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The Week: August 26-29, 2013
Shooter Jennings
Shooter Jennings

Summer concert season is coming to an end, and Madison finds itself a late stop on several tours this week, with performances by Bat for Lashes, Blues Traveler, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Matisyahu, and Shooter Jennings. The calendar also includes: a show by The Stellanovas, and the penultimate week of Jazz at Five.

Monday 8.26
NOTEWORTHY: Women gain right to vote as 19th amendment to U.S. Constitution takes effect, 1920.

Bat for Lashes
Majestic Theatre, 8 pm
The artist otherwise known as Natasha Khan makes icy dreampop that's fit for dancing, earning comparisons to icons like Kate Bush and Björk. But that's only part of the appeal: Stage personas like Pearl, the subject of her 2009 concept album, Two Suns, turn her concerts into performance art. With Barbarian.

Tuesday 8.27

The Stellanovas
Brink Lounge, 7 pm
Chris Wagoner and Mary Gaines, two of the area's most sought-after string players, are putting extra oomph into this jazz project as they take a break from their Mad Toast Live podcast. (See Music.)

Blues Traveler
Majestic Theatre, 8 pm
Frontman John Popper's harmonica burst into bagel shops and dentists' offices in 1995, when the single "Run-Around" went into heavy rotation on commercial radio. See what sorts of memories it conjures up at this show. With the Family Business.

Wednesday 8.28
NOTEWORTHY: Philadelphia race riot begins, 1964.

Jazz at Five
100 block of State Street, 5 pm
The free, outdoor jazz series gets Sidran-centric this week. Patriarch Ben, a Steve Miller Band alum, will celebrate his latest jazz release, Don't Cry for No Hipster. Bonus: His son Leo, who produced the album, will kick off the show with his own band.

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Barrymore Theatre, 8 pm
Powerhouse blues-rock vocals have earned the Vermont rockers a massive fanbase since their early days opening for jam bands at music festivals. With four albums out, including a successful, eponymous 2010 album, Potter is well on her way to becoming a household name.

Majestic Theatre, 8:30 pm
Bringing snippets of Hebrew and Yiddish, jazz-scat, beatboxing, and the hazzan style of sung prayer to the reggae world, this Jewish artist has been turning heads since 2004. His 2005 album, King Without a Crown, even hit Billboard's Top 40 list. With Levi Robin.

Thursday 8.29

Shooter Jennings
Majestic Theatre, 8:30 pm
Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter's son blends Southern rock and psychedelia masterfully, proving he's the kind of intelligent risk taker the country scene so desperately needs. With Uncle Lucius and the Whiskey Farm.

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