DJ Pain 1 and a New Idea of Perfection

DJ Pain 1 and a New Idea of Perfection By Logan Rude, Editor-in-Chief This story appears in the Fall 2018 issue of EMMIE Magazine. Perfection isn’t an end goal, it’s a process. Pacal Bayley, known as DJ Pain 1 in the music world, knows that very well. The Madison-bred producer has been making music for more than a decade. In 2008, he landed a smash hit with … Continue reading DJ Pain 1 and a New Idea of Perfection

Room 25, Noname

By Logan Rude, Editor-In-Chief SCORE: 9.2 Room 25, the latest album from Noname, is lullaby rap. No, really! She says so herself! Luckily, lullabies don’t have to be boring. Noname’s lullabies build a world in which you can calmly and peacefully contemplate your thoughts — regardless of intensity — with the care they deserve. Noname has only been seriously releasing music for two years, yet … Continue reading Room 25, Noname

Be the Cowboy, Mitski

By Logan Rude, Editor-in-Chief SCORE: 9.0 Blending the worlds of pop and rock music is nothing new, but doing it well doesn’t happen nearly as often as it should. Mitski’s fifth album, Be the Cowboy, sounds like a pop album on the surface, but below the banging drums and the glistening synths, this album is overflowing with rock-like heartbreak and discomfort. Mitski has always had … Continue reading Be the Cowboy, Mitski

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

Vacation in Hell, Flatbush Zombies

By Logan Rude, Concerts Editor SCORE: 7.3 In the early 2010s, hip-hop’s birthplace saw the rise of a new class of rappers who embraced their New York roots. Among them were A$AP Mob, Pro Era, The Underachievers and Flatbush Zombies. Each collective has found their own way to put a new spin on their New York roots. Flatbush Zombies stand out as not only the … Continue reading Vacation in Hell, Flatbush Zombies