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Matt Mehlan, IE, And Illusions, Rob Lundberg

  • Maiahaus Project Space 402 East Mifflin Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)
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Chicago-based musician Matt Mehlan writes beautifully convoluted songs for the band Skeletons, which played Tone Madison's GateSound series in 2016. His new solo album, The Mehlans, builds on that body of work with wistful vocal melodies that wrap and drift around deceptively bold song structures, and arrangements that are bristly and busy but never lapse into overloaded chamber-rock cliches. The album also makes some extra space for atmospheres and experimentation, as on the intro to "Brooklyn Girls." Minneapolis five-piece IE craft rumbling, glacial drone instrumentals with a mix of synthesis and acoustic instrumentation on the new album Ark. Madison duo And Illusions uses bass, sinister synth arpeggios, mutated vocals, and a sprinkle of literary reading in unpredictable and psych-blasted performances. Madison-based bassist Rob Lundberg (of projects including Jobs and Nestle) will open here with a short solo set. This show is presented by Tone Madison at Maiahaus Project Space, a converted church in downtown Madison. The address will be released closer to the show date. Tickets are available now and there is a discount for Tone Madison Patreon supporters. —Scott Gordon

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Night Of The Living Dead (free)