1/23 – CONTROL & Stray Passage @ Mickey’s | 1/24 – Rolling Stones Tribute @ High Noon

Fri, 1/23  |  10pm, Free @ Mickey’s Tavern

CONTROL

Brennan Connors & Stray Passage

A personal treat: one of my favorite Madison bands, CONTROL, set at one of my favorite Madison venues, Mickey’s Tavern.  It is here that we convene this Friday night, Jan the 23rd, to melt-face.  Two power trios, one of the rock &/or roll variety & one of the free-jazz persuasion.  Come on down, bang your head, rock with us.


Sat, 1/24  |  8pm, $10 @ High Noon Saloon

EXILE ON WILLY STREET 

A Rolling Stones Tribute

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~ via High Noon Saloon:   “”EXILE ON WILLY STREET” brings together some of Madison’s finest to celebrate The Rolling Stones classic “Exile on Main Street” double album.

featuring…
Ben Wolf
Anna Vogelzang (As herself)
Evan Murdoch and Aaron Jossart (Imperfect Strangers)
Whitney Mann and Kyle Jacobson (Whitney Mann Band)
Dietrich Gosser (The one and only) w/ BC Grimm & Luke Bassuener
Meghan Rose (Little Red Wolf, I Saw The Creature, etc)
Post Social (Real Rock, Y’all)
Greg Dierks , Troy Ostrowski, Ted Weigl, Mark Goad (Pine Barrens)
Eric Levy (F!ck Knights from Twin Cities)
Corey Hart (Corey Hart!)
Nick Brown (Mr. Slowboat, Brown Derby)
Andy Moore (Mr. Showboat, Winn Dixie)
Maggie Moore (songstress extraordinaire)
Nate Treddinick (Something to Do, 1000 Other Bands)
Annelies Howell (German Art Students)
Brian Knapp (Ghost Town Council)
Chris Eby (Kentucky’s Finest)
Matt Earley (Winn Dixie, The Delicate Delegate)
Siv Earley (Post Social)
Jim Earley (Fanged Robot from Lexington, KY)

The Low Czars will open the show.

Tickets on sale now! ► http://bit.ly/ExileOnWillySt


12/13 | WINTERSONG @ Barrymore Theatre

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 Sat, 12/13  |  8pm  $15  @ The Barrymore Theatre

WINTERSONG

featuring performances by

Anna Vogelzang | Count This Penny | Corey Hart Music | Paul Otteson & Faux Fawn | Whitney Mann | Crane Your Swan Neck | Dietrich Gosser with BCG on cello |

– via Barrymore Theatre: For the past two winter seasons, local folk musicians, headed by Anna Vogelzang, have banded together to present Wintersong, an all-ages holiday show to benefit Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. In 2013 alone—thanks to a sold-out crowd at the Majestic Theater—over $2,500 was raised, providing 7,545 meals for families and individuals who struggle with hunger. Since 2012, Wintersong has raised 10,200 meals to help end hunger in southwestern Wisconsin.

The public is invited to join musicians Anna Vogelzang, Count This Penny, Corey Hart, Paul Otteson & Faux Fawn, Whitney Mann, Crane Your Swan Neck, and Dietrich Gosser as the band of merrymakers cover holiday tunes, perform seasonal group numbers, and raise donations for Second Harvest Foodbank in this fun-filled event’s third year.

The concert, presented by Majestic Live & the Barrymore Theatre, will take place at the Barrymore Saturday December 13, 2014 at 8PM. This event is generously supported by the Isthmus, Wisconsin Public Radio, Furthermore Beer and WORT.

Guests will also hear from Dan Stein, Second Harvest’s President/CEO. A raffle with prizes from many localbusinesses, including the grand prize of a $300 dinner at L’Etoile Restaurant, will be held during the evening as well.


10/5 Shows |7:30pm Dietrich Gosser @Stoughton Opera House |9:00pm BCG, Gaskell, Plowman, Mueller @Dragonfly Lounge

Stoughton Opera HouseSaturday, 10/5

7:30pm @ Stoughton Opera House

Dietrich Gosser

Paul Otteson & Faux Fawn

Tix $6obv//$12resv

BC Grimm will join up with Madison favorite, singer/songwriter Dietrich Gosser at the Soughton Opera House, 7:30pm on October 5th.  The band will perform a set of new tunes off of Dietrich’s freshly released album Oh to Begin!  [check out this recent preview-feature on Gosser by American Songwriter]

Oh yeah, did we mention the album features Ben Willis on double bass!?

