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.
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.
Mitski Miyawski brought her caravan of guitar-centric friends to Madison for an exceptionally strong bill that included Palehound and fellow New Yorkers PWR BTTM. Casting a spell over the audience with a commanding stage presence, Mitski stands confidently playing a bright pink Dean bass as her deeply personal lyrics pierce the humid club air. It’s like Mitski could burn a hole in the floor with her gaze. Focused and determined she engages the crowd.