Kaya Rosenthal is the Madison music scene's own version of labelmate Rebecca "Friday" Black. At 17, Rosenthal's been spending time in L.A. making dance pop, and this month she releases a new single, "Irresistible," which appeared on YouTube July 23.
Scatz owner Scott Piernot hasn't given up his fight to reopen the large music venue he ran in Middleton until March of this year.
But the odds look long. On July 19 the Middleton City Council voted unanimously to deny Piernot's reapplication for Scatz's liquor license. Now Piernot is suing the city, alleging discrimination. Scatz's hip-hop shows attracted a large number of African American customers.
Two weeks ago we noted some former Madison musicians who are making waves nationally. That prompted an email from a reader about Trinity James, the Nashville-via-Madtown rocker who's busy backing Billy Falcon's Sowing Circle band. James helped the Sowing Circle open for Bon Jovi last weekend in Oslo, Norway.
One of my favorite local indie rock bands, Icarus Himself, has announced the release date for its second full-length album, Career Culture. The date is Oct. 11, and the trio of Nick Whetro, Karl Christenson and Brad Kolberg will celebrate with a show at the Memorial Union Rathskeller.