MONICA LaPLANTE & HEAVY LOOKS w/ Andy Cook

MONICA LaPLANTE & HEAVY LOOKS w/ Andy Cook

Heavy Looks, Andy Cook

Thu. September 7, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 18 and over

$3 under 21 surcharge collected at the door.

Monica LaPlante
Monica LaPlante
LaPlante’s transition from leaf on the wind to vamp on the prowl began pretty much instantaneously. Writing and recording the demo for darkside party banger “Hope You’re Alone” in a single night gave the artist enough momentum that nothing could stand in her way--for long.

As with her command of melody, the aptitude for depicting emotional nuance LaPlante showcases on “Can’t Stop” is gaining massive depth and resonance remarkably fast--especially when it comes to ambiguity. Even when she plays the budding libertine, as she does with flick-of-the-wrist ease on “Do That To Me,” she’s careful to let a little longing for something more seep through the cracks in her wall of benign indifference. Noir’s overarching affective backbone resides solely in LaPlante’s will to rock.

“For the first time my songs sound like me to me,” she says. “I’ve always wanted to make a heavy, hard-hitting record. I listen to Noir now and know exactly how I felt.”
Heavy Looks
Heavy Looks
Heavy Looks are an aggressive power pop band based out of Madison, WI. Rosalind Greiert, Dirk Gunderson, Jarad Olson, and Shawn Pierce have been breathing music for the better parts of most of their lives. In 2014, the band released their debut EP, Sense Growing Dull, and made their presence known in the Madison music scene. They have shared stages with acts like Young Jesus, Quarterbacks, Sweet Spirit, and Archie Powell & the Exports. Live, the band's an energetic force, trading vocal leads with ease and tapping into something that feels genuinely powerful. In December 2015, the band released their first full-length, Waste It Right, which is available for download through their website.
Andy Cook
Andy Cook
Sometimes we find the things we're looking for, and sometimes they find us. I grew up not having a thing to do with music - hockey, school, and pursuing a career were center stage. But then a few years ago a song came on the radio that made me want to make songs too. I'm not certain why. Maybe it's because we all have stories to tell, we all have things inside that deserve to take flight into the world. "What you are is not who you'll be" - if we dream, we can be whoever we want.

These songs are about feeling like we know ourselves one moment, and like we’re lost the next. About having almost everything, but not the one thing. About all the spaces we find ourselves, inside and out. Because sometimes all we can hang onto are hopes and dreams, and in this space that might be all we need.
Venue Information:
The Frequency
121 W. Main Street
Madison, WI, 53703
http://madisonfrequency.com/