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Nate Meng And The Stolen Sea, The Hollow Ends, Suko, Midas Bison

  • North Street Cabaret 610 North Street Madison, WI, 53704 United States (map)

Madison experimental-pop artist Midas Bison shares songs from a new EP. Info/tix

Midas Bison. Photo by June Whitehorse.

Midas Bison. Photo by June Whitehorse.

Slyvia Johnson—Madison's own experimental-bubblegum-pop whiz—has announced a string of shows in Minnesota and Wisconsin for their solo project Midas Bison, in support of a new EP titled Anxious Avoidant. In a recent Facebook post announcing the dates on the Midas Bison page Johnson declared, "Don't call it a comeback," which implied this was the EP teased back in spring 2017 after the release of the single "Bleached." That track had the shimmering production and sour-but-sweet vocal delivery of electronic contemporaries like SOPHIE or Hannah Diamond. Johnson also displayed a vulnerability in the lyrics that hinted at deeper personal narrative, from the power of bleaching their hair, to apologizing for self-centeredness, all translated through the relatable lens of pop storytelling. Johnson says this tour will feature new tracks from Anxious Avoidant. "It's loosely about coming out," Johnson says, "and about anxiety and isolation in the internet era, and general psychedelic emo musings." —Reid Kurkerewicz

Earlier Event: April 13
Solaris (free)
Later Event: April 14
Fitzcarraldo (free)