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  • Madcity Nights - December 2019

    Show Previews For Madison and Surrounding Areas
    by Max Ink
    December 2019

    Steel Panther

    Steel Panther

    Crobot
    w/ ‘68, Revolution-X, Bourbon House
    Friday, December 6 @ 7:00 PM
    Back Bar (Janesville)

    Taking live shows and the Modern Classic Rock sound to the next level, Crobot returns to Wisconsin. Bringing their 2019 album Motherbrain, highlighted by their singles, “Keep Me Down”,  “Burn” and “Low Life”, Crobot redefines live shows and new music. Leaving crowds begging for more, since their packed show at Taste Of Madison in 2019, Crobot gives back to Wisconsin by teaming up with local animal shelters and are giving away signed posters for the first 20 fans to donate pet food for the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin. By Tommy Rage

    Blythe Gamble & the Rollin’ Dice
    Friday, December 6, 6:30 PM
    Cargo Coffee (East Washington Ave.)

    Gamble’s powerful alto comes naturally to her – just as the blues genre does from the adversity she’s endured through the years. That persistence and perseverance earned her recognition from the MAMAs, and fueled the creative originals on her new CD, Real For The Deal. This show will celebrate the release of that CD.
    By Dave Leucinger

    Slow Pulp
    w/ Disq, Interlay
    Friday, December 6 @ 9:30 PM
    High Noon Saloon

    An impressive home-town double-bill welcomes break-out bands Slow Pulp and Disq back to Madison workshopping new songs and editing set-lists for the holidays. One of Stereogum’s “40 Best New Bands of 2019,” Disq twists risky indie-pop into raucous honesty while relocated Slow Pulp bring glistening modern-rock polish. Madison’s Interlay opens.
    By John Noyd  

    Like A Storm
    w/ Pushing Veronica, Midsummer, Sleep Signals
    Monday, December 9
    Red Zone Madison

    The Freek Show tour featuring Hard hitting New Zealanders Like A Storm make a stop in Madison to celebrate the 5th anniversary of their single “Love The Way You Hate Me”. The fan appreciation tour only hits their strongest fan zones and Madcity you are one of them! Los Angeles ballpit rockers Pushing Veronica (post millennial Blink-182) and Minneapolis hard rockers Sleep Signals join local Jansville rockers Midsummer in support.
    By Rökker


    Steel Panther
    w/ Stitched Up Heart
    Tuesday, December 10 @ 8:00 PM
    The Sylvee

    Formed in 2000 in Los Angeles, Steel Panther is known as a true heavy metal party band, successfully mixing hard rock and pop for almost two decades. With global tours and high-profile experiences on national television including Jimmy Kimmel Live and Fox NFL Sunday, the band has cultivated a dedicated audience with three full-length studio albums to go with their sold-out shows. Their latest album, Lower the Bar, follows up All You Can Eat, which Rolling Stone Magazine dubbed ‘genius.’ By Adam Benavides

    Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace
    w/ Bad Wolves, Fire From The Gods
    Tuesday, December 10 @ 6:30 PM
    Alliant Energy Center

    5FDP combining a full metal sound with the brilliance of classic cover songs and fast, in-your face rumble-rock, Five Finger Death Punch covering “Blue On Black” and “House Of The Rising Sun” along with their 2018 release “And Justice For None” punch metal fans in the face with all five fingers and a fist-full of aggression. Bad Wolves brand new album N.A.T.I.O.N., will starts the night off perfectly, along with two other bands that ensures that you must bring your mouth-piece and spit bucket for this 10 round event. By Tommy Rage

    Black Belt Eagle Scout
    Thursday, December 12 @ 8:00 PM
    High Noon Saloon

    Returning to Madison with the wonderful new album, “At The Party With My Brown Friends,” Native American singer-songwriter and woke multi-instrumentalist, BBES’s Katherine Paul knits dreamy fits into agile analogies and refreshing confessions, covering community and self-discovery with authentic incentive, compassionate tact and poetic poise. By John Noyd

    Mondo Cortez & the Chicago Blues Angels
    Saturday, December 14 @ 9:00 PM
    Knuckledown Saloon

    As one of the top contemporary blues guitarists in Chicago, Cortez brings a powerful rockabilly swing to his instrumentation - in keeping with his friends and occasional musical colleagues such as David Gonzales (The Paladins) and Kid Ramos (Fabulous Thunderbirds). Cortez is the go-to guitarist in the Special 20’s, and has just returned from a Texas swing through Austin that included an slot with Jimmie Vaughan and the T-Birds. Cortez also keeps alive the music and memories of his long-time friend and musical colleague, Nick Curran. For this show, Cortez brings his knockout quartet, the Chicago Blues Angels - featuring sax honker Jerry DeVivo, one of the original members of the venerable Mighty Blue Kings. By Dave Leucinger

    Brother Ali
    w/ NUR-D, DJ Last Word
    Wednesday, December 18 @ 8:00 PM
    Majestic Theatre

    Returning to one of his favorite cities, underground rap icon Brother Ali is back on tour supporting his critically-lauded album “All the Beauty in This Whole Life” to the Majestic on Wednesday, December 18. Considered by many to be his biggest studio achievement yet, the album captures the reflective and insightful lyrics Ali has captivated listeners with for the last 17 years. To the delight of the Rhymesayers faithful, the album was also produced entirely by Atmosphere’s Anthony “Ant” Davis. Hip-hop doesn’t get much better than this.
    By Adam Benavides

    GGOOLLDD
    w/ Seasaw and Boy Bjorn
    Thursday, December 19
    High Noon Saloon

    With their first proper album coming out early next spring, now’s the time to check out Milwaukee’s electro-pop showstoppers GGOOLLDD. Add glitter-sisters Seasaw, who just released GGOOLLDD’s remix of their infectious, “No Way,” and cybernetic soulman Boy Bjorn to make this rhythm-simmered winter celebration a dazzling Wisconsin trifecta. By John Noyd

    Iris Hutchings
    w/ Kelsey Miles, Molly K. Mitchell, Maggie Richardson
    Bos Meadery
    Saturday, December 21 @ 7:00 PM

    Iris Hutchings is one of the talented singers in Madison Rock/Americana group, THE GETAWAY DRIVERS. She’ll be hosting a special birthday show at the Bos Meadery on the Winter Solstice itself with fellow musicians Kelsey Miles, Molly K. Mitchell, and Maggie Richardson. If you like beautiful and powerful voices then this show will scratch your itch December 21st at 7pm.
    By Mike Huberty

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