Fri, 4/5 | Free! 7:30 PM – 10 PM @ Central Library, Madison Public Library 201 E Mifflin St, Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Presented by The Madison Music Collective and The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium, the inDIGenous Jazz series continues with a return performance from the Lovely Socialite.
Lovely Socialite is a Madison/Milwaukee-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. The group will perform original jazz/rock fusion compositions composed by its members since our inception in 2010. Musicians with Lovely Socialite: Ben Willis-Double Bass, Electronics; Pat Reinholz-Electric Cello, Electonics; Brian Grimm-Pipa (琵琶), Gaohu (高胡), Cello, Electronics; Corey Murphy-Trombone, Electronics; Abe Sorber-Vibraphone, Drums; Mike Koszewski-Drums, Percussion
All InDIGenous shows are free and start at 7:30pm on the 3rd floor of the Madison Central Library 201 W. Mifflin St
We would like to thank our series sponsors who help us make these concerts possible:
Madison Public Library, John and Carolyn Peterson Charitable Foundation, Dane Arts (with additional funds from the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation), Wisconsin Arts Board, WORT-FM, Wisconsin Public Radio, Bear Sound, Janus Galleries, and Presenting Organizations: Madison Music Collective and The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium
Lovely Socialite 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 bands 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 Socialites 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.
This summer Lovely Socialite released their new Rock EP “DoubleShark”, come hear it live at The Shitty Barn!
There he was, this musically lucked child of a once-priest and a near-nun, 12 years old and piled high with a Radio Shack combo stereo, stacks of records, and pockets full of dubbed tapes. It was 1984 and Martin Dosh was orchestrating the soundtracks to his junior high school dances, playing only the choice cuts for the budding romantics and perspiring wallflowers: Run DMC, Prince, Devo, the Cars, New Order… At age 3, Marty had started harassing his folks to bone up for piano lessons (after three years of persistence, they gave in); that he’d developed considerable musical taste before hitting puberty should come as no real surprise.
Call him a one-man band, a virtuoso, a gifted collaborator or a family man, Martin, Marty, Dosh or Dad, our subject has gotten to now by what seems an uncanny path (perhaps call it fate). When they met, Dosh’s father was a Catholic priest with pile of degrees, and his mother was living in a convent in Minneapolis preparing herself for nunhood. They left the fold for marriage; subsequently the elder Dosh found himself blacklisted from local employment, and so they left Minnesota as well. Martin was born in the greater Los Angeles area, but at age 2, his health problems and the city’s endless sprawl delivered the family back into the musically nurturing arms of the Twin Cities.
Returning to the Midwest, Martin was enrolled in a Montessori school (and piano lessons). By comparison high school was, “academically, horseshit” so Dosh seized his destiny at 16 and moved east to study jazz and drums at Simon’s Rock College of Bard in Massachusetts. What followed was a flurry of summer jobs, road trips to see the Grateful Dead, van living around various college outposts in Mass and NY, Zappa-esque noodling in his band Como Zoo, further schooling, the requisite amount of pot, and a little too much partying. But Dosh wanted more for his music and less for his student debt, so he swallowed his pride and returned (at 25) to his parents’ in Minneapolis.
He figured the move would be temporary — he’d save up money and practice drums until he became a self-sustaining virtuoso –but Dosh was going to shows every night and meeting more and more people in the local music-rich scene (a collision of avant jazz, freewheeling rock and progressive hip-hop), quickly realizing that what he needed had been there all along. And throughout his dedicated solo drum-and-keyboard sessions in mom and dad’s basement, he’d record, record, record, accumulating a massive library of sound. Soon he’d be a touring member of Andrew Broder’s Fog, and full-time player in their instrumental counterpart Lateduster.
In 2003 Anticon proudly released Dosh’s virtuoso debut, Dosh, a loop-building collage of shimmering Rhodes, atypical drumming grounded in groove, field recordings and spontaneous performance (much of the album was pieced together using the 100-plus hours of tape he’d recorded at his parents’). By then he’d developed his untouchable live one-man show (swiveling on his drum stool between a kit, his modified Rhodes piano, a few pots and pans, and a simple looping pedal with a 12-second recording limit), and took to the road. Back in Minneapolis, the city he’d finally recognized as home, Dosh had been teaching drum lessons to children and falling in love on the side. He formed a family with his wife Erin (who he’d wooed by handing her a copy a song called “I Think I’m Getting Married”) and her 6-year-old son Tadhg. Soon he’d be composing a track titled “Building a Strange Child,” and so they would. Dosh’s second full-length, Pure Trash was inspired by his life’s most pleasant turns, and though the album was instrumental (minus cameos by Erin, Tadhg, the newborn Naoise, and his students), it emoted all the warmth and anticipation, fear and relief that comes with building a family.
Dosh’s third album, The Lost Take, showcases the man’s unique approach to sound with an expanded musicality and growing guest-list including Andrew Bird and members of Tapes ‘N Tapes.
His Fourth record, Wolves And Wishes, adds to the ever-impressing oeuvre with the explorative wonderment of a debut album. To date Dosh has recorded with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billie, Fog, Jel, Odd Nosdam, Neotropic, Andrew Bird, Redstart, Vicious Vicious, Poor Line Condition, Lateduster, Why?, the Interferents, members of Tapes ‘N Tapes, and just about any Twin Cities band with a collective ear for good taste and experimentation. He has shared the stage with Andrew Bird, Wilco, WHY?, Damo Suzuki, Gary Wilson, Golden Smog, Sole, My Morning Jacket, Tapes ‘n Tapes, cLOUDDEAD, Sage Francis, Devendra Banhart, Kid Dakota, Alias, Themselves, Peanut Butter Wolf, P.O.S., Happy Apple, Joseph Arthur, Pizza Boys, the Bad Plus, The Jayhawks, Atmosphere, DJ Vadim and many more.
