In advance of his appearance at the Majestic Theater tonight (Tuesday August 22) legendary dobro player Jerry Douglas chatted with Chris Powers on Mud Acres. Jerry talks about his early years, who he played his first show with in Madison as well as the band he assembled for his latest record.
The songs on Madison band Trophy Dad’s latest EP, Dogman, are relatively old in the band’s lifespan—they formed just a few years ago and began recording these tracks in early 2016. That said, it represents a big step forward from their 2015 debut EP, Shirtless Algebra Fridays. Both releases capture the band’s gift for skewed, catchy guitar […]
It’s a classic conflict in Madison: The people who live closest to fun stuff tend to get really ornery about all that fun stuff. In two stories over the past month, Isthmus reporter Allison Geyer has chronicled a dispute over live music at the Edgewater, a hotel that sits on the shores of Lake Mendota just a few blocks north of the […]
Today we end our monthly theme of Ebony Expressions: Art for Hope, Help and Healing with a bang. Three musical artists featuring a mixture of gospel, rap, R&B, and hip hop join the conversation: Roderquita Moore, Domi Lee, and Lo Key. Today we get the story behind the music. Roderquita Moore, a gospel artist, said […]
Beats sold over Soundcloud may have a huge influence on hip-hop in this day and age (if it be Chano’s will, at least), but the appeal of in-person, local, on-the-ground collaboration is tenacious. It certainly shows in Madison’s hip-hop output, where producers ranging from young upstart Engelwood to platinum-certified DJ Pain 1 keep a hand […]
Conversations about Madison and Milwaukee often focus on how different the cities are, or how strangely disconnected they are despite being only 70 miles apart. Tone Madison‘s Scott Gordon recently got a chance to trade notes with two journalists in Milwaukee about the challenges and opportunities that Wisconsin’s two biggest cities have in common. Matt Wild […]