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.
Five years after its formal incorporation as a nonprofit, the Madison Classical Guitar Society will sponsor our city’s first Classical Guitar Festival on Oct. 5th at the Overture Center. The widely varied program highlights the contributions of up-and-coming female guitarists. In addition to headliners Ioana Gandrabur, Elina Chekan, and Frances Karim Chiroque, the day-long festival […]
Ezé Wendtoin, musician, actor, activist and educator from Burkina Faso stopped by the WORT studios ahead of his 9/20/19 performance at the UW-Madison’s Union South. Martin Alvarado from Global Revolutions talked with Eze about his brand new album “Inzwischen Dazwischen“ and his mix of activism and culture. Most recently, his single “Sage Nein” became a […]