Live Music: NEWSKI and Middle Names

800 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53706

A revival of 90’s alternative, Wisconsin alt/jangle pop trio NEWSKI, enlist a friend/musical influence on every track for their new LP Friend Rock (April 7). From veterans like Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), Brian Vander Ark (the Verve Pipe), Ryan Miller (Guster), Miles Nielsen, and Scott Terry (Red Wanting Blue) to overseas acts like H Burns (France), The Secret Beach (Canada), and The Shabs (South Africa), NEWSKI compiles an internationally collaborative album from his own tiny house in Wisconsin. 

The durable three-piece will hit American, European and South African highways for a 100 date touring year behind the new LP. Featuring Steve "Mr Bicep" Vorass on drums, Sean "Tubs" Anderson on 4-string & Brett Newski on guitars and vocals. 

Middle Names is a Folk-Indie Americana-Rock band established in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Band members include Brandt Miller on drums, James Masterson on bass, Ryan Clapper on guitar and Michael Morgan on guitar and vocals.