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[Shows This Week] July 26 - August 1

7/26 Jim Schwall Crystal Corner Bar, 9:30pm, more info
Bluegrass Folk Rock
Jim Schwall has been a life long musician.  He started playing multiple instruments while in elementary school and progressed to bluegrass music by the time he hit high school.  In college Schwall formed Siegel-Schwall Band and released over a dozen albums throughout a decade of work.
7/27 Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers w/ The Punch Brothers Overture Hall, 7:30pm, more info
Bluegrass
Actor and comedian Steve Martin is a very busy talented man.  Martin has spent much of his recent time with his bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers playing throughout the country.  Don't be fooled, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers are no joke.  The band won the Best Bluegrass Album Grammy this past January for their release The Crow / New Songs For The Five-String Banjo.
7/27 Grilling Out With Anna Laube Whole Foods Market, 4pm, more info
Singer/Songwriter
Tuesday Night Grill-Out followers are in for a treat this week. Enjoy a pasture raised grass fed beef burger topped with Quince & Apple small batch preserves, Pleasant Ridge Reserve artisanal farmstead cheese and fresh, local produce. Be sure to say hello to the local artisans themselves and tell them what you think! And be sure to stick around for some great local live music with the talented Anna Laube from Triple M’s Project M!
7/28 Greg Laswell w/ Carey Brothers and Harper Blynn High Noon Saloon, 8:30pm, more info
Alternative Rock
Greg Laswell will be arriving in Madison to rock some fresh tunes at the High Noon Saloon.  Laswell is a writer and producer as well as a multi-instrumentalist who has released a plethora of music over time.  Most recently, Laswell released his 2010 studio album Take A Bow.  Joining Laswell on the 28th at the High Noon will be singer songwriter Carey Brothers as well as Harper Blynn.
7/28 Daniel and The Lion Pizzeria UNO Madison, 7pm, more info
Indie Folk Rock
Daniel and the Lion is an indie/folk/rock band that features Project M’s most recent champion Jimmie Linville! If you are a Project M follower you already know how talented Jimmie Linville is.  Jimmie’s band Daniel and the Lion fully showcases his singing and songwriting skill as well as the rest of the band’s great musical talent.
7/29 Mahjongg w/Cool Memories Wisconsin Union Terrace, 9pm, more info
Minimalist Progressive
On the electronic side of music, Mahjongg will be playing at the beautiful Union Terrace this week with the help of Cool Memories.  Mahjongg is based out of Chicago and has been touring the Western US this July.  Cool Memories is an experimental group also from Chicago, Illinois.
7/30 Westside Andy / Mel Ford Band Capital Brewery, 6pm, more info
Blue/Rock
Westside Andy / Mel Ford Band is a blues band based out of Madison, WI.  The band has released over a dozen albums over the past two decades.  Come check out some of Madison's finest and enjoy some great crisp Capital brews.
7/30 Lucero w/ Ha Ha Tonka High Noon Saloon, 9:30pm, more info
Country/Punk
Memphis, Tennessee based punk/country fused band Lucero will be arriving in Madison Friday July 30 for a show at the High Noon Saloon.  The band's Southern roots influence their blending of elements of both country and punk to generate their sound.  Lucero have released 7 full length albums including their most recent, 1372 Overton Park, in October 2009.  1372 Overton Park was Lucero's first album off record label Universal Republic after signing a 4 album agreement with Universal Music Group in 2008.
7/31 John Eddie w/ The Rowdy Prarie Dogs High Noon Saloon, 9pm, more info
Folk Rock
John Eddie is a folk rocker singer originally from Richmond, Virginia.  Eddie moved to New Jersey to spark his musical career while occasionally playing with Bruce Springsteen.  John Eddie later signed with Columbia records, charted his single "Jungle Boy," and released a handful of albums throughout his day.
7/31 Jessepalooza Benefit with Keefe Klug Capital Brewery, 1pm, more info
Rock Benefit
Jessepalooza is a benefit show for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  The show is dedicated in the memory of Jesse Alswager who sadly passed away from the diseases earlier this year.  Project M runner-up Keefe Klug will be rocking out in the Capital Brewery Garden throughout the day.
8/1 Bill Maher Overture Hall, 8pm, more info
Comedy
Stand-up comedian and HBO host Bill Maher has a date set for Sunday, August 1, at the Overture Hall in downtown Madison.  Bill Maher, well known for his successful stand up career as well as his hosting of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher."  Maher's political commentary and satire are the backbone of his stand-up material.  Don't miss your chance to see the hilarious and thought provoking Bill Maher in downtown Madison.


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