Gallery: Phoebe Bridgers ushers in spring with warm performance at High Noon Saloon

By Logan Rude, Concerts Editor Spring is synonymous with new life: trees budding, flowers blooming and the end of a months-long-hibernation for all life. The weather-induced hibernation that we all partake in as humans in Wisconsin comes with a need to expel the pent-up misery that the cold often brings. Music is often an aid in letting go of our emotions. Last Thursday, Phoebe Bridgers … Continue reading Gallery: Phoebe Bridgers ushers in spring with warm performance at High Noon Saloon

Gallery: Vundabar bring their bizarre antics to The Frequency

By Christian Zimonick, Features Editor The Frequency witnessed a great trio of performances on April 5. Trophy Dad took the stage to an already sizeable crowd and played a tight, rocking set. Some apparent audio issues were no match for the group’s formidable energy, and by the end of their set the venue seemed energized and desperate for more music. By the time Ratboys took … Continue reading Gallery: Vundabar bring their bizarre antics to The Frequency

Gallery: Tears flow as Mitski serenades High Noon Saloon

By Logan Rude, Concerts Editor Music that captures raw, unadulterated emotion can often be hard to come by. Even more rare is when an artist can convey that same emotion nearly effortlessly during a live show. Last Thursday, Mitski did just that during her performance at High Noon Saloon. Before Mitski took over, Half Waif set the tone for the show. Their intimate lyrics combined … Continue reading Gallery: Tears flow as Mitski serenades High Noon Saloon

By All Means Necessary, Boogie Down Productions

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. By All Means … Continue reading By All Means Necessary, Boogie Down Productions

Gallery: Funk master Curtis Harding brings the house down at Majestic

By Daniel Winogradoff, Albums Editor “Wednesday Morning Atonement,” the lead single and introduction track to Curtis Harding’s 2017 sophomore album, Face Your Fear, is a hypnotic stimulation of both the mind and the heart. Harding sings about a restorative hiatus and new promises he intends to keep. This song serves as a microcosm of Harding’s work overall: a cogent disguise of sexiness framed as an … Continue reading Gallery: Funk master Curtis Harding brings the house down at Majestic