The week’s best Madison show announcements.
Rapper Future made a memorable leap forward on his hazy, dread-laced album Dirty Sprite 2 earlier this year, will begin his 2016 tour with a February 17 show at the Orpheum. Info/tickets
We featured the all-local Mesmerized In Madison compilation recently on our podcast, and there’s finally a belated release show for it on the books on February 13 at Mickey’s Tavern with inventive Madison post-punk outfit Vanishing Kids, synth-drone project Conjuror, and eerie electronics artist Red Museum. Info
Adventurous and omnivorous Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer will play April 14 at the Memorial Union Play Circle Theater, behind his 2015 release Break Stuff. Info/tickets
North Carolina trio Mount Moriah bring an uncommonly textured, spacious approach to their country-inspired rock. Their new album How To Dance is out on Merge in February, and they’ll play March 20 at the High Noon Saloon. Info/tickets
Dengue Fever will play April 20 at the High Noon. Info/tickets
Self-abasing and strangely lovable sicko comic Jim Norton will play a stand-up show on April 14 at the Orpheum. Info/tickets