February 20 2010
Milwaukee's Mindpool Live got a chance to sit down with Allen Cote and Joe Crockett of The Championship who are nominated for several Milwaukee Music Awards. The Championship is on this great Milwaukee independent label called Bear Rifle Records. Check out the interview and hear a couple of songs in the video below. They will be performing at the 3rd Annual 88Nine Milwaukee Music Awards Bash this Thursday, February 25th at the Whiskey Bar.
Going back some 17+ years, the two went to school together for just 1 year in Door County, before Allen moved to Austin, TX. While Joe honed his rhythm guitar and songwriting skills, Allen was learning a different style. It wasn't until later in life that Joe's band, The Championship, crossed paths with Allen and decided to make him the 5th member. His sounds blended with theirs and the result is the rootsy, alt-rock sound of The Championship that Midwesterners have grown to love.
"Open Mic" was filmed at 3rd Ward Records in Milwaukee, with the interview taking place at Blackbird in Bayview. "Open Mic" is produced by Mindpool Live.