A few fresh events worth adding to your calendar. | By Scott Gordon and Chris Lay
We've always got our eyes peeled for shows being announced in Madison. Here's what stands out from the past week's newly added events. Keep up with more events, thoughtfully previewed by our writers, in our Calendar section.
Ken Vandermark. Jan. 12, Arts + Literature Lab. Saxophonist and consummate improviser Vandermark has been through Madison a couple times recently, and returns here with an ensemble that includes guitarist Terrie Hessels of legendary punk band The Ex.
Rory Scovel. Jan. 25 through 28, Comedy Club on State. A perennial comedy club favorite who gets more mileage than most from charmingly unhinged absurdism.
Elysia Crampton. Feb. 2, Rathskeller. The boundary-smashing electronic producer was just here in August for a solid performance at the Gates of Heaven, so it's a pleasant surprise that she's coming back so soon.
Jerry Seinfeld. Feb. 2, Overture Hall.Riding in on a recent Netflix special that's equal parts stand-up act and documentary, Seinfeld is still capable of observational-comedy perfection.
Jens Lekman. Feb. 7, High Noon Saloon. The Swedish singer-songwriter has a gift for fusing the trivial with the wondrous.
Tyler, The Creator, Vince Staples. March 1, Alliant Energy Center. Rapper Tyler, The Creator plays here behind his multi-dimensional 2017 album Flower Boy, and perhaps even more importantly, we get to see Vince Staples again.