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Watch Black Lips King Khan BBQ party!

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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Rock of the Arts

Club Crawl

Earth w/ Holy Sons,
Droids Attack
The Frequency
Tues, Sept. 8

Eagles of Death Metal
w/ Jesika Von Rabbit
High Noon Saloon
Thu, Sept. 10 (sold-out)
 
Ratatat
w/ Hot Sugar
Orpheum Theater
Fri, Sept. 11

Thurston Moore Band
w/ Mikal Cronin,
The Cairo Gang
High Noon Saloon
Fri, Sept. 11

Field Report
w/ Solid Gold,
Anna Vogelzang,
Simon Balto
Edgewater Plaza
Fri, Sept. 11 (Free!)

Desaparecidos
(feat. Conor Oberst)
w/ Joyce Manor
Turner Hall (Milw)
Mon, Sept. 14
 
Yonatan Gat
w/ Lover's Spit
Minotaurs,
The Frequency
Thu, Sept. 17
 
Low w/ Andy Shauf
High Noon Saloon
Fri, Sept. 18

Live on King Street
feat. Benjamin Booker
w/ Hippo Campus and
The Hussy
Majestic Theatre (Outside)
Fri, Sept. 18 (Free!)
 
Father John Misty
w/ TBA
Orpheum Theater
Sun, Sept. 20
 
Wavves
w/ Twin Peaks,
Steep Leans
Majestic Theatre
Mon, Sept. 21

Beach House
w/ Jessica Pratt
Pabst Theaer (Milw)
Mon, Sept. 21

Noah Gunderson
w/ Ivan & Alyosha
High Noon Saloon
Wed, Sept. 23
 
Zola Jesus
Memorial Union
Shannon Hall
Thu, Sept. 24 (Free!)

Pure Bathing Culture
w/ Wild Ones
The Frequency
Thu, Sept. 24
 
Holly Miranda
w/ Gracie & Rachel
The Frequency
Fri, Sept. 25
 
Toro Y Moi
w/ Astronauts, etc.
Majestic Theater
Fri, Sept. 25

Shemekia Copeland
w/ TBA
High Noon Saloon
Fri, Sept. 25
 
Heartless Bastards
w/ Alberta Cross
Majestic Theatre
Sat, Sept. 26

The Decemberists
w/ Olivia Chaney
Overture Hall
Wed, Sept. 30
 
Avett Brothers
w/ Brett Dennen
Nicole Atkins
Breeze Stevens Field
Fri, Oct. 2 (sold out!)

Dilinger Four
w/ Night Birds,
Tenement
High Noon Saloon
Sun, Oct. 4

Glass Animals
w/ Hinds
Orpheum Theatre
Tue, Oct. 6

PHOX
w/ MILO
Shitty Barn
Spring Green
Wed, Oct. 7

CASHMERE CAT
w/ Yacht Club,
Dense City
@ Liquid
Fri, Oct. 9

Titus Andronicus
w/ Spider Bags, Baked
The Frequency
Sat, Oct 10

Bully
w/ Heat
The Frequency
Sun, Oct 11

DIIV
w/ No Joy,
Sunflower Bean
Majestic Theatre
Tue, Oct 13

Teen Daze
w/ Heavenly Beat
The Frequency
Sat, Oct. 17
 
GARBAGE
w/ Torres
Orpheum Theater
Sun, Oct. 18
 
Youth Lagoon
w/ Moonk King
Turner Hall (Milw)
Tues, Oct. 20

Neon Indian
w/ TBA
Majestic Theatre
Wed, Oct. 21

Grace Potter
w/ Rayland Baxter
Barrymore Theatre
Sat, Oct. 24
 
Of Montreal
w/ Diane Coffee
Majestic Theatre
Sun, Oct. 25
 
Matisyahu
w/ TBA
Majestic Theatre
Mon, Oct. 26
 
Wild Child
w/ Elliot Moss
Majestic Theatre
Wed, Oct. 28
 
Shannon & the Clams
w/ Shopping
The Frequency
Tue, Oct. 27
 
Telekinesis
w/ Say Hi
The Frequency
Thu, Oct. 29

PHOX
w/ Cougar
Capitol Theater
Sat, Nov. 7

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