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New shows: Drive-By Truckers, Cougar, Wyatt Cenac and more

New shows: Drive-By Truckers, Cougar, Wyatt Cenac and more

The week's best Madison show announcements.

Drive-By Truckers, fresh off a run of shows where they opened for Alabama Shakes for some reason, return to Madison on November 15 at the Majestic. Their ambitious catalog and Patterson Hood's big sloppy grin still make them one of our favorite live bands. Info/tickets

Phox's next big hometown show is November 7 at the Capitol Theater, but it's equally worth noting that Madison-formed instrumental rock band Cougar will be opening up. Cougar's members are currently spread all over the country, though drummer David Henzie-Skogen (also of Youngblood Brass Band) is still in Madison. This will be the first time they've played live in a good while, and they're working on a third album, which will be their first since 2009's Ninja Tune release PatriotInfo/tickets

The Micro-Wave Cinema Series, which focuses on new independent films that otherwise might not ever screen in Madison, has released its fall schedule. It'll start back up on September 13 at Vilas Hall with Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck and Robert Machoian's new film God Bless The ChildInfo

Madison Print & Resist, an annual celebration of independent zines and other printed works, will be back on October 31 at the Central LibraryInfo

ObnoxWe Are HexMale Gaze, and Running top the lineup of this year's Turkeyfest, taking place October 23 through 25 at Mickey's and the Crystal Corner BarInfo

A couple more noteworthy additions to the fall's comedy calendar: Wyatt Cenac will play a run of shows November 7 through 9 at the Comedy Club on State, and Jackie Kashian will be at the same venue December 17 through 19Info/tickets

Atlanta psych-rockers Deerhunter will be back for a December 15 show at the Majestic, with leader Bradford Cox's solo project Atlas Sound opening. Info/tickets

Kleptix's Troy Peterson on jumpsuits and circuit bending

Kleptix's Troy Peterson on jumpsuits and circuit bending

Madison calendar, August 27 through September 2

Madison calendar, August 27 through September 2

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