Yonatan Gat is god! Former Monotonix guitarist talks improvisation and why he doesn’t use pedals


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.

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Review: Metric with Joywave

MetricEmily Haines of Metric

As luck would have it, I couldn’t find anywhere to park downtown. It took a while to get my photo pass at the venue, so I missed a good portion of Joywave who were opening for Metric.

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Mitski, Palehound and PWR BTTM invade Madison

Mitski at The Frequency

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.

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