Richard Thompson‘s brand new album shoots straight to the top this week, and soon he’ll be here in town to showcase these tunes live! Other notable additions to our playlists include the latest from longtime indie darlings Low, a star-studded tribute to Roger Miller (who wrote “King of the Road” and other hits,) a striking new […]
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.
Neko Case (pictured) is riding high on charts across the country & straight into Madison Fri July 6 at Breese Stevens Field with Ray LaMontagne. Other chart debuts this include locals Proud Parents on the recently-relocated to Madison Dirtnap Records label, Angelique Kidjo‘s Benin-flavored tribute to the Talking Heads album Remain in Light, and if you haven’t […]
The first Pursuit of Happiness Session took place on Sun. June 3 in Madison’s McPike Park. WORT hosted a live broadcast of wonderful zydeco & African music by Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble and Mokoomba. Whether you were at the event at all, heard it on the radio, or missed it completely, now you can listen to […]
We’re catching up with some charts from the past few weeks, as time has just sped by this month! You’ll hear a lot of great new music on WORT from bands coming to town this summer, and some have CDs available as thank-you gifts for your pledge of support – please call or pledge online […]
Non-ironic hip-hop polka trailblazers The November Criminals are poised to thrill audience members during their 3:oo PM set at the 21st Annual WORT Block Party on Sunday, May 20th. Synthesizing anti-fascist lyrics, medieval folk-punk act Blackbird Raum’s aggression, and conscious rap, The November Criminals’ pastiche offers a distinct musical style. Formed in 2011 when core members and emcees […]