A palpable nostalgia floated like mist outside the ticket gates of Breese Stevens Field before the Modest Mouse concert that took place this past Saturday. The long, sunny shadows and slight autumnal breeze set the perfect mood for the last concert of Breese Stevens’ summer season.
A sustained air of anticipation filled Overture Hall on Saturday night where, mere feet from the stage, jazz legend Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (JLCO) tuned and tested an array of iconic orchestral elements.
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.
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.
I was 17 years old and had just discovered the worlds around me. At the time, my grandmother’s home felt a little uneven; it was El Salvador, after all.
As the first major concert of the semester, Foster the People’s sold-out show at the Orpheum was a triumphant success.
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.
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:
Folk artists Gregory Alan Isakov and Blind Pilot teamed up Tuesday to serenade a small but packed Capitol Theater.
To open the show, Waxahatchee lead vocalist Katie Crutchfield belted “I was losing my mind, I was dancing with death” from the band’s tune “Recite Remorse.” Although the packed crowd wasn’t dancing with death, the jams caused everyone to let their minds run rampant and sway freely to the thick drum beats and impressive vocal harmonies from the five-piece band. The indie rock group visited High Noon Saloon on Thursday as part of their tour to promote their newest album, Out in the Storm, which was released just last week.
Eaux Claires 2017: Danny Brown, Spank Rock, cup bring a downpour of eclectic sounds to festival-goersBy Logan Rude | Jun. 19, 2017
In its third year, the Wisconsin-based music festival Eaux Claires continued its tradition of bringing together artists from across the world for a slew of astonishing live performances.
Eaux Claires 2017: Paul Simon, Chance the Rapper, Perfume Genius make the festival a dream come trueBy Sammy Gibbons | Jun. 19, 2017
Following a red woodchip path into the Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival, one becomes enveloped into an enchanting wonderland completely separate from that of the surrounding town.
Milwaukee-based band Field Report opened for the energetic and always-boisterous Sylvan Esso Wednesday night, part of a two-night event at the Majestic.
The Daily Cardinal is heading to Eau Claire on June 16 and 17 to cover this year’s Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival.
Lewis Del Mar returned to Madison last night at the High Noon Saloon. The New York duo is comprised of Danny Miller, their lead singer and guitarist, and Max Harwood, their drummer.
With the last week of class coming to an end and finals creeping in, I’m sure everyone is relieved to get some well-deserved time off. Now you may be thinking, “What in the world am I supposed to do with all this free time now that I’m not drowning in assignments?” The answer is go to as many concerts as is physically possible.
The Flaming Lips stopped by the Orpheum Saturday night while on the Midwest leg of their current world tour and, yes, they brought a unicorn.
What marks the distinction between a festival headliner and a band at the bottom of the undercard?