Genre Archives: Concerts

Jacob Banks

Please note that Majestic Theatre, High Noon Saloon, Orpheum Theater, and The Sylvee are requiring all fans to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours OR full vaccination for entry to all events at the venue moving forward.  Additional policies may apply on a show-by-show basis. More details available here.


Buoyed by the smashing success of his recent trio of EPs – The Monologue, The Paradox and The Boy Who Cried Freedom – Nigerian-born British singer-songwriter Jacob Banks recently released his highly-anticipated full album debut, Village, on Interscope. The 14-track disc is a sprawling, deeply immersive experience on which Banks’ throaty, expressive baritone weaves its way through a mesmerizing mix of musical styles and texture, recorded alongside notable producers including Paul Epworth (Adele, James Bay, FKA twigs) and Malay (Frank Ocean, Lykke Li, Sam Smith). Highlights include “Unknown (To You),” which has amassed over 20 million streams, “Be Good To Me” ft. Seinabo Sey, which has been featured on The New York Times’ “The Playlist,” and “Chainsmoking,” which Jacob recently performed on both Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Village has received rave reviews from fans and the media alike. NPR asserts, “the first thing you’ll notice about musician Jacob Banks is his voice — a mesmerizingly deep baritone with timbre so rich, you can almost feel it wrapping you up in song,” Newsweek observes, “though Village is Bank’s first release, it sounds like the collection from a seasoned musician,” and VIBE has crowned Village one of the “30 Best Albums of 2018,” declaring, “when the time comes for Banks to look back on a career well spent, Village will hold up as a shining example of a running start.” Following Village’s release, Jacob has been featured as YouTube’s “Artist on the Rise,” released three original pieces of content since in partnership with the emerging artist program.

Jacob’s live performances have captivated audiences around the globe, from sold-out headlining dates to top-notch festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Life is Beautiful, and Afropunk, to performances on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Jacob is currently touring in support of Village, selling out the largest rooms of his career to date.

Briston Maroney

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Joy Oladokun

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With her major label debut album,indefenseofmyownhappiness, Joy Oladokunis forging her own path, sharing the unique perspective she’s gained from living in today’s world as a black, queer woman and first-generation child of Nigerian immigrants. Born in Arizona and now living in Nashville, her musical exploration began at age ten when she was inspired to learn guitar after seeing a video of Tracy Chapman –the first time she’d ever seen a black woman play the instrument. The new record, which features collaborations with Maren Morris, Jensen McRae and Penny & Sparrow, has beennamed one of the “Best Albums of 2021 So Far” byVarietyandRollingStone, who proclaims, “a serious talent with a kind of low-key, casual ease…she’s always seeking out the light to point the way, making for one of the year’s most uplifting listens.” Additionally, NPR Music declares, “She has a remarkable ability to distill how forces at work in the world…she can make even social and political protest feel like an intimate, warmly human act.” Oladokun also released a special deluxe album this summer,indefenseofmyownhappiness(complete), which features all 14 tracks fromindefenseofmyownhappiness, ten songs from her self-released 2020 record,indefenseofmyownhappiness(thebeginnings), and new track “judas.” Most recently, Oladokun has collaborated with Brandi Carlile and Lucie Silvas on new song “We Don’t Know We’re Living” as well as with Noah Kahan on his track, “Someone Like You.”

Adding to her breakout year, Oladokun was recently featured as part of NPR Music’s “Tiny Desk (Home) Concert” series, performed on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “TODAY” and will make her debut on PBS’ “Austin City Limits” early next year as part of the legendary program’s 47th season. She has also been named a member of the #YouTubeBlack Voices Class of 2021, a NPR Music/Slingshot’s 2021 Artists to Watch, aBillboardLGBTQ Artist of the Month, Spotify’s RADAR US: Artists to Watch 2021 and Amazon Music’s Artists to Watch 2021, was highlighted as part of HULU’s “Your Attention Please: The Concert” alongside 24kGoldn, Kiana Ledé, Lil Yachty and Swae Lee, and had her music featured on CBS’ “CSI: Vegas,” NBC’s “This Is Us,” ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC’s “Station 19” and NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” After performing shows earlier this summer with Leon Bridges, Cautious Clay and Dermot Kennedy, Oladokun will continue to tour throughout the fall, including several dates supporting Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and Pink Sweat$.

Dinosaur Jr.

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Willy Porter

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Some folks are lucky to find what they love to do at an early age and settle in for the long haul working to expand and improve their work over the arc of a lifetime.  Willy Porter is one of those folks.  He has followed his own path to explore the sacred language that music truly is.  30 years after his solo recording debut, he continues to reach further into his guitar & pen while stretching the form of what his own music can be.  He’s currently working on his 13th album for release in early 2022.

