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Madison Celebrates Ted Offensive

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

Ted Putnam, who died in November, spent years championing local music under the name DJ Ted Offensive on community radio station WORT. The Madison bands heard on his broadcasts, often in the form of live-in-studio performances, included (but weren't limited to) a ton of punk rock and other heavy, noisy stuff. So it's fitting that this community tribute to Putnam will feature live sets from dizzying math-rock eccentrics Transformer Lootbag, thrash-infused punk outfit No Hoax, stoner-metal band Droids Attack, and a large helping of smart-assed noise-rock from Pachinko, The Garza, and Powerwagon. Putnam was a musician himself, as well as a writer, and this event will also include speakers and other remembrances. —Scott Gordon

Earlier Event: January 13
Rare Plant Showcase III
Later Event: January 14
Winter Jazz Fest