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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 18.0° F  Fog/Mist

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A night of celebration with the Wisconsin Pop Implosion

The theme for the debauchery was "Summer New Year's 2007," apparently for those who missed the first celebration while hibernating through the Wisconsin winter. The King Club was feverishly decorated with a web of twisted crepe paper streamers, and the stage was meticulously lined in a pastel rainbow of over-inflated balloons. The entire room was ready to pop. >More
 Girl Talk explodes with energy at Madison show

If Madison crowds always brought the energy they offered Girl Talk at Club 770 this weekend, the local music scene would be unstoppable. This sold-out show was put on by the Wisconsin Union Directorate music committee and portrayed the university at its sweaty, enthusiastic finest. >More
 Beards and beats: TV on the Radio at the Orpheum

The TVotR concert experience appropriates the wandering navigation and sways of jam culture, the pure sweaty honesty of experimental rock, the rave-inspiring beats of electronica, and the casual delivery of reggae. >More
 Cold War Kids provide a spectacle at the Annex

The Cold War Kids returned to Madison last night, this time ditching Tapes 'n Tapes in favor of a well-deserved headlining gig and an Annex clogged with a sold-out crowd. The show was one of the first in a characteristically relentless touring schedule in continuing support of their 2006 blog favorite Robbers and Cowards. >More
 Robot Wars: Droids Attack pound their way to hard-rock bliss

Droids Attack makes old-fashioned, black-eye, dusty-jeans rock. They ooze greasy bass to lubricate your engine and craft guitar solos that will motivate victory in any epic drag race. Their crudely confrontational metal machinery grinds out vibrations that make a stiff drink quiver. And yes, they make music that comes integrally packaged with a deadly six-foot robot. >More
 A pained P.O.S. surfaces in Madison

If you've passively decided you don't belong at a Madison hip hop show, you're both mistaken and missing out on the richest lyrical experiences you'll hear. Those who put their dependents to bed after seizing the 9-5 day in order to seize the night as well were rewarded with an inspiring lineup of Midwestern-bred social critics. >More
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