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  • Eclectic Vibes - December 2019

    by Andrew Frey

    People Brothers Band at Majestic for NYE - photo by De Wook Photography

    People Brothers Band at Majestic for NYE - photo by De Wook Photography

    Genre masher and boundary crosser, the 22 year old DJ Kai Wachi will tantalize and hypnotize your senses before blasting you with ear-battering bass blossoms. Although he has produced some fine songs that utilize poppy electro synth and trap elements with female vocals, it’s his extreme electronics’ breakneck rhythms and commanding massive drops that will leave you speechless. Become part of the Skull Crew when Kai Wachi brings his Demigod tour to Liquid Nightclub in Madison, WI on 12/21 with Sam Lamar. www.kaiwachimusic.com  

    New Year’s may be at midnight, but there are a lot of great things that lead up to that time. Perhaps it would be best to start things off at the Candlelight Meditation for World Peace held at the Kadampa Meditation Center before heading over to the Monona Terrace for the Madison Family Eve? But if you want a different pace, the Ball Drop Blitz theatrical performances at the Bartell Theatre will perk your interest. The big events later in the evening are long and many, but my picks would be People Brothers Band, Porky’s Groove Machine, Frogleg, and Feed the Dog at the Majestic Theatre or Wurk, and Spare Change Trio at The Winnebago. For the total die hards, the Crucible has events till 7am! The performers include James Pennington, Soundmurderer, Mystic Bill, Starski & Clutch, Kitty Spit, Jared Perez, Otto, Cykophuk, Delilac, Hardcore Breakfast, Demix, Jethrox, Piledriver. Until next year!

    This Month's Rating Scale is from 1 is Trammelling thru 10 is Elucidating

    The Darkness - Easter Is Cancelled

    The Darkness - Easter Is Cancelled

    The Darkness

    Album title: Easter Is Cancelled
    Record Label: Cooking Vinyl Limited
    Rating: 8

    Looking for a buff Savior just in time for Xmas? The obvious choice here would be the crotch-thrusting rock’n’roll group The Darkness! The sixth album from these British rockers still screams and strains with cheesy iconic hooks and riffin a plenty. Like a trip through the hairy 80s, the finger flying beginning gives way to the power ballads before apexing with anthemic fist pumpers. Good to go.

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    Ecstatic Music of Gaia - Angels

    Ecstatic Music of Gaia - Angels

    Ecstatic Music of Gaia

    Album title: Angels
    Record Label: Merkaba Music
    Rating: 9

    Cleverly released on 11/11, EMOG’s release capitalizes on the energetic opening this time and date created by taking the listener on an Angelic journey fruited by the electronic lands of psydub and psychill. Embark on these ethereal yet ecstatic soundscapes and plug into lessons from the 5 big Archangles; Gabriel, Jophiel, Auriel, Raphael and Michael. Who’s ready to ascend?

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    FKA twigs - Magdalene

    FKA twigs - Magdalene

    FKA twigs

    Album title: Magdalene
    Record Label: Young Turks Recordings
    Rating: 9

    Poignant, compelling, artistic and unique, English singer and songwriter FKA twigs’ second studio release emanates emotions and rhythms as bare and brilliant as a crystal clear star lit sky. These strikingly sad, forlorn and heartbroken compositions are peaked by the ethereal vocals and biting lyrical content. Meticulously subtle yet miraculously expressive. Look for her in the feature film “Honey Boy.”

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