Concerts to look forward to this semester

A little live music goes a long way

We all know the start of the semester is bound to bring some of us down. For others, the return of structure is needed.

But there’s one thing University of Wisconsin students can count on — that’s the fact some big names in music are coming to Madison this spring to keep us afloat.

Before school work threatens to drown us all, or as a means to catch your breath, attend some of these sure-to-be-great concerts.

Your guide to Madison’s concert venuesMajestic Theatre Located just past the Capitol on King Street, the Majestic is Madison’s oldest performance space, and it may Read…

Bear’s Den

British indie rock band, Bear’s Den will be playing Jan. 26 at High Noon Saloon. This two-person band’s latest album, released in July 2016, is called Red Earth & Pouring Rain. Their folk/rock music rings similar to fellow UK bands, Mumford & Sons and Daughter.


“Broccoli” singer D.R.A.M. is making a stop at the Majestic Jan. 29 with openers River Tiber and Nebu Kiniza. River Tiber rose to fame after being sampled in 2015 by Drake in the song “No Tellin.” Nebu Kiniza’s major hit, “Gassed Up,” rose to the top charts on Spotify and is frequently used in Instagram memes.

Future turns up, shows off limitless potential at OrpheumThe Orpheum got their trap on last night with America’s favorite mumbler — Future. The Atlanta rapper kicked off his Read…


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The Head and the Heart

The Head and The Heart returns to Madison at the Orpheum Theater Feb. 21, promoting their latest album, Signs of Light. The indie folk band pledges to donate $1 from every ticket sold to Artists for Peace and Justice, which supports various programs and communities in Haiti.


STRFKR returns once more to the Majestic after the release of their fourth album, Being No One, Going Nowhere. No strangers to the Majestic stage, fans have high expectations for the band to top their last show. Known for their flamboyancy, fans can look forward to a good stage presence filled with colorful backdrops and something reminiscent of last year’s dancing astronauts.

Sold-out STRFKR show features dancing astronauts, fire alarms, unsolicited kissesAlmost eight years since the release of their debut album, STRFKR continued to entertain crowds Sunday with their signature digital sound Read…


Female R&B singer Jojo’s Mad Love Tour is making a stop at the Majestic March 10. It’s been 10 years since the popular “Too Little Too Late” was on the top of the charts, but Mad Love features big names such as Wiz Khalifa, Remy Ma and Alessia Clare.

Local Natives

The indie rock band makes their way to the Majestic after the release of their latest album, Sunlit Youth, just last summer. This is deemed to be a highly anticipated show — local fans have not seen them in Madison since 2013. The gap between their latest album and 2013’s Hummingbirds is also sure to brew excitement as listeners wait eagerly to hear the band’s growth.


This article was published Jan 23, 2017 at 7:00 am and last updated Jan 22, 2017 at 7:58 pm


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