MAMA's Breakthrough Competition

MAMA's Breakthrough Competition

West of Mars, Sam Ness Band (Album Release), Disgunt, Sixgun 7, Late Harvest, The Fancy Pears, White Bush Unicorn, Our Friends, The Savages, + Rick Tvedt and Larry Frank's Birthday Celebration

Sunday, November 19th 2017

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

This event is 18 and over

Rick Tvedt & Larry Frank 60th birthday reception from 5-6PM.  Music at 7PM.

MAMA's Breakthrough Competition
MAMA's Breakthrough Competition
Join Rick Tvedt, Founder of the Madison Area Music Association and Larry Frank, President of Frank Productions celebrate their 60th birthday at the 3rd Annual Breakthrough Artist Competition. Watch 8 local bands compete for the best new artist in Madison. These two veterans of the Madison music scene have been supporters of local music their entire careers and have been instrumental in helping bands develop. There is no better night than November 19th to celebrate local music and two legendary Madisonians.
West of Mars
West of Mars
Brand new original Americana, Indie, Soul-Folk band out of Madison, Wisconsin. Soul-Crafted Lyrics. Dynamic and expressive grooves. Multi-instrumentalists and vocalists. Guitars, Violin, keyboard, Accordion, Harmonica, 6 string electric bass, and drums/percussion. Mindful and progressive messages.
Sam Ness Band (Album Release)
Sam Ness Band (Album Release)
"Sam Ness is taking the Madison music scene by storm. His rugged charm coupled with immense talent have made him a stellar act to watch"
-On Wisconsin Radio

"...his husky voice soothed all our chilly souls and he dappled his set with a few covers from Passenger, The Lumineers and other folky loves of ours."
-International Sound Project
Disgunt
Disgunt
Guttural, 9-string guitar, down-tempo Death Metal sludgery
Sixgun 7
Sixgun 7
Sixgun 7 is a Madison-based "space cowboy" style band. It blends traditional bluegrass and folk sounds with accordion and brass.
Late Harvest
Late Harvest
A genre-crossing group performing original works all around the Madison, WI area. Like folk, pop, rock, blues and jazz?
The Fancy Pears
The Fancy Pears
Based out of Madison, Wisconsin, The Fancy Pears are a four-piece band with over 10 years of collective playing experience.
White Bush Unicorn
White Bush Unicorn
Once upon a time a couple of Unicorns worked at a fast food joint together. They were bonded by their silly-freakness and shared creative mysticism. Soon they moved to a neighborhood that had a surplus of silly little creative freaks, and started working in a dusty thrift store. It was there that they met other mystics, and everyone was happy and creative and aesthetically pleasing and the Lord rested.
Our Friends, The Savages
Our Friends, The Savages
Craigslist and acquaintances. Mineral and metal. Old friends and new. Sadness and anger. Our Friends, the Savages is a melding of styles, personalities, and friendships. Finding common ground in genres of metal, stoner rock, indie rock, and old school emo builds a sound of bittersweet softness, angular rhythms, and vulgar leads.

Our Friends, the Savages (OFTS) stems from Madison, WI and cultivated in 2015. The members–Erik, John, Michael, and Shawn–come from projects past and present such as Wherewolverines, Rust Belt Sermon, and Outlander. Their songs follow a landscape of highs and lows, loud and soft, groovy and choppy.

Insightful and restless–OFTS’ lyrics explore the dynamics of the human existence from the personal turmoil of interdependent relationships to the societal constructs of culture and politics. The very essence of their name binds these divergent dimensions. The music offers a logical backbone and a necessary emphasis to the associated emotions. One song may find a polyrhythmic drum beat, a searing lead, an atypical chord structure, and a prodding bass line all directing the listener to think, listen, and react.
Venue Information:
High Noon Saloon
701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703
http://www.high-noon.com/