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New shows: Dej Loaf, Dusk, and more

The week’s best Madison show announcements.

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Dej Loaf.

Dej Loaf.

First, a couple last-minute-ish things that have popped up for this weekend: Benjamin Bill, of the projects William Z. Villain and Myrmidons, is leaving town for what we hope is just the winter, and will have a farewell-for-now show tonight at Bright Red Studios. Formerly NYC-based and currently Minneapolis-based DJ Frank Lyon will be spinning Saturday at Mickey’s Tavern, along with Madison DJ Evan Woodward. Also, Madison electro-R&B guy Mr. Jackson is playing at both of those shows.

Madison hip-hop station 93.1 Jamz is hosting its annual holiday show on November 14 at the Orpheum, and the featured acts include Detroit rapper Dej Loaf. We’re fans of her Sell Sole mixtape from 2014, and her recent EP And See That’s The Thing boasts features from Future and Big Sean. Info/tickets

Dusk, a new Wisconsin project featuring Tenement’s Amos Pitsch and Madison musician Tyler Ditter (formerly of Pioneer and recently occasional touring bassist for Tenement), will play November 23 at The Frequencywith Baltimore’s Wildhoney. Dusk’s forthcoming debut single, “(Do The) Bored Recluse”/”Too Sweet,” draws on rugged country and R&B to create proto-rock with a little mystique and a surprising warmth. Info/tickets

Veteran Dutch experimental artist Jaap Blonk, whose work combines elements of avant-garde composition, spoken-work, installation art, and bizarre vocalizations, will perform November 3 at Threshold, a new space on Atwood AvenueInfo

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