Those who attend the 41st Annual Willy Street Fair on Sunday, September 16th will have the opportunity to experience Madison’s (soon-to-be-not-so-)best-kept secret as the local “cute queer punk” duo Gender Confetti!!! opens WORT’s Underground Stage lineup at 12:00 PM. Composed of Elyse Clouthier (she/her and they/them pronouns) and Sylvia Johnson (they/them), Gender Confetti!!! are poised […]
Madison-based Bird’s Eye is set to perform their funky, hip-hop stylings at 2:20 pm on the 2018 WORT Underground Stage at the Willy Street Fair this coming Sunday, September 16th. The seven-piece live instrumental band debuted in 2013, and has been filling venues and touring ever since. Revel in the groove-based foundation of Evan’s bass, […]
The Orton Park Festival celebrated its 53rd year, making it one of the oldest running music festivals in the country! Here’s an encore performance of the set by local Afro-Latin jazz band Acoplados performing at the festival on Saturday August 25.
Fans of local music, would you like to seek out and share the best of our scene with radio and online listeners? Apply to be a host of our monthly Friday night local music hour! Deadline is Aug. 10 — see more details below. WORT LOCAL MUSIC SHOW: HOSTS/PRODUCERS WANTED TIME SLOT AVAILABLE: First Friday […]
Join us for a Musicians For WORT benefit at the Harmony Bar on Saturday July 14 featuring The Civil Engineers and Swamp Thing! Swamp Thing was a mid-80s Madison band known for playing danceable songs about animals, food, banana republics, and beautiful communists. Fronted by WORT’s own Jonathan Zarov (host of the Friday 8 O’Clock […]
Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow, the founders of veteran indie rock band The Posies, stopped by the WORT studios on Sunday, June 23 to play an acoustic set ahead of their show that night at the High Noon Saloon. The band is celebrating their 30th anniversary with a worldwide tour featuring many of their ’90s “alternative” […]