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Black Cat, The Cowboys, Detenzione, Tom Grrrl (free)


  • Mickey's Tavern 1524 Williamson Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

Madison hardcore band Black Cat celebrates a bracing new album. Info

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On the new album Withdraw Your Consent, Madison hardcore band Black Cat picks up the blunt-edged grit of bands like Crass and hurtles forward into the gruesome realities of 21st-century America. Vocalist Veronica Echavarria rages unsparingly against the male gaze on "Double Standards," predicts the downfall of "Mr. Cheeto Dick" on "Transparent," and urges half-hearted lefties to step it up on "Withdraw Your Consent." It's all politics all the time, from global capitalism ("Wage Slave") to state violence ("Serve/Protect"), and Echavarria brings it across with plainspoken fury and an occasional call-and-response from the burly scream of bassist Sam Brooks. And along with guitarist Evan Favill and drummer Rob Murphy, they make the urgent, slashing punk of people who are in the fight of their lives. They don't have any illusions about what a bloody, dirty fight it is, but they lay into it with an almost joyous energy that cuts through the pessimism of the times. They'll play here to celebrate the album's release on Madison tape label Rare Plant. —Scott Gordon

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