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Dystopian Future Singer Songwriter Series: Black Thumb (free)

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

Photo by Chloé Allyn

Appleton-based musician Colin Wilde has built up a catalog of romantic, displaced psych-pop under the name Black Thumb, in addition to playing drums in the wonderful proto-rock outfit Dusk. Black Thumb's latest album, 2016's It Is Well With My Soul, features a variety of collaborative and solo-production approaches, from the gauzy synths and drum-machine snares of "All Fall Down" to the tender organ-centered instrumental "And Now I Only See You In My Dreams" to the bright jangle-pop jolt of opener "Show Me The Way." Wilde has a knack for crafting sharp and bittersweet vocal melodies and bringing together disparate (and ever-shifting) instrumentation with an immersive warmth. At this installment of Mickey's Dystopian Future Singer Songwriter Series, organized by Matt Joyce of The Midwest Beat, Wilde and multi-instrumentalist Ridley Tankersley will perform a drone-y duo set of Black Thumb material, including some songs from It Is Well and some new material, some of it instrumental. —Scott Gordon

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