Milwaukee’s own The Fatty Acids is a Music Notes favorite. Try as we might to taper off the praise (the recent three-month break helped), the band is back on stage and has returned to its familiar ways of bettering the local music scene both sonically and through its generosity.
Last week, The Fatty Acids played four songs from its tremendous Leftover Monsterface—which will get a nod in our Best of 2011 post later this week— in an on-air set at the WMSE studio. Those who weren’t able to tune in can either stream the songs at A.V. Club Milwaukee or, better yet, download the live set at The Fatty Acids Bandcamp page for a pay-what-you-want price (with a minimum $1 donation). The Fatties will donate all proceeds from the live session to WMSE’s Kickstarter campaign, which ends Wednesday and currently sits more than $3,000 short of its $30,000 goal. You get cheap music from one of the city’s best bands and benefit a local institution in the process. Sounds like a win-win, right?
Also in The Fatty Acids-related news, the band was also subject of a short documentary made by From-Milwaukee.com. The seven-minute video includes live footage, grants a behind-the-scenes look at the band’s recording process, and offers insight into the band’s creative process and its hopes for the—likely, very bright—future. Watch it below.
The Fatty Acids will play a New Year’s Eve show with Surgeons In Heat and Coo Woo at Tonic Tavern (2335 S. Kinnikinnic Ave.). The show starts at 10 p.m. and costs $5.