The week's best Madison show announcements.
Black Moth Super Rainbow leader Tobacco gets a bit more abrasive and chopped-up in his solo outings, but with a lot of swooping synth hooks that carry right over from BMSR's pleasantly warped psych-pop. His January 15 set at the High Noon Saloon is looking like the highlight of 2016's FRZN Fest, running January 14 through 16. Info/tickets
We've been waiting a couple years for Madison rapper Sincere Life to release a proper follow-up to his Write Of Passage EP, which ended up on our best Madison records of 2013 list. The new album, King Poetic Vol. 1, is finally ready, and he'll celebrate it with a January 2 show at The Frequency. Also on the bill are younger Madison hip-hop group 3rd Dimension, who recently released their third album, Things Have Changed. Info
Last week we mentioned that Madison tape label Rare Plant is having a showcase on January 8 at the High Noon. The lineup is out for that now, and it will include Proud Parents (celebrating a new tape on Rare Plant), Dumb Vision (also celebrating a new tape on Rare Plant), Wood Chickens, The Minotaurs, Tarpaulin, and Bobby Hussy's new project, Cave Curse. Info
Tenement, Zebras, The Hussy, The Moguls, and The American Dead will play a Wisconsin punk showcase on January 15 at the Majestic. Info/tickets
IshDARR, Milo, Lord Of The Fly and many others will play a Wisconsin hip-hop showcase on January 7 at the Majestic, with Madison MC Rob Dz hosting the affair. Info/tickets
Metric will play a February 13 show at the Orpheum. Info/tickets