Good Madison events announced this week: Elysia Crampton, Richard Thompson, etc.

A few fresh events worth adding to your calendar.


Elysia Crampton. Photo by Boychild.

Elysia Crampton. Photo by Boychild.

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.

Tunic, Birthing Hips, Coordinated Suicides. Aug. 15, Mickey’s Tavern. Winnipeg band Tunic come through pretty frequently, but they’re worth noting for their dark and wonderfully bruising noise-punk.

Elysia Crampton, Louise Bock. Aug. 23, Gates of Heaven. Electronic artist Elysia Crampton makes beautiful, unnerving pieces that teeter between melodic composition and sound collage. This late-announced show at the Gates should be one of the more noteworthy experimental events Madison snags this year.

Hogg, Litüus, Emili Earhart. Art In, Sept. 2. Former Madison resident and now Chicago-based musician Connor Camburn’s work as Litüus slowly wrings incredible depth and texture from what at first seem like very minimal and still synth-based pieces. This, the Elysia Crampton show, and another show on August 18 mark a return of sorts for Cult House, a former underground venue that’s reinventing itself as a promoter of pop-up events.

Richard Thompson. Nov. 10 & 11, Stoughton Opera House. The Stoughton Opera House’s 2017-18 season is up now, and the standouts include two nights of solo-acoustic performances from masterful guitarist and singer-songwriter Richard Thompson. Stoughton Opera House shows tend to sell out fast, so fair warning about this one.

Rosanne Cash. April 12 & 13, Stoughton Opera House. Another pair of Opera House shows to get on ahead of time, from an artist who’s admirably straddled country traditions and contemporary pop sounds.

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