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Wurst Times IX

  • High Noon Saloon 701 East Washington Avenue Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

The Brat Fest alternative returns for its ninth edition. Info


Wurst Times' grassroots response to Brat Fest—less weird politics, and this year less Smash Mouth—consists this year of 30-odd Wisconsin-based artists playing the High Noon's main stage as well as outdoors in the patio and on the parking lot. As usual, money from beers and brats sold at Wurst Times will go to benefit the Madison Area Music Association, Guitars for Vets, and the Wil-Mar Community Center. For this ninth edition of Wurst Times, the music ranges from hard rock to country to disco. It's a chance to take in a variety of local music in a community-oriented setting. The highlights would have to include the playfully freaked-out new wave of Educational Davis, the wittily understated guitar-pop of Gentle Brontosaurus, and the congenial folk-rock of The Getaway Drivers. I would suggest browsing the full lineup on Wurst Times' Facebook event, where someone has taken great care to serve up a whole bunch of "wurst" puns. —Scott Gordon