The opening Friday night for the new storefront gallery and music venue and Chris Buckingham perfectly well.
However, the keyboard-anchored local outfit Attack Ponies had a harder time with the acoustics, in part because the tile floor covering the raised portion of the room that serves as an impromptu stage adds extra sizzle to cymbal work. Clearly, any full-fledged rock acts that play there will have to show all the restraint they can muster.
There are nearly a dozen art and live music shows scheduled so far for The Project Lodge over the next couple of months. Friday, Feb. 8 brings an gallery show featuring work by recent UW-Madison MFA graduates Timothy Speaker and Melanie Kehoss, with music by When the Wolf (Occurs), while the following night features a performance by Thunder Snow. Farther out, there are a pair of performances by Say Hi [To Your Mom] and Phosphorescent (presented by Madison music blogger Kyle Pfister), along with a gallery show by