New shows: Heather Hussy, Dale Watson, and more.

The week’s best Madison show announcements.

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Heather Sawyer, aka Heather Hussy, plays November 10 at Mickey's.

Heather Sawyer, aka Heather Hussy, plays November 10 at Mickey’s.

He always seems to get the word out kinda last-minute, but Midwest Beat guitarist/singer Matt Joyce has recently been hosting a sporadic series at Mickey’s Tavern called Em Jay’s Serious Singer Songwriter Series, which takes folks from local punk and garage-rock bands and gives them the solo spotlight. Next up, on Tuesday, November 10, Joyce and The Hussy drummer/singer Heather Sawyeraka Heather Hussy, will play both solo and collaborative sets. Which is exciting, because The Hussy’s last few releases, including the 2015 album Galore and a 2014 split with Digital Leather, have really seen Sawyer growing as a songwriter and lead vocalist, from her high-register belting on “EZ/PZ” to more solemn moments on “Darkness” and “My Bad.” Info

Defiantly old-school country singer Dale Watson‘s next visit to Madison, on March 2 at the High Noon Saloon, will be a “Texas Independence Day Celebration,” because Texas and Texas people and their love of Texas. Info/tickets

WORT-FM’s 40th anniversary party on December 5 at the High Noon will feature sets from Mama Digdown’s Brass BandCowboy WinterModern Mod, and more. Info/tickets

We at Tone Madison have another edition of our live podcast, The Tone Cluster, coming up December 1 at the High NoonInfo

Speaking of us, our contributor and currently Portland-based Wisconsin expat Joel Shanahan will be returning for a January 7 show at the High Noon in his project Golden Donna. Also on the bill: Samantha GlassLensNoxroy, and the TV Dinner DJs. Info

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