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Around Town: 3 weekend picks

guitar1For the weekend of 6/19/09 Pupy Costello & His Big City Honky Tonk: 6pm Friday at the Capital Brewery. If you go to the Capital Brewery's Bock Fest in February, that's the band you see shivering their butts off on stage! A fun honky tonk country band with more songs about beer than you can shake a stick at. FREE. You really need to click on the link to their website by the way. Really. Banjo-Uke dedication: the original banjo ukelele used on the classic Oscar Mayer wiener jingle will be handed over to the Wisconsin Historical Museum, with Project M contestant Scott Lamps playing the tune. Richard Trentlage, who won a jingle contest in 1962 has arthritis and can no longer play. 1:15pm Saturday on the first floor of the Wisconsin Historical Society Museum on the Capitol Square. Madison Blues Picnic: Noon-9pm Saturday at Warner Park. Aaron Williams & the Hoodoo, Karry Daley Band, Joe's Blues Kids, Cash Box Kings, The Jimmys, Linsey Alexander, the Groove Hogs. Free. Carry-ins permitted, but no glass. Presented by the Madison Blues Society. Freaky Band Name of the Week: The Stoves, 6pm Sunday at the Brink Lounge. A Madison band that plays "anything that sounds good," including a lot of Dylan and Ryan Adams.

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