Gallery: GoldLink and Masego pair up to give Madison a gilded performance

By Christiana Fowlkes, Staff Writer The first Saturday of October, GoldLink’s “At What Cost” tour took a pit stop at Madison’s Majestic Theater. The audience was in for a treat. Within the first 20 minutes of the concert, I knew I was experiencing something magical. Surprisingly, that was all because of the opening artist, Masego. While GoldLink’s performance was entertaining, it was underwhelming compared to … Continue reading Gallery: GoldLink and Masego pair up to give Madison a gilded performance

Japanese Breakfast exudes joy and triumph at The Sett

By Logan Rude, Concerts Editor Michelle Zauner’s solo work under the guise Japanese Breakfast has been overwhelmingly, if not entirely, inspired by the death of her mother. And yet her live performance at The Sett Tuesday night told another story — one of joy and triumph.  When opener The Spirit of the Beehive began their half-hour set, the crowd consisted of a measly 50-some guests, … Continue reading Japanese Breakfast exudes joy and triumph at The Sett

Gallery: Modest Mouse’s return to Madison fills the air with an aura of nostalgia

By Matt Weinberger, Staff Writer After the excitement of the Wisconsin-Northwestern football game ended in Camp Randall Stadium, an evening of excitement began at Breese Stevens Field. Modest Mouse returned to Madison. When New-York-based band Mass Gothic, hit the stage, the audience at Breese Stevens Field was sparse. Concertgoers sprawled out on blankets while passively enjoying the music. The band had a relaxed vibe that … Continue reading Gallery: Modest Mouse’s return to Madison fills the air with an aura of nostalgia

Quinn XCII rides the line between bombastic performance and intimate dialogue

By Bailey Owens, Staff Writer Blue lights flashed over the bobbing heads of the audience. The room was small; even when farthest away from the stage, there could not have been more than thirty feet of separation. Shallou was the first and only performer to take the stage before Quinn XCII’s sold-out show at Majestic Theatre on Saturday night. Shallou created calming techno noises with … Continue reading Quinn XCII rides the line between bombastic performance and intimate dialogue