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Ritt Deitz HORSES AND SMOKE


Hi friends,

I am happy to see the lovely review of my new record in this past week's ISTHMUS. I'll share it with you here, if you haven't seen it yet. It reminds me of the hard work that my bandmates put in, and of course of the excellent circa-1978 open-reel engineering Bruce Kasprzyk did to make this recording sound so rich:

http://uvulittle.com/catalog/ritt-deitz/horses-and-smoke

Check out this live video of Pete St. John's tune, "The Fields of... [read more]


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Playing solo and more at Social Justice Center open house Tomorrow! and other August shows


Hello friends,

I’m writing to tell you about/remind you of some more upcoming shows. Last time I included info about the SJC Open House (tomorrow!) I wasn’t on the music itinerary, but now I am. And excited to be playing a real piano plus my jr. rig, so again anything is possible. Please try to make it! Food, fun, music, learning, a chance to share your vision for your community and also pitch in to make it real.

Friday July 20, 6-10pm
The Future of Social Justice - Renovation Kickoff and fundraiser for Social Justice... [read more]

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try a little democracy


hi there

I had occasion to re-listen to my 2007 album Democracy the other day - for the first time in several years - and I must say I was gratified to hear how much I like how it sounds. And devastated to hear how relevant its very dark political subject matter is right now.

So I decided to give it away as a belated July 4 present. Feel free to download it here - https://s3.amazonaws.com/uvustore/Stephanie-Rearick-Democracy-mp3.zip

I'll... [read more]

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Lots of shows this summer - Stephanie solo, Ladyscissors, Negative Example, and Girls are Go!


Hello lovely people,

I'm writing to report a bunch of shows coming up. I'm happy to say I've been playing more music with more people, and am now a regular part of both Negative Example (Bucky Pope of Tar Babies) and Girls are Go! (Bucky's in this band too but it's fronted by 3 awesome women vocalists - Jen Hawins, Kelli Larson, Eena Taylor - playing girl group music of the 50s 60s 70s and more)

Here they are, in order

TONIGHT!
Sat. June 9, 8pm
Ladyscissors at the Trempealeau Hotel, Trempealeau WI... [read more]


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Ritt Deitz - New Video - Up In Ohio


New music from Ritt Deitz!

The full album ("Horses and Smoke") will be out late summer, 2018. For now, enjoy Ritt and friends, featuring Biff Blumfumgagnge as they rock Up In Ohio.

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2017 Year in Review - Stephanie's work life with the MAN


Hello

Instead of posting the same information here, I'll link to a version with pretty pictures.

Check it out!

My 2017 MAN Year in Review


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Ladyscissors show December 2!


Hello all

We have a great Ladyscissors show coming up December 2, and I'm playing keys in Negative Example opening the show. Come out!

Saturday, December 2, 8pm
at Art In, 1444 E. Washington, Madison

Negative Example - Bucky Pope's (Tarbabies) band, I play Wurlitzer
then
Ladyscissors
then
Mhos and Ohms - a cool kinda psychedelic kinda math-rocky, all the way cool band we played with at Punks' Picnic

And Art In is a cool space!
Bring your friends

and share here if you're... [read more]


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AtomiuM Fest! 3/24!


hello beautiful creatures!

FRI MARCH 24th, the mighty Grape Juice Plus will play at Atomium Fest at the one of our lovliest show rooms, WIRE. the deets, as the kids say are below.
Grape Juice Hits at 9pm sharp followed by some of the best bands you could hope to see!
it is also the head chimps B-day show/party/bacchinalla etc...
so
please come. don't make him cry like Peter Brady in that one episode.
xoxoxoxoxo

Left of Center Music presents… the first ATOMIUM FEST!
Remember when we... [read more]


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New Ladyscissors Video - Hot Potato Sweet Potato


Ladyscissors just released a new music video to promote their soon-to-be released album, "To The Nines."

The video, "Hot Potato Sweet Potato" is directed by... [read more]


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Music for the times


Hello!

I've been on a 5-week road trip, mostly for work (developing Mutual Aid Networks http://mutualaidnetwork.org - check it out!) with one or two shows thrown in.

On the road I happened to listen to my old band's (The Coma Savants) CD, Coma Savant, for the first time in years. I really loved it. And realized it's really topical right now. Songs about the disappearance of the middle class, consumerism (late capitalism) and war, global climate change. But it's not all depressing. Made... [read more]


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Rearick 12/14/15 show, gift ideas, 2016 tour, MAN news etc


hello,

First things first -
I’m playing solo MONDAY! nice and early for your Tuesday morning obligations…
on electric piano so I’ll be playing a set that’s pretty different from most you’ve heard lately

Monday December 14, 8:30pm, the Frequency, 121 W. Main St. Madison WI
I'm first, followed by the Hemmingbirds and Jennifer Hedstrom. You can even bring the kids (if they can stay up until 9:30)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1686374544935967/... [read more]


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Holiday Deal


From now until Dec 21, we will include a free, bonus CD with all non-digital orders. So, buy a CD, shirt, panties, deck of cards, etc, and we'll throw a bonus CD in the package.


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MAN crowdfund launches Dec 1! Plus solo show 12/14


Hello!

I just finished making a little video with my friend Marina Kelly, to support our crowdfunding campaign for Mutual Aid Networks. We launch Tuesday December 1 at 7am CST and I would be ever so grateful if you would choose to go give some money. This project is how I intend to be able to make a living making music and doing the kind of community organizing work I really enjoy, and how I intend to help create a situation where everyone else can do exactly what they want, too. Check it out. Give and share if you're moved to do so... [read more]


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Eastward mini-tour report - late Sept. - early Oct.


Hello!

As some of you know, I made an attempt to do an east coast tour in late September, which was cut short by an opportunity to head to British Columbia for the Impact Economy Summit. I'll write a separate post on that but for now, a report on the eastward jaunt...

Well, first I'll back up to the Monday before I left, September 21, when the Community Response Team held a panel meeting to address the problem of police shootings in our neighborhood. It's relevant here because action like this factors into our ideas about a... [read more]


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Ritt Deitz video "Chicago"


Sneak preview from Ritt Deitz' soon-to-be released, "small blue green letters" CD. It'll be out September 8 in both digital and physical form.

Small Blue Green... [read more]