Gallery: Hippo Campus rocks the Palace Theatre

By: Morgan Winston, Staff Writer Minnesota’s beloved breakout stars Hippo Campus returned to the state for a pair of sold-out performances at the Palace Theatre this Thanksgiving. Following the wildly successful sophomore effort Bambi and an intense 2018 touring schedule, these two shows marked a significant moment in their relationship with Minnesota. The importance of their return was evident by the nature of their timing, … Continue reading Gallery: Hippo Campus rocks the Palace Theatre

Gallery: The female force of Lucy Dacus, Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker take over the Sylvee

By: Ashley Evers, Staff Writer Female indie-rock powerhouses stole the hearts of many in Madison on Nov. 16th. Lucy Dacus, Phoebe Bridgers, and Julien Baker, better known as Boygenius, may just be the group collaboration of the century in terms of current indie talent. Lucy Dacus started the show off with a bang when she came out rocking bright red lipstick, carrying a jet-black electric … Continue reading Gallery: The female force of Lucy Dacus, Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker take over the Sylvee

Gallery: Nnamdi Ogbonnaya challenges traditional hip-hop at High Noon Saloon

By Henry Michaels, Staff Writer Thursday night the High Noon Saloon brought together three of Chicago’s most exciting and unique young talents, all of whom challenge what it means to be labeled a hip-hop artist. Son!, a Madison native, kicked off the show with an energetic and passionate performance that pushed old friends and new fans alike to move on the dance floor. His rapping, … Continue reading Gallery: Nnamdi Ogbonnaya challenges traditional hip-hop at High Noon Saloon

Sons of Kemet Brings a Taste of London to the Sett

by Henry Michaels, Staff Writer   Before Sons of Kemet graced the stage Thursday night, you could tell the Sett was in store for one of their most unique and powerful shows of the year. Dueling drum kits anchored the back of the stage, providing a foundation for the horn section led by saxophonist and bandleader Shabaka Hutchings and tuba player Theon Cross. The audience marveled … Continue reading Sons of Kemet Brings a Taste of London to the Sett

Gallery: Japanese Breakfast brings joy to the stage at Majestic Theatre

By Logan Rude, Editor-in-Chief The last time Michelle Zauner was in Madison, she had just finished up with an interview and photo shoot which would eventually turn into the cover story of our Fall 2017 issue. A year later — almost to the exact day — Zauner, performing as Japanese Breakfast, had a stomach full of Korean food as she put on yet another dazzling … Continue reading Gallery: Japanese Breakfast brings joy to the stage at Majestic Theatre