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Punk's Picnic (free)

  • Lake Farm County Park 3113 Lake Farm Road Madison, WI, 53711 United States (map)
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Now in its third year, the annual Punk's Picnic finds the members of Madison band Venus In Furs hosting a day-long potluck and lots of music at somewhere idyllic on the outskirts of town. This installment features 11 bands, most of them in the punk-rock ballpark, but with a good bit of variety among them. Venus In Furs themselves will be playing, mixing elements of surf-rock and sugary-snide pop with their menacing volume and swagger. Fellow Madisonians Sassy Come Home take a more raw approach, but with a bit of a vulnerable streak, on a self-titled release from earlier this year. Ladyscissors contribute a bit of charming lo-fi pop to the proceedings. —Scott Gordon

Earlier Event: September 1
Oxbow, RLYR, Coordinated Suicides
Later Event: September 2
Garrison Keillor