Thursday, December 29, 2011

THURS Kalispell + The Bears Of Blue River + Briar Pickers

Touring bands Kalispell (WI)  and  
The Bears Of Blue River (IL) join local stringband the
Briar Pickers for an evening of sonic bliss!
$5 door all ages

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

ART: Justin Gleicher's "Photos from Peru"

Madison photographer Justin Gleicher and his traveling companion, Becca, traveled to Peru and documented the 4-week journey of adventure and exploration with his Canon 5d Mark II. “Peru is a place of bright colors, expansive vistas, and fun and playful people. The photos reflect the diversity of the country's natural heritage, and show a glimpse of its cultural heritage as well. As bold as some of the pictures are, they do not do justice to the creations of the Inca as seen in person”. Eleven photos will be on display and were taken at Machu Picchu, Arequipa, Lima, the Sacred Valley surrounding Cusco, the aqueducts outside Nazca, the small fishing village of Huanchaco on the Northern Coast, the Cordillera Blanca mountains near Huarez, and a few other locations.

“Photos from Peru” will run Thursday, December 22, 2011-Thursday, January 19, 2012. The artist will host an opening reception Friday, December 30, from 6-11 pm, and Project Lodge will host a closing reception January 14, 2011 from 7-10pm.

Gallery hours are by appointment, 608-658-4000.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

MONDAY Dec 19th: Deconunisms, The Watercourse 4tet feat. Ephemeral Art Dance Troupe

Monday, December 19 8:30pm

Surrounded By REality Presents and evening of jazz, new music, and free improvisation by two new bands: Deconunisms and the Watercourse 4tet.

Deconunisms is a new trio that explores extended improvisation within and without traditional forms. Features the talents of Luke Polipnick (guitar), John Christensen (double bass), Devin Drobka (drums + percussion).

An unconventional string quartet, the Watercourse 4et plays music that ranges from sparse and meditative, to pulsating and driving, to textural and unnerving. Consisting of Pat Reinholz (cello), Ben Willis (double bass), AJ Grimm (guitar), and Brian Grimm (cello and guqin 古琴), they draw from the traditions of Western classical, free improvisation, eastern meditative music, and flamenco. The members have extensive and diverse experience in improvisation, concert music, avant-garde performance, as well as composing for dance, theater and film. Enjoying the challenge of adapting to whatever space they perform in, they also incorporate performance art elements. shying away from no possibilities.

In a very natural pairing, Watercourse will be joined by members of the Ephemeral Art dance collective. Ephemeral Art is made up of exceptional students from the UW-Madison School of Dance, and they specialize in spontaneous creation and site-specific performance.

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FRIDAY Dec 16th: CONTROL Record Release Show w/Laarks

Friday Dec 16th at 8:00pm

CONTROL will be releasing 'Grabhorn C', the first EP in a three-part art/music project. Out on Science of Sound Records.

There will also be a premiere of the CONTROL video for "The Facts", directed by Paul Schmidt.

Available at the show will be limited edition cassettes and screen prints featuring art from designer Craig Grabhorn. Both come with a digital download of the 4-song EP.

Playing that night will be Laarks. Dig on them here: 

More from CONTROL, including streaming of the EP:

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Dec. 5 - Dec. 11 at ProLo

Saturday Dec 10
8:30pm until 11:30pm
Deck the Balls with Mustaches and Ukeleles!
Come one, come all and celebrate a holiday spectacular with the Madkings and friends!!! A Free Gift Package for every attendee! $5 all ages (Mature audience) show with Guest Kings, Hoola Hoopers, Ukelele artists and of course your favorite MadKings!!!
[Facebook event]

Sunday, December 4, 2011

New website FTW! + 12/4 show

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Welcome to the new Project Lodge website! All brought to you by the amazing talented Daniella Echeverria. (Smashing logo, isn't it?? All D.)

We hope that this website ends up being a hub for all things Pro Lo. We'll have regular show announcements, updates, and reviews here, as well as news and cool other postings. Please check back regularly, and add us to your bookmarks or favorites even!

It's early in the morning on December the 4th, 2011, which brings us to the present. And so, you're all now officially invited to come and groove out hard to tonight's (Sunday night) 8pm show featuring Madison's own Golden Donna (Joel Shanrahan) plus three other don't-miss synth/glitch/noise/experimental acts: Nate Young, Drainolith, Troy Schaefer.

You can find more info at the Facebook event:

In sum, keep on checking the new website folks! Hope to see you at Pro Lo soon.

Tom Teslik
Sound & Door Volunteer

Monday, November 28, 2011

Nov. 28 - Dec. 4 at ProLo

Friday Dec 2
Monsters of Poetry

Saturday Dec 3
Anna Vogelzang, Moon High, Dietrich Gosser, Page Foster

Sunday Dec 4
Drainolith (AIDS wolf), Nate Young (Wolf Eyes) & Golden Donna (Joel Shanahan)