New shows: Dave Rawlings Machine, Spotlight Cinema, and more
The week's best Madison show announcements.
Dave Rawlings Machine—the flipside of Rawlings and Gillian Welch's mighty folk-music partnership—releases a new album, Nashville Obsolete, today and will play behind that on October 30 at the Capitol Theater. Info/tickets
The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art has posted the schedule for this year's Spotlight Cinema, a showcase of eight recent and new-to-Madison independent films. The series begins September 30 with Mia Hansen-Love's Eden, set during the birth of Paris' 1990s house-music scene. Other highlights include the police-militarization documentary Peace Officer on October 14 and acclaimed Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's new film, Cemtery Of Splendor, which closes out the series on November 18. Info
A bunch of Madison artists will play cover sets on October 1 at the High Noon Saloon, in a benefit show for the victim of the recent sexual assault on the bike path and the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Info/tickets
Transformer Lootbag, a gifted and brain-scrambling Madison math-rock band that's been really quiet in recent years except for very sporadic shows, will be back on October 9 at Mickey's Tavern. Also on the bill are Hyperslob and Novagolde, two newer bands featuring members of Madison/Minneapolis noise-rock outfit Kitty Rhombus. Info