“Fire Walk With Me” (single) is the first release off of Lovely Socialite‘s new rock EP “DoubleShark” – which drops 7/15/2017 @ Art In, Madison, WI (show details). Lovely Socialite will share a double album release show with Madison’s up & coming jazz combo Left Field Quartet, plus openers And Illusions (Emili Earhart + Michael Groome’s psych-noise duo).
*Downloads of the single will be available upon the release of the album!*
Stream “Fire Walk With Me” via GrimmusiK Records on Bandcamp or Soundcloud
Madison/Milwaukee based Psychedelic Jazz band Lovely Socialite celebrates the new 2017 season of Twin Peaks with an original arrangement of Laura Palmer’s Theme. Since 2015, Lovely Socialite has been performing Angelo Badalamenti’s iconic soundtrack live, transforming into their Twin Peaks alter-ego band “Leo Johnson & The New Shoes”.
“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.
Tone Madison was gracious enough to debut our new single, Humus, last week! This 5/8 tune written by our cellist Pat Reinholz features driving rhythmic elements in combination with singing melodies. The track opens with a distorted double bass solo by Ben Willis, and features some hardcore shredding on Gaohu (two string Cantonese bowed fiddle) by BC Grimm. Listen to this sneak peak of the album – it sounds great, thanks to our incredible studio engineer Landon Arkens!
On Friday, 10/09 from 4-5pm Live on WSUM 91.7fm ~ Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps “Phones It In” for an interview with radio host Emili Earhart! She’ll dig into the contents of the new album and try to pry out the inside scoop whilst premiering some of her favorite tracks off of the new album! Tune in on-air or online!
The CDs are here and they are a pleasure to the eyes. A big Thanks goes out to our artist/designer Josh Newland – he really knocked this one out of the park. Another special thank you to Sooper Dooper, we’re so spoiled to have a great print house/duplicator service right in our back yard. Keep your eyes out in the coming months for a special ‘letter press’ Mrs. Phipps poster. **We’re currently printing off limited run mirror board edition CDs, only available at live shows!
Album Art by Joshua Newland. Check out the limited edition mirror board run on the bottom!
The T-shirts are here, the posters are in, it’s all coming together folks! As the band gathers this weekend, we’ll be organizing all of the prizes to be shipped out to our Indie-GoGo supporters. We really couldn’t have produced this album without your help, thank you so much! Your rewards will be heading out next week!
We have a wonderful announcement: our friend and collaborator Dale Kaminski will be joining the show on Saturday! He’ll be performing live visual projections as PAKAPAKA Lightshow during the Lovely Socialite set! PAKAPAKA Lightshow always delights and adds an extra layer of narrative to some already programmatic music. We are very excited and hope you will join us!
Join Us At The “Toxic Consonance” CD Release Shows!
Sat, 7/18 | Strollin Park Street (Mad) Jazz Festival
Produced by the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium, the season’s second Strollin’ event offers a family-friendly 5 ½ hours of continuous and stylistically-diverse live jazz in the afternoon in and around the Villager Mall at the south end of South Park Street, followed by an “after-party” at north end of the Street, at The Mason Lounge. As always with Strollin’, there’s no cover charge. Here’s the line-up.
One City Early Learning Stage at the Villager Mall (South East Corner of the parking lot, across from McDonald’s): Noon-2:30pm
Madison Music Foundry Student Jazz Ensemble: Noon-12:30pm
Fountain of Life’s Rivers of Madison: 12:45-1:45pm
Black Star Drum Line: 2pm-2:30pm
The Urban League Community Room: 2pm-3:30pm
Rick Flowers Quartet
Madison Police Station- South District (outdoor stage, or the community room if weather is bad): 3:15pm-5:30pm
Mad City Funk 3:15-4:15pm
Golpe Tierra 4:30pm-5:30pm
The Mason Lounge: 7-9:30pm
bpmTrio: 7-8pm Five Points Jazz Collective: 8:30pm-9:30pm
Strollin’ South Park Street is made possible by a grant to the Jazz Consortium from the John and Carolyn Peterson Charitable Foundation, by sponsorships from Prime Urban Properties, One City Early Learning Centers, the South Metropolitan Business Association, Sergenian’s Floor Coverings, Uncle Joe’s Shoes and Sportswear, with additional support from media sponsors WORT-FM and Isthmus and from the Urban League of Greater Madison and Lane’s Bakery.
We’ve finished our second album, “Toxic Consonance”! It was such a pleasure to work with master architectioneer Landon Arkens once again at Blast House Studios during the recording & mixing of this album. Now in post-production, we are designing the cd-packaging, commissioning album art, mastering the cd, etc… this is where we need your help! By pre-ordering our new album, now through 8/1, you will help us to cover these costs!
**”Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps” has officially shortened her name to, Lovely Socialite.
We’re delighted to share this surprise show on Friday with our friends Ben Ferris – bass, Paul Dietrich – trumpet, & Miguel McQuade – drums. In case y’all haven’t figured it out, Lovely Socialite is pulling together her second album, “Toxic Consonance”. Now that the record is finished, we’re designing the packaging & getting a Kickstarter rolling for which to pre-order the album. Keep your eyes & ears out for Toxic Consonance‘s release!! In the mean time, please enjoy our first video-single, “Black Yukon Sucker Punch”: