MadCity Sessions: Better Yeti and VO5
Presented By Overture Center • MadCity Sessions

MadCity Sessions: Better Yeti and VO5

Thu, Nov 9

Capitol Theater: Free

Notices:

All Ages

Add to Calendar 11/19/2017 07:30 PM 11/19/2017 09:30 PM America/Chicago MadCity Sessions: Better Yeti & VO5 Overture’s popular series of free concerts featuring local and regional bands continues for the 2017/18 season in the historic Capitol Theater with two bands per concert. Come by any time between 7:30 and 10 PM to enjoy the best music Madison has to offer. Admission is free, dancing is encouraged, and drinks are available for purchase. Capitol Theater, Overture Center for the Arts info@overturecenter.org false MM/DD/YYYY


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Overture’s popular series of free concerts featuring local and regional bands continues for the 2017/18 season in the historic Capitol Theater with two bands per concert. Come by any time between 7:30 and 10 PM to enjoy the best music Madison has to offer. Admission is free, dancing is encouraged, and drinks are available for purchase.


First up is Better Yeti. The Better Yeti story begins in 1987, when a group of 7 martian teenagers were abandoned by their alien parents in the mountains of Tibet for playing their music too loud. For years the group lived in obscurity, honing their talents and shaping their sound, surviving solely on a diet of funky baselines and growing their beards and back hair. All this changed in 2016, when Swedish explorer Hans Hanson happened across the group. Quickly, word spread of the elusive Better Yeti. To escape the persecution of the Chinese government and the flashing bulbs of tourists, the group made their way to Madison, WI. To assimilate to their newfound American culture, they learned English and shaved a little. Better Yeti has one goal: to Himalaya down in a hot tub full of funky grooves.

The second act of the evening is VO5. VO5 is a disco big band celebrating 11 years of epic dance parties. With their blend of 70’s hits from bands like the Bee Gees, Ohio Players and ABBA plus quirky original music, lots of dancing is guaranteed!

VO5 has played every kind of gig imaginable and has paid their musical dues by having performed at dozens of oddball shows such as the Wisconsin Realtors “Stayin’ Alive (During the Recession)” convention and the Gilman Cheese Corporation celebration. They’ve even performed as an ABBA cover band and played “The Hustle” to 200 line-dancers in Sheboygan and at the Chicago Navy Pier.


Better Yeti:

Andrew Traverse, Trumpet
Jon Hoel, Saxophone
Steve Radtke, Keyboards
Kelvin Kaspar, Guitar
Eric Ross, Bass
Kelby Kryshak, Drums

More info: betteryetimusic.com


V05:

John Feith, Guitar
Andrew Rohn, Keyboard
Cat Capellaro, Trumpet
Drew Szabo, Bass
Gail Campbell, Drums
Steve Tyska, Trumpet
Jim Yockey, Percussion
Katie Cass, Vocals
Lisa Bauer, Sax
Phil Lyons, Trombone
Jim Shropshire, Trumpet

More info: voh5.com