- Photo by Donna Milgaten
Milgaten started Vision in 2002, and over the years it’s expanded into a full band featuring his brother, Keith Milgaten, Cuckoo bandmate Jeremy Scott and drummer Jona Tellez-Giron as core members. But Milgaten’s been working on Cuckoo full-time, has lost interest in playing folk music and feels like he’s grown out of the project, he says.
The Vision “just doesn’t really feel like me anymore,” he tells CityBeat. “It’s almost like me sort of letting go of my youth.”
As a parting gift, Milgaten hopes to record and release a digital 7-inch of two songs, “Upwards and Onwards” and “Darkness, Part 2,” via his record label, Single Screen Records.
Speaking of Luce Loft, the Downtown events space was recently taken over by Sezio founder Zack Nielsen, who’s signed a lease through a personal LLC. He’s hosted live music there and plans to put on occasional art and music shows, but he’s mainly renting the space out for wedding receptions, corporate luncheons, birthday parties and other private events. “Eventually, it might become a bar and a full-time mixed-use creative venue, but that’s a long way off and many different applications and permits away,” he says.