Madcity Nights - July 2017

Show Previews for Madison and surrounding areas
by Max Ink Writer List
July 2017

former Mayor of Madison, David Atwood, namesake of Atwood Avenue

former Mayor of Madison, David Atwood, namesake of Atwood Avenue

All Murder, Government Zero, Not Dead Yet
Saturday, July 8 @ 9 PM
The Frequency

If you like Glenn Danzig-era Misfits you should probably hit this show up because the chances of you making it to the next reunion are slim. Gel up your Devilock and don your leather bracelets because it’s a Misfits tribute and you know you want to scream “We are 138” at the top of your lungs. Local SoCal-style political punkers Government Zero are awesome, full stop. Not Dead Yet is more Social D-influenced rock, so you’re not going to go wrong with any of these bands. Go. To. This. Show. By Mike Huberty

Johnny Likes Noize
Thursday, July 13
Nomad World Pub

Hey, the old Cardinal Bar is now the Nomad World Pub and not only do they have a crap ton of awesome beers on tap, but they are also hosting live music. Johnny Likes Noize has been rocking everywhere they can over the past couple of years with earnest original hard rock songs. They’re fun, loud, and great to bang your head to. Nomad is having special Local Music Only nights and we’re behind what they’re doing! By Mike Huberty

Ragged Roots Music Fest 2017
July 13 - July 16
Edge O Dells
Wisconsin Dells

Camp and party for three nights and catch a who’s who of blues and folk rockers including regional bands like Milwaukee’s Dead Horses, Chicago’s Steepwater Band, and Baraboo’s Old Soul Society, La Crosse’s TUGG, as well as local favorites like Wheelhouse, Blacker Brothers Band, The Pine Travellers, Kelsy Miles, Katie Scullin, Josh Harty, Lower 5th, Mark Croft and many more. For the full lineup go to By Rökker

Margaret Glaspy
with Liza Anne
July 23 @ 8 PM
High Noon Saloon

Working big-time festivals and sharing the stage with Car Seat headrest and Sheryl Crow, Glaspy has road-tripped with her critically acclaimed, “Math + Emotions,” album in tow, bringing shivers with her nuanced folk-blues that sublimely grinds while conjuring wanton honesty. Equally awesome, Liza Anne kicks off the night. by John Noyd

OMNI with Camp Friends
Friday, July 28 @ 9 PM
Memorial Union

Coming off a tour with Franz Ferdinand, Atlanta’s Omni, which include ex-members of Deerhunter and Carnivores, have been working on a follow-up to last year’s, “Deluxe,” which showcased the trio’s mastery of jagged New Wave and snide, dance-punk ear-candy. Experimental rockers, Camp Friends open the evening’s oblique inquiries. By John Noyd

Lou Shields
AtwoodFest 2017
Saturday, July 29 @ 12:30 PM

Lou is a Madisonian by way of Chicago and his front porch style lends to his credibility as an American music storyteller. By Rökker

AtwoodFest 2017
Saturday, July 30 @ 2:15 PM

Madison’s own instrumental quintet, playing groove oriented jazz, fusion, and funk. Think John Coltrane meets John Scofield, throw in some Meters and a dash of the Roots. Enough Said.

Eric Sommer
AtwoodFest 2017
Saturday, July 29 @ 2:15 PM

He calls Texas his home but Eric is constantly on the road, his other home. Seriously, he does at least 300 shows a year across the country. This one-man army of guitars is a talented guitarist and singer as well as an incredible story teller. Witty, funny and just fun to listen to, Sommer’s free-form guitar style utilizes an original and explosive fret approach using every fret on the neck and re-tuning on the fly, bending the neck and slapping the strings, sound holes, guitar tops and sides. By Rökker

Natty Nation
AtwoodFest 2017
Saturday, July 29 @ 4 PM

Madison legends Natty Nation have been pushing out local reggae for more than 20 years and have never played AtwoodFest. This year, the mold breaks as the band brings their Natty sound and rasta vibrations to the big stage warming up for the venerable VO5 at 5:45 PM. Ya Mon! By Rökker

Clyde Stubblefield’s All-Star Band Tribute
AtwoodFest 2017
Saturday, July 29 @ 8:15 PM

Clyde passed away this past February and this band of all-stars led by drummer Joey B. Banks will perform Clyde’s favorite songs to play, and a legacy set of James Brown and Clyde Stubblefield material on the newly re-named Clyde Stubblefield Stage presented by Harmony Bar. Celebrate Clyde’s life and dance in the street and feel free to donate to the Clyde Stubblefield Scholarship Fund, this year at the MAMA’s they gave away their first scholarship to Madison drummer Ben Lokuta. By Rökker

Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience

AtwoodFest 2017
Saturday, July 29 @ 4:15 PM

Meet Kofi Baker, son of the legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker. Kofi and his band will perform the music of Cream in tribute to his late father’s legacy. By Rökker

AtwoodFest 2017
Sunday, July 30 @ 12:15 PM

PHO travels to AtwoodFest by way of Minneapolis open Sunday’s AtwoodFest on the Madison Heritage Stage jammin funk with modern tastes and classic influence.. and of course a slammin horn section. By Rökker

The Civil Engineers
AtwoodFest 2017
Sunday, July 30 @ 12:15 PM

The Civil Engineers are back to open Sunday with their jazzy, sexy, and rockin sound. Fronted by the sensational vocals of Molly Ford, this talented band features horns and organ! They will cure any hangover left from Saturday night, guaranteed. By Rökker

People Brothers Band
AtwoodFest 2017
Sunday, July 30 @ 2 PM

No stranger to AtwoodFest the People Brothers Band are a Madison based 8-piece rhythm and soul powerhouse and will put you in the right place for Steely Dane. By Rökker

Mr. Blotto
AtwoodFest 2017
Sunday, July 30 @ 5:45

Chicago’s legendary jam band featuring singer Paul Bolger and his band of merry men! Experience original music as well as a few nuggets from classics like the Dead, Pink Floyd and other psychedelic jammers. This band is comprised of some truly talented musicians that will turn your Saturday evening into a happy place and close out AtwoodFest Sunday night on the Clyde Stubblefield Stage. By Rökker

The Claudettes
AtwoodFest 2017
Sunday, July 30 @ 2 PM

Chicago’s own Johnny Iguana fronts this strange and unique band. Johnny grew up learning and playing with the blues greats like Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, James Cotton, Carey Bell and more. Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribute describes the Claudettes as “A revelatory blend of jazz and blues, stirred with punk brio and topped with French cream.” By Rökker

The Kris Lager Band
Hailing from Omaha KLB has been touring and recording for more than ten years and bring their self described “Revivalist Rock, Heavy Soul & Boogie Trance music” to the Madison Heritage Stage. Killer guitar and Hammond Organ make this band a joy to see! By Rökker

Beth Kille Band
AtwoodFest 2017
Sunday, July 30 @ 5:45 PM

Madison’s own “First Lady” has been winning awards and rocking audiences in Madison playing Americana Rock as well as a mentor for women learning and performing music at Girl’s Rock Camp. Her band is incredible and Beth is an energetic and talented singer/songwriter. By Rökker

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