Local Events in Madison, Wisconsin

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BOOGIE WITH BERNIE'S - a Benefit for Bernie's Place Child Care Center
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000


BOOGIE WITH BERNIE'S - a Benefit for Bernie's Place Child Care Center
Boogie with Bernie's! Live concert fun for the whole family, featuring The Gomers and Kiddyoke!

When: Mar 29, 2015 2:00:00 PM in Madison, Wisconsin

Cody Canada & The Departed - WheelHouse
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:30:00 +0000

This event is 21 and over
Cody Canada & The Departed


The latest, tight incarnation of the Cody Canada-led group The Departed isn't a reinvention of the group's sound, or a reimagining of Canada's musical perspective – it's a reunion. As with any reunion, the passing years have provided the involved parties with new and unique perspectives, breathing vibrant excitement into their streamlined new environment.
Canada, Jeremy Plato, Chris Doege and Steve Littleton are reopening the doors to a sonic garage where sounds and stories some thought were gone for good are now being unleashed onto an eager public after a few years of fruitful – even risky -- artistic diversion. Being guided by raw emotion and nerves that are often unguarded, Canada hasn't begun to pluck the opening notes to an increasing number of Cross Canadian Ragweed favorites without some reluctance or painful reminiscence, mind you. But the powerful nature of such visceral connections is what makes his stories stunning while rightfully placing him in a prominent class of modern songwriters occupied by the influential likes of Robert Earl Keen, Bruce and Charlie Robison, Todd Snider, Mike McClure and the men of Reckless Kelly, among only a strict few others.
To be clear, the men of the Departed are not the frat-house faves many of the latest generation of river-tubing popsters are. Ideals and experiences of a person enduring the sometimes-harsh realities of the real world demand space in a Departed concert.
In the wake of Ragweed's 2010 dissolution, most fans likely expected – and few would've blamed – Canada for adhering to the heart- sleeved, Okie-rocker recipe that propelled Canada into a true Rock Star realm. Bolstering his bad-ass bona-fides even more, however, was his decision to choose the dirt road less traveled. By finally partnering up with Seth James, a long-time friend universally admired for his soulful skills, Canada's words had a different backdrop that certainly represented commercial risk, but offered an unusually fresh outlet where the iconic songs of his past, for a while, stayed in the past. For three years, Canada became a side-man for sections of each concert as the Departed quickly built a reputation as a crack band focused on packing as much expertly-curated song-craft into each show as possible, eschewing the demands for "more Ragweed!"
With the chill of 2014's winter thawing into the haziness of the spring and the Departed now having played as a powerful four-piece for several months following James' amicable exit, Canada's appreciation for the truly remarkable, intensely personal body of work he created
as he fronted Ragweed is intact, and indeed, fresh with the passing of time and the healing of emotional wounds. Unsurprisingly, fans are exuberantly responding to the inclusion of classics such as "Alabama," "Dimebag," and "17" into set-lists for Departed shows. The refitted outfit is channeling the power chords and raw-bone ballads, which vaulted Canada into the status as Red Dirt's biggest name for so long.
This is not a comeback. This isn't a rebirth.
This is a rock and roll renewal only an artist with Canada's strength of will and determined vision is capable of. He's making great use of a rare chance few artists ever receive. He now knows what he only started to understand many years ago, and his words are all the more impactful as a result.

When: Apr 17, 2015 9:30:00 PM in Madison, Wisconsin
Cost: $15 adv / $17 dos

Left Lane Cruiser
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20:00:00 +0000

This event is 21 and over
Left Lane Cruiser


This whiskey fueled two-man frenzy of blues-driven rock’n’roll noise straight from Fort Wayne, Indiana promise to hit you like a shock wave and show you a foot-stompin’ good time. Left Lane Cruiser is comprised of Joe Evans on slide guitar and vocals with Brenn Beck on one big-ass bass drum, harmonica and a toolbox full of percussive gear. The raw blues duo of LLC have practiced through thick and thin to hone a sound unlike any other and have been together long enough to have previously released a couple of self-produced EPs. “Let your soul drive what you do” is the premise of their music, “give it all you got, and everything is an instrument: trash cans, paint trays, hubcaps, ladders, you name it."
Learning their craft by playing at house parties, at the corner streets of their home town, and rehearsing in a heatless garage, they have developed their personal take on the North Mississippi Hill Country sound. They have toured relentlessly, sharing the stage with artists such as Robert Belfour, Black Diamond Heavies, Hillstomp, and Chris Cotton among others. They have also appeared at the infamous Deep Blues festival in River Falls Wisconsin in 2007.

“Bring Yo’ Ass To The Table” is the culmination of everything these boys have experienced as a band during the four years of their existence, it’s “greasy hot, shaved dry, and crazier than your smokin’ methed-up ex-girlfriend who keeps singin’ 'Down By The River I Shot My Baby’ thru a two-dollar pawn shop mic she jerry-rigged thru that ol’ gunshot black & white TV in the backyard and dedicating it to you with love m*therf*cker” to quote Deep Blues guru Rick Saunders.

