An introduction to Norway’s Sløtface

By Ross Sroda, Staff Writer The night before their first ever stop in Madison, Wisconsin, Norwegian punk band Sløtface chatted with EMMIE to talk all things Try Not To Freak Out, equality and their upcoming performance in Madison. EMMIE: What’s the meaning behind the name Sløtface? Tor: When it started out, the band wanted to do something a bit different, or more provocative than stuff … Continue reading An introduction to Norway’s Sløtface

Lil Skies, Life of a Dark Rose

By Daniel Winogradoff, Albums Editor SCORE: 5.5 Nineteen-year-old Lil Skies, the world’s next up-and-comer in bobbing trap music, seems to be one of the most aware rappers out there. It’s in Genius’ 2017 video breaking down Skies’ smash hit “Red Roses” (the third track on his latest project, Life of a Dark Rose) as part of the “Verified” series where Skies talks about his opinions … Continue reading Lil Skies, Life of a Dark Rose

FRZN Fest 2018

By Shaye Graves, Editor-in-Chief Madison winters can be a bummer for a number of reasons, but poor live music isn’t one of them. FRZN Fest is one highlight in our seasonal programming that year after year, since 2012, has presented concertgoers with notable lineups filled with new and exciting artists. Chance the Rapper was an opener in 2013, and Chairlift, Nothing, Superchunk and Big Thief … Continue reading FRZN Fest 2018

Remembering David Bowie

By EMMIE Staff Through his long and legendary career, David Bowie’s music and appearance took on many forms. Each new version of Bowie was original, influential and tremendously entertaining. His discography is too large and too full of great work to be adequately summarized here but, today, on the anniversary of his death, EMMIE remembers the life and work of David Bowie by reflecting on … Continue reading Remembering David Bowie