October winds down this week with a solid lineup of live music around town. The calendar includes: Radio and Juliet by Ballet Maribor; a performance by Yamato; more live music from Phantogram, Howard Fishman & the Hot Holy Mess, Straight No Chaser, Rebirth Brass Band, Ollabelle, honeyhoney, and Trampled By Turtles; and, a talk by Sonia Nazario.
NOTEWORTHY: United Nations charter takes effect, 1945.
High Noon Saloon, 8 pm
Electronic loops bind this upstate New York duo's hip-hop beats, shoegaze-style fuzz and pop hooks, earning kudos from Pitchfork, ALARM and NPR. With Reptar.
NOTEWORTHY: Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.), his wife, daughter and five others killed in plane crash, 2002.
Ballet Maribor's Radio and Juliet
Overture Center's Capitol Theater, 7:30 pm
Ballet fuses with Shakespearean romance and the music of Radiohead in Ballet Maribor's production. Hailing from Slovakia, this troupe promises an original and haunting spin on something many of us may chiefly remember as an obligatory read in high school.
NOTEWORTHY: Garry Trudeau's "Doonesbury" strip debuts in 28 U.S. newspapers, 1970.
Howard Fishman & the Hot Holy Mess
Brink Lounge, 7:30 pm
It says a lot about Fishman that he started out playing on the streets of New Orleans and made his New York debut at the Oak Room in the Algonquin Hotel. The eclectic musician has mined various sorts of Americana, in addition to rock sounds and Dylanology. His latest release, No Further Instructions, was inspired by his trip to Romania.
Straight No Chaser
Overture Hall, 7:30 pm
Founded at Indiana University, this a cappella group scored a five-album record deal with Atlantic after a YouTube video of their rendition of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" made its way to the label's head honcho. Discover what's up the singers' sleeves for this holiday season (see Tour Stop).
Rebirth Brass Band
Majestic Theatre, 8 pm
Bask in the bold and brassy sounds of this New Orleans trumpet-and-tuba corps, which blends hip-hop and soul with a hint of John Philip Sousa. With Mama Digdown's Brass Band and DJ Phil Money.
NOTEWORTHY: Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat named Nobel Peace Prize laureates, 1978.
UW Union South's Varsity Hall, 7 pm
The Pulitzer-winning journalist discusses her book Enrique's Journey, the harrowing story of a Honduran boy's trip to reach his mother in the U.S. The book is this year's Go Big Read selection, meaning the entire UW campus is reading and discussing it (see Words).
High Noon Saloon, 8 pm
Named after Appalachian songwriter Olla Belle Reed, this New York five-piece pepper traditional folk and bluegrass music with a bite of rock and blues. Take in tunes from Neon Blue Bird, their fourth and latest album, at this show. With Count This Penny.
Wisconsin Union Theater, 8 pm
Tap your toes to the rhythms of a traditional Japanese drum performance that's as loud, tribal and exuberant as they come.
Frequency, 9 pm
The L.A.-based duo layers singer Suzanne Santo's vocals, which glide from sultry to ferocious, atop solid Americana arrangements that are sometimes delicate, sometimes as rollicking as a roadhouse after midnight. The effect is pretty remarkable. With Joshua James, Levi Lowrey and Corey Hart.
Trampled by Turtles
Majestic Theatre, 9 pm
This progressive bluegrass outfit can't sit still, even when they're between albums. Last month, they performed the Squidbillies theme song on Adult Swim, and this month, they unfurled a cover of the Pixies' "Where Is My Mind" to support WhyHunger, a charity founded by the late singer-songwriter Harry Chapin. With These United States.