A few fresh events worth adding to your calendar.
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.
Reptoid. Aug 30, Art In. The one-man Oakland project combines pummeling noise-rock drums with abrasive electronics.
Nightmares On Wax. Sept. 7, Majestic. The moniker of UK producer George Eveyln, who has a superb track record of crafting brilliantly immersive left-field hip-hop and funk.
JVN Day. Sept. 8-10, multiple venues. This annual event honors John “Vietnam” Nguyen, a hip-hop artist and First Wave student who died in 2012. This year will feature workshops, film screenings, and a culminating performance headlined by CRASHprez.
Profligate. Sept. 11, Art In. This Philadelphia producer combines the austerity of techno with plenty of rough industrial texture. His 2014 album Finding The Floor is a good one to reach for when you’re in the mood for something stark and driving.
Willy Street Fair Culture Stage Presented By Tone Madison. Sept. 17, corner of Williamson and Baldwin Streets. We picked the artists for a stage at the Willy Street Fair. More info here!
Matt Jencik, Matchess, Auscultation. Oct. 14, Arts + Literature Laboratory. Tone Madison presents two excellent experimental musicians from Chicago. As with all our ticketed events, donors to our Patreon page get a discount.
Dead Boys. Oct. 25, Frequency. It’s something of a rent-a-reunion for the punk band—original frontman Stiv Bators died in 1990. Their current tour marks their 40th anniversary.
Ilana Glazer and Phoebe Robinson. Nov. 5, Barrymore. Phoebe Robinson of 2 Dope Queens was here last year to speak at the Wisconsin Book Festival, and Ilana Glazer came through a few years ago as part of that remarkably undercooked “Broad City Live” package tour. But it’s way more exciting to get both of these current comedy standouts together on a joint stand-up tour, free from the baggage of a massive Comedy Central branded event.
Mayhem. Nov. 7, Majestic. The Norwegian black-metal band played a seminal role both in the genre’s sonics and its association with outlandish violence and extreme ideologies.
Jeff Garlin. Nov. 17-18, Comedy Club on State. The Curb Your Enthusiasm sidekick released a low-key gem of a stand-up album in 2009’s Young And Handsome. His stand-up has a bit of overlap with the gregarious oaf he plays on Curb, but with a bit more charm and vulnerability.