In September 2008 Left Lane Cruiser embarked on their first European Tour. The first few shows were cancelled due to issues with passports upon initially arriving in the UK, forcing the two members to return to the United States for several days. Problems with passport were then resolved and Left Lane Cruiser resumed the tour.

Their third album, All You Can Eat, was released on Alive Records, September 15, 2009.

The band released its fourth album on March 1, 2011, on Alive Records, some of which was recorded with the John Wesley Myers, the keyboard player for the Black Diamond Heavies, also signed to Alive Records.

When: Feb 22, 2015 8:00:00 PM in Madison, Wisconsin

Tuba Skinny
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 20:00:00 +0000

This event is 21 and over
Tuba Skinny


Formed in in 2009, Tuba Skinny has steadily evolved from a loose collection of street musicians into a solid ensemble dedicated to bringing the traditional New Orleans sound to audiences around the world. Drawing on a wide range of musical influences—from spirituals to Depression-era blues, from ragtime to traditional jazz—their sound evokes the rich musical heritage of their New Orleans home. The band has gained a loyal following through their distinctive sound, their commitment to reviving long-lost songs, and their barnstorming live performances.

When: Mar 9, 2015 8:00:00 PM in Madison, Wisconsin
Cost: $10.00

Cabin Sounds
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:00:00 +0000

This event is 21 and over

When: Mar 3, 2015 6:00:00 PM in Madison, Wisconsin
Cost: $5.00

Pundamonium: The Madison Pun Slam!
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:00:00 +0000


Pundamonium: The Madison Pun Slam!
Pundamonium returns to the High Noon Saloon for another night of competitive pun making.

People make puns on stage and they are judged by five members of the audience. One by one, 15 contestants make puns based on prompts. Then they do it again.

The top four go head to head in a final pun-off.

AND THE WINNER GETS A PRIZE!

Doors at 6, puns start at 7. Sign up to compete will take place the night of the contest.

When: Mar 2, 2015 7:00:00 PM in Madison, Wisconsin
Cost: $6.00

Madison: Fireside Chat #3
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:00:00 +0000

We are hosting a Fireside Chat on Tuesday, January 27th at 12:00 pm where we will be sharing details about the Higher Brain Living® technique, the science behind it, how it was developed, and results people are getting from it. We will show you a demonstration of the technique so that you can see exactly how it works and ask any questions that you have. Then if you would like to experience it the same evening, we could make that happen. 

This work helps people relieve their stress and anxiety, provides mental clarity and the ability to make decisions with ease. It's a really simple yet profound technique that energizes your higher brain. It's sort of like a light touch acupressure. It's highly effective and gaining a lot of popularity across the country right now. Come to this Fireside Chat and you will be amazed! You must reserve a space in order to attend, so reserve your space now.


This independent AWAKEN event is operated under license from Higher Brain Living® 



When: Jan 27, 2015 12:00:00 PM to Jan 27, 2015 1:00:00 PMin Madison, Wisconsin

NERD NITE
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:00:00 +0000

This event is 21 and over
NERD NITE


Nerd Nite is a monthly-ish informal gathering at which nerds get together for nerdery of all sorts (well, mostly presentations and drinking). Nerds and non-nerds alike gather to meet, drink and learn something new.

An institution in Boston, New York, Austin, Washington DC, Munich, San Francisco and now Philadelphia! It's like the Discovery Channel ... with beer!

Entry is free and open to all ages 21+

When: Mar 25, 2015 8:00:00 PM in Madison, Wisconsin
Cost: Free

Madison: Fireside Chat #4
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:30:00 +0000

We are hosting a Fireside Chat on Tuesday, January 27th at 5:30 pm where we will be sharing details about the Higher Brain Living® technique, the science behind it, how it was developed, and results people are getting from it. We will show you a demonstration of the technique so that you can see exactly how it works and ask any questions that you have. Then if you would like to experience it the same evening, we could make that happen. 

This work helps people relieve their stress and anxiety, provides mental clarity and the ability to make decisions with ease. It's a really simple yet profound technique that energizes your higher brain. It's sort of like a light touch acupressure. It's highly effective and gaining a lot of popularity across the country right now. Come to this Fireside Chat and you will be amazed! You must reserve a space in order to attend, so reserve your space now.


This independent AWAKEN event is operated under license from Higher Brain Living® 



When: Jan 27, 2015 5:30:00 PM to Jan 27, 2015 6:30:00 PMin Madison, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Northwestern Wildcats
Sat, 07 Feb 2015 16:30:00 +0000

NCAAB Basketball

When: Feb 7, 2015 4:30:00 PM in Madison, Wisconsin