Madcity Nights - March 2018

Previews of shows during March 2018 in Madison and surrounding area
by Max Ink
March 2018

Raine Stean

Raine Stean

CD Release Party
Friday, March 2 @ 9:30pm
Bos Meadery

Monroe, Wisconsin might be thought of as a quaint Wisconsin college town, but young and hungry hard rock 4 piece, UNTAMED, is doing their best to bust up that reputation. With nods that range from classic rockers like Led Zeppelin and Ozzy to newer headbangers like Audioslave and Halestorm. From basements and dive bars to festivals and big stages, bassist/vocalist Melissa Kieler sings like her heart is going to fall off the stage at any moment. Passionate original hard rock mixed with classic crowd-pleasing covers, UNTAMED veers from a sly sense of humor to an intense slam to the solar plexus.
from FB event

The Oh Hellos with Lowland Hum
Tuesday, March 6 @ 8 PM
Majestic Theatre

A seafarers’ marriage of upbeat Americana and emotional folk, The Oh Hellos promise a a night of rippling jigs, fireside harmonies and gypsy rhythms in a lively show uniting thoughtful observations, wary tales and bustling celebrations. The charming indie-folk road-warriors Lowland Hum open with intimate whimsy and home-grown comforts. by John Noyd

Loud Soft Loud, Chaser, Raine Stern
Saturday, March 10 @ 8:45 PM
High Noon Saloon

THE LOUD SOFT LOUD is a classic rock-influenced act of Madison ex-pats currently in NYC. Opening for them is CHASER, Madison’s answer to Rockford’s CHEAP TRICK. Some people just have it and vocalist/keyboardist Mike Massey is one of them. They reunite every once in awhile and on those special nights, it’s the 80s all over again. Some say you can even see the red light of KITT dancing back and forth if you look hard enough in the distance. And hey, moustaches have been back for what seems like forever now. Opening is Raine Stern, a young axewoman whose bluesy guitar has been catching plenty of ears. by Mike Huberty

S. Carey with Gordi
Tuesday, March 20 @ 8 PM
High Noon Saloon

Invigorating drummer, inquisitive lyricist and heaven-sent vocalist S. Carey brings his sumptuous rumpus of propulsive, troubadour chamber-folk to the High Noon, celebrating the brand new collection of expansive, prairie-jazz ballads, “Hundred Acres.”  Opener Gordi’s velvety voice, compassionate narratives and vibrant pop complements the evening’s smart, empathetic atmosphere. by John Noyd

Friday March 23rd @ 8 PM
Majestic Theatre

Think you can play guitar? Try playing guitar with a bucket on your head and we will see if you are as good as guitar virtuoso BUCKETHEAD. The solo guitarist who has played with Guns N’ Roses as well as solo efforts comes to The Majestic in support of his 2017 release “Decaying Parchment.” With 304 studio albums released and being considered one of most innovative and diverse guitarist of all time, there is no doubt that fans of ‘shedding-axemen’ will pack this show. by Tommy Rage

Trapt Unplugged
Saturday March 24th @ 8:30 PM
The Annex

2002’s # 1 Mainstream Rock hit “Headstrong” brings TRAPT to the Annex for an acoustic show.  Opting out of major label contracts, TRAPT has self-produced and self-financed their latest 2016 release “DNA” and have combined almost 20 years of touring into a full unplugged set. An intimate and familiar acoustic show for any fan of the unplugged sounds of the early 2000’s. by Tommy Rage

Tuesday, March 27 @ 8 PM
The Frequency

A sprawling, multi-limbed collection of global musicians and pop-culture junkies fronted by teen Japanese vocalist Orono, Superorganism reels in studio-tweaked super-freaks plugging beat-easy psychotropic glitch-funk into phat, shaggy get-downs. A rare opportunity to catch an international sensation, the London-based eight-member groove-machine are guaranteed to blow your mind. by John Noyd

Dana Perry Tour Launch Party
Thursday, March 29 @ 7 PM
Crescendo Music Café

While singer/songwriter Dana Perry has been making plenty of noise lately in the Madison scene with her full band, IMAGINARY WATERMELON, she’s a dynamo acoustic guitarist with a powerful voice on her own as well. Go see her as she kicks off a 9-date Upper Midwestern solo tour at the Crescendo, there’s nothing better than a hometown crowd to steel up the nerves for taking on the world. Jeffrey James, a folkie with some reggae tendencies. By Mike Huberty

Adelita’s Way, Sons Of Texas, Stone Broken, Taking Dawn
Saturday, March 31st @ 6 PM
The Annex

“Scream”, “Invincible”, “Sick”, and “Alive” are all on the ADELITA’S WAY killer play list. Having taken their name from a Mexican brothel once visited by lead singer Rick DeJesus, the current hit-makers shine with their 2017 release. Having 5 albums to look back on since 2009, ADELITA’S WAY will surely make their stop in Madison “Notorious”. by Tommy Rage

Warrant w/ Jasmine Cain
Friday March 30th @ 8:00
Crystal Grand Music Theater Wisc Dells

WARRANT serves up their big hair dessert with a slice of “Cherry Pie” at The Crystal Grand Theater in the Dells. With a new lead singer, WARRANT hit # 19 on Billboard’s 2017 Top Independent Albums with their new release “Louder Harder Faster”. The Sunset Strip alum cater to all your glam metal needs with their 80’s spandex hits served a la mode. by Tommy Rage

Sunday, April 1 @ 6:30 PM
Bos Meadery

MoodTrain is a groove-oriented, melodic improv rock-duo that plays entirely improvised sets of funky rock music. Sets feature no set tunes, chord structures or framework of any kind; the only rule is that there are no rules. from Facebook event
Cribshitter, Evan Murdock & The Imperfect Strangers
April 6 @ 8:30pm
Come Back In

Cribshitter describe their sound as “Smack a snake in its head with a wooden spoon while it is eating garbage. That is what we sound like.” There is plenty of good beer at the Comeback to “make the intonation less severe,” as Zappa once said. by Rökker

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