Presenting Peter Roller ~
Author of Milwaukee Garage Bands: Generations of Grassroots Rock
Sunday, March 3 - 1:00 p.m.
Author Talk & Signing
Books & Company
Milwaukee hasn't earned a reputation as a launching pad for hopeful rock stars, but for generations it has had the perfect acoustics for the garage band rock scene. Of course, the whole point of garage rock is that every place has the perfect acoustics, but just try telling that to the folks who heard "Blitzkrieg Over Kenosha" for the first time. With dual citizenship in the research library and the basement show, Peter Roller follows Milwaukee's garage rockers everywhere they haul their amps, observing bands like the Stilettos, the Angry Daisies, the Palmettos, the Chevelles and the Violent Femmes in their natural habitat.
Peter Roller is a multi-style guitarist who started out playing in garage bands as a teenager. He holds a PhD in Ethnomusicology and is currently an Associate Professor of Music at Alverno College in Milwaukee.
Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 1:00pm
1039 Summit Ave