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[Show This Week] May 17-23

5/18 - The Dirty Shirts (CD Release Party), 6:30pm, High Noon Saloon, 21+, more info
  • The Dirty Shirts will release "Two Dollar Turpentine," their debut album of original honky-tonk music tonight at this special happy hour party!  For more than three years, the Dirty Shirts have held a regular happy hour show at the High Noon, with critical acclaim from regulars and newcomers alike. The band members' credentials include performing with the Cork N Bottle String Band, Cajun Strangers, Barley Brothers and Cornelius Klein.
5/19 - Stinking Lizaveta w/ The Parish, Guzzlemug, Control, 9:30pm, The Frequency, more info
  • One of America's most durable and powerful rock bands is back with its sixth album. Stinking Lizaveta's "Sacrifice and Bliss" is the latest from the instrumental trio specializing in what one reviewer calls "insane improvisations, relentless rhythms and volumes of groove."
5/20 - Colin Hay (of Men at Work), 8:30pm, The Majestic Theatre, more info
  • Colin Hay, the lead vocalist of Men at Work, is bringing his solo act to the Majestic Theatre.  Colin Hay released his tenth album this past August titled American Sunshine.  Be sure to check out American Sunshine and other Colin Hay releases including his Men at Work "work" prior Mr. Hays date in Madison.
5/20 - Mono w/ The Twilight Sad, 9pm, High Noon Saloon, 18+, more info
  • This instrumental band was formed in February of 2000 in Tokyo, Japan. Since then, MONO has quickly piqued interests in both audience and critics alike by staging overwhelming, emotionally splendid, atmospheric performances.  Within the rage of distortion and bombardment of feedback, you are just as likely to experience sadness and beauty, light and darkness, chaos and peace, happiness and melancholy. It is MONO’s ability to combine, intertwine and swing back and forth from two such opposite extremes to create an emotional phantasmagoria that makes this band worth experiencing.
5/21 - Crash Test Dummies w/ Ross Morseberger, 7pm, The Majestic Theatre, more info
  • The Crash Test Dummies will be performing at the Majestic Theatre on Thursday with the help of Ross Morseberger.  The Crash Test Dummies, most well known for their 90s hits  including "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" and "Afternoons and Coffeespoons."  Along with an upcoming live show, the Crash Test Dummies have released a new album earlier this May titled Oooh La Lamore info
5/21 - The Lucas Cates Band w/ The Mighty Short Bus, STEEZ and Derek Ramnerace, 8pm, The Brink Lounge, more info
  • Kenny's Fifth annual birthday Mustache Bash Party! This year is number 5 and oh is it awesome! TLCB, Mighty Short Bus, and Steez, all in one sitting! Doors at 8. Bands at 9-whenever!  $10 or $7 with a mustache on. "That goes for all you ladies as well! Win a stache award!"  Also, congratulations to The Lucas Cates Band for winning the 2010 Madison Area Music Awards "Rock Performer of the Year" award.
5/21 - Gary Louris (of the Jayhawks) w/ Ben Kyle, 9:30pm, High Noon Saloon, 21+, more info
  • As singer, guitarist and songwriter of the Jayhawks, Gary Louris built a deeply compelling body of music whose artistry and integrity won the loyalty of an international audience and the respect of both critics and his peers. With Vagabonds, Louris launches his solo career on a high note, delivering a deeply felt, exquisitely-crafted set that features some of his most evocative and personally-charged work to date.
5/21 - Icarus Himself w/ Flight, Sleeping in the Aviary, 10pm, The Frequency, 21+, more info
  • Nick Whetro is the founder of Icarus Himself. And after leaving Northern Indiana in ‘04, to relocate to Madison, Wisconsin, he started writing songs and ended up forming the group National Beekeepers Society (a sort of a slacker rock/garage pop group), which has released two albums; self-titled debut in ‘07, and Pawn Shop Etiquette in ‘08.
5/21 - Hometown Sweethearts, 10:30pm, The Majestic Theatre, more info
  • The Hometown Sweethearts are one of the best party bands going today. This trio has pulled together a list of songs that are as eclectic as they come. 80’s new wave, classic country, oldies, disco, T.V. theme songs, 70’s A.M. ballads, hip-hop, college rock, and everything in between. If you love it, they’ll play it.
5/22 - Tin Foil Helmet w/ Letter 8, 6pm, High Noon Saloon, more info
  • Tin Foil Helmet emerges from its slumber to unleash potent, accessible, original rock on the waiting world. Lyrically, the songs range from the seriousness of urban sprawl and phobias, to the whimsy of kicking ass at the poker table or just standing on the corner waiting for something to happen.  Letter 8 may have recently changed their lineup, but they still continue to bring their fresh poppy sound.
5/22 - Paul F. Thompkins, 8pm, Majestic Theatre, more info
  • Paul F. Thompkins, actor and comedian, originally from Philadelphia brings his comedic style to the Majestic for this one night event.  Thompkins has been the host of VH1's "Best Week Ever" and is also a frequent guest on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann."  more info
5/22 - Youngblood Brass Band w/ El Valiente and Fatbook, 9:30pm, High Noon Saloon, 18+, more info
  • Youngblood Brass Band destroys convention. They are focused on creating consistently progressive, acoustic, groundbreaking music, employing whatever sonic means necessary to do so. This nine-member ensemble hails from all over these sprawled United States (Madison, WI / New York, NY / San Francisco, CA / Chicago, IL) and sound absolutely focused on unleashing new music to the rest of the world.


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Dirty Shirts
Thanks to everyone who came to the High Noon last night for the Dirty Shirts' CD release party! It was a blast. If you missed out, you can pick up our disc at the Cork N Bottle Liquor Store on East Johnson. We'll be working on other retail outlets soon. Of course, you can also come to our next show on June 1 at the High Noon and get a disc.
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