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The Week: April 15-18, 2013
Maggie Mae
Maggie Mae

Live music makes for a lively spring week on Madison's stages with shows by Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray, Birthday Suits, Iamdynamite, AraabMUZIK, Maggie Mae, Cuddle Magic, JD McPherson, and Julie Fowlis with Duncan Chisholm. The calendar also includes: "The Art of Conversation" journalism roundtable and a talk by Alison Bechdel.

Monday 4.15
NOTEWORTHY: Jackie Robinson breaks baseball's color line, 1947.

Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray
Frequency, 8 pm
This Americana duo looks to the South for inspiration, joining vocals fit for a plaintive country ballad with bluegrass mandolin chords.

Birthday Suits
Mickey's Tavern, 10:30 pm
This Minneapolis punk and noise duo are famous for their live shows, which Seattle Weekly has described as "capable of restoring one's faith in rock 'n' roll." With the Garza.

Tuesday 4.16
NOTEWORTHY: Pathologist Jack Kevorkian participates in his first public assisted suicide, 1990.

The Art of Conversation
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 7 pm
At this free event, prominent journalists share stories of how their conversations have led to important discoveries. Featuring Peter Greenberg of CBS Evening News, Steve Paulson of To the Best of Our Knowledge, Jennifer Ashton of ABC News, and Maureen Maher of CBS 48 Hours.

Frequency, 8 pm
This duo spike muscular yet minimal rock with tongue-in-cheek lyrics. They also nabbed first place in FuseTV's MakeAStar Best Music Video competition. With the Virginmarys.

Wednesday 4.17

Alison Bechdel
UW Elvehjem Building, L160, 7 pm
The author of the celebrated comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For and the graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic speaks about queer identity as part of the UW's Out & About Month.

Majestic Theatre, 9 pm
The producer bridges the worlds of club music and East Coast rap with his masterful use of trance samples and drum machines. With PHNM and DJ Mighty Thor.

Thursday 4.18
NOTEWORTHY: BBC Radio announces that there is no news to report, 1930.

Maggie Mae
Stoughton Opera House, 3 & 7 pm
The Wisconsin-born singer is country through and through. She's bound to bring the house down when she stops by from Nashville with her band, Heartland Country.

Cuddle Magic
Frequency, 8 pm
The six-piece chamber ensemble describe their oeuvre as "quiet dance music," but their latest album, Info Nympho, suggests that a subversive spirit lies beneath the sweet melodies. With the Daredevil Christopher Wright and PHOX

JD McPherson
High Noon Saloon, 8 pm
This retro R&B and rockabilly artist landed on Rolling Stone's Artists to Watch list in November.

Julie Fowlis and Duncan Chisholm
UW Music Hall, 8 pm
Fowlis, an artist who specializes in Scottish Gaelic vocals, stepped into the limelight when two of her songs appeared in Pixar's Brave last year. She'll be joined by Chisholm, an accomplished Scottish fiddler.

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