Madison continues its strong spring of live music in an otherwise quiet week. The calendar includes shows by Jackson Browne, Daniel and the Lion, Chris Trapper, and Devin the Dude.
BIRTHDAYS: Actresses Christine Baranski and Elizabeth Berridge, 1952.
NOTEWORTHY: National Public Radio est., 1971.
BIRTHDAYS: Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, 1955.
Overture Hall, 7:30 pm
Known for 1970s and 1980s hits such as "Doctor My Eyes," "Somebody's Baby," and "Running on Empty," Browne is equally revered for his eco-activism and humanitarian work, winning both the Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award and a spot on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's roster. Celebrate the music and the man at this concert.
NOTEWORTHY: National Guard opens fire on antiwar demonstration at Kent State, killing four, 1970.
BIRTHDAYS: Artist Keith Haring, 1958.
Daniel and the Lion
High Noon Saloon, 8 pm
The Baraboo-bred, Madison-based duo are releasing an album, and they put together a band for the occasion (see Music). With John Paul Roney & the Boom Forest Orchestra and Husband & Wife.
CINCO DE MAYO
BIRTHDAYS: NBC news anchor Brian Williams, 1959; Shock Doctrine author Naomi Klein, 1970.
Frequency, 7 pm
Dubbed "classic pop perfection" by The New York Times, Trapper has launched a successful solo career after fronting late-1990s alt-rock band the Push Stars, which landed tunes on ER and There's Something About Mary.
Devin the Dude
Majestic Theatre, 9 pm