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Jonesies, Parlor Voice, Nacho Trees, Margerat Dryer (free)

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

Jonesies formed a little less than two years ago, but over that time the Madison band has developed a distinctive voice, full of jangly indie-pop guitar hooks and corrosive wit. On the band's first full-length, the recently released Keep Up, bassist Mary Begley and guitarist Luis Perez trade vocal lines that make up savagely funny little stories. The initial lineup of Begley, Perez, and drummer Tessa Echeverria added guitarist Peter Briggs in time for the new album, fleshing out the band's minimal but infectiously catchy approach on caustically charming tracks like "Vinculum Gate," "Blood Stone Shard," and "Glass Factory." This will be the band's last show, as Begley heads out of town after several years of contributing to Madison's music community in a variety of bands and as the co-founder of Half-Stack Sessions. —Scott Gordon