For those of you who follow along with GrimmusiK (or have looked at the shows page on this website) you’ll notice that I play bass every Tuesday night from 9p-12 at The Mason Lounge with the Five Points Jazz Collective. The Mason Lounge is one of my favorite bars in Madison, WI. Brian, the owner, serves 15-or-so carefully selected craft beers on tap which thoroughly range the palette. Every Tuesday, I eagerly await a rundown on the new kegs that have been tapped.
This week, we’re happy to have a special trio night with Brennan Connors & Stray Passage! “Brennan Connors & Stray Passage is bringing it’s unique blend of free jazz, improvised music, and original compositions to the Mason. Come join us for a night of dynamic music running the gamut from fiery high energy sounds to focused minimalism. Brennan Connors on saxophones; Brian Grimm on cello and bass; Geoff Brady on drums and percussion.”
We’ll be spending the hour with DJ host Emili Earhart, who has graciously invited us to WSUM studios for a live-set + interview! You can tune in on your radio by dialing in to 91.7fm (in the Madison area) or remotely from WSUM’s home page!
We’ve got some shows coming up in June. Well be performing at Mickey’s Tavern on Friday 6/19 with Peterson/Packard/Lundberg, a trio featuring Tar Pet, Rob Lundberg, and Chicago based drummer Ryan Packard.
Rob Lundberg’s NYC based band JOBS has a killer album coming out next week on New Amsterdam Records. Order your copy in advance!!
Make Music Madison is an annual one-day citywide, free, outdoor day of music to be held on the Summer Solstice, June 21. The goal is to generate a continuous wall of music as people walk around participating spaces. “Music” is whatever live sound an individual or group wishes to produce, and whatever the hosting space accepts. The day will be inclusionary in terms of genres, ethnicities, styles of music, skill levels of musicians, and in the use of public and private spaces throughout our community. There now are over 700 communities around the world celebrating the Summer Solstice by filling their city with music.
What is Make Music Madison?
Make Music Madison is: Performed by Anyone, Enjoyed by Everyone
A way for all Madisonians to celebrate the summer solstice, enjoying the longest day of the year, while sampling a buffet of musical merriment.
A DIY city-wide celebration when almost any way to make music can and will happen.
Make Music Madison is open to music makers of all ages, skill levels, and musical persuasions.
When and where will Make Music Madison take place?
Make Music Madison will take place on the summer solstice, Sunday, June 21, 2015.
Some performances may start early or go late, or take advantage of natural commuter times, but public spaces throughout Madison — sidewalks, parks, and more — become impromptu musical stages, dance floors, and social meeting points. Last year we saw oodles of amateur musicians and every ilk of professional musician to pop up all over Madison to perform for new audiences and neighbors alike, and the 2015 listings are amazing.