Our apologies for the delay between episodes! Other than taking some time off for the holidays, we’ve been busy putting the finishing touches on our annual Local Coverage benefit concert. This year’s show (Friday, January 19 at Turner Hall) will feature a diverse blend of eight Milwaukee acts covering each other to raise money for a local organization. That organization is the Milwaukee Women’s Center.

Since 1980, Milwaukee Women’s Center has provided services and treatment for women, children, and (recently) men dealing with domestic violence, addiction, mental health issues, and poverty. Before Friday’s show, host Tyler Maas went to Community Advocates (the Women’s Center’s parent organization) to speak with CEO Andi Mallmann-Elliott about the services the Women’s Center provides, what their various programs strive to accomplish, and ways people can help. Call 414-671-6140 to speak to a domestic abuse crisis counselor. If you wish to donate to the center or volunteer, call 414-270-2984 or visit the Milwaukee Women’s Center website. Community Advocates employees will also be at Local Coverage to field questions and distribute more information.

This episode is brought to you by Surly Brewing, a Minnesota-based brewery and the official beer of On The Record. Intro and outro music comes courtesy of Piles (“Blue Glue”) and Blonder (“Fall Leaves”). Subscribe to On The Record via iTunes or Stitcher (for free!). Subscribe to On The Record via iTunes or Stitcher (for free!)