MadCity Sessions evolves from Overture After Work, our popular series of free concerts. In partnership with 105.5 Triple M, Overture Center amplifies local artists through our stunning concert lobby and over the airwaves, giving the artists a wider audience and helping music lovers discover local gems of talent. MadCity Sessions are always free with food and drink available for purchase. Additional support provided by Arts Access Fund, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation, and contributions to Overture Center for the Arts. Learn how you can help make arts experiences real for hundreds of thousands of people in the greater Madison area at overturecenter.com/contribute.
“Kyle Henderson’s Blue-Eyed Soul is a group of highly skilled musicians who really know how to personalize and perform popular rock, soul, and pop music while interacting with the crowd and getting people out dancing. A band that is not to be missed.” ~Elizabeth Engen-Brink, The Brink Lounge.
In Their Words: "'Cuna de Vida' is a song I wrote about the power of human sexuality. The character speaking is a bit abusive and 'machista' while on the other hand is a bit of a heartbroken man watching his relationship end. I've been doing radio interviews in Panama promoting this song and the DJs have been tripping out of over the lyrics. Some nights it's uncomfortable to sing ... but I love it." -- Singer Enrique Javier Chi
In Their Words: "'Madoline' is us consciously trying to do something upbeat, and having fun with that. The verses are about Halloweens in Madison, Wisc. and the chorus is inspired by Del Shannon and Frankie Valli, except with Brian May-style layered guitars. And I can't front like Robert Pollard [of Guided by Voices] hasn't been a huge inspiration to me. The initial guitar part on 'Madoline' is me trying to rip off 'Wings of Thorn' [from that band's 2000 album 'Universal Truths and Cycles.']" -- Singer Brian Weigert
In Their Words: "'Fake Heat' is more or less about loneliness, and how easy it is to let it really get hold of you and take you places you didn't mean to go with people you didn't mean to go with, and then there you are, and what comes next?" -- Singer Justin Kinkel-Schuster
Bono and U2 have always had a strong political bent and their latest musical project can be found on the soundtrack to the film " Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." We remember Nelson Mandela with U2's song, "Ordinary Love."
The soundtrack to...
A masterful look at photography. Some of these sets took MONTHS to build, for a single shot. A good lesson on patience, and an end result being worth the wait.
Former President George W. Bush has accepted President Obama's invitation to ride aboard Air Force One to Nelson Mandela's memorial service on Tuesday.
That got me to thinking. Will the two do any talking during the flight? According to...
Artist: Total Slacker
Song: Keep the Ships at Bay
Album: Slip Away
"This song is about next leveling," Tucker Rountree tells Rolling Stone. "Taking things in and then pushing it out farther than before to reach the summit of...
Song: Drag Bones
Album: Falling Bough Wisdom Teeth
"'Drag Bones' speaks to the age-old truth that change is always coming, for better or for worse," Robert Brinkerhoff tells Rolling Stone. "As with a lot of our tunes,...
Men need bigger noses because they tend to have more muscle—meaning they need more oxygen, a new study suggests. Researchers followed the growth of 18 women and 20 men from age three to past 20. While kids' nose sizes weren't much different...
Artist: Leif Vollebekk
Song: "When the Subway Comes Above the Ground"
Album: North Americana
"The song is about a lot of things - from driving by the place where Jeff Buckley drowned, to forgetting some wonderful, late-night conversations I once...
Artist: The Whistles and the Bells
Song: Mercy Please
Album: The Nashville Indie Spotlight
"I'd like it carved it on my gravestone. But I won't hold the chisel on that day so I scratched it out on a napkin one Monday morning," Bryan...