Screeching Weasel at High Noon Saloon
Win two tickets to see Screeching Weasel, Flatfoot 56 and Hypnic Jerks at the High Noon Saloon on Friday, August 22! This show is 18 and over. A progenitor of the punk movement of the early '90s via their influential 1987 self-titled release and 1988's Boogadaboogadaboogada!, Screeching Weasel is a glimpse at pop-punk before it got all American Idiot-y. Plus lead Ben Weasel lives in McFarland now, so that's cool!
Bob Log III at The Frequency
Win two tickets to Bob Log III and Roboman at The Frequency on Tuesday, August 26! This show is 18 and over. Vulgar, bluesy, rockabilly, sleaze rocky, slide guitar virtuoso Bob Log III has as weird a stage and musical persona as they come. A one-man show of crash suit adorned breast and butt fixation, his most well-known single, "Boob Scotch," was actually the original name of the Old Fashioned...OK that's not true, but there should be a bar called that.
The Mowgli's at High Noon Saloon
Win two tickets to see The Mowgli's and MisterWives at the High Noon Saloon on Sunday, August 24! This show is 18 and over. The Mowgli's bring their upbeat folk indie-rock and confusing apostrophes to the High Noon with fellow traditionally-tinged folky-indie outfit MisterWives for a night of harmoniousity.
I Voted for Kodos at High Noon Saloon
Win two tickets to see I Voted for Kodos, Survay Says!, 4 Aspirin Morning and Noises at the High Noon Saloon on Sunday, August 31! This show is 18 and over. Madison's ska punk kings have come back together in recent months to record an LP and, at this show, release an album of new and old songs with Start Your Own Scene. Get all nostalgic for chains on jeans with them and do that ska thrash-kick thing like it's 2004 all over again.
The Midwest Beat at High Noon Saloon
Win two tickets to see The Midwest Beat, Fire Retarded, Sugar Stems and Cowboy Winter at the High Noon Saloon on Friday, September 5! This show is 21 and over. For cry-in-your-beer drinking anthems to jangly country-rock, or a CCR cover or two, look no further than Milwaukee's The Midwest Beat, who will be celebrating an album release with a ton of stellar local acts in tow.
Matt Flinner Trio at The Frequency
Win two tickets to the Matt Flinner Trio at The Frequency on Sunday, September 7! This show is 18 and over. Lightning-fast mandolin player (mandoliner?, mandolineer?) Matt Flinner's trio and its folky-celtic bluegrass has a comic juxtaposition between the group's bass and his instrument of choice. Luckily, they have a guitar in the group to make the transition easier for folks who just get weirded out by big things next to small things. I know I do. Thanks for thinking of all of us in the juxtaposeaphobic or "Jux" community, guys.
Black Lips at High Noon Saloon
Win two tickets to see Black Lips, The King Khan & BBQ Show and The Hussy at the High Noon Saloon on Thursday, September 18! This show is 18 and over. Sometime-leather-clad punk outfit Black Lips have been playing polished, Ramones-invoking tunes for over a decade. They're also great for a quote if you're looking for someone who will talk shit about anyone from Lorde, to Macklemore, to One Direction. I guess that's not as diverse a target group as I thought at first, and although Gene Simmons is an interesting foe for the band, he barely counts as human, let alone popular. I wonder if someone can get them to say something bad about Tom Hanks; that'd sure piss people off. Kids love them some Bosom Buddies I hear.