Be Part of a Live Studio Audience

May 30, 2014 Wisconsin Public Television Leave a Comment

30 Minute Music Hour is excited to announce Charlie Parr, Chants and William Z. Villian will record studio sessions with us Monday, June 16. The best part is, you’re invited to be part of the audience!

30 Minute Music Hour LogoSample these three musical acts below, and email [email protected] if you’d like to be part of the live studio audience. Include your name, the number of guests and which show you’d like to see.

All shows will be held in the WPT studios in Vilas Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

CHARLIE PARR (SOLD OUT  5 p.m. show/audience seated by 4:30)
This Austin, Minn. native currently resides on the shores of Lake Superior in Duluth. Parr is a self-taught guitarist who effortlessly handles 6- and 12 -string guitars, steel guitar and banjo. Get a feel for his live show, recorded here by KEXP in Seattle.


CHANTS (show at 12:30 p.m./audience seated by noon)
Percussionist/composer Jordan Cohen (aka Chants) creates base line beats, loops them and then pours them into experimental electronica that is trance-like and exhilarating. Based in Madison, Chants has produced a number of EPs and in the last year released “I Feel Like I Feel It”. He’s also opened for Dan Deacon. View a beautiful display of Chant’s sound here.


WILLIAM Z. VILLAIN (3 p.m. show/audience seated by 2:30)
The eclectic style of Madison’s William Z. Villain is best described, well, in the band’s own words… “Darting between Balkan groove, early American jazz and bossanova with jagged mathy precision; William Z. Villain continues to stun bartenders and sometimes even audiences with his dark demon-crooner vocals and fantastically furious finger-style guitar technique.”

Want to see three great Midwest bands Monday, June 16 for free? Just send an email to [email protected] to reserve your seat. Fo more music, check out video of our past studio sessions at



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