Lisa Marine, "rock mama" of many Madison bands, is working to organize a summer social for musicians who have clocked more than a few years playing local gigs. The "Senior Scenester Potluck" is set for July 13, 5-10 p.m. at the Tenney Park shelter. Marine is hoping to get word out to veteran bands. Inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org; attendees should bring a dish or instrument to pass.
Arthur Richardson, organizer of Madison's annual Feel the Beat hip-hop producer competition, is starting a new record label. I Need a Raise Records will support local and regional hip-hop acts. The forthcoming album by Madison's bilingual rappers Lucha Libre will be the label's first release. For more information, log onto ineedaraiserecords.com.