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  • Madcity Nights - April 2017

    Show previews for Madison and the surrounding areas
    by Max Ink
    April 2017

    Brian Koenig of Lords of the Trident will play Bos Meadery 4/14/2017

    Brian Koenig of Lords of the Trident will play Bos Meadery 4/14/2017

    The Pine Travelers
    Saturday, April 8 @ 10pm
    Comeback In
    no cover

    Madison’s own traveling woodsmen, the Pine Travelers, combine the gritty Americana of outlaw country, folk, and bluegrass with old school funk and roots rock & roll and will jam for a String Cheese Incident ‘after show’ party.

    Benefit for Planned Parenthood
    Sunday, April 9 @ 5-10 PM
    High Noon Saloon

    Better Yeti will bring the funk, Girls are Go! will bring the R&B, and the Low Czars will rock out to make a perfect night for dancing. $10 suggested donation at the door for Planned Parenthood.

    Kishi Bashi with Tall Tall Trees
    Monday, April 10 @ 8 PM
    High Noon Saloon

    No stranger to fusing classical magic to electronic concoctions, Kishi Bashi’s gilded ear-worms confront life’s inevitable obstacles with sizzling optimism, creating an disarming carnal carnival that adds funky wonder to majestic pop-rock melodies. Go early to catch exemplary banjo-player Tall Tall Trees’ celestial folk-pop show-stoppers. by John Noyd

    Bombadil with Waldemar
    April 11 @ 7:30 PM
    The Frequency

    Consulting a data scientist to help conceive the perfect Bombadil song, Bombadil’s resulting, “Fences,” features the intrepid trio’s trademark tongue-twisting wisdom wrapped around charming indie-folk observations. Engaging performers, the intimate Frequency is a great place to witness this intelligent collective. Eau Claire’s electro-folk experimentalists Waldemar opens. by John Noyd

    MadCity Sessions:
    Lo Marie & Grupo Candela
    Thursday, April 13 @ 7:30 PM
    Overture Center

    Live at the Capitol, a popular series of free concerts by local artists will now feature a double bill in the historic Capitol Theater, admission is free and the dance floor is open. Singer/songwriter Lo Marie combines her operatic training with a passion for jazz music while Grupo Candela is an epic Latino big-band with 12 members performing many styles of Latin music including Salsa Dura, Merengue, Bachata and Cumbia.

    Brian Koenig
    Friday, April 14 @ 6:30-8:30 PM
    Bos Meadery
    No cover ($5 suggested tip)

    Lords of the Trident guitarist, Brian Koenig, returns for an electric set of shred and jazz instrumentals as well as video game music all fueled by his insatiable thirst for Hammer Smashed Cherry Mead.

    Maximum Ink
    21 Year Anniversary Party
    Thursday, April 20 @ 5-10 PM
    Yahara Bay Distillery
    No cover

    Once a year Maximum Ink celebrates another year of existence by throwing a party and laying out the 21 years worth of Max Ink’s so that party goers can peruse the copies and relish in Madcity music scene history. Munchies from Double S BBQ will be served at 6pm, then cake from Metro Market at 8pm, and live music from the Civil Engineers at 8:30pm.

    Saturday, April 22 @ 8 PM
    The Frequency

    That crazy band from Milwaukee that seemingly fuses the impossible…. Metallica and the Beatles. Their debut in 2007, Sgt. Hetfields Motorbreath Pub Band set them off and now even the members of Metallica think “it’s cool”. Catch them on the front of their Spring 2017 US Tour that will take them from coast to coast. by Rökker

    The Jayhawks and Wesley Stace
    Friday, April 28 @ 9 PM
    Majestic Theater

    A versatile band whose forays into rockin’ Americana came before that label even existed, The Jayhawks venture into sixties-pop with their latest, “Calling Mr. Proust.” Opener Wesley Stace, the former John Wesley Harding, is not only touring with The Jayhawks but used them as back-up on his new record. by John Noyd

    Ancient Future
    Saturday, April 29 @ 2pm
    The Frequency

    Ancient Future is an 11 band, Madison Heavy Psych and Doom Fest. Jeff Bach (Bachfest, Riff Reaper Records) and Jason Hartman (Bright As Night Records) are putting on this one day event bringing in regional bands from Milwaukee, Chicago, Des Moines, Cincinatti, and Rockford as well as mixing in a gaggle of local Madison bands. This is an 18 and up show. by Rökker

    Itzhak Perlman
    Saturday, April 29 at 8 PM
    Overture Center

    Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy for making music.

    Post Paradise
    w/ The Anderson Brothers, 7 Seasons Deep
    Friday, May 5 @ 9 PM
    The Frequency

    Hailing from Fort Collins, Colorado, Post Paradise combine a synchronized light show and a rock edge to an underlying indie classical vibe, best showcased by the cellist Amy Morgan. Now combine this with two former Maximum Ink cover artists and this becomes a rock show supreme! by Rökker

    WUD Music Presents: Clyde Stubblefield Tribute
    Saturday, May 13 @ 9pm
    A Terrace Tribute To The “Funky Drummer”
    Memorial Union Terrace
    No Cover

    On May 13, UW-Madison is posthumously bestowing an honorary degree on our local legend, Clyde Stubblefield. To celebrate his life and achievements, the Clyde Stubblefield All-Star Band will perform popular James Brown songs the longtime Madison resident drummed on, as well as some of Stubblefield’s original tracks.

    Tip: Rain location: Wisconsin Union Theater

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