Madison's crowded spring arts calendar is slowing down as graduation party and summer vacation season approaches, but there are a few more highlights this week, including live music from Justin Townes Earle, Polica, and 12th Planet, along with a talk by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
NOTEWORTHY: German U-boat sinks the British ocean liner Lusitania off the coast of Ireland, 1915.
NOTEWORTHY: Beatles release Let It Be, 1970.
Justin Townes Earle
Barrymore Theatre, 8 pm
The Nashville-bred troubadour's just-released album, Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now, layers funky Memphis soul atop gritty Americana. With Tristen.
High Noon Saloon, 8:30 pm
Some scoff at singer Channy Leaneagh's use of Auto-Tune voice-manipulation software, but few dispute her voice's beauty, especially when it's combined with the rolling thunder of two live drummers. With Collections of Colonies of Bees.
NOTEWORTHY: Patty Hearst released from prison, 1977.
Majestic Theatre, 9 pm
This L.A.-based producer has helped thrust dubstep into the limelight, and EDM stars like Skrillex have described him as both a mentor and an inspiration. Revel in wobble bass at this show. With Von.
NOTEWORTHY: Nelson Mandela sworn in as South African president, 1994.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
UW Memorial Union Terrace, 3 pm
The celebrity astrophysicist, NOVA scienceNOW host and Hayden Planetarium director gives the keynote at this year's inaugural UW Senior Day.