The new beat tape from producer knowsthetime, Summer’s End, uses an old-school, sampling-based approach to hip-hop. But knowsthetime, real name Ian Carroll, has been all over the map. Dividing his time between Madison and Milwaukee, he’s contributed to scores of hip-hop tracks—some of them under his former production moniker *hitmayng—he co-founded the hip-hop and electronic […]
Don’t miss this special event coming to Madison every 1st Friday of the month at Nomad World Pub! DJ B-KEM will be mixing the hottest Afrobeats, Dancehall, Latin, Reggae, Soca, Top 40 and more!! * FREE ENTRY * FREE Street and Lot Parking * Music Starts at 10PM * Open to Public * 21+ * […]
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 […]
We’ve been writing this week about our favorite music that artists from Madison released in 2017. We put out our top 20 Madison records of 2017 list and we’ve got a couple other things detailing more releases that made a mark in the local music community this year. As always, it’s been a varied year for Madison music, with an […]
Swill! will open the show with old school punk rock followed by the Northern Soul inspired The Periodicals. Headlining will be November Criminals from Milwaukee playing Polka Hip-Hop. November Criminals use Polka music with conscious Hip-Hop lyrics to explore how the history of World War 1 impacts current social issues.
The November Criminals describe themselves as the world’s only non- ironic Polka Hip Hop band. They’re playing here in Madison on Friday at the Wisco, and their music has a message that goes beyond its creative combination. Helena White spoke with two of the band’s members about that message and their origin. They will also […]