The week's best Madison show announcements.
Milwaukee electronic and experimental music series MELT will be putting on a Madison show on October 24 at Club Voodoo (that's The Bayou at 117 S. Butler St., but after dark, or something). Headliner Darren Keen first emerged from Lincoln, Nebraska via his theatrical one-man electro-punk project The Show Is The Rainbow, but now lives in New York City and now creates affably cracked electronic jams under his own name. The bill also includes Milwaukee's The Demix and three Madison acts: DJ and House of Love booker Wyatt Agard, wide-ranging bass producer Chants, and experimental duo ZeroBeat. Info
The local- and regional-artist-focused Strollin' jazz series has been a hit in Madison's neighborhoods these past two summers, so it'll be interesting to see how the concept translates to Hilldale on September 18. Featured artists at this installment include The Big Payback and Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz Sextet. Info
Cribshitter, a Madison band that has become an unlikely local favorite with a mix of meticulous pop songcraft and scatalogical screwball lyrics, will celebrate the release of its third album, Acapulco, with an October 10 show at Mickey's. The album has been much delayed, but Cribshitter did tide us over last fall with the "Jellyshoes"/"Fantasy Factory" single. Info