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Madcity Nights - May 2018

Show Previews around the Madcity

former UW Badgers Women's Hockey goalie allanah McCeady comes back to the Madcity! by Max Ink
May 2018

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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