Democracy Rocks!

Benefit for Wisconsin United To Amend (WIUTA)

Democracy Rocks!

Primitive Culture, Sundogs, Sam Lyons, MC Mike Crute of the Devil's Advocate

Sunday, September 11th 2016

6:00 pm

Democracy Rocks!
Wisconsin United To Amend (WIUTA) is a non-partisan state network of concerned citizens dedicated to restoring our representative democracy, by minimizing the corruptive influence that money has on our political process. We seek to overturn Citizens United and related Supreme Court decisions so we may reclaim the liberties and privileges guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution for real people.

In addition to three outstanding bands there will be a Silent Auction!
Primitive Culture
Primitive Culture
David Hecht, Jerry Neviaser, and Bruce Neviaser first played music together back in the dark ages of the previous century, They cut their chops on the classic rock, funk and fusion of the 1960’s and 70’s. Their first gigging band called "Harold and the Rhinos", was a raucous funky group that played many bars and fraternities around the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Harold and the Rhinos soon got serious and evolved into JAVA, an acclaimed touring and recording group that claimed fans from all over the U.S. and beyond. JAVA opened for such notable artists as Elton John, The Pointer Sisters, Jimmy Buffet, Dr. John, Los Lobos, and The Neville Brothers.

After eight years JAVA disbanded, and David Hecht moved to Central America to steep in Latin culture, write music, and hone his skills as a solo performer.

David returned to Madison in 1998 to reunite with the Neviaser rhythm section, and get back to his musical roots. He recruited veteran sax master Robert Corbit (Tina Turner, Stevie Ray & Jimmy Vaughn, W.C. Clark), and talented multi-instrumentalist Phil Lyons (horns, percussions, vocals), and "Primitive Culture" was born.

Primitive Culture is a versatile and percussive ensemble, masterfully blending multiple genres into an original, upbeat, and danceable groove! Their debut LP Fantasy won two MAMA awards in 2010: Album of the Year and Song of the Year (for "Hookup") in the World Music category. In 2011, they won both Brass & Wind Instrumentalist of the Year, and Live Performers of the Year.
Sundogs
Sundogs
The Sundogs are a four-piece band with 14 years of experience specializing in lively covers of popular rock tunes from the 1960s onward -- Beatles, Rolling Stones, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Hendrix, Cream, Peter Frampton, The Who, The Eagles, The Cars, Tom Petty, U2, Nirvana, Green Day, and many more! Their enthusiastic fans range from college students to Baby Boomers, and they all agree that the Sundogs play “just the right stuff” from the Golden Age of rock. Nowadays, they mix in some newer music from bands like Oasis, Green Day, Fastball and Semisonic.
Sam Lyons
Sam Lyons
Sam grew up as the youngest of a musical family in the woods west of Madison, Wisconsin. He started out on piano, has played trumpet and tuba, but settled in on guitar when he was 7. Sam's new CD was released on 12/21/12 and features more of Sam's great originals along with a unique cover. His self produced solo acoustic CD, released in June, 2011, features 11 original songs, and has received great reviews.
Sam's oldest brother Clay is a jazz saxophonist who has toured internationally and is on full scholarship at Boston's Berklee College of Music. His 21 year old bro Isaac is one of the Midwest's hottest young hip-hop performers - he fronts the "21st Century Crew" and has a new solo release out as rapper Duke Daeo. Sam's dad is a bass player, trombonist and singer who has toured and recorded with Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown), Butch Vig (Garbage) and Freedy Johnston.
Venue Information:
High Noon Saloon
701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703
http://www.high-noon.com/