Brett Dennen was barefoot and seated on the large barren stage, with some of his artwork displayed on a table next to his wooden chair.
It was a sizzling southern BBQ with Black Lips and King Khan. The night was hot and steamy. The club was sold-out and the crowd yearned for the craziness of a wild rock show.
Anyone who's familiar with Atlanta's Black Lips knows they're unpredictable. The last time we saw them at SXSW, Cole Alexander played guitar with his manhood at a Dickies music showcase. Their last stop in Madison was on Easter Sunday in 2010 with The Hussy where Cole proceeded to make out with bassist Jared Swilley onstage and Bobby Hussy dressed as Jesus with a crown of thorns on his long locks.
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 Astronautilus. Lazerbeak, 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.
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.
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.