Madcity Nights October 2018

Previews of Shows around Madison in October
by Max Ink
October 2018

Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys

Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys

48th Annual Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival
October 5-7
Library Mall

Celebrating all things cannabis and peaceful protest. Plus live music, speakers, vendors, education, and activism. Music on Saturday includes Mexican Coke Trio, White Bush Unicorn, Beefus as Beefgrass, The Material Boys, Verge’s Drum Collective, Motherhive, and DJ Kayla Kush. Sunday’s lineup is Tani Diakite & the Afrofunkstars, The Earthlings, and the Grasshoppers. Then march to the capitol steps at 3:30pm and catch Sweet Delta Dawn at 4pm. By Rökker

SOiL, Beyond Threshold, Sanctus
Saturday, October 13 @ 6 PM
Stormy’s Music Venue (Beaver Dam)

Beaver Dam have a new rock venue and it couldn’t be better. With its huge floor space and open stage viewing, it’s perfect for any show. SOiL, the 20-year veterans of metal thunder will bring down the walls at Stormy’s. Releasing their new album SCREAM: The Essentials greatest hits in 2017, this show promises to be a full packed metal downpour with local metal phenom Sanctus and Beyond Threshold opening. By Tommy Rage

Saintseneca with Trace Mountains
Sunday, October 14 @ 8 PM
High Noon Saloon

Fusing folk with world-music overtones and an otherworldly zeitgeist,  Saintsenca’s mix of traditional and contemporary instruments conjure charming mysteries dripping in familiar clues through tranquil arrangements whipped into epic journeys. Opener Trace Mountains’ rustic-pop luster and terse, subversive subtext should complement Saintseneca’s quasi-psychedelic relics.
By John Noyd

Randy’s Cheeseburger Picnic
Tuesday, October 16 @ 7 PM
Majestic Theatre

Based on the character from the hit program, Trailer Park Boys, Randy’s Cheeseburger Picnic brings a shit storm of non-stop laughter and audience interaction. Abit of stand-up,a bit of silly contests, some classic Randy punch lines and a chance to meet your favorite TPB cast member!
by Rökker


Garbage w/ Rituals of Mine
Tuesday Oct 16 @ 8 PM
The Sylvee

Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of their cyber-sizzling sophomore smash, “Version 2.0,” Madison’s international sensation Garbage returns home to baptize the brand-new state-of-the-art venue, The Sylvee, just blocks from the band’s former think-tank, Smart Studios.  Rituals of Mine kicks things off with some slinky electronic R&B. By John Noyd

An Evening with They Might Be Giants
Tuesday, October 23 @ 8 PM
Barrymore Theatre

Thirty-five years and still going strong, the all-ages crazies They Might Be Giants ride back into Madison’s Barrymore Theater on the coat-tails pf this year’s, “I Like Fun.” Joined by show-stopping trumpet genius Curt Ramm, the dynamic duo present a two-set night of classics, rarities and improvisation. By John Noyd

GWAR w/ Hatebreed
Friday Oct 26 @ 7 PM
The Sylvee

No better way to ruin a nice new theater, The Sylvee, then to splatter it with metal and blood. GWAR, along with Hatebreed come the Sylvee on October 26th, a show which is guaranteed to make Halloween a total freak fest. First timers, and veterans to a GWAR show will stick out like a severed thumb while wearing their white t-shirts which never last long at any GWAR show. By Tommy Rage

Tune-Yards and U.S. Girls
Friday, October 26 @ 8:30 PM
Majestic Theatre

Free spirits Tune-Yards and U.S. Girls team up for the best double-bill Madison will see this fall. Arresting spectacles grafting diverse musical soufflés onto unconventional alt-rock confections, both daredevils dabble in style-melting magic serving up manic looped trances, reggae-inflected emo and electro-garage fireballs for a lit multi-colored night. By John Noyd


The Bad Companions
October 26 @ 9 PM
Knuckledown Saloon
October 26th

The Twin Cities’ Bad Companions got Willy Street dancing to close the WORT stage last month. They’ve earned their spot as one of the Upper Midwest’s top rockabilly acts, building on a solid pedigree: frontman Alan Subola (a Madison native) also rocked the stage in Phil Gnarly’s Tough Guys and The Vibrochamps.
By Dave Leucinger


Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys
Thursday, November 1 @ 8 PM
North Street Cabaret

For over three decades, Big Sandy and his band have shared the stage with original rock ‘n roll legends, while keeping alive the rockabilly, western swing, and even doo-wop genres with well-crafted originals and hidden gem covers. Five-star alert for swing dancers!
By Dave Leucinger

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