The Dirty Heads bring fun of the Sun to the Orpheum

By Bailey Owens, Staff Writer As the weather changes from lukewarm to freezing, we yearn for warm days on the beach with no worries. The Dirty Heads brought the fun of the Sun and washed over us like waves against the sand during their Nov. 18 show at The Orpheum. Before their big moment, The Dirty Heads were introduced by The Unlikely Candidates, an alt-punk … Continue reading The Dirty Heads bring fun of the Sun to the Orpheum

Gallery: White Reaper make triumphant return to Madison

By Logan Rude, Concerts Editor In another installment in the seemingly endless flow of concerts by WUD Music, White Reaper — with support from Post Animal — tore up the stage at The Sett on Nov. 17. A night filled with vicious guitar chords and frenetic percussion, the crowd — scarcely populated as it was — soaked in every last bit of energy. Post Animal, a … Continue reading Gallery: White Reaper make triumphant return to Madison

Yes Lawd! Remixes, NxWorries

By Daniel Winogradoff, Albums Editor SCORE: 7.1 NxWorries had a splendid 2016 with their highly-praised, yet severely underrated debut album Yes Lawd!, a gorgeous and confident project full of rich beats and “mobile-to-noble” narration.  The SoCal-duo, comprised of zany multi-genre-aficionado Anderson .Paak and loop beast Knxwledge, splashed with ritzy showmanship while still remaining faithful to their classy modesty. Despite this project being overshadowed by .Paak’s … Continue reading Yes Lawd! Remixes, NxWorries

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