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Cement Pond

  • High Noon Saloon 701 East Washington Avenue Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

Madison band Cement Pond formed in 2002, combining members of other local outfits including Killdozer, The Gomers, and Drug Induced Nightmare #4. Their 2005 album Vanilla Guerrilla captures a pleasantly scorched approach to rock that makes it pretty impossible to overlook a strong Meat Puppets influence. (Guitarists/bassists Stephen Burke and Tim Sullivan once even formed a tribute band that covered Meat Puppets and other SST Records artists.) But songs like "The Man With The Golden Voice," "Dreams Of The Dead," and "Teach The Ghost To Dance" have a twangy, unvarnished charm of their own. The band hasn't played much recently, what with Burke living abroad, but reunite here for a show that's being billed as Cement Pond "and some Gomers." —Scott Gordon

Earlier Event: June 29
Deerhoof, Proud Parents, Solid Freex
Later Event: June 30
Camille 2000 (free)