dane101's Madison Gig Guide: August 10 and 11
Post by dane101 on 8/10/2012 1:22pm
It's been a great summer of new musical traditions in Madison. While we don't know how it went for the purse pockets of the promoters, by all appearances the first annual Pondamonium was a big hit in spite of sporadic attacks of rain. There are good odds it'll return next year. Live on King Street will come to an end on September 28 and it was announced this morning the Hold Steady will be the surprise closing act assuring it goes out on a strong note leaving us waiting all winter to find out what aural pleasures await come Summer 2013.
This weekend is Beermageddon in Madison as the Great Taste of the Midwest provides a corral for all of the city's microbrew hipsters. In advance of the corralling those of us who weren't lucky enough to get tickets can still partake in preparties all over the Capitol city of Wisconsin and beer. Madison Beer Review knows all.
If you think more girls should be involved with rock-n-roll, be sure to tune into The People's Mic with Doug Cunningham on 92.1 The Mic at 5 p.m. as his special guest will be Carell Casey. Casey, a local musician, is one of the instructors for Girls Rock Camp and also starting next week as dane101's new music editor.
As for what you can do this weekend, may we suggest a trip out to Spring Green? The Shitty Barn will have one of it's best shows of the summer tonight as they welcome critical darlings Southeast Engine. Their 2011 release Canary is kinda sorta something magical and they just recently followed it up with an EP called Canaanville. Listen to "Old Oak Tree" below.
The High Noon is closed tomorrow, but tonight they have two shows. The early show is at 5:30 p.m. and features one of Madison's loudest acts The Motorz. They'll be followed up by one of Madison's most amusing acts, and a dane101 favorite, Tiger Clutch. The 9 p.m. late show will also include Glider and DJ Josh Kuhl.
The Frequency has a CD release party for The Zebras at 9:30 p.m. Lending an assist will be The Hussy, IfIHadAHiFi, and Dharma Dogs. Saturday at 10 p.m. is Jeremiah Nelson with Cameron McGill, and Pioneer.
The Harmony Bar will have everyone shaking their bellies on Saturday at 9:45 p.m. when it features Reptile Palace Orchestra and Shuvani Tribal Belly Dance.
Project Lodge will feature Fake Natives, Treefort, and Dakotas tonight and Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps, Tom Teslik, and Chants tomorrow. Both shows start at 7:30 p.m.
Madison's only Beatles themed bar will be featuring a night of rock much harder than the band making up the venues theme. Catch a ridiculous number of bands starting at 5 p.m. today. In reverse order from headliner to opener you can see Government Zero, Narrow Vines, Mr. Deadgun Jones, Dead Apples, All Murder, Skintones, and Kick-back.