Madison's live music lineup this late winter week opens with Americana by Robert Earl Keen, before moving on to a trio of hip-hop inflected performances by Lindsey Stirling, Huey Mack, and Flosstradamus. The calendar also includes: panel discussion on "Barriers to Addressing Our Climate & Energy Challenges," and talks by Michelle Alexander and Eddie Glaude Jr.; and stand-up by Bill Burr.
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Barriers to Addressing Our Climate & Energy Challenges
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 7 pm
The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters presents a panel discussion on climate change and energy use as part of its Academy Evenings series. Sharon Dunwoody of Cool Choices and UW professors Dietram Scheufele and Kathy Kuntz will opine on why the public has been slow to act.
Robert Earl Keen
Majestic Theatre, 8 pm
After jamming on front porches with college buddy Lyle Lovett, this Americana artist wrote his most famous anthem, "The Road Goes on Forever." No Depression has praised his latest album, Ready for Confetti, which includes a whiff of reggae and a lovely rendition of the gospel standard "Soul of a Man."
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Barrymore Theatre, 7:30 pm
After wowing fans of America's Got Talent with hip-hop showstoppers, this brazen violinist started exploring the world of dubstep on her YouTube channel and recording her self-titled debut album, which landed on Billboard's Top 100 chart.
Segredo, 9 pm
If you thought Seth MacFarlane's jokes at the Oscars were sexist or just plain flat, you probably won't see the humor in this 21-year-old rapper's remix of "Call Me Maybe." But if Bieber-hating is your top priority, you may want to nominate the song for an award.
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UW Union South, Varsity Hall, 7:30 pm
The civil rights lawyer is the author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. She speaks on race in post-Obama America.
Eddie Glaude Jr.
UW Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, L140, 4:30 pm
The Princeton professor gives a talk called "Democracy in Black: Identity Politics in a Post-Soul Era." He explores the pernicious effects of "whiteness" in American democracy.
Barrymore Theatre, 8 pm
The brash comedian has an HBO special under his belt and has even been on a couple episodes of Breaking Bad.
Majestic Theatre, 9 pm
This Chicago DJ duo have started titling their EPs with unpronounceable symbols, but their catchy combination of hip-hop, trap and EDM is bound to inspire more dancing than conversation.