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Once A Month, Kitten Forever, Scott Yoder, Cool Building (free)

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

Minneapolis trio Kitten Forever is a band of extremes—driving and confrontational, while equally playful and passive. On their 2016 release 7 HEARTS, they play fed up punk rock with a snotty delivery that communicates both aggression and apathy. The blunt, brazen, bass-driven melodies on 7 HEARTS serve you point-blank, but Kitten Forever is anything but straightforward. As each bass line bores through the album, perpetuating a sense of urgency, the trio diverts with intention, adding a progressive element to their song structures. Seattle's Scott Yoder (of The Pharmacy) writes colorful, glam-saturated folk songs lodged within an array of the stylistic nostalgia in dreamy, '60s americana songwriting. On his 2016 Burger Records release, Looking Back In Blue, Yoder combines his emotionally raw songwriting with a delivery that translates as reluctantly accepted, or hopeful despite innate hopelessness. Local self described "brat punk" outfit, Once A Month plays here as well behind a new split EP. Cool Building, a new supergroup of three Madison rippers, kick off the night. —Emili Earhart

Earlier Event: October 21
Terminal Island (free)