Fri, 7/8 | @ Ritual Barbers (Madison, WI)
117 S Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703
7:30p door / 8:30p music / $5-10 suggested donation / BYOB
TERRENCE MCMANUS (NYC) – electric guitar + electronics
BC GRIMM (Mad) – pipa, guqin, frankencello + electronics
A native of Brooklyn, New York, guitarist/composer/sound artist Terrence McManus has been called “… one of New York’s latest guitar heroes …” (All About Jazz), and that he has “… hit on an entirely new language.” (Gambit), and “… possesses the goods to impart a significant impact …” (jazzreview.com). Time Out New York calls him a “Texture-minded guitar abstractionist …” and the NY Times times has described him as a “guitarist drawn to abstract texture”.
He has performed or recorded with many of the major innovators in contemporary music, including John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Tim Berne, Gerry Hemingway, Mark Dresser, Don Byron, Ellery Eskelin, Herb Robertson, Mark Helias, John Hollenbeck, Ben Monder, Russ Lossing, Randy Peterson, Mat Maneri, Tom Rainey, Michael Sarin, and Marty Ehrlich. He has performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall, the New York Guitar Festival, Jazz Festival Willisau (Switzerland), Jazzfestival Saalfelden (Austria), the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park, and the inaugural month at John Zorn’s The Stone. Terrence was featured in the book State of the Axe: Guitar Masters in Photographs and Words, by legendary photographer Ralph Gibson.
“Toxic Consonance” by Lovely Socialite
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“An omnivorous mutant of a band.” – Isthmus, Daily Page
“ …this band is deeply odd in its bones,” – Tone Madison
“Fans of Modern Jazz, Contemporary Classical Music, Rock & Hip-Hop will become captivated by the amazing sound of Lovely Socialite.” – High Noon Saloon
Lovely Socialite [ website | facebook ], formerly Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps, is a Madison-based six-piece that combines the aesthetics of modern jazz with contemporary classical, driving rock, and hip hop. Lauded for their bold and intricate compositions, the group often draws comparisons to Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. The band’s original music combines strict notation with moments of improvisation and maintains a healthy balance of dark and heavy rock grooves with quirky jazz obscurities.
While Lovely Socialite’s unusual mix of strings, traditional Chinese instruments, brass, and a jazz rhythm section suggest that the group might be a contemporary music ensemble, it is their use of stomp boxes, vocal processors, and other electronics that makes the group a suitable fit for any rock, hip-hop, or jazz bill. In fact, Lovely Socialite has been privileged to share the stage with such artists as Dessa, of Minneapolis hip-hop collective Doomtree, as well as performing live on the UW Madison Terrace with Brian Ritchie of the Violent Femmes.
In October of 2015, Lovely Socialite released their second full length album. Nearly two years in the making, “Toxic Consonance” was recorded at Blast House Studios in Madison with Landon Arkens. “Toxic Consonance” represents an edgier and more mature version of the band than their previous endeavor, “Registers Her Delight” (2012), and features extensive production efforts mixing found sounds, vocal samples, and electronic effects into their live-style recording.
Upcoming “Toxic Consonance” Tour
6/26 – The Frequency, Madison, WI
9p $8-11 | w/ We Are The Willows & Mr. Jackson
6/27 – Elastic Arts, Chicago, IL
9p $10 | Anagram Series w/ Gerrit Hatcher Trio
6/28 – The Spot Tavern, Lafayette, IN
6/29 – Space Bar, Columbus, OH
9p $5 w/ Us, Today & Radar Hill
6/30 – MOTR Pub, Cincinnati, OH
10p Free w/ Us, Today
7/1 – Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor, MI
8p $10 general admission
7/2 – Trinosophes, Detroit, MI
8p $10 w/ Salim Washington
Sound Out Loud (SOL)
New Music Ensemble
Sound Out Loud is a new music performing ensemble currently based out of Madison, WI. The group specializes in contemporary music from the early 20th century to the present, as well as commissioning new works to be written for them. Having drawn inspiration from numerous performance ensembles (such as Eighth Blackbird, Silk Road, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and more), the group seeks to expand the realm of possibilities within the chamber music ensemble performance repertoire through the implementation of experimental techniques, the incorporation of a variety of instruments and musical styles from the Middle East and Asia, and the use of live electronics and other media applications.
Fri, 4/22 | 3-5pm Sound Out Loud was awarded a $500 grant during this year’s finals for UW-Madison’s New Arts Venture Challenge! [Madison, WI]
Thr, 4/28 | 9-10pm Free @ UW Humanities: 455 N Park St, Choral Room: 1351 [Mad, WI]
Yunkyung Hong Composition Recital
Fri, 4/29 | 12:30-1:30pm Free @ UW Humanities Courtyard [Mad, WI]
“Music For 18 Musicians” by Steve Reich
Sat, 4/30 | 8pm Free @ UW Humanities, Mills Hall [Mad, WI]
Debut Concert Program featuring works by
Rzewski, Cerrone, Perich, Hong, & Jolivet
Fri, 5/13 | 7:30pm Free @ Steinway & Sons Madison: 6629 Mineral Point Rd [Mad, WI]
Full Concert Program
Click on our Bios and Meet the Ensemble!