Feel that air warming up? Spring is coming, and that means we’re nearing the end of our Lost City Winter Series. That’s a bummer, but these last two shows are going to be great. Tonight, from Madison, we have Jamie Yanda, Snouts and Fluorescent Pig. Driving in from Milwaukee is YLLA. This is our second-to-last Winter Series show, so I hope we’ll see you there!
Jamie Yanda is a good friend of ours. He makes insanely personal tunes both solo and with Milwaukee’s Temple, but not in the sing-songy, flowers-and-sunshine way). In 2010, we released the single What Is Worship to help promote his Surrogate Lover EP. Jamie Yanda is the sweetest guy you’ll ever meet, and he’ll let you in on his secrets in the realest way imaginable.
As I’ve said before, it’s great to have Snouts back at the Dragonfly Lounge. Snouts is the project of Martin Potter and Sarah Nelson. And holy crap – since I last mentioned them, Snouts has finally put something online! Listen above, and check out their bandcamp for more songs. It’s a strong duo that never fails to please their dedicated friends and random concert goers alike.
YLLA will undoubtedly be the loudest, noisiest element in tonight’s show. They make forward-thinking experimental rock, which will punch up the evening. They’re part of Milwaukee’s Bread King Collective, with bands like Animals In Human Attire, Calliope, Myles Coyne & The Rusty Nickel Band, US Male, Ugly Brothers and more. Check their Backseas EP above.
Fluorescent Pig consider themselves an “unintentionally theatrical rock n’ roll outfit from Madison, WI.” I guess I’d agree with that. I’ve known Sam Pirruccello long enough to see him play under names like Sampēa (with or without The Lady Strangers), and Fluorescent Pig is the best version of what he does. At times, he reminds me a lot of familiar things, but often not at all. Lowerworld Splitting was released late last year, and you can check it out above.