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Sleep Now Forever, Blank, Noxroy (free)

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

EDITOR'S NOTE: Midwaste has dropped off this bill; Sleep Now Forever, a new Madison project, will play instead. Below is our original preview of the show.

The Madison/Milwaukee duo Midwaste uses an ever-evolving configuration of samples, guitars, synths, and delay pedals to create planetarium-worthy experimental music. Epiphany Compton uses cassette samples of dialogue and ambient sound to create a sense of narrative and pacing, while Spencer Bible creates dense, shimmering layers of swelling guitar and synth. Midwaste's live performances help to demonstrate that even music with a rather abstract approach can create a powerful emotional connection. The duo put out two releases in 2016, the EP As Relayed and a limited CD called Eleanora/Exit. They play here as they work on a new record. —Scott Gordon

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