Madcamp is here! Rock of the Arts scours bandcamp for the best local and regional artists. We don’t care how many Facebook fans or Twitter followers you have. The number of awards on your trophy shelf? It doesn't mean a thing to us. It all comes down to the music.
One thing is clear. Yonatan Gat does not jam, he improvises. The genre bending musician is a modern day guitar hero and composer. With cohorts drummer Gal Lazer and bassist Sergio Sayeg the inventive trio fuses an instrumental stream of consciousness that somehow manages to fuse elements of free jazz and punk into the same cauldron. Their latest release Director continues the exploration of diverse styles.
Emily Haines of Metric
As luck would have it, I couldn’t find anywhere to park downtown and it took a while to get my photo pass at the venue, so I missed a good portion of Joywave opening for Metric.
We were digging through our digital video vault and came across The Lone Bellow at the Stoughton Opera House in December of 2014. This particular show was just before their album “Then Came the Morning” produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner was released. The band returns to Madison this week.
Mackenzie Scott of Torres at High Noon Saloon
FRZN Fest, the annual Madison nod to all things frigid, commenced on opening night with a bang. The four band line-up headlined by Torres was one of the stronger nights of the three-day festival.