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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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5 Reasons You Need to See Wild Cub Tonight

A band by the name of Wild Cub is coming to Madison tonight, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t go if your schedule is open. We’ve got five good reasons to convince you to go: 1. Their music is actually good – While the band is most easily described as an indie pop quintet, they […]

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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 […]

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Throwback Thursday: “Down and Out” by KiD CuDi

The Moon Man himself will be in Madison tonight, and I couldn’t be more hyped for his show. Here’s a great throwback from Mescudi’s musical library, from his popular mixtape A Kid Named Cudi. The flow’s great, and I love whenever I get a chance to hear an artist rap over an electric guitar and […]

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Concert Recap: Summerfest 2013, Part 2

Going to cram days 2-4 of my Summerfest experience into this one post. Leggo. Day 2: Bought a keg for pregaming, so that was interesting. When we got to the grounds, we immediately went to the stage where alternative band Cake was playing, and saw rap-rock/alternative rap group Aer (pronounced air) perform. The Boston-based group […]