Members of Mourning Dayze, a local band formed in the sixties, will talk about their garage band experience and launch their book “Mourning Dayze: A Wisconsin Garage Band” at the Irvin L Young Memorial Library (Whitewater’s public library at 431 W Center St, Whitewater) on Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, at 6pm. Copies of the book will be available for sale, and refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to everyone.
If you’d like a sneak peak at the book, Andersen Library has a noncircuating copy in 1st-floor Special Collections, at call number ML3534.3 .P6 2016. Special Collections is open Mon.-Fri., 9am-4:30pm.
If you’re interested in learning more about garage bands, Andersen Library may be able to help, with articles such as “25 Important Garage Bands” (Goldmine 2004, vol.30:no.8, pp.20,47) and “The sound of the suburbs: A case study of three garage bands in San Jose, California during the 1960s” (Popular Music and Society, 2005, vol.28:no.3, pp.391-405). Books available include Milwaukee garage bands: Generations of grassroots rock, Garage rock and its roots: Musical rebels and the drive for individuality, and Sixties rock: Garage, psychedelic, and other satisfactions. UWW students and staff may request these books from other UW campus libraries by using the free UW Request service. Requested items arrive in 2-5 weekdays.
You also can get a taste of Mourning Dayze by listening to Fly My Paper Airplane on YouTube.
If you’d like assistance with finding additional information on these and any other related topics, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).