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  • Madcity Nights - June 2018

    Previews for shows around Madison for June 2018
    by Max Ink
    June 2018

    Festy Land 2018 - photo by David Michael Miller

    Festy Land 2018
    photo by David Michael Miller

    Fruit Fest 2018
    Plan B
    Saturday, June 2 @ 3:00 PM

    The 9th Annual Fruit Fest block party celebrates all things LGBTQ+ and features live music, local food and art vendors. Musical highlights include Madison’s favorite disco band VO5 as well as local rockers Johnny Like’s Noize and Rocket To Luna. By Rökker

    Bad Wolves, From Ashes to New, Diamante
    The Red Zone Madison
    Monday, June 4 @ 7:00 PM

    Bad Wolves is touring for the release of their debut album ‘DISOBEY’ along with Ashes to New who ready to tear it up. The tour starts at the Annex, and is blazing across America with 17 shows. Tip: Check out on their exclusive new merch. By Al Brzostowski

    BTW Pre-Party Hosted by Sunspot
    High Noon Saloon (patio stage)
    Tuesday, June 5 @ 5:30 PM

    When the weather’s nice in Wisconsin, there’s almost nothing better than sitting outside after work and getting a drink and listening to some music so I would be remiss if I didn’t promote my own show! It’s Sunspot acoustic from 5:30 to 8pm and we’ll be giving away prizes and taking signups for the Between The Waves Music Festival as well! By Mike Huberty

    The Frequency’s 10 Year Birthday Bash
    The Frequency
    Friday, June 8th @ 7:30 PM

    As Madison bids The Frequency a fond farewell, the club celebrates its tenth birthday in grand style. The truly eclectic will flock to the cosmic-folk enchanters Faun Fables, bizzaro party-animals Cribshitter, avant-prog metalists Free Salamander Exhibit, esoteric kitchen-sink collective CHEER-ACCIDENT and electric psycho-bluesmen Dead Rider. By John Noyd

    Corpsicle 25 Year Reunion
    w/ Crackhammer, Vermillion
    The Red Zone Madison
    Friday, June 8 @ 8:00 PM

    Corpsicle is the undisputed king of death metal in the Madcity. Their music has crept out worldwide over the last 25 years to critical acclaim. Catch this rare show with these music scene legends. By Rökker

    Marquette Waterfront Festival
    Yahara Place Park
    Sat/Sun June 9-10

    Yahara Place Park plays host to two music stages featuring local, regional and touring bands. Find vendors from local restaurants and participate in the Dandelion Dash race, the River Alliance’s Fools Flotilla, and plenty of stuff for kids! This year features Don’t Mess With Cupid, a local allstar band tributing the music of Otis Redding on the shores of the lake where his plane crashed 50 years ago. By Rökker

    Bad Bad Hats with Shortly and SeeSaw
    High Noon Saloon
    Saturday, June 10 @ 8:00 PM

    Minneapolis’ trio with brio Bad Bad Hats recently announced they were releasing their sophomore album, “Lightning Round,” August 3rd. Get a sneak peek of the new bittersweet deep-pop teases June 10th at the High Noon. Don’t miss Detroit’s vibrant and engaging Shortly or Madison’s tipsy synth-pop gypsies Seesaw.  By John Noyd

    Xavier Lynn
    Knuckledown Saloon
    Friday, June 15

    Amid all the retro Madison festivities that weekend, this teenage blues and jazz guitar master brings power and life to even the most stodgy standard. If the last three years of his performances say anything, it’s that the sky’s the limit for this smart and talented young man. By Dave Leucinger

    Bacon And Brews
    Breese Stevens Field
    Saturday, June 23 @ 11:00 AM

    The 5th Annal B&B fesival ut craft beer, cider, and mead together with live music and artisan bacon-infused foods. By Rökker

    East High School Black Music Ensemble
    North Street Cabaret
    Wednesday, June 20 @ 8:00 PM

    The four year old group from East High School is modeled after UW professor Richard Davis’ Black Music Ensemble and meets twice a day during the school year to hone their musical skills. This fundraiser features great food and music for a great cause. By Rökker

    The Posies with Heavy Looks
    High Noon Saloon
    Sunday, June 24 @ 8:00 PM

    Bendable, indispensable pop-rock twists three ways in an energetic bill spanning generations spreading joy and trading influences. Power-pop icons The Posies celebrating their 30th Anniversary, and Madison’s own hi-voltage Heavy Looks are guaranteed to cook, roast and torch the night with catchy hooks, delicious riffs and golden harmonies. By John Noyd

    Petal + Camp Cope with Oceanator
    High Noon Saloon
    Wednesday, June 27 @ 8:00 PM

    In a win-win-win, big buzz follows new and pending albums from all three bands making June 27th an altogether awesome indie-rock blow-out. Camp Cope’s head-rush onslaught fires breathless jangle alongside fearless lyrics while eagle-eyed fighter Petal sells fierce everyday observations and Oceanator slathers dire pyrotechnics in her deep desires. By John Noyd

    The Flame and the Void
    Bos Meadery
    Sunday, July 1 @ 7:30 PM

    With a name cribbed from the Wheel of Time fantasy series, you know there’s going to be some metal involved and the Bos Meadery seems to be reliably bringing in hard rock acts lately. Mead is a warrior’s drink so I guess that’s not a surprise. The Flame & The Void are a young female-fronted hard rock band has some classic covers and heavy originals that don’t get scream-y (which my dad rock-loving ears appreciate.) It’s always nice when the younger generation picks up guitars instead of just hitting play on their iPads, so let’s go support them on a Sunday night. By Mike Huberty

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