Rock of the Arts

... all indie, all the time

Mesa Amplifiers available at Cascio Interstate Music
Home Local Madison’s Project Lodge seeks funds to grow Creative Class

Madison’s Project Lodge seeks funds to grow Creative Class

The Project Lodge

Arts and music incubator, The Project Lodge, has a Kickstarter fund raising campaign in progress to meet an $8,000 capital outlay goal for the non-profit DIY upstart. Known as a beacon for Madison's aspiring artists, musicians and all-around creative types, the Project Lodge has hosted a wide variety of events over the last four years in its East Johnson Street location.

We’ve seen many great indie shows in this space including Zola Jesus, Julian Lynch, Titus Andronicus and All Tiny Creatures among others. Many times bands that play the Project Lodge would've probably skipped Madison on their touring schedules if it weren’t for the existence of the venue.

A benefit show featuring local bands was held at the Majestic Theatre a week ago and a second fund raising event is taking place this Sunday at the High Noon Saloon. Check out the details below:

Headbang and "Ha Ha"
Benefit for The Project Lodge
Comedy Showcase
w/ Chris Lay & David Leon
Music by
Sinking Suns
The Faith Hills Have Eyes
Venus In Furs
Dharma Dogs
High Noon Saloon
Jan 29 (7:30pm) $6

Rock of the Arts made a $200 donation to the Kickstarter campaign because we feel the Project Lodge is an important ingredient in Madison’s vibrant DIY arts scene. Part of our bounty for donating is a copy of the forthcoming Project Lodge 2012 Music Compilation with help from Madison's Mine All Mine Records. The full compilation will be available Feb 21st at the end of the Kickstarter campaign, and it will feature 32 tracks by Madison bands clocking in at nearly 2 hours!

Physical CDs will only be available at benefit shows (Jan 21st and Jan 29th) and as a prize for donating to the Kickstarter. Here is a preview of the compilation. Keep the Project Lodge vibe alive in Madison! Please donate today!
 

Project Lodge 2012 Compilation CD Tracklist

1. Julian Lynch - Natalie Barney Scene
2. Man Mantis - Plexippus
3. All Tiny Creatures - Higgs Boston
4. Control - Feast and the Seven Days Following
5. Crane Your Swan Neck - Comeback (Tonight We Won't Die Alone)
6. The United Sons of Toil - Mimetic Contagion
7. Pioneer - Memorial Day
8. Tom Teslik - I Always Thought You Figured Why I'm Blue
9. Asumaya - Declining Market Share
10. el-tin fun - honey dipped with watermelon gum
11. Slow Loris - People You Meet
12. Chants - Halogen
13. Anna Vogelzang - Die Trying
14. Jealousy - Voodoo
15. Giant People - The Steve Irwin
16. Venus In Furs - Disco Is Dead
17. Sinking Suns - Vicious World (Live in Chicago)
18. The Weather Duo - Decadodeca
19. Pushmi-Pullyu - Little Hedgehog (electronic version)
20. Land of Vandals - Wild Fire
21. Leonard the Comet - I'm Actually Very Interested in One of Your Aquariums
22. Yoinkles Gibraltar - Sony Mao : Washington Monument
23. Fambly Fun! - The Machine
24. Diamondogs - Left Brain v. Right Brain
25. Benjamin Cameron - Besame Mucho
26. The Hussy - Plantman
27. Brain Grimmer - CornCobb Paul ('87-'11)
28. John Praw - Throw the Young One O'er
29. Jeremiah Nelson - Show To Show
30. Cribshitter - Sign My Cast (Sleeping in the Aviary)
31. Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps - Rock It, Science (alternate take)

 

Rock of the Arts

Club Crawl

Sylvan Esso
w/ Dosh
Majestic Theatre
Thu, Sept. 4 (sold-out!)
 
Trampled By Turtles
w/ Hurray for the Riff Raff
Overture Hall
Fri. Sept. 5

The Midwest Beat
(Record Release)
w/ Fire Retarded, Sugar Stems, Cowboy Winter
High Noon Saloon
Fri, Sept. 5

The Dig (NYC)
w/ Vic and Gab
Memorial Union Terrace
Sat, Sept. 6 (Free!)

w/ Lee Bains III
& The Glory Fires,
Orgone, Lizzo,
Four Fists featuring
P.O.S. & Astronautalis
Madison's CENTRAL PARK
Sun, Sept. 7 (3pm - 8pm)

Joey's Song
Benefit Concert
w/ THE KNOW-IT-ALL BOYFRIENDS
Feat: Butch Vig & Duke Erikson from Garbage, Freedy Johnston
& special guest Chaser
Majestic Theatre
Sun, Sept. 7

Tenement
w/ Your Pest Band,
Sanhose
Mickey's Tavern
Tues, Sept 9 (Free!)

Communion Showcase:
w/ Jessica Lea Mayfield
Crash, Oh, My Love!
The Frequency
Wed, Sept. 17

Black Lips
w/ The King Khan & BBQ Show, The Hussy
High Noon Saloon
Thur, Sept. 18
 
Spoon
w/ EMA
Orpheum Theater
Thur, Sept. 18

Live on King Street
w/ The Head & the Heart,
Bare Mutants,
Count This Penny
Majestic Theatre (outside)
Fri, Sept. 19 (Free!) 

Lee Fields and the Expressions
w/ Spirit Family Reunion
Majestic Theatre
Fri, Sept. 19 (Inside)

The War on Drugs
w/ Califone
Majestic Theatre
Sat, Sept. 20

Justin Townes Earle
w/ American Aquarium
Barrymore Theatre
Wed, Sept. 24 

Carolina Chocolate Drops
Stoughton Opera House
Show # 1
Thurs, Sept. 25
 
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Stoughton Opera House
Show # 2
Fri, Sept. 26

Twin Peaks
w/ NE-HI, The Liqs
& Varsity
The Frequency
Fri, Sept. 26

Panda Bear
w/ Blues Control
Majestic Theatre
Sat, Sept. 27

Tim & Eric
w/ Dr. Steve Brule
Barrymore Theatre
Sat, Sept. 27

The Wood Brothers
w/ Chris Kasper
Stoughton Opera House
Thur, Oct. 2

Shovels & Rope
w/ John Fulbright
Barrymore Theater
Sun, Oct 5

PAWS (Glasgow)
w/ Total Slacker
and Flashlights
Der Rathskeller
Fri, Oct. 10 (Free!)

Delta Spirit
w/ Sacco
Barrymore Theater
Mon, Oct. 13

Field Report
w/ TBA
The Frequency
Wed, Oct. 15

Meat Puppets
& Cass McCombs
High Noon Saloon
Wed, Oct. 22

Dum Dum Girls
w/ Ex Cops
High Noon Saloon
Thur, Oct. 23

POND
High Noon Saloon
Fri. Oct 24

Connect with us

 twitterFacebookYouTubeInstagrampinterest

Sound Board

     Launch Indie Music Player Pop-Up

Music News Round-up