It’s time for another entry into our Lost City Winter Series! Things have been pretty cold and snowy, so take the night off at the Dragonfly Lounge with us! Tonight we’ve got four excellent acts – don’t miss it!
UPDATE: Brontosaurus has, unfortunately, had to cancel due to van problems. But the show must go on!
American Dust from Davenport, IA thrive in the place “where damaged classic rock, bummer rock, sadcore, and dusty Americana collide.” Their four song EP “Protector” plays like a dusty cassette I found in my grandpa’s pickup (in a good way). I recommend “Many Moons,” which is a particularly lonely tune. But the band doesn’t live in this space to bring you down completely. You won’t leave bummed out.
Madison’s own Anna Vogelzang makes poppy folk, but she doesn’t let that limit her range. She could have easily taken the lazy route with her songs – as many in this sonic area have done – but Anna didn’t. Her album “Canary in a Coal Mine” is full of lovingly crafted tunes with rock solid vocals. My favorite tune of hers is probably Die Trying, but Heart Break Faster comes in close second. That album came out just over a year ago, so hopefully there’s more in the works. Before her set at the Dragonfly Lounge, Anna’s playing a benefit for Madison Girls Rock Camp. If you’re free before our show, hit her up over at the High Noon Saloon.
Brontosaurus (see update) makes more tightly choreographed sound than you’d ever expect two men capable of making. Neither of the bands members seem to make it a full song without switching instruments or playing two of them at once. Listen to their album “Cold Comes To Claim” embedded above (it sounds even better on vinyl), and imagine seeing that come out of two guys in a church basement. This is their second time killing it at the Dragonfly Lounge for Mine All Mine. We’re excited to have them back in town from Chicago.
Last but not least, we have another Madison soloist, Tom Teslik. We’ve released a number of Tom’s tunes in the past couple years (mam139, mam203, mam213, mam223, mam224). Tom has been involved with Madison favorites Meteorade, el-tin fun, Treefort and more. Currently, he’s involved with Pushmi-Pullyu and solo material under both his own name and his Czech Mate monicker. It’s tough to know exactly what you’ll get when you see Tom live, but since I live with him, I can make some good guesses. Embedded above is Tom’s “Valentine’s Double Single.” My bets are that you’ll hear original tunes in a similar vein.