Phox, a six-piece indie pop group from Baraboo, WI, has a self-titled debut out now. Despite a growing profile and their home state’s reputation as a harbinger of hipster culture, the musicians insist that what makes them distinctly Wisconsin is their obliviousness to being cool. “A lot of us were in the marching band,” Phox frontwoman Monica Martin says. “It’s sort of a rite of passage.”
New York, L.A., Nashville, Austin, etc.: these are all cities that get written and sung about. The places whose streets, or bars, or saloons and studios harbor, hold, and heave with musicians. They’re cities we think of as being some of the music capitals of the world. While all of these things are true, it barely scratches the surface of the American music scene.
The Majestic Theatre’s 4th annual Live on King Street lineup is complete! The fifth and final evening on September 19 will end with The Head and the Heart. This free, all ages event finishes out the summer series of similar shows featuring Cracker (July 25), Ziggy Marley (August 8) and Deer Tick (August 22).
WORT Underground Stage Delights & Entertains at the 37th Annual Willy Street Fair, Sunday September 14, 2014.
Fort Collins, Colorado gives us a band called Stella Luce, we give them the Lords of the Trident. It’s only temporary, but it seems like a fair trade. The Monday Buzz talks to members of both bands, the Madison Arts Commission and the Madison Media Institute.
These are WORT’s weekly charts compiled from airplay on the station by volunteer DJs every week and reported to the independent music trade publication CMJ.