has found his […]

Everything You Missed at Mile of Music 2014

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.

Falling in Love with Music All Over Again: A Songwriter Salute to Tom Petty

With almost 12 solid hours of music from noon to midnight yesterday, Mile of Music is officially in full swing. Picking out a favorite from last night is nearly impossible, but if I had to it’d definitely be The Mile Jam: A Songwriter Salute to Tom Petty. Artists¬†Cory Chisel, Adriel Denae, Greg Waters, Christopher Gold,¬†and […]