Madcity Nights - December 2016

upcoming shows in the Madcity area
by Max Ink
December 2016

Cold Black River, Sons of Kong, Rogue Rat at Mr. Roberts poster

Cold Black River, Sons of Kong, Rogue Rat at Mr. Roberts poster

Saturday, December 3 @ 7:30 PM

Stoughton Opera House
People Brothers Band Holiday Show

The People Brothers Band is having their first ever Holiday Variety Show at the Stoughton Opera House with Special Guests Wheelhouse, The Rev. Eddie Danger, Gin Mill Hollow, Gabby Parsons, and more. Featuring some skits and comedy, the evening will be a one of a kind performance featuring all Christmas and winter related music.

Tip: Cookies at Intermission.

Sunday, December 4 @ 6 PM

High Noon Saloon
Americana Holiday Party
Kerosene Kites (xmas CD Release), Emerald Grove

After a long time fronting their own bands, Madison Americana stalwarts, Beth Kille and Erik Kjelland are performing as the duo Kerosene Kites. They’re releasing a Holiday Music album at the High Noon on Sunday December 4th, so these two talented singers and pickers are your best chance to scratch your folk and country Christmas itch without resorting to CMT schmaltz. By Mike Huberty

Monday, December 5 @ 9 PM

The Frequency
The Hippy Hideout

Stop down to the First Monday edition of the Hippy Hideout and get your fill of everything hippy from the psychedelic jams of Sweet Delta Dawn to the fusing of improv poetry and rhythm of FlowPoetry to the tongue-in-your-cheek bluegrass of the Material Boys. And don’t forget about the Funkyard Dealers and Dr. Beatz. Hosted by Jon Schinke the event will also serve as a food/supply drive for Standing Rock.

Friday, December 9

The Frequency
GGOOLLDD, Tigernite

After wowing the crowds this year at Orton Fest and Live on King Street, Milwaukee’s power-house groovologists GGOOLLDD hold pop-court with morphable party-rockers Tigernite for a two-fisted double-header that promises to shine, sparkle and get down in upstaging crazy Friday festivities.  By John Noyd

Saturday, December 10 @ 8:30 PM

The Wisco
Doomed December

Archarus from Indianapolis join Madison heavyweights The Garza, Cosmic Relic, Tubal Cain and Black Frost (Fond Du Lac) for a jam-packed night of dirty, noisy, heavy goodness.

Saturday, December 10 @ 9 PM

Mr Roberts
Cold Black River, Sons Of Kong and Rogue Rat

Cold Black River will lift the roof off Mr. Roberts but before they do Green Bay rockers Sons Of Kong will give a good attempt if Rogue Rat leaves anything behind. RR features members from Sir! No Sir!, The Rotten Tommys, Tangy, and The Bottles.

Tip: No cover charge, you can’t lose.

Saturday, December 10 @ 9 PM

Crystal Corner

Brad Van, guitarist and vocalist for Droids Attack has been destroying Christmas for more than ten years and he never tires. The annual concert series continues with more holiday heaviness then you can handle with three awesome bands; Droids Attack, Telekinetic Yeti, and House of Lud. Presents to all in attendance, twisted holiday decorations, sexy elves, and a visit from Santa-bot!

Tip: Sexy Elves and a Santa-Bot?

Friday, December 16 @ 6-11 PM

Bos Meadery
Lords of the Trident - Acoustic

Get ready to feel FEELINGS as Lords of the Trident will be tearing apart the Meadery with a night of ACOUSTIC METAL!

Tip: No cover, bring your Kleenex and leave your earplugs at home.

Friday, December 16

Art In Art Gallery
Gloss Coats, Matt Maimone, Wood Chickens

Hands down the most eclectic bill in December; psychedelic dream-pop provocateurs Gloss Coats and gung-ho cow-punk fuse-lighters Wood Chicken book-end barrel-house blues Caruso Mike Maimone from the raucous rockin’ band The Mutts. Come early to peruse the gallery’s latest showing before the show. By John Noyd

Friday, December 16 @ 8 PM

Majestic Theatre
Dead Man’s Carnival Brings The Circus Spirit

Milwaukee’s Dead Man’s Carnival is an antique performance from an old-timey era. With a variety show as old as vaudeville, but that feels fresh in today’s electronic era, Dead Man’s Carnival is a tremendous analog undertaking that’s also tremendous fun. By Mike Huberty

Tuesday, December 27 at 5-11 PM

Max Ink Radio’s Top 41 of 2016
The Wisco

This countdown represents the best of the southern Wisconsin music scene for 2016. Jimmy K & E-Dub will host the Top 41 Countdown on Max Ink Radio and broadcast live from the Wisco on Willy Street (Right after Jeopardy). After the countdown, last years #1 artist, Docto┬║ Noise will play a live set. This is a free show.

Tip: Tune in to a live simulcast on WORT 89.9FM if you can’t find your internet radio.

Saturday, December 31 at 10 PM

Crystal Corner
Hometown Sweethearts NYE

Dance to Madcity’s beloved Hometown Sweethearts with their first New Years Eve show in 4 years, at the band’s home away from home.. the Crystal Corner Bar!

Saturday, January 7 @ 7 PM

Majestic Theatre
Wisconsin Funk Fest

Time to get funky! Fresh of their appearance on the cover of Maximum Ink, The Big Payback intends to melt your ears and weaken your knees with their big horn section, tasty guitar riffs and sweet vocals. If that’s not enough, it’s time for a little New Orleans acoustic marching jazz from Madcity’s legendary Mama Digdown’s Brass Band. Also, don’t miss the Afrobeat/Afropunk of Madison’s Immigr├ę featuring many local artists and horn players.

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