Andy Downing talks with us about the upcoming concert season.
Madison’s touring-music lineup this time of year is always a strange hodgepodge, often compelling but not always consistent. This week, the Arts Extract podcast welcomes Andy Downing of 77 Square in a discussion of the most notable touring-music offerings of the season, from the formidable international sounds of Vusi Mahlasela to the post-grunge atrocities of Three Days Grace.
Scroll below for a roundup of the week’s best arts events around town.
This week’s event highlights: 1/10 Acis and Galatea, Madison Opera, Playhouse, 8 p.m. (through Jan. 13)
Nate Bjork, Jason Punswick, Sarah Connor, Alan Talaga. Inferno, 9 p.m.
Natty Nation. Overture Center Lobby, 6 p.m.
1/11 Nick Brown. High Noon Saloon, 6 p.m.
Masked Intruder, Direct Hit, The American Dead, The Moguls, Jetty Boys, Whisky Pig. Majestic Theatre, 8 p.m.
Elusive Parallelograms, Tiny Riots, Problem Child. Frequency, 10 p.m.
Towering Giants, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra with Claude Delangle, Capitol Theater, 8 p.m.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Strollers Theatre Co., The Bartell Theatre, 8 p.m. (weekends through Feb. 2)
1/12 STNNNG, Tyranny Is Tyranny, Fake Limbs. Dragonfly Lounge, 10 p.m.
Count This Penny, Phox, Pioneer, Dietrich Gosser. Majestic Theatre, 8 p.m.
The Westminster Choir, “Appear and Inspire,” Overture Hall, 7:30 p.m.
1/15 Kelly Joe Phelps, Patrick Sweeney. High Noon Saloon, 7 p.m.
1/16 Ginseng, Outside World, Golden Donna. Good Style Shop, 8 p.m.