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Carbon Bangle, JOBS, Cap Alan

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


This adventurous, all (semi)-local bill features three essentially genre-less acts, offering rhythmic complexities, kaleidoscopic textures, and abundant energy. JOBS, a math-rock outfit whose members are split between New York and Madison, play here behind their 2015 release Killer Bob Sings. On one highlight track from that album, "Threes," percussionist Max Jaffe tromps forward in a deliberate, relentless waltz before severing the pulse and leading the ensemble in an upsurge of dissonance. Jaffe then brings back the pulse—now galvanized by electronics—but JOBS quickly splinters into an amorphous space. After sudden bursts of cohesion, the trio heaves forward into an angular groove punctuated by bursting guitar colors and unpredictable shifts into double time. The groove eventually collapses into a thick cacophony, the brightest colors puncturing the texture. At this show, JOBS will feature a fourth member, violist and bassist Jessica Pavone. Madison- and Milwaukee-based band Carbon Bangle play twisted psychedelic, dub-infused, math jams behind their 2017 EP Pariahprism. Madison duo Cap Alan propels krauted-out, circular drum grooves into a pool of processed permutations, yielding spasmodic glitches and dance malfunctions. —Emili Earhart

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