FRZN Fest

Heartland Credit Union Presents

FRZN Fest

Shredders, Astronautalis, Charles Grant, Neu Dae

Thursday, January 18th 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15

This event is 18 and over

Shredders
Shredders
Lazerbeak, Paper Tiger, Sims, & P.O.S
Astronautalis
Astronautalis
While Cut The Body Loose may seem like Astronautalis’ most aggressive album to date, to call it angry or pessimistic would be to miss the point. Named for an aspect of a traditional New Orleans jazz funeral when the music guides grievers from heavy, insurmountable suffering to a full-on raucous celebration in the streets, Cut The Body Loose is the sonic equivalent of that same liberating process.

Having started in music over 20 years ago as a battle rapper, Astronautalis’ roots are planted firmly in hip-hop. However, the sounds and styles throughout his discography are an animal not so easily caged. At any point, Astronautalis touches upon shoegaze-laced indie rock, pulsating electronic, swampy Southern-influenced blues, and more. He's worked with Grammy Award-winning producer John Congleton (Modest Mouse, Bill Callahan, St. Vincent), Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Tegan Quin (Tegan & Sara), members of The Riverboat Gamblers, P.O.S. (Rhymesayers) and more to help craft his undeniably unique style.
Having started in music over 15 years ago as a battle rapper, Astronautalis' roots are planted firmly in hip-hop. However, the sounds and styles on his albums are an animal not so easily caged, and his latest release, "This Is Our Science" is no exception to that tradition of wild genre bending. Like previous records Bothwell uses that limitless approach to aid in his vivid storytelling, but where "This is Our Science" takes a turn from tradition, is in the subject matter itself. While previous records read like historical fiction, documenting the lives of the bygone, the footnotes, and the forgotten, "This is Our Science" is pure autobiography. While there are flash references to scientists from the Age of Enlightenment and old dead French mountaineers, these ghosts serve merely as parallels, rest stops in the story of the last 7 years of Bothwell's romance with the road.

To help shape this memoir, Bothwell called in help from the cadre of musical friends he has made in his travels across 4 continents, and created a sound as diverse as the cast that behind it. Once again under the guidance of Grammy nominated producer John Congleton (Modest Mouse, Bill Callahan, St. Vincent), "This is Our Science" finds rock darlings like Tegan Quin (Tegan & Sara), Radical Face, (Electric President), members of Midlake & The Riverboat Gamblers all waltzing in time to the work of P.O.S. (Rhymesayers), Alias (Anticon/Sage Francis), Cecil Otter (Wugazi), Lazerbeak (Doomtree), and more of indie hip-hop's finest. The resulting album is the full realization of everything Bothwell has been chasing after for 7 years. Neither a rap record, nor a rock record, it is a work that finally captures the vein popping intensity and high melodrama of his famous live shows. All the while, maintaining the steadfast literary tradition and masterful storytelling of his previous studio albums.

From the pounding drums and thick synths of the record's opener, "The River, The Woods", the roots in rap are clear. But, that foundation quickly crumbles as the choir swells on the dark electronic gospel of the title track, "This is Our Science". After the banging funeral dirge of "Thomas Jefferson" (featuring Doomtree rapper Sims), the record blazes into the thick of Bothwell's vagabond life with heart breaking road ballad of "Measure the Globe". While songs like undeniably catchy, "Contrails" (featuring Tegan Quin) and the epic rock anthem, "Secrets On Our Lips" carry an astounding pop sensibility, there is something unnerving behind those big choruses and driving drums. In fact, there is something hiding behind every corner of this record, and much like the road Astronautalis traveled to make it, there is no map, no guide book, no way to prepare yourself, all you can do is press on forward and see what is waiting for you just around the bend.
Charles Grant
Charles Grant
Charles Grant is a 22 year old MC from WESTFIELD WISCONSIN who realeased his first project March 22nd of this year. In his short 1 year career he has opened up for such acts as Yelawolf, Cage, Aesop Rock, Toki Wright and some others! Just recently he had the opportunity to travel the country and perform in 16+ cities with NYC natives BBAS members Koncept & J57 on "The Future Prospects Tour". Charles is expected to drop a project entitled "924" this fall along with some other side work as well.
Neu Dae
Neu Dae
neumy + evaridae = neu dae. Original Madison, WI hip-hop.
neu dae is the realization of a collaborative process begun by neumy and evaridae in 2013 to make music and destroy mediocrity in hip-hop. Neumy flows effortlessly with a self-aware sting that begs the listener to rethink the rules and crack a beer or 7, with a nod to storytellers and lyricists like 2Pac, Slug, and Eminem. Evaridae deploys a chameleon of sound as the backdrop beat, blending influences from 90's east coast boom bap to more contemporary trap and midwest hip-hop. Now go enjoy music! And remember, tomorrow is a neu dae.
Venue Information:
High Noon Saloon
701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703
http://www.high-noon.com/