Madison Calendar


Guest mix: Luke Bassuener


Small Fixes

09 AM | 23 Jul

Gallery: Spires That In The Sunset Rise’s ‘Mirror Cave’ art


Madison avant-psych-folk duo Spires That In The Sunset Rise have just released a new cassette album, ‘Mirror Cave,’ not to be confused with another in-the-works full-length that we mentioned earlier this year. Rather, ‘Mirror Cave’ is a bit of a self-contained conceptual piece, with mostly quite sparse instrumentation centered on Taralie Peterson’s cello and Kathleen

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08 PM | 22 Jul

Madison Calendar, July 24 through 30


(Pictured: ‘Je T’aime Je T’aime.’) THURSDAY JULY 24 Cinematheque: Je T’aime Je T’aime. Chazen Museum of Art, 7 p.m. Alain Resnais’ 1968 film ‘Je T’aime Je T’aime,’ screening here in a new 35mm print, strikes a grim and melancholy note as it follows a man through a fractured experiment in memory and time travel. Here,

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11 AM | 18 Jul

(Friday Track) Ka, “Decisions”


One reason I’m excited about Ka playing the Memorial Union Terrace tonight is that, for all his murky eccentricity, the Brooklyn MC/producer can craft an interesting song even when unpacking a really basic idea. My favorite example is not from last year’s ‘The Night’s Gambit’ but from Ka’s previous album, ‘Grief Pedigree.’ (Both albums are

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09 AM | 17 Jul

Zebras drop three demos from forthcoming album


Madison trio Zebras surprised us this morning by releasing three new songs they tracked recently at Milwaukee’s Howl Street Recordings, the studio run by drummer Shane Hochstetler. While Zebras’ self-titled 2012 album captured the band moving from frantic post-punk to a more metal-influenced sound, the new stuff marks their transition to basically a full-on doom-thrash-death hybrid.

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, 07 AM | 16 Jul

Madison Calendar, July 17 through 23


(Pictured: ‘American Movie.’) THURSDAY JULY 17 John Statz And The Cheap Shots, Todd Kessler. East Side Club, 7:30 p.m. A former Madisonian and current Denver resident, country-folk crooner John Statz will be swinging through for a special homecoming show where he’ll be recruiting some old friends and collaborators (including noted local tune-whittler Jeremiah Nelson on

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