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The Week: February 18-21, 2013

Madison's clubs are making for a lively late winter week with shows by Dark Time Sunshine, Signal Path, Suite 709, Sevendust with Lacuna Coil, Judgehydrogen, Foghorn String Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Conspirator with Break Science, and A Fragile Tomorrow. The calendar also includes: talks by Timothy Sneeding, Giulio Tononi, and Aron Ralston; and the RAW: Discovery show.

Monday 2.18
NOTEWORTHY: Snow falls in Sahara Desert for first and only time, 1979.

Dark Time Sunshine
High Noon Saloon, 8:30 pm
The hip-hop duo's latest release, ANX, adorns pop-tinged electronica with vibrant breakbeats and lyrics delivered with calm confidence.

Signal Path
Frequency, 9 pm
This Denver project fights cabin fever by layering live instrumental performances atop rhythmic remixes of songs by acts like Shabazz Palaces and Sleigh Bells.

Tuesday 2.19
NOTEWORTHY: Georgia approves first literature censorship board in U.S., 1953.

Timothy Smeeding
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 7 pm
The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters presents a lecture on "The Enduring Effects of the Great Recession." Smeeding, director of the UW Institute for Research on Poverty, discusses the recession's implications for employment and inequality.

Suite 709
High Noon Saloon, 7 pm
The Austin band heats up the stage with dance-friendly pop and R&B that features sultry scat singing.

Sevendust, Lacuna Coil
Majestic, 7:30 pm
Headbang your way through late-'90s memories as two tenacious metal groups share the stage.

Frequency, 9 pm
The local artist explores apocalyptic themes through ambient music that ranges from coarse to contemplative. His song "A Body of Water" recently appeared in Sinister, a horror movie starring Ethan Hawke that will be screened at the show.

Wednesday 2.20

Giulio Tononi
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 7 pm
In a free talk, the UW professor delves into the mysteries of consciousness: how it's generated inside the brain and how it relates to the world around us.

Aron Ralston
Varsity Hall, UW Union South, 7:30 pm
Ralston is the author of Between a Rock and a Hard Place and the subject of the film 127 Hours, which chronicled his experience of being pinned by a boulder in a Utah canyon for nearly a week. He speaks as part of the UW's Distinguished Lecture Series.

Foghorn String Band
High Noon Saloon, 8:30 pm
These roots-music enthusiasts' pure and simple vocals balance fiery fiddle solos and warp-speed mandolin-picking.

Greensky Bluegrass
Majestic Theatre, 8:30 pm
The Michigan five-piece hosts bluegrass parties that owe as much to modern jam bands as they do to old-fashioned hootenannies.

Thursday 2.21

RAW: Discovery
High Noon Saloon, 7 pm
The local branch of the artists' organization RAW presents a night of film, fashion, music and photos.

Conspirator, Break Science
Majestic Theatre, 9 pm
Conspirator, Disco Biscuit Marc Brownstein's dubstep-loving side project, will flaunt their new EP, Unleashed. NYC duo Break Science will use real, live instruments and booming bass lines to unite the worlds of hip-hop and glitch.

A Fragile Tomorrow
Frequency, 9 pm
Fresh off tours with Matthew Sweet and the Bangles, this power-pop group will show off Be Nice Be Careful, a new album of their own.

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