WORT is holding our annual bowling fundraiser, a 9-Pin Tap Tournament at Dream Lanes (13 Atlas Ct.) on Sunday, November 3rd at 6pm. WORT DJs will be spinning as the bowlers compete for concert tickets, hotel stays and more. We are offering commemorative bowlers’ towels, free beverage for red-pin strikes, and pizza during the awards. […]
Listen to this exclusive WORT interview with Zakir Hussain, considered by many to be the world’s greatest tabla player. Originally from India and now living in California, Hussain talks with WORT DJ Jeff Spitzer-Resnick about the many musicians he has collaborated with including Mickey Hart, Carlos Santana, and John McLaughlin. Hussain performs in Madison on […]
Wisconsin-based glam-punk power trio INDONESIAN JUNK (from Milwaukee) released their new album “Spiderbites” (Rum Bar Records) on Friday Sept. 27, and to celebrate the occasion they ripped out a ruckus a live set on WORT-FM during “The Rattlesnake Shake” program. The WORT live set included almost the entire new “Spiderbites” album, and was a world […]
On Tuesday, September 24th, Madison bassist Joshua Cohen joined WORT’s Peter Haney in Combo B to play his transcriptions of Bach live on “Back Porch Serenade.” If you frequent farmer’s markets in Madison, you have probably seen Cohen playing an eclectic array of music on a six-string electric bass. His two-handed “tapping” technique allows him […]
On Thursday, Oct 3rd Tom Curry, Mark Hetzler and Anthony DiSanza perform their collaborative composition “Don’t Look Down” at the Arts+Literature Laboratory in Madison. A partly composed, partly improvisational work in nine movements for tuba, trombone, percussion, piano, and electronics, “Don’t Look Down” invites listeners to reflect on what it means to pay attention to the […]
Filmmaker Ken Burns hops on the line to speak with Bill (and Bobbie) Malone, host of Back to the Country. Bill was featured as the sole country music historian in Burns’ new eight-part series on country music for PBS.