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Black Belt Eagle Scout, Disq

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Portland's multi-faceted Black Belt Eagle Scout makes a stop here before embarking on a higher-profile tour. Info

Photo by Jason Quigley.

Photo by Jason Quigley.

On Mother Of My Children, her proper debut LP as Black Belt Eagle Scout, Portland-based multi-instrumentalist Katherine Paul ostensibly plays a familiar brand of indie-rock, but she also touches upon various textures that subvert the genre. Glimmering synths appear beside standard chugging guitar licks on "Soft Stud," while the droning opening and infectious bass line on "Just Lie Down" make for a track that at once recalls disbanded queercore act G.L.O.S.S. and Lateralus-era Tool. While a doom metal song lurks beneath (but does not quite emerge on) "Keyboard," the melodic song gestures toward yet another direction toward which Black Belt Eagle Scout could grow. This show, BBES' first in Madison, is among a handful of headlining appearances before the project embarks on a national tour with Julia Jacklin in late April. That tour won't stop in Madison, so this is a special opportunity to see Black Belt Eagle Scout with a supporting band in an intimate setting as she continues to rise. Speaking of rising artists, Madison's own Disq will be playing here behind a recent Saddle Creek 7-inch that brings its psych-tinged power-pop into powerful focus. —Shaun Soman