Eclectic Vibes - October 2019

by Andrew Frey

That 1 Guy

That 1 Guy

RRRRRRRRRRRoctober! Here we go!

Undeniably one of the hottest performers in music at the moment, Lizzo is making her mark and selling out wherever she appears. A self-described “showgirl at its finest,” she is bucking convention with her attitude, approach and body type. This amazing ebony empress is kicking pop music in it’s ass while flaunting hers fabulously! Certainly to be good as hell on 10/10 at the Sylvee in Madison, WI with Ari Lennox.

Hats off to this 1 of a kind, quirky, smirky futuristic funk freak. Awooooo! That 1 Guy (Mike Silverman) is an artist who tours with a monstrosity of metal, strings, and electronics he affectionately calls The Magic Pipe. With at least one card up his sleeve, one never knows what his live show may bring. From paranormal audio visual presentations to surreptitious footwear there are surprises surrounding each song. If you catch him early, he might even do a magic trick or twenty for you. Throw on a mask and catch him on Halloween 10/31 at High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI.

Wobble, wobble, wobble DROP! This Belgian DJ duo (Benjamin “Bamby” Bayeul & Charlie “Erwan” Dodson) is renowned for producing succulent, deep and rich bass beats woven into hypnotic and immersive song structures filled with other-worldy extravagances. Their compelling compositions trip and trap listeners into rhythmic adventures, often leaving audience members in a blissful bass-head daze. Grab your ganja and prepare to get dazed on 11/3 when they play from their new release The One at the Sylvee in Madison, WI with Subdocta, and Jantsen.

This Month's Rating Scale is from 1 is Delict thru 10 is Adrenalizing

Aluna - Juntos

Aluna - Juntos


Album title: Juntos
Record Label: Resueño
Rating: 10

This debut album named Juntos, which is Spanish for together, exemplifies the musical unions that took place on this entrancing world beat release filled with nature sounds, electronics and rhythmic traditions from indigenous cultures. This confluence of influences relates to composer Maywa’s time spent living in the rainforests of South America as well as fellow composer Steffen Ki’s travels around the world, but also encompasses their 8 guests (1 for each track), who include Mose, J. Poole, Intiche, and Biomigrant.

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Opeth - In Cauda Venenum  

Opeth - In Cauda Venenum  


Album title: In Cauda Venenum  
Record Label: Nuclear Blast
Rating: 10

Delightfully delicious, dynamic and intense musical drama from Sweden’s one and only Opeth! Their 13th release is a double, offering these 10 engaging and enrapturing progressive rock and metal compositions sung first and foremost in Swedish, but then also including with English accompaniment. Every listen unveils new layers of breathtaking delicacy, interesting interludes and amazing musicianship. Bravo!

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Too Many Zooz - ZombieEP

Too Many Zooz - ZombieEP

Too Many Zooz

Album title: ZombieEP
Record Label:
Rating: 9

Taking their toot skootin brass barrage to a timely theme, these subway gawds, ever honing their turbulent tempos and breakneck boogies, have concocted the story of a fictional band, called The Submariners. As they travel to Pensacola, Florida to play a show at ZombieFest, this band realizes that the fateful music festival is ground zero for a real life zombie outbreak. This story follows SwitchBlade, NoBoy, and DoDo on their journey to Zombiefest a spooky destination, fraut with freaks, funk and devastation. Don’t get caught with your brains out!

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