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The Week: September 29 October 2, 2008
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Monday 9.29

Robert Randolph & the Family Band
Majestic Theatre, 8 pm
Thanks to the Majestic (which is celebrating its first year of operation), this gig by the extraordinary pedal steel player and his soulful band is absolutely free. But you'll need a ticket to get in. See www.majesticmadison.com for details.

Zion I
High Noon Saloon, 9 pm
The underground California hip-hop duo Zion I mesmerize with highly developed B-boy poetics and narcotized beats. They're an unexpected treat on what's usually the worst night of the week for live music. The Crest, Tefman and Vilas Park Sniper open.


Tuesday 9.30

The Wedding Present
Annex, 8:30 pm
Still unsettling and thrilling after all these years, David Gedge's post-punk vehicle the Wedding Present remains devoted to cutting lyrics and abrasive-yet-catchy musical rumblings. Dirty On Purpose open.


Wednesday 10.1

Badfish
Majestic Theatre, 8 pm
Brad Nowell's gone and so is Sublime, which makes note-perfect tributes like Badfish both a little ghoulish and absolutely necessary for everyone who never got a chance to catch 'em. Scotty Don't and Red Romero open.

Dr. Dog
High Noon Saloon, 8:30 pm
Earnest Philadelphia retro rockers Dr. Dog could have ambled up to Woodstock and fit right in. Dylan and the Band are obvious (at times, too obvious) influences. Delta Spirit and Hacienda open.


Thursday 10.2

Relient K
Barrymore Theatre, 7 pm
This late week appearance by the decade-old Relient K ought to make pop-punkers in the tri-county area squeal with glee. Ludo, This Providence and House of Heroes ought to elicit a few screams, too.

Trombone Shorty & Urban Avenue
Wisconsin Union Theater, 8 pm
The wunderkind of New Orleans brass and funk will surely dazzle us Badger Staters.

Yard Dogs Road Show
Majestic Theatre, 8 pm
The other neo-cabaret juggernaut visiting our fair city this week features magic tricks, sword swallowing, burlesque naughtiness, "beatnik hobo" poetry and more. The Scarring Party open.

Dead Confederate
Annex, 9 pm
Psychedelia-Southern rock hybrid Dead Confederate carries the banner for Athens, Ga., a pop-rock power spot that refuses to fade into history. Catfish Haven and Freshwater Collins open.

State Radio
High Noon Saloon, 9 pm
A packed week of indie- and alt-rock ends on a high note as the politically minded State Radio scissor-kicks into town for an evening of antic, reggae-influenced rockin'. Bongo Love open.

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