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New shows: Dave Rawlings Machine, Spotlight Cinema, and more

New shows: Dave Rawlings Machine, Spotlight Cinema, and more

The week's best Madison show announcements.

  Dave Rawlings Machine plays October 30 at the Capitol Theater.

Dave Rawlings Machine plays October 30 at the Capitol Theater.

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 TheaterInfo/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

Madison-formed experimental-jazz ensemble Lovely Socialite will celebrate its second full-length album, Toxic Consonance, with an October 10 show at Bright Red StudiosInfo

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

Podcast: Wood Chickens on their lysergic country-punk

Podcast: Wood Chickens on their lysergic country-punk

Join us for The Tone Cluster on October 20 at the High Noon Saloon

Join us for The Tone Cluster on October 20 at the High Noon Saloon

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