Bottom Line -- Required Listening A No- Risk Evening of Discovery

New York Magazine calls, "ear-expanding".

The first three Required Listening shows featured such diverse artists as the Zimmermans, Laura love, Greg Brown and Paul Cebar and the Milwaukeeans, Kyle Davis, Pete and Maura Kennedy, Barbara Kessler and Happy Rhodes, Katy Moffatt, Loose Diamonds, Dave Frishberg, and Tinsley Ellis.

To date, more than 300 customers have taken advantage of our offer to become a Required Listener by filling out a questionnaire and receiving a Required Listener club card. The card entitles members to every fifth Required Listening show they attend for free, a discount on all artist merchandise sold at the shows, and advance notice about all upcoming Required Listing - A No Risk Evening of Discovery shows.

Show times are 7:30 and 10:30 and tickets are $12.50. Both Tickets and Required Listening membership cards are available now at the Bottom line box office.

Each month The Bottom Line will host a new series for the musically adventurous titled Required Listening - A No-Risk Evening of Discovery. The series is devoted to giving quality artists on both major and independent labels a chance to find and build an audience. In these times of rigid radio formats and quick changing trends within the music industry, many worthwhile artists fall through the cracks unnoticed. Required Listening has been created to present these artists to an audience who might miss them.

Some featured artists in our past shows:

The jangly pop of The Delilahs;
The neo-traditional folk rock of Eddie From Ohio;
Self-proclaimed "regressive country" artists Ranch Romance;
Up-and-coming singer/songwriter Susan Werner.
The series is hosted by WFUV's mid-day "City Folk" DJ, Rita Houston.

With the Required Listening series, we are continuing the more than 21-year-old Bottom Line tradition of bringing quality music to our discerning audience. From our songwriter series, "In Their Own Words; A Bunch of Songwriters Sittin' Around Singin'"(1990-present), to the unsigned band series, "Local Heroes" (1984-1985), The Bottom Line has continuously sought to deliver the finest music available to or customers. With Required listening, we hope to introduce exiting artists to a musically sophisticated audience who wouldn't otherwise have access to them.