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Concert Recap: WRECKFAST Showcases Student Rappers, CATCH WRECK Collective

As an independent artist, the freedom you can have in how you share your music is unbelieveable, and the more creative you can be with it, the more loyal fans you’ll pull in. Independent music collective CATCH WRECK utilized their independent freedom and promotional creativity last weekend with WRECKFAST, a house party/basement concert featuring an […]

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Concert Recap: Lollapalooza 2014, Day 3

I’m actually in the above video, so there’s my five seconds of Lolla fame. Despite it raining on and off throughout Sunday’s performances, it was worth every minute to be in the crowd, soaking wet like everyone else, and to simply not give a damn. I stayed at the Samsung Galaxy Stage all day, and […]

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Concert Recap: Pitchfork Music Festival (Part 1(?))

So I hit up Pitchfork Music Festival last Sunday, and it was a solid experience. In terms of performances, I did these things in the following order: Listened to the chill, jammy-band stylings of DIIV Overheard Deafheaven killing it while waiting for Earl Sweatshirt Moshed with the Wolf Gang Rocked to some of ScHoolboy Q’s best cuts Nearly […]

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The Top 5 Artists of NXNE

It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve finally got around to sharing my experience of North by Northeast Music and Interactive Festival in the most accessible way possible. Below, IN PARTICULAR ORDER, are the best shows I saw from those four days in Toronto. 5. I HATE TODD and Oneiroi at Hideout – This was […]

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Concert Recap: Deafheaven at High Noon Saloon

After getting back to Madison from North by Northeast Music and Interactive Festival in Toronto on Sunday, my level of exhaustion only meant one thing: I NEED METAL, of course. In all seriousness, I did not want to miss the band that put out one of my favorite albums from last year, so I made the trek […]

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Concert Recap: Skinny Lister at Bottom Lounge in Chicago

  Leave it to Lucas to drag me out to a bar in Chicago to see one of the few artists he actually enjoys. In complete honesty though, “drag me” wouldn’t be the appropriate phrasing. While it was Lucas who proposed heading down to the Chi to see a bar concert headlined by English folk […]

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Concert Recaps: Spring 2014

I never had the chance to talk on all the shows I saw throughout this year so far, so I wanted to make a few comments on those shows before we roll into summer concerts/festivals. Each concert had its own vibe and unique experience, but no doubt some were better than the others. I’ll go through […]

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The Unconventional and NSFWU Photos of Revelry

If you haven’t heard already, Revelry Music and Arts Festival was a major success, with the majority of attendees coming to Langdon Street for rappers G-Eazy and Waka Flocka Flame, as well as DJ Dillon Francis. Here are a few of my thoughts about what I heard music-wise throughout the day: – The local rappers that performed on […]

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Concert Recap: Frank Turner @ the Majestic Theater

I know some people have been waiting too long for this one. Let’s get to it. Ben Marwood – Frank likes to tour with one acoustic artist to start off his show and one over-the-top punk band to get people jacked before he comes on stage. Marwood, filling the former role, was an enjoyable live act. […]

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Concert Recaps: Summer 2013 on the Memorial Union Terrace

Outdated as this is, I thought I could still give a Reader’s Digest opinion of the shows I saw at the Union this Summer. A shoutout/ name drop to the awesome artists that have been coming to Madison and making it the burgeoning music scene it’s become is the least I can do. Seeing that […]