Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Gilead Media, the extreme music label founded in Oshkosh, WI by Adam Bartlett, presented a two-day festival of black metal, doom and punk on April 28 and 29 at the Electric Lounge & Lanes. I have a strong disdain for music festivals because I'm a grump, but the lineup was too good to pass up. It was a tremendous success for many reasons, and I know I'm not the only one hoping that Adam will consider making the festival a regular or semi-regular event.
I've provided a brief recap of the weekend below, complete with my blurry pictures that I managed. The short of all of it is this: I had an awesome time at this music festival, and if it happens again next year, I highly recommend you go. The bands were all good-to-great, the crowd was polite, the drinks were cheap, and Oshkosh was kind of charming. No complaints to be found here.
Band-by-band, day-by-day recap after the jump...
Monday, May 21, 2012
|Kurt Vile (photo via)|
Black Bananas is the latest alt-classic rock band fronted by Jennifer Herrema (ex-Royal Trux/RTX), and their debut album Rad Times Xpress IV delivers exactly what anyone who's been following her music for the last two decades would expect.
I didn't say much, but I think enough has been said. See you there!
High Noon Saloon. 701 East Washington Avenue. 8pm. 18+. $15.