Two evocative singer-songwriters debut a new collaboration. Info
This show opens up with a new collaboration between two Madison-based artists we don't often hear from these days, but who both have a track record of thoughtful songwriting and rich, entrancing vocals. Jentri Colello has performed for well over 10 years now in a variety of solo and band configurations. Some of those were under her own name and some were not (including Flatbear and Land Of Vandals), but all have relied on Colello's knack for crafting a good slow burn around her evocative, inward-looking vocals and sparse electric guitar. The last recording she played on was Land Of Vandals' 2013 album Sing Us Offshore.
Georgia native Page Campbell is one-half of the psych-pop duo Dream Boat, whose 2014 album The Rose Explodes has plenty of evocative slow-burn tracks of its own. Campbell's duo with her sister Claire, Hope For Agoldensummer, takes a more straightforward approach to folk, though it's not without its eccentricities. The two sisters have also played guitar and vocals to Patterson Hood's non-Drive-By Truckers band, Patterson Hood & The Downtown Rumblers, and more recently contributed the music to HowStuffWorks' Happy Face podcast. Page Campbell has also played a solo set or two in the few years she's lived in Madison (full disclosure: one was at at Tone Madison event in December 2016). Campbell and Colello have been getting together to play new songs they've written separately and re-worked songs from other projects, and might end up creating some new material together too. Performing as simply “Jentri,Page,” they share the bill here with Minneapolis synth-pop project P • PL and Madison queer-punk outfit Gender Confetti. —Scott Gordon