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Hitter, Red Museum, Darker N' Darker (free)

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

A newer Chicago band featuring members of Lil Tits and Meat Wave crafts raw and filthy metal anthems. Info


Chicago band Hitter draws its membership from a few different raw and explosive rock outfits. Vocalist Hanna Johnson and bassist Madalyn Garcia play in the thrashing, maddeningly catchy punk trio Lil Tits, guitarist Adam Luksetich's projects have included the off-kilter post-punk duo Foul Tip, and drummer Ryan Wizniak is also in the hard-charging punk outfit Meat Wave. (Plus, Johnson is an avowed fan of Madison punk trio Solid Freex, so don't we kind of have to like this band now?) Hitter's six-track demo release from this August is a bit more straightforward than all of the above, built on rugged, metallic riffs and rumbling toms. On "Disco" and "Rock Show," Hitter's members sound determined to craft a new set of filth-streaked metal anthems, and Johnson leads the way with vocal performances that veer between cackling half-screams and an ominous bellow. Hitter shares the bill here with two Madison acts: the eerie, synth-driven instrumental project Red Museum and garage-rock trio Darker N' Darker. —Scott Gordon

Earlier Event: October 25
Michelle Wolf (multiple showtimes)
Later Event: October 26
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