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Against Me!, Bleached, The Dirty Nil (free)

  • Live On King Street 100 King Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

The Majestic will celebrate its 10-year reopening anniversary with a powerful punk show. The Dirty Nil starts the night with a fuzzy approach to punk. The Hamilton, Ontario band's 2016 full-length Minimum R&B features stark, unhinged songwriting that bleeds into noisy feedback. LA band Bleached is no stranger to distortion, but they play a more melodic and dreamlike strain punk. Their newest release, Can You Deal?, features poppy choruses and an aggressive drive in tracks like "Turn To Rage." Headliners Against Me! have been putting out records since 1997 and have toured all over the world across small bars, sold-out arenas, and even an acoustic performance this last spring at the UW-Madison Memorial Play Circle for a very intimate Q&A hosted by frontwoman Laura Jane Grace. Grace's talk at that event ranged from her activism in the LGBTQ community as well as her autobiography, Tranny: Confessions Of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout. On their most recent album, Shape Shift With Me, Against Me! stick with their signature honest lyricism, bold approach to punk, and Laura's folkish delivery on tracks like "333" and "Dead Rats." The album is drenched in authenticity and a cut-throat sound, something that Against Me! always brings to the table. —John McCracken

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