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Black Lips and King Khan

It was a sizzling southern BBQ with Black Lips and King Khan. The night was hot and steamy. The club was sold-out and the crowd yearned for the craziness of a wild rock show.

Anyone who's familiar with Atlanta's Black Lips knows they're unpredictable. The last time we saw them at SXSW, Cole Alexander played guitar with his manhood at a Dickies music showcase. Their last stop in Madison was on Easter Sunday in 2010 with The Hussy where Cole proceeded to make out with bassist Jared Swilley onstage and Bobby Hussy dressed as Jesus with a crown of thorns on his long locks.

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Four Fists with P.O.S. and Astronautilus drive YumYum Fest music vibe


P.O.S. and Astronautilus don't need a stage

YumYum Fest features the cream of the crop from Madison restaurants. So, it should be no surprise the music lineup for the inaugural festival would match the creativity and innovative spirit of the chefs involved.

The diverse mix of artists included southern rockers Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires, the R&B funk of Orgone and a Minneapolis hip-hop lesson from Lizzo and Four Fists featuring P.O.S. and AstronautilusLazerbeak, the Minneapolis-based underground producer, announced via Twitter early in the day that he would be making the trek to Madison providing master music director services for both Lizzo and Four Fists.

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Glory be to the ACID BABY JESUS



It's true, we never pass on a good psych-rock band. From a secluded Greek island infused with the spirit of Roky Erickson, Sky Saxon and Mediterranean folk leanings comes ACID BABY JESUS. A Greek psychedelic rock hybrid band that incorporates Greece's rebetiko music into their infinite distorted fuzz.

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Hot UK band Royal Blood to play Madison

Royal Blood

Like your music loud and powerful? Have we got a group for you. Catch an emerging band on the cusp in America. Brighton, UK duo Royal Blood just released their much-anticipated self-titled debut album and it has debuted at Number 1 on the UK Album Chart. Royal Blood is 23 year-old vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr and 25 year-old drummer Ben Thatcher.

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Club Crawl

Johnnyswim
w/ Simon Balto
Majestic Theatre
Thu, August 6

IshDARR
& Webster X
w/ Noname Gypsy
Memorial Union Terrace
Thu, August 6 (Free!)

Mile of Music
Downtown Appleton
Thu, Aug 6 - Sun, Aug 9

Live on King Street
feat. Sonny Knight
& The Lakers
w/ Water Liars,
The Jimmys
Majestic Theatre (outside)
Fri, August 7 (Free!)

Steve Earle & the Dukes
w/ The Mastersons
Barrymore Theatre
Sat, August 8

Ha Ha Tonka
w/ The Sharrows
Memorial Union Terrace
Sat, August 8 (Free!)

I Am Chris Farley
(Documentary Premiere)
Orpheum Theater
Sat, August 8 (7pm)

Live on King Street
feat. Dessa
w/ Astronautalis, F. Stokes
Majestic Theatre (outside)
Fri, August 21 (Free!)

James Vincent McMorrow
w/ Kevin Garrett
Majestic Theatre
Tue, August 25

Eagles of Death Metal
High Noon Saloon
Thu, Sept 10 (sold-out)
 
Ratatat
w/ TBA
Orpheum Theater
Fri, Sept. 11
 
Low w/ Andy Shauf
High Noon Saloon
Fri, Sept. 18
 
Father John Misty
w/ TBA
Orpheum Theater
Sun, Sept. 20
 
Wavves
w/ Twin Peaks,
Steep Leans
Majestic Theatre
Mon, Sept. 21
 
Zola Jesus
Memorial Union
Shannon Hall
Thu, Sept. 24 (Free!)
 
Holly Miranda
w/ Gracie & Rachel
The Frequency
Fri, Sept. 25
 
Toro Y Moi
w/ Astronauts, etc.
Majestic Theater
Fri, Sept. 25
 
Heartless Bastards
w/ Alberta Cross
Majestic Theatre
Sat, Sept. 26

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