Willa Rae & The Minor Arcana

Willa Rae & The Minor Arcana

The Sharrows, Nellie Wilson, Michael Strike and the God Damn Band

Fri. May 26, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 18 and over

+$3 under 21 surcharge collected at the door

Willa Rae & The Minor Arcana
Willa Rae & The Minor Arcana
Soulless soul/gothic gypsy rock from Detroit, MI
The Sharrows
The Sharrows
The Sharrows are an Americana band that have been based out Madison since 2012. They have recorded three different albums to date. Starting at the End (2013) was recorded at the family farm of multi-instrumentalist Joe Hermanson, the location being an initial practice place, musical hub, and inspiration as it continues to this day. In the winter of 2014, the band trekked south on self-booked tours and was led to Zebra Ranch (home and recording studio of the North Mississippi All-Stars and the Dickinson family) in Mississippi, which in turn cultivated the band's relationship with Kevin Houston, who worked with the band to produce Days of Yore (2014), and the most recent Gold Key to the City (2016).
Nellie Wilson
Nellie Wilson
Ms. Wilson and Rusty Shackleford began writing country songs in November of 2009. Their shared affection for menthol cigarettes, shitty canned beer and all things tasteless helped the two craft songs through which Ms. Wilson's beautiful voice shined and the listener's mental state dimmed.

Dancin' Doc Franklin and Ms. Wilson met at a private university where they were both book-learnin' about music theories. During breaks from practicing voice leading and writing Neapolitan sixth chords, the Dancin' Doc (so named because he can diagnose and treat any song with his prescribed guitar riffs and do a jig at the same time) and Ms. Wilson wrote country ditties together in the cafeteria.

With his natural ability to pick up on something good and drive it to be something great, Jed caught wind of the forming band and offered to them the only pounding service of his that would not land him in jail in 37 US states, his wonderful drumming.

Nellie Wilson and the Hellbound Honeys played their first show in January 2010. Many shows followed and almost exactly one year later, on January 5th, 2011, the band released its debut album, Taking the "O" Out of Country. Following the album's release, the band introduced themselves to the American Midwest with a short winter tour.

Each and every member of the band cut his or her musical teeth in punk bands. The band's writing is influenced by everything from art music to classic country and metal which helps the band elicit a truly unique and interesting form of country music unlike anything propagated by popular "country" radio or television today.

If the good Lord's willing and the creeks don't rise, it'd be in the best interest of all those interested in not only country music, but independent music in general to check out Nellie Wilson and the Hellbound Honeys.
Michael Strike and the God Damn Band
Michael Strike and the God Damn Band
The God Damn Band is an all inclusive musical project headed by frontman Michael Str!ke with static founding members Tiffany Gniot on drums and Brad Beilke on Bass.

The sound of The God Damn Band will vary on the location of their show, incorporating musicians far and wide into the act. Regional musicians are as follows;

Shaun Hoffman - La Crosse, Wi
Ben Clark - Milwaukee, Wi
Jameson Diedrich - Wausau, Wi

The goal of The God Damn Band is to promote unity and cooperation throughout the global music scene, and to welcome any musician or performance artist to share the stage with them.

With the use of social media we'll provide chord charts, tablature, videos and more to outline the structure of our God Damn songs; giving local artists the chance to offer their own accompaniment to our sound.
Venue Information:
The Frequency
121 W. Main Street
Madison, WI, 53703