Gallery: Early Eyes surprise The Frequency with vivacious performance

By Matt Weinberger, Staff Writer Foxy. Funky. An all around good time. Seeing Early Eyes late at night at The Frequency was quite a pleasure. Early Eyes is a great example of an indie-rock band that actually plays indie rock really well. With Joe Villano and John O’Brien on guitar, Wyatt Fuller on drums, Desmond (Des) Lawrence on bass, and Jake Berglove on guitar/vocals, the … Continue reading Gallery: Early Eyes surprise The Frequency with vivacious performance

Gallery: The Hotelier fuze head-banging and heartbreak at High Noon Saloon

By Daniel Winogradoff, Albums Editor On Nov. 15, Worcester, Massachusetts alt-punk band The Hotelier performed at Madison’s High Noon Saloon in, what they penned, their “first officially official performance” in Madison. On the heels of their well-received 2016 album Goodness, The Hotelier was primed to create quite a memorable atmosphere, in which they semi-succeeded at accomplishing. The night began with Austin, Texas’ Alex Napping. The … Continue reading Gallery: The Hotelier fuze head-banging and heartbreak at High Noon Saloon

Noname Live at Majestic Theatre, Nov. 20

By Logan Rude, Concerts Editor Chicago-based rapper Noname hasn’t released a project since the summer of 2016. Her mixtape Telefone was one of the year’s most highly praised debut projects. Despite the fact that she’s got a limited catalogue to tour on, she’s been going at it practically nonstop since the project dropped. Within the past year alone, I’ve seen her perform three times — … Continue reading Noname Live at Majestic Theatre, Nov. 20

Power Fuerza, Ghetto Brothers

By Logan Rude, Concerts Editor Each week, Sunday School takes a second look at a classic album worth revisiting years after its release. EMMIE staff handpick releases that shaped a genre, defined a generation or deserve recognition despite being left in the distance. Keep up with Sunday School for your weekly dose of dusted-off classics and throwbacks that merit a second spin. Power Fuerza, Ghetto Brothers Release … Continue reading Power Fuerza, Ghetto Brothers

Mr Finish Line, Vulfpeck

By Mitchell Rose, Staff Writer SCORE: 8.8 Vulfpeck’s newest album, Mr Finish Line, feels so built for a musical that it’s a tragedy there’s no screenplay to accompany it. Everything about it sounds like the soundtrack to a Broadway performance: punchy, rich, playful and emotional all at once. Coming in short at just 35 minutes, Vulfpeck is still able to create a memorable listen. If a … Continue reading Mr Finish Line, Vulfpeck