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Tuesday, June 15, 2021


Speedy Ortiz performs gritty, indie rock to a subdued audience last Tuesday at High Noon Saloon.

Speedy Ortiz, Tera Melos showcase quirks

Speedy Ortiz frontwoman Sadie Dupuis effused flower power on center stage Tuesday night. She wore a floral print top, a skirt and a flower pin in her hair, distancing her look from the dreary Madison weather.


(Sandy) Alex G blends genres, performs fan-led encore

As a horde of people crowded into the High Noon Saloon on Thursday night, it became quite clear that the night would be filled with sincere appreciation for the music. I soon found myself completely surrounded by denim-shirt-wearing, Pabst-Blue-Ribbon-holding music fanatics.

Lizzo created a welcoming space in her set for audience members.

Lizzo empowers audience through self-love anthems

The only person who could possibly feel themselves while wearing a sweater in the balmy heat of this confused Wisconsin weather is none other than empowering Midwest-raised rapper, Lizzo. Entering the stage wearing a fuzzy red heart on her chest, she went full-force from the beginning to end of her set, belting near-flawless anthems of feminism and body positivity.

Spoon frontman Britt Daniel played both old and new fan-favorite songs at the Orpheum on Thursday.

Spoon gives underwhelming performance at the Orpheum

While preparing for a jog, one stretches their muscles and warms up. During Spoon’s concert on Thursday, it felt as though both the audience and the band were in a constant state of anticipation, slowly tying their sneaker laces before finding that endorphin-releasing energy experienced at concerts.

Tarriona "Tank" Ball of Tank and the Bangas gave an electrifying performance at the Terrace on Wednesday.

Tank and the Bangas performance takes Terrace crowd for a ride

It was a typical end-of-summer night at the Terrace, a slight chill in the air as stars rose above Lake Mendota, beer flowed from pitchers and a crowd of people bounced to the sounds of a groovy flute and song lyrics about amusement park rides. New Orleans-based band Tank and the Bangas poured their infectious energy over the crowd and kept them moving along with the rhythms of their jazz-gospel-funk-soul-infused jams.

Milwaukee band GGOOLLDD will perform at the Majestic Theatre this fall.

Upcoming concert to jam out to at the start of fall

Madison has finally returned to its lively state as the 2017 fall semester begins for thousands of UW-Madison students. Along with the start of the semester comes the start of an even more exciting time: fall concerts. Pulling from upcoming events held across the city at classic Madison venues, here is a semi-comprehensive list of some of the must-see shows for the first half of the semester:


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