Saturday Around Campus: Lushlife + Defcee and Sparetime Bluegrass Band

Tonight features a contrast of styles between The Terrace and The Sett.  The Terrace features Hip-Hop in Lushlife and Madison’s own Defcee, while The Sett features another local Madison band, the Sparetime Bluegrass Band.

The Sparetime Bluegrass Band is an energetic four-piece outfit who play a variety traditional bluegrass covers; however, their repertoire digs into more mainstream music such as covers of The Rolling Stones, and many more.  The band, made up of Bob Batyko on Guitar, Jim Robarts on Banjo, Dale Ward on Mandolin, and Lorie Docken on Bass, have been staples on the Madison music scene for the past few years, and always crowd favorites.

Lushlife, a Philadelphia born and raised Hip-Hop artist whose latest album, Plateau Vision, was met with incredibly high praise will be at The Terrace. The New York Times raved that his lyrics featured “rhymes with audacious, gorgeous production…” while Stereogum called his mixtape No More Golden Days the “Mixtape of the Week.”  His sound is a unique blend of influences ranging from De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest to The Pixies and Phil Spector.

Opening up the night at The Terrace is Adam Levin, known as Defcee.  This Hip-Hop artist from River Forest, Illinois is a current student at UW-Madison where he is a member of the First Wave Spoken Word and Urban Arts Community.  Throughout his tenure as an emerging artist, he has shared the stage with titans of the Hip-Hop world including Wale, Brother Ali, and many more.  Check out his song “The Tempest” below, which he wrote at only 19.

Whether it’s Bluegrass or Hip-Hop you are pining for, we have you covered on Saturday night.

The Sparetime Bluegrass Band:



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