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Punk's Picnic (free)

  • Lake Farm County Park 3113 Lake Farm Road Madison, WI, 53711 United States (map)

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