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  • Madcity Nights - May 2018

    Show Previews around the Madcity
    by Max Ink
    May 2018

    former UW Badgers Women's Hockey goalie allanah McCeady comes back to the Madcity!

    former UW Badgers Women's Hockey goalie allanah McCeady comes back to the Madcity!

    Bassliss (CD Rel)
    w/ The Begowatts, Colourblind
    The Annex at the Red Zone
    Saturday, May 5 @ 8:00 PM

    Madcity based alt-rockers Bassliss, a powerhouse quartet ranging from hardcore funk to heavy metal, will release their debut CD Ice Dunes. They’ll be joined by the deep 70’s groove of the Begowatts and emo-rockers Colourblind for this 18+ show at the Annex. by Rökker

    Venus in Furs w/ Ladyscissors
    Saturday, May 5 @ 9:30 PM
    Harmony Bar

    Venus in Furs was established in 2010 with the mission to play surfy dancy punk enthusiastically, loudly and in the service of encouraging drinking, jumping, and dancing. Ladyscissors plays jangly, slinky rock that ranges from REM-like pop to moody, hypnotic rockabilly, a la, early Velvet Underground.
    By Rökker (PR) 

    Go Play God
    The Annex at the Red Zone
    Saturday, May 12 @ 6:00 PM

    Back on the music scene with a vengence, these veteran rockers continue to dazzle and rock audiences with new material and a tight set. The band has perfected its set list to ensure that new and familiar metal heads will have a great show in a venue just right for them. by Tommy Rage


    Alannah McCready Band
    Sunday, May 13 @ 8:00 PM
    The Frequency

    Atlanta-based country musician Alannah McCready attended UW-Madison and played for the Badger’s women’s hockey team and won two National Division 1 Championships as the team’s goalie. Allanah makes her return to Madcity to promote her brand new sophomore album “Ricochet Heart”. Girl power meets Whiskey hour.
    by Rökker

    Stone Sour
    w/ The Bronx & ‘68 Tuesday

    The Orpheum
    May 15th @ 7:30 PM

    Coming back to Wisconsin to tear up the Orpheum, STONE SOUR shreds Madison with Corey Taylor (Slipknot) as their frontman, along with Josh, Christian, Johny and Roy to finish you off. Josh Rand will be hiding one envelope at the show containing 4 of his limited guitar picks and an autographed card, hand numbered with his thumbprint. Keep an eye out for it! by Al Brzostowski

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
    w/ Pete International Airport

    Wednesday, May 16 @ 8:0 PM
    Majestic Theatre

    Working their second time around the world promoting this year’s well-oiled, “Wrong Creatures,” dark knights BRMC bring seismic vibes, sizzling intimidation and skulking funk for a post-finals blow-out sure to receive high honors. The Dandy Warhol’s Peter Holmström’s band, Pete International Airport, starts the party. by John Noyd


    May Mayhem
    The Annex at the Red Zone
    Friday, May 18 @ 7:00 PM
    Saturday, May 19 @  5:00 PM  

    It’s May. Generally, a time for May flowers, but some of us prefer Metal. The May Mayhem returns with over 12 local bands and an all-star line-up of pure metal talent. From Birth of Tragedy, Ultrea and Breech to Of The Earth and Casket Robbery, this is a local show that you won’t want to miss. No flowers needed, just earplugs.

    Queens of the Stone Age w/ Royal Blood
    Tuesday, May 22 @ 6:30 PM
    Breese Stevens Field

    Finally a double-bill to fill the open space of Breese Stevens Field. Thunder-blues storm-troopers Royal Blood are no stranger to Madison and have professed their debt to QOTSA’s prog-metal credibility. Together, this Ragnarok roster promises optimal sound for the pound, rockin’ East Wash with unfettered recklessness and mind-blurring fury. by John Noyd


    Cynergy 67 (CD Rel)
    The Frequency
    Friday, May 25 @ 8:30 PM

    The cyborgs of Cynergy 67 have been cranking out reliable industrial metal for almost two decades. With their light up costumes and headbanging dance anthems, they prioritize a fun high-energy stage show. They don’t come through Madison often enough anymore, but when they do it’s usually a special event like this CD release party. This is the best industrial show happening in town this month, so if that’s your style don’t miss it! by Mike Huberty

    Black Stone Cherry
    Brat Fest
    Sunday, May 27 @  8:00 PM

    A perfect blend of Southern Rock mixed with a modern party feel, nothing goes better on a Spring day than Black Stone Cherry. With their new album Family Tree and a stack of radio-rock hits, they will make you move your feet at any outdoor event. by Tommy Rage

    Mushroomhead
    w/ VYCES, Gabriel and the Apocalypse, VentanA,  & Align The Tide

    The Annex at the Red Zone Madison
    Wednesday, May 30th @ 6:30 PM

    With a scortching new lineup, MUSHROOMHEAD comes to haunt the very soul of Madtown with the horror-inspired masks, demigod-like vocals and evil sounding, percussive, make you cry-to-your-mama musicianship. by Al Brzostowski


    Parquet Courts
    w/ Goat Girl

    Wednesday, May 30 @ 8:30 PM
    Majestic Theatre

    Buckle up and hold on tight when Brooklyn’s savvy scoundrels Parquet Courts bring their wild and wooly new, “Wide Awake,” along with Britain’s punk-pop blown-fusebox Goat Girl to downtown’s Majestic for some seriously delirious jams cramming playful outrage among smart, barking renegades subverting animal urges around inspired pariahs. by John Noyd.


    Brandon Maddox
    East Side Club
    Thursday, May 31 @ 6:00 PM

    Nashville’s Brandon Maddox will kick off the new summer music series “Music On The Lake” at The Eastside Club. Brandon’s current hit single “Good Side” recently reached #1 on County Line Radio’s Charts and his is country to the core. Local favorite Scott Wilcox opens the show. by Deb Fields

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