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 […]
This week’s podcast is a short one but will point you to a few compelling new releases from Madison-based artists. We’ve focused here on EPs, one-off single-ish releases, and albums that flew under our radar for one reason or another, but they range from trap music to sublimely stripped-down folk. They are: King Retro’s Retrospective EP. King […]
WORT is delighted to bring six groundbreaking bands to the 40th annual Willy Street Fair, including the celebrated Nobunny (pictured)!! WORT’s Underground Stage will be a not-to-miss scene from noon until around 7:00 pm on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Here’s the lineup and description of bands and WORT DJs performing: Seasaw – 12 noon – Eve Wilczewski […]
Welcome to the first full Four Ways podcast episode! Stacy Harbaugh and Kira Stewart sat down with members of Madison’s Urban Community Arts Network in July to discuss the extraordinary work this local hip-hop advocacy nonprofit is doing in our community. Throughout the discussion, we talk about UCAN’s origins and mission, their focus on community […]
How was Madison’s Urban Community Arts Network instrumental in breaking the cycle of overpoliced, anti-hip-hop attitudes through organizing and pressuring the city to do something meaningful for a local arts community? DJ Pain 1 addresses the roots of racism in the local hip-hop controversy and described how UCAN worked directly with Madison police, venue owners and […]