Psychic Drag, Poison Boys, Winning Ugly (free)


  • Mickey's Tavern 1524 Williamson Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States
Cover art from Psychic Drag's new EP.

Cover art from Psychic Drag's new EP.

Psychic Drag combines members of Madison bands ranging including friendly power-pop outfit Proud Parents and bizarro math-metal band The Killer Dolphin With Rabies. Their self-titled debut EP, getting a cassette release at this show, comprises seven charmingly raggedy punk songs, ranging from the snottily tuneful ("Pretty Please," "Bucks Fight Song") to grimy hardcore-leaning outbursts ("That Boy," "Trust In You") to a closing track that reminds me a bit of Lungfish's bare-bones anthems ("Monopoly"). It all makes for a very fun and worthy addition to the variety of unpretentious rock 'n' roll that Madison-based artists have been creating lately. The bill also features the proto-punk of Chicago's Poison Boys and the good-natured, gravel-voiced rock of Madison's Winning Ugly. —Scott Gordon