Cribshitter, Something To Do

  • The Wisco 852 Williamson Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States

Madison band Cribshitter formed more than a decade ago on what seemed like a sick dare, playing bizarre scatological songs aimed squarely at your inner 12-year-old and performing with accessories like a tuba and a lion mask. But the joke kept on getting more elaborate and turned out to have a whole lot of pop-songwriting sense behind it. It takes a special band to write a genuinely catchy country song called "Where You Going With That Hard-On?" or a comical but wistfully beautiful electro-rap track like "Sunshine," both of which appear on 2015's Acapulco, which is a concept album about a timeshare in Mexico. Cribshitter's live show has also gotten more ambitious, expanding with additional percussion, guitar, and saxophone from members of Oedipus Tex and ska-pop outfit Something To Do (who share this bill). Here's hoping the band breaks out its face-breakingly inept cover of JJ Cale's "Cocaine" in between all the perversely masterful pop numbers. —Scott Gordon