Good Madison events announced this week: Antibalas, OTHERsound, etc.

A few fresh events worth adding to your calendar.


Antibalas. Photo by Marina Abadjieff.

Antibalas. Photo by Marina Abadjieff.

We’ve always got an eye on shows being announced in Madison. Here’s what stands out from the past week’s newly added events.

Jim Gaffigan. July 8 & 9, Comedy Club on State. ::weird inner voice:: Well, that sold out quick!

OTHERsound I. July 27, Art In. Madison-based musician Luke Bassuener (Asumaya, Faux Fawn, Control, etc.) is starting a monthly curated music series at Art In, with the stated goal of “highlighting the intersections between ‘world’ music and otherworldly exploration.” Headlining the first installment of OTHERsound is Jimmy Sugarcane, a Nigeria-born dancehall artist who recently settled in Madison. This will be his first local performance. Bassuener will be playing in his solo project Asumaya and DJing from his impressive collection of cassettes from around the world under the name Bawku West Sound System.

Antibalas. Sept. 27, High Noon Saloon. The New York City band plays Afrobeat with fierce grooves and a lean, caustic edge. A new album, Where The Gods Are At Peace, is due out in August, but the live show is the essential way to experience this band.

Thievery Corporation. Oct. 5, OrpheumThe long-running DC outfit mixes sleek electronic music with a lot of influences, but especially Latin rhythms and Indian music—an eclecticism that should at least translate into a fun spectacle of a show. 

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