CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF SCARY GOOD MUSIC WITH A MISSION
Right now we’re hard at work trying to once again revolutionize the way musicians can be seen, heard, and make a living. Streaming, workshops, masterclasses, live radio are all in the mix, so stay tuned to se what this Frankenstein monster will look like!
Looking to play here? Emails only, please, and Read this first by clicking here.
All shows are at the North Madison Congregational Church, 1271 Durham Rd, Madison. See you here soon!!
You can read this first, or scroll down to the shows:
Ticket Sales or Reservations:
1A: Reservations” Really? Well, everything is on hold, but we’ll see what the policy is when we can start up again!
We are the only concert venue with a mission.We want to educate, inspire, and yes, entertain. Not to waste space here, please look at the “workshops: the mission” page to see what we mean. Virtually EVERY concert is a fundraiser for a local non-profit.
And of course, visit our Facebook Page for links to really cool music… and you know, stuff.
OCTOBER 11, 3:00 PM
DAMN TALL BUILDINGS
So what are we raising money for this time? Food and fun. Not for us, for needy families along the shoreline. We’ll distribute the spoils well before the holidays. We’re already researching the local agencies to see what’s needed the most: school supplies, clothing, food…you name it. Hopefully it’ll be a little ray of sunshine at a gloomy time.
The location: The secretive, mysterious field, same as last time. When you reserve, you’ll be on the list and we’ll let you in a week or so ahead of time. We need two cap admission at less than 100 people to avoid the virus restrictions, and thus can’t allow walk-ins. You’re pretty special, you people who reserve, you…
You loved them last fall, and because they’re in Brooklyn and quarantined together, they’re back in the great outdoors. Waaay too much fun, and a fundraiser to boot. We’ll keep it to the under 100 number. Better email fast, this will be filled and no more admittance, thanks to the dumb virus. $30.
Moving Ashley to January. Hopefully we can be indoors then, as this will be a really interesting show and workshop experience!
While I can’t say she’s the most important musician of the 21st century, she’s in the group of daring classical musicians exploring what exactly music is. As a group, they are indeed the most important musicians right now. Technical chops are so extreme it’s not even part of the discussion anymore. Ashley’s at the forefront of playing music by contemporary composers that push limits. Some pieces are extremely melodic, and some are on the edge of the “noise” edge of music, some challenge the assertion that 12 tones are sufficient. I’ll say this: anyone who is willing to sit up in front of an audience solo and play weird stuff brilliantly for an hour+ show gets a medal for bravery. But don’t fear, she’ll mix in some old classical standards, just so you can hear the reference points that the modern composers are jumping off from. $30 and 5.
NOVEMBER 14: Postponed until.. soon.
Mike Marshall and Darol Anger
What do you say about Mike and Darol that hasn’t been said a million times. Oh wait, I know… nothing. The standard bearers, and are two of the maybe six or seven guys who literally and figuratively started it all. Nothing would sound like it is if it weren’t for that group, and these two were at the head of the table. Cost ya $30, with the same 5 for kids high school and under.
And things we’re in the process of scheduling, but with everything going on, they might not quite come together. But hey, we’re trying…
April 10, 2021
9 Horses with Jacob Joliff
They’re back, our favorite chamber jazz/classical/whatever peeps with super mandolinist Jacob Joliff. If there virus is still around, and the weather is good, we’ll just go outside!
In the future: we have the above postponements, plus working on things with the Katie Martucci Band, Barefoot Movement postponement, Taarka, and who knows what else…