The crystal quality in Gosser’s voice shines a focused light on the warm river of ensemble tone.  Listen here ᗄ

While you’re at it, preview this new kindred release by Paul Otteson & Faux Fawn  ᗐ

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Saturday, 10/5

9:00pm, $5 @ Dragonfly Lounge

Liv Mueller (Mke)

Chris Plowman (Mad)

Sean Gaskell (Seatle)

BC Grimm (Mad)

A night of solo, acoustic performers descends upon the Dragonfly Lounge – Liv Mueller, Milwaukee songstress, will grace us with acoustic guitar & vocals, as will Madison resident Chris Plowman.  BCG will perform a solo set on 7 string Guqin & 21 string Guzheng Chinese zithers.  Promising to pair nicely with touring musician Sean Gaskell‘s set on 21 string Kora, a West African harp.  Kora music is traditionally beholden to a dazzling display of dexterity.  With swirling sequences of vorticose triplets by flam-ing fingers – Gaskell nails the core of this joyous sound.

Two 21-string harps from two different continents in one night – excited yet?

Sean Gaskell

Sean Gaskell on 21 string Kora West African Harp

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2/23 Brothers Grimm live @ Do You Hear Me Now?

| FBook Event | Spires That in the Sunset Rise | Dietrich Gosser | GrimmusiK |

2/23  8:30pm @ Shockrasonica

1218 E. Mifflin St

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DO YOU HEAR ME NOW?

K. Baird + M. Sanborn

Dietrich Gosser

Brothers Grimm

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Kathleen (pictured left) of Spires That In The Sunset Rise will dive through her folk inspirations this Saturday ~ reinventing a personal cannon with the help of Matthew Sanborn on Guitar

| Ka Baird writes | 

Famed ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax romanticized folk music into an organic process as natural as nature itself and as widespread as the nation and its landscape. 

Lomax writes:
“This art lives upon the lips of the multitude and is transmitted by the grapevine, surviving sometimes for centuries because it reflects so well the deepest emotional convictions of the common man. This is a truly democratic art, painting a portrait of the people, unmatched for honesty and validity in any other record….Folk song, like any serious art, deals with realities-with poor boys a long way from home, with workers killed on the job, with bloody- handed murderers, with children dancing and fighting in the back yards, and with the dreams of all of these folk. There are deep shadows on this landscape, the shadows of poverty and graceless toil. There are bitter hard lines in these faces, lines of violence and cruelty…”. 

Meanwhile, musician John Cage believed art’s sole purpose was to sober and quiet the mind so that it is in accord with what happens. He said he didn’t understand how people could be terrified of new ideas as he was terrified of the old ones.

John Cage: 
“I don’t want sound to be psychological. I don’t want a sound to pretend that it’s a bucket, or that it’s a president, or that it’s in love with another sound. I just want it to be a sound. Emmanuel Kant said there are two things that don’t have to mean anything, one is music and the other is laughter.”

I posit these two men Alan Lomax and John Cage for you as I invite you to this upcoming event at Shockrasonica where we can all quietly ponder
a) if FOLK music grew too fond of itself and b) what the hell FOLK music is

So…..

To celebrate Alan Lomax’s January 31 birthday, in honor of the venerable Odetta, and in memory of the great Bert Jansch, I (Kathleen from Spires) am hosting an evening of REVERIE at the Shockrasonica, Madison, WI on Saturday February 23 that features a set of folk classics that have reliably shaped, reshaped, chiseled, reschiseled, distorted and redistorted my reality over the past couple decades. I will be taking the bull by the horns and singing alongside guitarist Matthew Sanborn a slew of numbers by such masters as Odetta, Nina Simone, Donovan, Bert Jansch, Nico, Sibylle Baier, Nick Drake and others. Matthew Sanborn and I will be joined by local talents~~ the hearty Dietrich Goesser and the cryptic Brothers Grimm to round out the evening!

Please come one and all!

Dietrich Gosser performing at MadCity Music Exchange