Eighteen-year-old Madison hip-hop artist Trapo may not have many places to play in town for exposure, but that doesn't stop the national music media from taking notice.
My second foray into the Eaux Claires experience begins. Once a year I ride on a school bus to satisfy my cravings for a Wisconsin-based independent music festival.
Relax, this isn't some kind of clickbait. The die-hard Madison music aficionados, the ones who thrive on live emerging independent bands, know what we're talking about.
London, New York, Los Angeles and Madison? Yes, Madison was chosen to host Pitchfork Radio's week-long broadcast originating from the High Noon Saloon. The live stream was billed as a flashback to the days of free-form radio shining a spotlight on the local music scene. It wasn't quite clear how Pitchfork did their music research but there was no doubt who was footing the bill for the free Twin Peaks show on Monday night.
Madcamp! is here! Rock of the Arts scours Bandcamp for the best local and regional artists. We don’t care how many Facebook fans or Twitter followers you have. The number of awards on your trophy shelf? It doesn't mean a thing to us. It all comes down to the music.