Review: Metric with Joywave

MetricEmily Haines of Metric

As luck would have it, I couldn’t find anywhere to park downtown. It took a while to get my photo pass at the venue, so I missed a good portion of Joywave who were opening for Metric.

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Mitski, Palehound and PWR BTTM invade Madison

Mitski at The Frequency

Mitski Miyawski brought her caravan of guitar-centric friends to Madison for an exceptionally strong bill that included Palehound and fellow New Yorkers PWR BTTM. Casting a spell over the audience with a commanding stage presence, Mitski stands confidently playing a bright pink Dean bass as her deeply personal lyrics pierce the humid club air. It’s like Mitski could burn a hole in the floor with her gaze. Focused and determined she engages the crowd.

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Brooklyn experimental soloist Jonah Parzen-Johnson on Madison, gentrification and art collectives

Jonah Parzen-Johnson

Jonah Parzen-Johnson, the experimental instrumentalist who favors baritone sax and analog synthesizer, is visiting Madison for a second time this year. Johnson is touring behind a paperback Travelogue “Three Reasons To Live Here” that chronicles his road travels this past summer through the U.S. and Canada in support of his album Remember When Things Were Better Tomorrow. We caught up with him, via phone, somewhere in the vicinity of Cleveland, Ohio.

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