VIDEO: Mr. Nice Guy with Peter J. Woods
One of our contributors, Ben Slowey, is more than on top of the local music scene. In addition to his work for Breaking And Entering, he also hosts the Mr. Nice Guy podcast, an interview-based show that reaches out to Milwaukeeans for conversations about what motivates them. Many of these shows fittingly involve the local music scene, and we’ll be sharing some of them here as well.
For this episode, Ben talks to noise artist Peter J. Woods, who runs the experimental promotion organization FTAM. He also plays bass in noise rock band Credentials, curates Milwaukee Noise Fest, and regularly books shows at the Jazz Gallery. His latest solo effort “Shorter Flagpoles” may be found on Bandcamp. They discussed Peter’s origins playing music, the defiance of cultural context that comes with noise music, how FTAM started, Milwaukee’s noise/experimental scene then and now, and the spaghettini at Fuel Cafe. You can check out more episodes of Mr. Nice Guy on YouTube, and check out this interview below: