Madison's very solid autumn season of touring live music continues this week with shows by Red Elvises, A Place to Bury Strangers, Matisyahu, Quiet Loudly, Paul Thorn, Turquoise Jeep, Menahan Street Band, Kris Delmhorst, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Hollywood Hustlers with Charles Walker, and Pretty Lights. The calendar also includes: a talk by Iain Couzin and a performance by Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas.
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High Noon Saloon, 8 pm
Discover what Siberian surf-rock sounds like as frontman Igor Yuzov attempts to melt glaciers with his electric-guitar pyrotechnics. With Pistols at Dawn.
Frequency, 8 pm
This New York noise band's lyrics are brooding, but their melodies can be pure pop sunshine (see Tour Stop). With Bleeding Rainbow and Suns.
Capitol Theater, Overture Center, 8 pm
Though this god-fearing reggae and hip-hop artist shed his Hasidic look last summer, he's been burning up the Billboard charts with Spark Seeker, which pairs raps about his Jewish heritage with somewhat secular pop tunes. With the Constellations.
Dragonfly Lounge, 9:30 pm
If you're an indie-pop band from Brooklyn, N.Y., it doesn't get much better than being called "ramshackle, wistful and sweet as a summer afternoon." In fact, that's just how AllMusic described them recently. With pow wow.
DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 7 pm
The Princeton professor discusses how flocks of birds, schools of fishes and other animal groups manage to coordinate their behavior.
High Noon Saloon, 7 pm
Thorn infuses Southern rock and blues with hints of Midwestern roots-rock. His new album, What the Hell Is Goin' On?, is his third in a row to land on the Billboard 200.
Majestic Theatre, 8:30 pm
In 2011, members of this hip-hop and R&B collective grabbed the national spotlight with the so-awful-it's-awesome video of "Lemme Smang It." Tunes such as "Cavities" (a slow jam dedicated to "all the ladies out there with a sweet tooth") will induce hiccups, especially if rapper Flynt Flossy shows off his "sultry" dance moves. With CrashPrez and hitmayng.
High Noon Saloon, 9 pm
Composed of musicians from the Budos Band, Antibalas and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, this band plays funk and soul so groovy that it doesn't need a vocalist. With the Real Jaguar.
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High Noon Saloon, 7 pm
In addition to being a talented singer-songwriter, this veteran of Boston's coffeehouse folk scene can play at least eight instruments. No Depression dubbed her 2011 album, Cars -- a collection of covers by the '80s New Wave band the Cars -- "thought-provoking and nostalgic," in the best possible sense. With Hayward Williams.
Capitol Theater, Overture Center, 7:30 pm
This string band will stop by from Nashville to share folk and blues tunes from pre-World War II America.
UW Music Hall, 8 pm
Fraser, a Scotland-born fiddler, and Haas, an American cellist, will bow and pluck their way through traditional music from the Scottish Highlands, and perhaps a few tunes from Ireland and Appalachia.
Brink Lounge, 8 pm
Though Walker, an accomplished saxophonist from Milwaukee, makes clubs swelter with his funk and R&B tunes, his number-one love is good, old-fashioned blues. Get to know his latest songs and newest band, the Hollywood Hustlers, at this show.
Exhibition Hall, Alliant Energy Center, 8 pm
This show is as much about its lighting display as its music, but expect a solid display of dubstep, hip-hop and funky EDM from Derek Vincent Smith and friends. Afterward, fans can choose between an afterparty at the Majestic Theatre featuring dirty-beats specialist DJ Jack Mulqueen (11 pm) and a dubstep party at Segredo starring British wobble-master Mista Hyde (9 pm).