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Get to the Gig: G. Love & Special Sauce

In January of 1993, drummer Jeffrey Clemons discovered one Garrett Dutton – later known as G. Love – playing guitar in a Boston pub. The two teamed up, were soon joined by bassist Jimi Prescott, and within a year had produced their self-titled debut album under the moniker G. Love & Special Sauce. That album’s […]

Fest Focus: FRZN Fest 2018

For as long as we can remember, January in the Midwest has been an absolute drag. It’s freezing cold, holiday traffic has turned the once-white snow to a drab, sloppy grey, are are no more holidays to look forward to, and there’s really no telling when the temperate weather will return. Things seem bleak. That’s […]

Get to the Gig: BoDeans

In the early 1980s, high school friends Sammy Llanas and Kurt Neumann formed a band in Waukesha, Wisconsin, called Da BoDeans. Neither had much experience with singing, but they decided to give the music thing a shot and began to play shows in the area, rehearsing in a friend’s garage. By 1985 they had added a […]

Get to the Gig: The Last Revel

Get ready folks, The Last Revel will be returning to Madison on Thursday, December 14th, and they’ll be ready to bring the house down. Hailing from Mankato, Minnesota, and now based in Minneapolis, the band is comprised of Lee Henke and Ryan Acker – both on banjo and guitar – and Vincenzio Donatelle with the […]

Get to the Gig: Whitney

One of my favorite Chicago artists is set to be back in Madison for a third time — Whitney. They’ll perform at Majestic on Wednesday, November 29, less than a year since their last appearance here, and it’s going to be pretty hard to top their first two performances, headlining their first time at the […]

Noname – Get To The Gig

Hailing from Chicago, the hometown of legends like Common, Kanye West, and Vic Mensa, rapper Noname has proven her spot among the stars through soft-spoken yet empowering lyrics and flowing, soulful melodies. Noname, born Fatimah Warner in Chicago’s Avalon Park neighborhood, spent her first 13 years living with her grandparents before moving in with her […]

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