 

80s vs 90s Halloween Costume Ball

It’s officially spooky szn, so come celebrate it at the Majestic’s longest running retro dance party. Consider this a costume call to action, Madison….let’s get weird with it. The more outlandish the better, but come in theme and be eligible to enter the costume contest categories below:
✱ 80s/90s TV or Movie Character
✱ 80s/90s Music Icon
Costume Contest at midnight for cash prize 💸💸💸
DJs Nick Nice and Mike Carlson will go head to head, taking you on a musical journey featuring some of the sweetest and most spine-tingling jamz of the 80s and 90s with music videos on our BIG SCREEN! Let’s do Halloween big this year.
Please note that Majestic Theatre, High Noon Saloon, Orpheum Theater, and The Sylvee are requiring all fans to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours OR full vaccination for entry to all events at the venue moving forward. In accordance with current Dane County Public Health guidelines, this performance will also require masks regardless of vaccination status. Additional policies may apply on a show-by-show basis. More details available here.

Snail Mail

At the artist’s request, please note this show is requiring that all fans must be fully vaccinated (at least two weeks after final dose) against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination prior to entry. Proof must be either the original vaccination card or a printed copy of the vaccination record. Children under 12 will not be admitted into this event. Please note that requirements and venue protocols, such as testing and vaccination, are subject to change, so be sure to check back closer to your event date for the latest information.

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Kennyhoopla

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Them Coulee Boys x Fireside Collective

Please note that Majestic Theatre, High Noon Saloon, Orpheum Theater, and The Sylvee are requiring all fans to provide PRINTED proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours OR full vaccination for entry to all events at the venue moving forward. In accordance with current Dane County Public Health guidelines, this performance will also require masks regardless of vaccination status. Additional policies may apply on a show-by-show basis. More details available here.

Them Coulee Boys
“from pure and genuine ballads to a leaping, countrified take on rock and roll”

Eau Claire, WI – The story is true. Soren Staff and Beau Janke—co-founders of folk/rock/Americana outfit Them Coulee Boys—met as counselors at a bible camp in northern Wisconsin in 2011. Having both grown up amidst a stretch of glacial melt-carved river valleys in the upper Midwest, otherwise known by French fur trappers as coulees, they became fast friends. Camp counselors actually coined the name “them coulee boys” as a way to refer to the constant companions, more often than not with instruments in hand. Soren’s little brother Jens joined the crew on mandolin at camp in 2012, and since, both Neil Krause on bass and Staš Hable on drums have helped to grow the band into the rollicking outfit it is today. 2021 marks the release of their fourth record, Namesake, a ten-song collection that spans from pure and genuine ballads to a leaping, countrified take on rock and roll. Singles from the recording have premiered via The Bluegrass Situation, Ditty TV, and Live for Live. Twangville readers dubbed the record “Best New Release”.

Namesake was recorded at The Hive in the band’s hometown of Eau Claire, WI. The album was produced by Grammy-winner Brian Joseph who has worked with the likes of Paul Simon, Sufjan Stevens, Ani Difranco, and The Indigo Girls, and earned his Grammy producing and engineering Bon Iver’s Bon Iver. Taking inspiration from the intimate nature of The Hive after a long period of quarantine, Namesake feels familial—like old friends with no need for small talk. There are moments of power and punch, balanced with intimacy only felt between the ones we love. Namesake finds Them Coulee Boys following a new trajectory, combining their signature take on folk-grass and Americana with comfort on electric instruments and playing rock and roll. The
record lives and breathes. It’s both intimate and bombastic. It’s the sweet aunt who makes delicious pies and the wiley uncle who’s not afraid to hit a bit of the hooch. At the bottom is the acceptance that comes with family and old friends; none of us are perfect, but there’s enough love out there to make up for it. For all things Them Coulee Boys, please visit themcouleeboys.com.

Fireside Collective

Quickly blazing a name for themselves with their progressive approach to American folk music, Fireside Collective delights listeners with memorable melodies and contemporary songwriting. Formed in the mountain city of Asheville North Carolina, the band plays original songs on stringed instruments, intended for a modern audience. Following the release of their debut album “Shadows and Dreams”, the band hit the road seeking to engage audiences with their energetic live show built on instrumental proficiency, colorful harmonies, and innovative musical arrangements.

Well what do you call it?

“Bluegrass, Newgrass, perhaps Progressive folk…” These are some descriptions mandolinist and songwriter Jesse Iaquinto chooses to identify with. “Depending on where you come from and your experience with folk music, you may think we’re very traditional, or on the other hand, consider us a progressive act. We appreciate both ends of the spectrum and may lie on a different end on any given night.” While roots music lies at the core of the Collective’s songs, a willingness to explore the boundaries and present relevant new material remains fundamental.

The band burst onto the scene in early 2014 following the release of “Shadows and Dreams.” The album weaves bluegrass, funk, rock, and blues influences into a refreshing representation of modern folk music. From the opening track “Poor Soul” with it’s energetic bluegrass overtones to the closer “Shine the Way Home”, the album takes listeners on a journey through simple love songs to complex themes such as metaphysics and coexistence. The album, recorded in Asheville at Sound Temple Studios, features guest musicians from Asheville’s rich acoustic music scene alongside members of the Fireside Collective.

 

The Floozies – Night 1

Please note that Majestic Theatre, High Noon Saloon, Orpheum Theater, and The Sylvee are requiring all fans to provide PRINTED proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours OR full vaccination for entry to all events at the venue moving forward. Additional policies may apply on a show-by-show basis. More details available here.

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