Fringe Character & Foreign Goods @ The Crystal Corner
🌞🌞"Helios"🌞🌞 A nomadic sound adventure at The Crystal Corner featuring:
Fringe Character – Playing "keep-on-chasin’-dreams" music and led by producer and multi-instrumentalist Turrnt Vonnegut, Fringe Character is an expanding nebula of like-minded creators that resonates a universal chord rich in the elements of rhythm, melody, and harmony. Performances are live with a 10 piece ensemble.
Foreign Goods - Milwaukee based Foreign Goods is not fusion, where the whole is less than the sum of its parts. This is something different, a Black American Music that obliterates linear time, where jazz, hip hop, rock, R&B, gospel exist not on an historical continuum but as co-equals in a continuous present. We can think of each of these genres as a “foreign good”, a property from elsewhere, something that is moveable. That all of these begin as “black” music forces the understanding that American Music is Black American Music. With this understanding comes the deeper insight, that “foreign goods”, that property from elsewhere, chattel that may be animate or inanimate – this is the core of the American Experience, our Original Sin, the heart of our darkness, and the place where we might attempt our redemption.
Dub Foundation | Fringe Character | Fivy @ High Noon Saloon
Smooth Sailin' and Lion Of Istan Music present >>
"A New Home"
Our future ancestors, the enlightened, have left a tarnished and metallic planet. The quest for a utopia is challenging and dangerous. A number of the travelers are musicians whose role in this journey, and in the group's destination, is to comfort, enchant, and bring hope to the otherwise weary souls. This is the story of one of those nights, where chords ring out in the search for a new home. ______________________________ Dub Foundation: 10 piece Intergalactic Roots Reggae/Dub Allstars. http://www.DubFoundation.band/
Fringe Character is nuelectrosoulhop music; an expanding nebula of like-minded creators; all original music that combines the moving parts of soul, hip hop, dub, jazz, and electronica. 10 piece live band. Let good things influence you. http://www.fringecharacter.com/
Fringe Character | Red Rose @ The Crystal Corner
Where do you imagine yourself? The desert, perhaps, sun beaming hard. You happen to catch a middle leg of a grueling transcontinental motorcycle race. You're a bystander to a trial in which only the fearless and lonely ride....or maybe it's the future, and you're on Mars. You don't know who to trust....the landscape is a constant suprise, the creatures on it fierce and weathered. A lone figure in the distance is spotted, just after she spots you...you're frozen with wonderment.
Come to The Crystal Corner on 12/17 to witness Fringe Character and Red Rose provide the musical backdrop for both of those scenarios.
Represent music for music's sake...let your imagination go. Let good things influence you.
Fringe Character | Immigré | DJ Phil Money at High Noon Saloon
Not to be missed...putting it all on the line, Fringe Charcter, nuelectrosoulhop masters, Immigré, groove denizens, DJ Phil Money, selekta supreme.
Fringe Character: Still happily sloshing in the wake of their most recent album, Mint, Fringe Character is in full creative mode, expect new things.
From the Isthmus: "...Madison’s own hip-hop
collective Fringe Character, though the phrase “hip-hop
collective” does not do this group’s eclectic style justice.
They call what they do “nuelectrosoulhop,” combining
elements of soul, hip-hop, dub, jazz and electronica. What
started out as primarily a solo project of producer/multi-
instrumentalist Turrnt Vonnegut has grown into a 10-piece
juggernaut featuring multiple MCs and a full-blown horn
section. The grooves are groovy as hell, and the hooks are earworm-inducing."
Immigré: Are you sure this is Afrobeat? Swirling, staccato guitar patterns, deep, funky bass lines, and a monstrous percussion section lay the foundation for the searing melodies of the horn section, accentuated by pulsing electric piano comps. Get wrapped in a sound so massive and infectious, that you can’t sit and watch. The dance floor draws you in while the groove takes hold. Oh yeah.
DJ Phil Money: Resident Madison selekta, a people's DJ, a DJ's DJ, ultimate.
Fringe Character | Immigré @ Crystal Corner
Come kick it with two of Madison's freshest bands, Fringe Character and Immigré as they celebrate the release of Fringe Character's full length album "Mint" (available here https://fringecharacter.bandcamp.com/ ) and take the Crystal Corner stage to the limit.
Special thanks to WORT FM for sponsoring this show!
The last time these two bands threw down, it was a party. So bring the vibes, bring your smiles, bring your crush.
Fringe Character is: nuelectrosoulhop music; an expanding nebula of like-minded creators; all original music that combines the moving parts of soul, hip hop, dub, jazz, and electronica.
Immigré is: a badass group of afrobeat-slingers. Rhythms are pure, almost holy. This is the music Mother Earth would play through her beats by dre to her unborn child. You cannot not move.
