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Twelves, War Brides, Tyranny Is Tyranny (free)

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

Madison noise-rock band Twelves have unceremoniously posted their first record to Bandcamp as they prepare to head out on tour, and it lives up to the excitement they've created since they began playing live shows less than a year ago. The band has a solid, lumbering rhythm section in drummer Jeff Samuels and bassist Russell Hall, and two sonic wildcards in guitarist Jason Bank and vocalist Michael Groome. Bank plays fucked-up, tenacious melodies that wrap around the rhythms like rusty barbed wire, and Groome mixes up all manner of gulping, cackling, rasping vocalizations. The lyrics are some of the most delightfully confounding sequences of words you'll find this side of a Longmont Potion Castle record—"Good play on a insect platter / Dear neighbor has terminal eye flutter," begins one verse on "Big Bone Blinker." They share the bill here with Chicago post-hardcore crushers War Brides and Madison post-rock outfit Tyranny Is Tyranny, who haven't played a show in a good while and have new material to share. —Scott Gordon

Earlier Event: October 5
Greg Proops (multiple showtimes)
Later Event: October 6
High School + Hospital (free)