Four Fists with P.O.S. and Astronautilus drive YumYum Fest music vibe


P.O.S. and Astronautilus don't need a stage

YumYum Fest features the cream of the crop from Madison restaurants. So, it should be no surprise the music lineup for the inaugural festival would match the creativity and innovative spirit of the chefs involved.

The diverse mix of artists included southern rockers Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires, the R&B funk of Orgone and a Minneapolis hip-hop lesson from Lizzo and Four Fists featuring P.O.S. and AstronautilusLazerbeak, the Minneapolis-based underground producer, announced via Twitter early in the day that he would be making the trek to Madison providing master music director services for both Lizzo and Four Fists.

Continue Reading

Glory be to the ACID BABY JESUS



It's true, we never pass on a good psych-rock band. From a secluded Greek island infused with the spirit of Roky Erickson, Sky Saxon and Mediterranean folk leanings comes ACID BABY JESUS. A Greek psychedelic rock hybrid band that incorporates Greece's rebetiko music into their infinite distorted fuzz.

Continue Reading

Hot UK band Royal Blood to play Madison

Royal Blood

Like your music loud and powerful? Have we got a group for you. Catch an emerging band on the cusp in America. Brighton, UK duo Royal Blood just released their much-anticipated self-titled debut album and it has debuted at Number 1 on the UK Album Chart. Royal Blood is 23 year-old vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr and 25 year-old drummer Ben Thatcher.

Continue Reading

Watch Sylvan Esso's homecoming live in Madison

Sylvan Esso

Sylvan Esso was coming home. Nick Sanborn and his partner in crime Amelia Meath stopped by the Majestic Theatre for a sold-out show. Nick is a Wisconsin native and spent a long stint in the Milwaukee band Decibully. Sylvan Esso's debut self-titled album has become an underground hit and the buzz has reached a boiling point, spurring a stoked crowd in eager anticipation.

Continue Reading

The Dig come out for a cold afternoon

The Dig

The Dig are escaping from their home base of New York City for a fall tour that has them playing Madison at the Memorial Union Terrace on Saturday, Sept. 6th. The richly textured atmospheric rock band has released two albums and a pair of EPs. The most recent EP, You and I, has garnered them some heavy exposure including the Showtime series Shameless for the track Cold Afternoon.

Continue Reading

© 2017 Rock of the Arts