Madaila Wakes Up
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Psych pop juggernaut Madaila is upbeat, synth-heavy, and catchy. Vocal skill and range are immediately apparent. But in the tradition of Prince and The Talking Heads, an ornateness and heaviness expose Madaila's complexity and depth. Tight arrangements and multi-instrumental performances showcase musical minds at work.
When Madaila is on stage, spontaneous expression and contagious melody coexist. The freakier elements of the band come to the surface as the five-piece explores the deeper possibilities lying within their concise-recorded material. The band’s improvisational power gives each song the capacity to have its form pushed to the edges of comfort, or uplifting peaks.
Madaila released its debut, “The Dance”, in 2015. The band generated buzz with large hometown shows held on a ferry, in Burlington’s City Hall, in an aquarium, and on a downtown city block for their festival, Madaila on Main; as well as with festival plays at Mountain Jam, Clusterfest, Summer Camp, Frendly Gathering, Grand Point North, Waking Windows, Otis Mountain & Burlington Discover Jazz. Madaila has shared the stage with artists such as The Flaming Lips, Nathaniel Rateliff, Mac DeMarco, BØRNS, Grace Potter, Twiddle, Deer Tick, and Matisyahu. Madaila is part of Future Fields, an artist-run label and management group based in Burlington, Vermont.
JUPTR is a five-piece Neo-soul outfit that captures the essence and sound of the music that has influenced each member since the beginning of their musical relationships with one another. Forming in 2017, JUPTR is made up of a conglomerate of Burlington musicians from Smooth Antics, Madaila, smalltalker, and The Renegade Groove who deliver hip hop and R&B inspired instrumentals with a focus on creating a comfortable soundscape for harmony rich vocal arrangements to weave through.
Higher Ground Ballroom
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403