EMMIE’s Albums of the Year

By EMMIE Staff 2017 is quickly coming to a close. While there wasn’t much to celebrate, 2017 brought many fantastic projects. From lowkey artists rising to fame to well-established artists continuing to make waves, finding great music in 2017 was not much of a problem. In honor of this past year’s music, the staff of EMMIE picked the 14 best albums of 2017. 14. Freudian, Daniel Caesar … Continue reading EMMIE’s Albums of the Year

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: 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

Gallery: (Sandy) Alex G ignites High Noon Saloon with rocket-like energy

By Matt Weinberger, Staff Writer I think it’s fair to say most everybody at High Noon Saloon Thursday night would agree that it was an especially magical occasion. The doors opened at 7 p.m., welcoming a slow flow of eager indie-rock fans excited to experience (Sandy) Alex G live. Before the first opening band, Crumb, even hit the stage, the venue had an incredibly friendly, … Continue reading Gallery: (Sandy) Alex G ignites High Noon Saloon with rocket-like energy