Erik Kramer’s first solo release, A House, Floating In The Middle Of A Lake, was one of our favorite Madison records of 2017. Kramer combines folk guitar instrumentals with electronics and field recordings, but with an approach that varies a lot from track to track. “Gayatri” builds on an entrancingly bleary bed of synths and […]
One of the best new rock bands to emerge in Madison’s music community this year was Solid Freex, a trio consisting of a father and two sons. Sixteen-year-old Evan Coombs-Broekema plays bass, 19-year-old old Josh Coombs-Broekema plays guitar, and their dad, Steve Coombs, plays drums. All three of them share vocal duties. Steve Coombs has […]
On this week’s podcast, we’re revisiting a conversation we had in 2015 with Madison-based musician Kyle Urban, also known as Kyle Motor, about his latest musical project, Rocket Bureau. Urban is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and recording engineer. He’s also a bit of a stickler for power-pop—so of course he favors loud guitar hooks, classic song structures, […]
Madison duo Tubal Cain formed from the remains of a much-missed local metal band, The Antiprism. While their former band had a healthy tendency to mix in elements of prog-rock and stately Maiden-like melodies, drummer/vocalist Kristine Drake and guitarist/vocalist Alex Drake take a more stripped down approach in Tubal Cain, drawing on their love of […]
Tone Madison‘s Scott Gordon talks with Madison band Sinking Suns, who have just released a new album, Death Songs, and will play July 29 at at Mickey’s Tavern. Subscribe to the Tone Madison/WORT-FM podcast on iTunes.
Tone Madison‘s Scott Gordon sits down with Erick Fruehling, Chris Joutras, and Alex Ross of Madison punk band Dumb Vision, who recently released a self-titled cassette and will play Wednesday, February 10 at Mickey’s Tavern. Subscribe to the Tone Madison/WORT-FM podcast on iTunes.