Mungion is a relatively new band to the jam scene, having only formed in spring of 2015. However, despite the recent beginnings of the project, the Chicago-based four-piece has become one of the fastest rising acts in the jam scene, quickly earning a legion of fans with their energetic, raucous live shows and wild improvisations. Composed of Justin Reckamp (guitar/vocals), Joe Re (keyboards/vocals), Sean Carolan (bass/vocals) and Matt Kellen (drums/vocals), the group has crafted ambitious compositions that transform in a live setting, given the band’s penchant for fearless, no-holds-barred jams and fierce onstage demeanor.Most recently, the start of 2018 saw Mungion embark on their first-ever headlining tour, gaining the band more acclaim nationally. During this pivotal tour, the band made a stop on their home turf in Palatine, Illinois for a performance at Durty Nellie’s on March 16th. As Joe Re explained about the show, “It was a great feeling to be back home, capping the tour off by playing for the ones who’ve been with us since day one. The Mung Force was very strong at Nellie’s. We all had an amazing time, and we all really fed off of all of that positive energy!”Matt Kellen elaborated, “Playing for the hometown crowd truly brings out the best in each of the band members. Many of the folks in attendance have been there for us since the very beginning, and that really inspires us to play at the highest level possible. It’s very encouraging to look out into the crowd and see parents, siblings, and longtime friends, all moving in step with the music we work so hard to create.”Today, Live For Live Music is proud to premiere Mungion’s fiery take on “Nuthead” from the Durty Nellie’s show. The song came early in the first set, segueing flawlessly out of the set-opening fan-favorite, “One Night Stan”. You can have an exclusive first watch of the performance with this pro-shot video below.Mungion – “Nuthead” – 3/16/18[Video: Andy Fabitz]See below for a full list of Mungion’s upcoming tour dates. For more information, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Mungion | Durty Nellie’s | Palatine, IL | 3/16/2018Set 1: One Night Stan > Nuthead > Basketball, Born From a Compass, Windows > HerbertSet 2: Hung Daddy, Beneath the Shallows, [email protected] > Forgot About Dre$ > McBrides#, Quemaste Tu Cabella > Scrambled Legs > Quemaste Tu Cabella, Justice > BlackBerry Blossom > Justice, MakandaEncore: Baba O’ Reilly*@ – Unfinished | $ – Dr. Dre & Eminem Cover | # – Leahy Cover | % – Who CoverNotes: Second Set Featured Phil Roach on Fiddle Mungion Upcoming 2018 Tour Dates:05/19/18 Bedford, PA Domefest05/27/18 Chillicothe, IL Summer Camp06/09/18 Island Lake, IL Sideout’s Bar and Grill06/16/18 Earlville, IL Preferably Grateful Friends Fest06/29/18 Bond, CO Beanstalk Music And Arts Festival07/13/18 Scranton, PA Camp Bisco07/18/18 West Lafayette, IN Tippecanoe County Ampitheater07/27/18 Manhattan, IL Down On The Farm07/28/18 Girard, PA The Gathering at Chaffee’s07/29/18 Voluntown, CT Tamarack Lodge08/02/18 Thornville, OH The Werk Out08/10/18 Kenosha, WI Peacetree Music Festival08/11/18 Caledonia, MI Cowpie Music Festival08/16/18 Asbury Park, NJ Jams on the Sand09/07/18 Capon, Bridge, WV Buffalo Gap Retreat09/29/18 Schuylkill Haven, PA Meeting of the MindsView All Tour Dates
Riding high amid an eight-game winning streak, the Wisconsin volleyball team can seemingly do nothing wrong.In a week that saw them sweep two Big Ten foes, extending their set winning streak to 17, three Badgers were awarded with Player of the Week honors.Sophomore Kelli Bates was named the Co-Player of the Week, junior Lauren Carlini was honored as the Setter of the Week and Tionna Williams was named Freshman of the Week.Head coach Kelly Sheffield reflected on the team’s successful week at his news conference Monday.“I think we had a pretty good week, individually, with some players,” Sheffield said. “I thought Kelli Bates had a monster week and I think her hard work is starting to pay off and show a little bit in her all-around game. Her and Taylor Morey have really been working hard at their ball control. They’ve been coming in early in the mornings, and I don’t think there was any coincidence that our last four matches have probably been our best passing matches of the season.”No. 11 Wisconsin (20-6, 12-4 Big Ten) is peaking at the right time and will look to push its unbeaten streak to nine as they travel to Champaign to take on No. 16 Illinois (18-9, 9-7).The Badgers and Fighting Illini faced off earlier this year, with Wisconsin winning 3-1 to secure its first Big Ten victory Sept. 30.Volleyball: Badgers drop Fighting Illini in four setsThe Wisconsin volleyball team can finally chalk up a conference victory in the win column. After losing three straight games Read…That match saw junior Romana Kriskova break out and lead the team with 15 kills, and the Badgers could use another solid performance from her as she has fallen under the radar in recent weeks.“I’m not worried about [Kriskova],” Sheffield said. “She hasn’t put up great numbers in the past few matches, but truthfully some of that might have to do with the coaches rather than her. I think when we get right down to it she is going to be somebody we will be able to count on.”The Badgers know they have a major opportunity in front of them this week as they play against two top-20 teams that they may face deep in the NCAA tournament. The opportunity to make a lasting impression on the selection committee is not lost on the team.“We’re excited about this week,” Sheffield said. “We’ve got two teams that are not just top-20 teams, but they’re two teams that you could be facing that second weekend of the NCAA Tournament, if we’re fortunate to still be playing, caliber of teams that you could be squared off against to try to make a run to the Final Four.”The Badgers take on the Fighting Illini 8 p.m. Wednesday and the match will be televised on the Big Ten Network.