Wurst Times Fest 8

Wurst Times Fest 8

Natty Nation, Raine Stern, Untamed, Distant Cuzins, Imaginary Watermelon, Bosky Point, BackBuzz, Glassmen

Saturday, May 26th 2018

11:00 am

FOUR STAGES - Outdoor stage, High Noon Saloon, Brink Lounge, and Brass Ring!

A suggested $10 monetary donation, discounted with a non-perishable food item, will be solicited at the door. Brats are priced $3 or 2 for $5 and event beer at $5, so everyone can afford to be there and enjoy the festivities.

Full line-up available at http://www.thewursttimes.com/



Wurst Times Fest 8
Wurst Times Fest 8
24+ Madison area bands on 3 stages playing (mostly) original music in a one day charity event. All proceeds benefit the Madison Area Music Association ( MAMA), Guitars for Vets, and the Wil- Mar Neighborhood Center.
Local bands+ local brats+local beer + local food+local charities = The Wurst Times!
Natty Nation - (Set time: 6:15 PM)
Natty Nation
Critically-acclaimed hard roots rock reggae outfit Natty Nation is a collective of spiritual warriors. For over twenty years, the Madison, Wisconsin-based group has purely and fearlessly followed its inner artistic continuum. Along the way, Natty Nation has burst through genres while retaining a distinct roots reggae core.

Natty Nation’s unique pedigree of a Midwest home base and artistic openness has helped the posse foster a signature sound. The group describes themselves as hard roots rock reggae because in addition to their honest and authentic roots reggae foundation, their embrace of soul, rock, and funk is undeniable.

Since 1995, Natty Nation has had fluid membership of esteemed and visionary musicians. Currently, Natty Nation is led by JAH Boogie – bass / lead vocals (also percussion and drums in the studio), musical director Aaron Konkol – keyboards, vocals, and melodica, Chris Di Bernardo -- drums, Nick Czar -- guitar, and finally Captain Smooth -- live dub engineer.

One of the most profound components of Natty Nation’s artistry is its live show. In this context, the band truly thrives, and all the years as a unit, the collective’s telepathic band interplay and colorful palette of music influences make for a fresh freewheeling reggae focused experience. “We treat our recorded music as a calling card for people to come check us out live,” JAH Boogie says. “The crowd plays a huge part in where our show goes. Which songs we do, the vibe, how long we play, and most significantly how we play.” Natty Nation has built a robust artistic profile through tirelessly touring, nationally and internationally. Select live career highlights include backing up Lee "Scratch" Perry, Chaka Demus & Pliers, and Kevin Kinsella, performing at SXSW, Summerfest, & Freakfest, as well as throughout the Middle East, Africa, Japan, and the Marshall Islands.
Raine Stern - (Set time: 5:15 PM)
Raine Stern
“My mission is to take people places they didn’t know they needed to go.”
Untamed - (Set time: 4:15 PM)
Untamed is a local band out of Platteville, Wisconsin. They formed in February of 2010. They play rock covers, but are also starting to write their own music. They get together once a week or more to practice for a 3 or 4 hour period and are always looking for more gigs and more experience. They have played many charity events including The Wounded Warrior Run and Relay For Life. Untamed has also played many different venues including LaCrosse River Fest, Music in The Park, and a wide variety of bars around the Tri-State area. The members are committed to rocking peoples socks off, melting faces, busting guts, and as always: being "Intense... like the Circus."
Distant Cuzins - (Set time: 3:15 PM)
Distant Cuzins
The Distant Cuzins plays rock in its many different forms. We explore classics from the 70s, 80s, 90s, on through to today to create a high-energy trip through some of the best music ever made. Our focus is Rock 101 - screaming guitars, pounding drums, and high-energy vocals....Dub-step and synth music need not apply.

A typical Distant Cuzins show covers everything from the Clash to White Stripes to Queen...with a little reimagined Van Morrison just for fun.
Imaginary Watermelon - (Set time: 2:15 PM)
Imaginary Watermelon
"Imaginary Watermelon is a heart-pumping alternative folk-rock band based in Madison, WI. It is comprised of stellar musicians plucked from some of Madison's favorite bands; a 4-piece with collectively decades of experience in the fine Art of rockitude. Since their formation in January 2015, they've been developing a foundation in Madison and the surrounding midwest. They received 6 nominations at the 2017 Madison Area Music Association Awards, taking home the award for Best New Artist. With powerhouse vocals, poignant lyrics, screaming guitar licks, and an effortless groove: this mighty 4-piece puts on a great show that gives the right kind of buzz.
Bosky Point - (Set time: 1:15 PM)
Bosky Point
Soulful indie rock based out of Madison, WI. Formerly known as Late Harvest -- 2017 MAMA'S Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Madison Magazine's "Best of Madison " silver medalist for best indie rock band.
BackBuzz - (Set time: 12:15 PM)
BackBuzz is the indie-pop-rock duo you always needed but never knew it.
Glassmen - (Set time: 11:15 AM)
Glassmen's Sarah Jennings Evans studied music theory and audio engineering at Yale. After college, she played guitar, bass, piano, and viola in various bands before finally landing in Madison, Wisconsin.

While in Madison, she acquired a rare joint condition in her arms, and was limited to musical instruments you can play with just your feet: for example, the organ pedals. In 2012, she created Glassmen and released For the Crows. In 2013, she followed her EP with the single "All My Best," a song composed using only her feet and throat. In 2015, her arms finally improved, and she returned to performing with guitar and piano.
Venue Information:
High Noon Saloon
701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703

The High Noon Saloon Privacy Policy