Make Music Madison 2024!

Friday, June 21, 2024
12 - 5

The show will be outside Mother Fool's by our graffiti wall, unless the weather is bad, in which case we'll be inside.

Bear In the Forest -- 12:30 - 1:45
The songs of Bear In The Forest (BITF) howl with spiritualism. It is built around folk music in the oldest, barest sense: joy and pain and a guitar coming together to produce sounds that resonate with ancestral memory. The BITF project is a slow burn. Bear, a.k.a. Alberto Kanost, has been writing and preforming songs under this moniker for about a decade, beginning when he was 15. Now at 26, he has had multiple iterations of bands and worked with two different producers to release two projects and a handful of singles. His collaborators and producers come and go, but it seems to always come back to just Bear and his guitar. Bear draws a lot of inspiration from the Indie-folk bloom of the 2000s/2010s; with acts like Mumford and Sons, Laura Marling, Bon Iver, Ben Howard, and Tallest Man On Earth, being huge influences for his sound and songwriting. After Bear's recent graduation from UW-Madison in 2020, BITF released a second project available on most streaming platforms.

Big Larko -- 2:30 - 3:00
Hip-Hop. Big Larko is Madison’s best kept secret.

Ethry Fields -- 3:15 - 4:00
Ethry Fields is an Indie-Folk Singer-Songwriter. You can expect to hear an array of lilting stringed instruments, lyrics coated in heartfelt experience, and imagery from the natural world sprinkled on top of every original song in her repertoire. Forever a lover of intriguing stories, shimmery harmonies, and sweet lullabies.

Ephez -- 4:15 - 5:00
World, experimental blues alt. kraut rock. Performed and recorded in other bands, now solo performer with multiple instrumentation.