All that’s GGOOLLDD doesn’t glitter

By Logan Rude, Concerts Editor This story appears in the Fall 2017 issue of EMMIE Magazine. On the final night of their 18-date tour, Margaret Butler and Nick Ziemann sat in the musty Paradise Lounge enjoying a fried fish sandwich and french fries — a far cry from their tour diet of sunflower seeds and carrots. Nearly everything they own sat either in the basement of the … Continue reading All that’s GGOOLLDD doesn’t glitter

Life on Mars: Michelle Zauner on Soft Sounds From Another Planet

By Shaye Graves and Amileah Sutliff This story appears in the Fall 2017 issue of EMMIE Magazine. The way Michelle Zauner fills sizeable venues with her screams, you’d never guess she’s so tiny. Tucked into a conference-room-turned-green-room two hours before her set at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she barely filled an office chair. Her dark hair was thrown into a bun at the nape of her neck, … Continue reading Life on Mars: Michelle Zauner on Soft Sounds From Another Planet

Between Rap and Feminism

By Deeba Abrishamchi, Staff Writer This story appears in the Fall 2017 issue of EMMIE Magazine. January 16, 2009. My brother and I were anxiously waiting for Lil Wayne to come on stage at the Nassau Coliseum in New York City. I’d been listening to strictly Weezy for the past few months, getting hyped up for my very first rap concert. Finally, the lights went down and … Continue reading Between Rap and Feminism

An introduction to Norway’s Sløtface

By Ross Sroda, Staff Writer The night before their first ever stop in Madison, Wisconsin, Norwegian punk band Sløtface chatted with EMMIE to talk all things Try Not To Freak Out, equality and their upcoming performance in Madison. EMMIE: What’s the meaning behind the name Sløtface? Tor: When it started out, the band wanted to do something a bit different, or more provocative than stuff … Continue reading An introduction to Norway’s Sløtface