“There’s a teeming student population here in Madison. Pure, unbridled creativity.” That’s what Austin Gent, a student at #UWMadison, says when he thinks about music in the capital city of Wisconsin. He’s the lead drummer in a popular student band on campus named East of Vilas. Alongside Austin are six other band members, all UW students. Ben Newman is the lead writer, vocalist and producer. Lane Burke and Cree Faber contribute vocals. Carl Youel covers the keys, Mac Farah holds down the guitar parts and Orion Weber supports the sound with his bass playing. The members of East of Vilas have been just the latest band to break into the scene in Madison and beyond. Get a taste of their music on their Instagram account — @eastofvilas