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 […]
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 […]