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

Gallery: Philly-bred folk-rockers Mt. Joy kick off the semester at Majestic

By Morgan Winston, Staff Photographer Our favorite Philly-bred folk rockers Mt. Joy opened up the semester’s amazing lineup of live shows last Saturday night. The band played to a nearly sold-out crowd at Majestic Theatre, marking their second appearance at the venue. Their set made it hard to believe that the band was ever an opener. Songs like “Sheep” and “Jenny Jenkins” remain hard-hitting crowd … Continue reading Gallery: Philly-bred folk-rockers Mt. Joy kick off the semester at Majestic

Gallery: Car Seat Headrest Is A Genuine Lo-Fi Pop Band

By Matt Weinberger, Photo Editor What do drunk drivers and killer whales have in common? Teens Of Denial of course. The Majestic Theatre was packed with sweaty, excited fans of the nearly-iconic but not-quite-legendary Seattle-based lo-fi pop sensation that is Car Seat Headrest. The show opened with a powerful set played by the indie rock trio Naked Giants, who then joined Car Seat Headrest to jam … Continue reading Gallery: Car Seat Headrest Is A Genuine Lo-Fi Pop Band

Bryce Vine brings high school nostalgia to Liquid

By Bailey Owens, Staff Writer Imagine the first school dance you ever attended. It probably happened sometime during middle or high school. Imagine your peers gathered in a dimly lit room where the main dance moves consist exclusively of fist pumping and vertical jumping. Now, keep that image in your head, but instead of a school dance, you find yourself at Liquid. The floorplan helped … Continue reading Bryce Vine brings high school nostalgia to Liquid