Heat Aid performance series to benefit Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool Fund
Posted on November 13, 2012 by Mark Riechers
A diverse set of Madison musicians will help raise money to help Wisconsin residents keep the heat on
Heat Aid, a series of three Saturday-afternoon concerts this December at local record store MadCity Music Exchange, 600 Williamson St., will raise money for the Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool Fund, a non-profit that helps Wisconsin residents keep their heat and power on in times of crisis. The performances will feature local artists whose music ranges from straightforward folk to avant-garde improvisation.
There is no cover charge, but those attending are asked to make a suggested $5 donation to the Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool Fund. Audience members can also support the Fund’s efforts by making additional donations or purchasing raffle tickets for prizes donated by the Fund and MadCity Music Exchange. Donations are tax-deductible, and all who donate $5 or more will receive a Keep Wisconsin Warm bear. Listeners of all ages are welcome.
The performances are presented by Arts Extract, a weekly podcast covering the arts in Madison.
The schedule is as follows:
-Saturday, December 1, 2 p.m.: Boo Bradley
The performance series will give Madison residents a chance to help their fellow Wisconsinites just in time for the winter weather and the holiday season. It’s also a great opportunity to enjoy some of Madison’s most exciting musicians. Boo Bradley performs an array of blues and ragtime numbers with masterful slide-guitar work. Throat-singer DB Pedersen and avant-garde duo The Brothers Grimm improvise with a mix of Far Eastern and classical sounds. Dietrich Gosser is one of Madison’s strongest folk songwriters. Spires That In The Sunset Rise summon primordial, exploratory songs drawing on a multitude of folk and world-music traditions. The Tiny Band play sets of covers and originals with tiny instruments, including ukuleles and former Killdozer member Dan Hobson’s small drum kit.
MadCity Music Exchange will provide an intimate setting for the performances, and will be donating a portion of its sales on the show dates. One of Madison’s longest-running independent record stores, MadCity boasts a full selection of new and used music in CD and vinyl formats.
For more information on the Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool Fund, or to make an online donation, visit kwwf.org.