Orton Park Festival 2016 | Madison
Orton Park Festival 2016; Marquette Neighborhood Association's longest-running free music festival in Madison, WI. Featuring local, regional, and national music entertainment, including FRINGE CHARACTER
Femi Kuti | Fringe Character | DJ Phil Money
The eldest son of Afro-beat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti,Femi Kuti (born Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti) spent years playing in his father’s band before eventually rising to superstardom following his father’s death in the late ’90s. Since few artists can match the elder Kuti‘s musical legacy,Femi‘s association with his father has been both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it’s never been difficult forFemi to garner press or attention, and MCA went out of its way to push his career with considerable amounts of publicity. Yet on the other hand, no matter his individual accomplishments, Femi will forever be known as Fela‘s son. Practicing a similar style of Afro-beat as his father, Femi helped introduce the percussive blend of jazz and funk music to the international masses beginning in the mid-’90s, along with his father’s same sense of political activism. After his father’s death in 1997, Femi suddenly found himself the subject of immense attention. He responded by signing with MCA and embarking on his solo career beginning with Shoki Shoki. He won critical celebration around the world and began mounting efforts to break into the U.S. mainstream in successive years.
Born in London and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, Femi began his musical career playing in his father’s band, Egypt 80. In 1986, Femi started his own group, Positive Force, and began establishing himself as an artist independent of his father’s legacy. In the mid-’90s, Motown offered him a record deal with its boutique label Tabu; Femi‘s eponymous debut album resulted. Released in 1995, the record won praise throughout Europe and Africa for offering a more streamlined and accessible version of his father’s music. Femi embarked on an extended promotional tour, crossing first Africa, then Europe in 1996 and 1997. His solo career was off to a successful start, despite the dissolution of the Tabu label (and Femi‘s record deal with it).
However, this problem became the least of Femi‘s concerns when his father died of AIDS-related complications in 1997. Shortly afterwards, his sister, Sola, also suffered an untimely death, making 1997 a truly dark year for Femi. He would later write “’97,” a song that candidly reflects on this particularly tragic time. Yet with tragedy comes opportunity in the world of music, and Femi ultimately signed a major-label record deal with Polygram in December 1997, only months after his father’s death. MCA made the most out of the situation, repackaging and re-releasing much of Fela‘s catalog and setting the stage for Femi‘s MCA debut album in the process. Following months of press and hype, MCA releasedShoki Shoki in early 1999 to widespread acclaim from such esteemed publications as The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Vibe, not to mention other smaller publications.
A year later, Femi returned with his second album, Fight to Win, and toured the States with Jane’s Addiction in an effort to cross over to a more mainstream audience. Part of this crossover effort meant aligning himself closer to hip-hop and its sizable audience. Fight to Win featured a number of respected rap artists like Mos Def and Common. As expected, critics celebrated the album, though Western masses seemed rather indifferent to both the record andFemi‘s concert trek with Jane’s Addiction. Over the next decade, several recordings of live shows and compilations were released, but for the most part — with the exception of making a vocal cameo as a radio station DJ in Grand Theft Auto IV — he avoided the recording studio, opting to tour instead. In 2008, he re-emerged with his first album in seven years, Day by Day, a definitive album that helped to establish Femi as a true original with his own unique style. His 2011 effort Africa for Africa was a mix of new and re-recorded older material. In 2013, a collection of all new work entitled No Place for My Dream was issued by Knitting Factory.
The Barn Bender will be held inside a 104 year-old dairy barn owned by the Zweifel family. Located just outside of Madison, the Circle S Ranch sits on 100 acres of Driftless Area beauty, just across the road from the Madison School Forest and Olson Oak Woods State Natural Area.
Isthmus Wisconsin Hip Hop Fest 2016 @ Majestic Madison
Majestic Live and Isthmus Present: Isthmus Wisconsin Hip-Hop Fest ft. ishDARR, F. Stokes, Milo, CrashPREZ, Fringe Character, Lord of the Fly, Sincere Life with DJ Phil Money & Hosted by Rob DZ
Thursday, January 7 Doors at 7:00pm | Show at 8:00pm at Majestic theatre
Immigré | Fringe Character @ Crystal Corner, November 14th
Bringing hella good vibes you may have thought were extinct, Immigré and Fringe Character, two very large bands will throw down at Crystal Corner on Madison's fashionable East side. November 14th, let's get it.
Fringe Character @ Willy Street Fair 2015
Fringe Character will play nuelectrosoulhop music at the 2015 Willy Street Fair on the WORT Underground stage. Come get it.
Ifdakar | Fringe Character - Summerjam August 13th 2015 @ Majestic
Fringe Character @ Summerfest 2015
Fringe Character | Son Contrabado @ High Noon Saloon, June 12th 2015
Fringe Character | Son Contrabado @ High Noon Saloon, June 12th 2015
Dub Foundation | Bird's Eye | Fringe Character
Dub Foundation- 11 Piece Dub/Roots Reggae league of the most irie superheroes! Original Dub Roots Reggae
blazing horns, shotgun dubs, slashing skank, slick shot riddims and conscious lyrics to sweep you off your feet
Bird's Eye- Hip-hop/funk/jazz fusion performed by six talented individuals who together bring positive energy & positive music
Fringe Character- Fringe Character is a producer | writer | arranger of nuelectrosoulhop music. In the flesh, Fringe Character plays these original productions combining the moving parts of soul, hip-hop, dub and electronica with the magnetic and original presentation of a 10-piece band. Fringe Character is out, exciting and uniting. Let good things influence you.
DJ Wangzoom and Funkenstein kicking the night off and in between bands with the silkiest of grooves.