Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Spin The Black Circle: Doomtree, Lucero, Banner Pilot, Get Rad in Madison

Coming up in the next month or so there are some pretty rad musical acts coming to Madison.

First on 3/3/12 invading The Frequency are Minneapolis pop punk (focus on the punk) band Banner Pilot.
B.P. is on Fat Wreck Chords and boasts members from Off With Their Heads they have slightly more of a Hot Water Music sound as opposed to OWTH who are akin to Kid Dynamite. They are supporting "Heart Beats Pacific" which is a killer release. I've gotten to catch them up in MPLS at the Triple Rock and they are a blast live.

Then on 3/9/12 playing at The Sett on the UW campus are another Minneapolis must see, hip-hop collective Doomtree. They just dropped "No Kings" last November and it has been on steady rotation ever since. P.O.S., Dessa, Mike Mictlan, Sims, Cecil Otter have been a constant on the MPLS hip-hop scene which is bubbling something fierce with tons of talent. Each have albums of their own that are phenomenal gems, each with very different vibes but still keep a common thread that makes it extra special when they come together. Each compliment's each others style to create some very dynamic songs and its a damn shame that they haven't crossed over to some more mainstream love. Lazerbeak and Paper Tiger keep the beats popping for the group. Last year they ended their U.S. tour at the High Noon Saloon and if you caught that show, you know this might be top ten shows this year.

Here's a crazy fucking show on 3/24/12 at the Dragonfly Lounge (which I have yet to experience) is Posi-core heroes Get Rad straight outta beer city: Milwaukee. On the 18th they've also got a show in Milwaukee with In Defence.
Get Rad shows are just plain ape shit crazy and awesome. Hardcore lovers need to add "Say Fuck No To Rules" to their collection post haste. Get Rad ranks swell with members from other Wisconsin heavy acts such as Since By Man, KungFu Rick Textbook Traitors, Seven Days of Samsara and Party By The Slice.
You brain will rattle for days after and thats a good thing. Opening is The Enabler.

Next Month on 4/5/12 we got Lucero making a Madison stop at The Majestic and the opener William Elliot Whitmore. Its hard to pin down Lucero's sound, firmly rooted in punk philosophy they toss in a healthy dose of country twang. Its a raucous mix that could convert fans of either genre. I got to catch them in the summer of 2010 at the High Noon Saloon and it was an experience I won't ever forget, it was electric. Lucero is releasing "Women & Work" on March 13th which I for one cannot wait to get my hands on.

Just these four shows alone make this early spring a great start for music this year

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