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[Shows This Week] August 23-29

8/23 Big Head Todd and the Monsters w/ Daniel and the Lion Capitol Theater, 7:30pm, more info
Rock
Big Head Todd and the Monsters will be rocking Monday night at the Capitol Theater in the Overture Center For The Arts in downtown Madison.  Big Head Todd arrives in Madison following the release of their ninth studio album Rocksteady.  Make sure to be at the Capitol Theater Monday night to hear all the classics and some new material from Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Opening for Big Head Todd and the Monsters will be local band Daniel and the Lion which features Project M's most recent winner Jimmie Linville.
8/24 Grill Out with Beth Kille Whole Foods Market, 4pm, more info
Acoustic Rock
Time to pull out the grill and celebrate warm weather, good friends and great food!  Join Whole Foods Market Madison each Tuesday night from 4:00-8:00 p.m. for a scrumptious menu from the grill (veggie alternatives too!). This month’s grilling activities include fun fundraisers, delicious local grub and outstanding live music. Pair that with friends, blue skies, and a few games…and we’ve got your Tuesday nights covered!   This week join Project M’s own Beth Kille for some great tunes.
8/24 Lou Barlow and The Missingmen w/ Wye Oak The Frequency, 9pm, more info
Indie/Folk/Big Beat
Lou Barlow and The Missingmen will arrive at The Frequency in downtown Madison this week to rock out for the Madison faithful.  Lou Barlow was a founding member of bands Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh and The Folk Implosion.  Barlow was a pioneer of the lo/fi indie rock sound in that came out of the late 80s and early 90s and still exists today.
8/25 Clovis Mann Mr Roberts, 10pm, more info
Blues/Rock
Riding the release of their third full length studio album Metamorphic on August 19th.  The release contains nine new songs, eight of which were written by lead singer/guitarist and former Project M contestant Dan Walkner.  Head down to Mr Roberts to check out Clovis Mann and their new material.
8/26 Catfish Stevenson Up North, 9:30pm, more info
Blues
Catfish Stevenson spends much of his performance time on the streets of Madison playing for the masses.  If you are lucky, you can see him at the Farmer’s Market or on State Street strumming his bluesy guitar.  Don’t let this fact turn you away from this outstanding blues musician.  If you are a local blues fan, you should not miss Catfish Stephenson.
8/27 Ozomatli w/ Dumante Barrymore Theatre, 9pm, more info
Latin Hip-Hop/Rock
The seven piece hip-hop/rock act known as Ozomatli will bring their live sound to the Barrymore Theatre.  Ozomatli has a fused sound that can best be described by members Jiro Yamaguchi and Ulises Bella when they say, "You drive down Sunset Boulevard and turn off your stereo and roll down your windows and all the music that comes out of each and every different car, whether it's salsa, cumbia, merengue, or Hip Hop, funk or whatever, it's that crazy blend that's going on between that cacophony of sound is Ozomatli, y'know?"
8/27 Mark Little Band Capital Brewery, 6pm, more info
Genre
Based in Milwaukee, WI the Mark Little Band will play some great tunes as you enjoy some cold refreshing Capital brews.  The Mark Little Band has two releases, Imagine my Surprise and The Roots.  They self describe their sound as "Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews and John Mayer getting drunk at a jazz club, singing along to the only Weezer CD in their juke box."
8/28 Kenny Rogers Crystal Grand Music Theatre, 8pm, more info
Country/Rock
By now, Kenny Rogers has become such an icon that it's easy to forget how he got there. The songs on 42 Ultimate Hits, bringing together the top songs of his career from the late 60s First Edition years up to his current return to the charts, offers a crash-course reminder that Rogers is a star because he excels at his craft.  Just look at the titles: "Lady," "Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town," "The Gambler," "She Believes in Me," "Islands in the Stream," "We've Got Tonight," "Buy Me A Rose." Not a ditty among them. Then listen. The sweetly raspy vocals are instantly identifiable as Kenny Rogers - he sounds like nobody else. More importantly, he inhabits each song, making it vivid and tangible. For more than five decades, Rogers has delivered memorable songs, drawing fans among rock, pop, soul and country audiences.
8/29 Wanda Jackson w/ The Lustre Kings High Noon Saloon, 8pm, more info
Country/Rock
Wanda Jackson is the first female rock and roll singer in the United States, releasing her debut record in 1956. She is often hailed as the “Queen Of Rockabilly.”  Jackson's last release was in 2003 but she has been singing since.  Be sure to check out this legendary singer this Sunday at the High Noon Saloon.
8/29 Ride The Drive w/ Project M Contestants Stage on East Washington, 11am, more info
Festival
RIDE THE DRIVE is a celebration of Madison’s commitment to healthy, active lifestyles. This community event is an invitation for all citizens to leave their cars behind to experience some of Madison’s most scenic byways a whole new way - by riding, walking, skating, or strolling along some of our city’s most beautiful streets. Come check out the Triple People Powered Stage which includes performances by Beth Kille, Mark Harrod, Keefe Klug, Anna Laube and Corey Hart.  Want to help power the stage?  Sign up to pedal the power for the music.  For more information and signing up to power the stage, click here.


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