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 […]
Late night host Phil Davis interviewed Gov’t Mule guitarist Warren Haynes in advance of their show at the Orpheum Theater on Fri. Oct. 13. In his own words: “Hi, I’m Phil from “Phil, Live on the Air” heard on WORT every other Wed. night/Thurs. morning from 2-5 am, playing a variety of live recordings. I had the […]
Punk icons Pere Ubu (pictured) return with their first album of new material in decades, and it’s intense! New adds from Primus, King Khan and Jessica Lea Mayfield are also harbingers of a great fall music harvest. Our world, jazz and electronic music charts are also up to date below. Enjoy the best new tunes […]
Here are our charts for the past week including top 30, world/international, and heavy/metal/hardcore rock. Our #2 record is by Steve Wynn and The Dream Syndicate, who are back with their first full length studio album in nearly 30 years. Living Colour has also returned after a lengthy absence with a savagely rocking, poignant album featuring all […]
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 […]
Cardinal Din says “We’re pulling out the aces for tonight’s 5 year anniversary edition of Feed Me Weird Things!” Tune in late Thursday night/Friday morning, or stream it from our audio archives anytime on demand right here. Congratulations and thanks to Din for keeping WORT weird!!!