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New shows: Tobacco, Sincere Life, Tenement, and more

New shows: Tobacco, Sincere Life, Tenement, and more

The week's best Madison show announcements.

  Tobacco will play the High Noon Saloon on January 15.

Tobacco will play the High Noon Saloon on January 15.

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 ChangedInfo

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 ChickensThe MinotaursTarpaulin, and Bobby Hussy's new project, Cave CurseInfo

TenementZebrasThe Hussy, The Moguls, and The American Dead will play a Wisconsin punk showcase on January 15 at the MajesticInfo/tickets

IshDARRMiloLord 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 OrpheumInfo/tickets

The Low Czars on 10 years as a (good) cover band

The Low Czars on 10 years as a (good) cover band

What’s in the new City of Madison budget for the arts?

What’s in the new City of Madison budget for the arts?

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