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The Hot Band, Hippie Xmas

  • High Noon Saloon 701 East Washington Avenue Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)
Poster art by Mary Begley.

Poster art by Mary Begley.

Members of several bands from Madison's busy punk scene will be switching it up here to play country songs. The Hot Band, a one-off featuring Mary Begley and Peter Briggs of Jonesies, Alex Reilly and Griffin Pett of Wood Chickens, and Etan Heller of Exploration Team, take their name from Emmylou Harris' old backing band. In addition to playing some of Harris' songs, they'll be reaching across the classic country canon to cover tunes by Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, George Jones, and others. The set will feature pedal steel from Briggs and three-part vocal harmonies from Begley, Pett, and Reilly. Sharing this "Honky Tonk Happy Hour" bill will be Hippie Xmas, which also includes some Wood Chickens members, alongside members from fellow Madison band The Smells. —Scott Gordon

Later Event: July 19
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