The week’s best Madison show announcements.
Drive-By Truckers, fresh off a run of shows where they opened for Alabama Shakes for some reason, return to Madison on November 15 at the Majestic. Their ambitious catalog and Patterson Hood’s big sloppy grin still make them one of our favorite live bands. Info/tickets
Phox‘s next big hometown show is November 7 at the Capitol Theater, but it’s equally worth noting that Madison-formed instrumental rock band Cougar will be opening up. Cougar’s members are currently spread all over the country, though drummer David Henzie-Skogen (also of Youngblood Brass Band) is still in Madison. This will be the first time they’ve played live in a good while, and they’re working on a third album, which will be their first since 2009’s Ninja Tune release Patriot. Info/tickets
The Micro-Wave Cinema Series, which focuses on new independent films that otherwise might not ever screen in Madison, has released its fall schedule. It’ll start back up on September 13 at Vilas Hall with Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck and Robert Machoian’s new film God Bless The Child. Info
Madison Print & Resist, an annual celebration of independent zines and other printed works, will be back on October 31 at the Central Library. Info
Obnox, We Are Hex, Male Gaze, and Running top the lineup of this year’s Turkeyfest, taking place October 23 through 25 at Mickey’s and the Crystal Corner Bar. Info
A couple more noteworthy additions to the fall’s comedy calendar: Wyatt Cenac will play a run of shows November 7 through 9 at the Comedy Club on State, and Jackie Kashian will be at the same venue December 17 through 19. Info/tickets
Atlanta psych-rockers Deerhunter will be back for a December 15 show at the Majestic, with leader Bradford Cox’s solo project Atlas Sound opening. Info/tickets
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