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Natty Nation, Mama Digdown's Brass Band, Soul Symmetry, DJ Trichrome


  • High Noon Saloon 701 East Washington Avenue Madison, Wisconsin (map)

The long-running Madison reggae band hosts its 11th annual Black Friday show. Info/tix

  Photo by M.O.D. Media Productions.

Photo by M.O.D. Media Productions.

The band Natty Nation has been a persistent presence in Madison for a couple of decades now, anchored in singer/bassist Jah Boogie's powerful vocal hooks and a polished, thoughtful approach to the many nuanced strands of reggae music. Its annual Black Friday show has become a Madison tradition too—this will be the 11th edition. They'll be sharing the bill here with a Madison outfit that has been at it for just as long, Mama Digdown's Brass Band. Mama Digdown's latest release, this year's 25, celebrates the band's first quarter-century of playing New Orleans second line-style jazz, complete with lots of raucous percussion and exuberant call-and-response vocals. Two more Madison acts, R&B/roots-rock band Soul Symmetry and the reggae-focused DJ Trichrome, round out the lineup here. —Scott Gordon

Earlier Event: November 18
John Cleese
Later Event: November 23
Farplane (free)