We were digging through our digital video vault and came across The Lone Bellow at the Stoughton Opera House in December of 2014. This particular show was just before their album “Then Came the Morning” produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner was released. The band returns to Madison this week.
Mackenzie Scott of Torres
FRZN Fest, the annual Madison nod to all things frigid, commenced on opening night with a bang. The four band line-up headlined by Torres was one of the stronger nights of the three-day festival.
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.
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.
SHOPPING, a London-based trio, hit U.S. shores for a six week tour starting with a high profile showcase at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York before a trek through independent clubs across the country including a stop at the Frequency in Madison. Tonight SHOPPING is opening for Shannon and the Clams.