State Street`s Summer Sidewalk Sale

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State Street`s Summer Sidewalk Sale
Critics’ Choice
THE WEEK
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Friday 7.16
Fort Wilson Riot
Found Footage Festival
Hanah Jon Taylor
Project Lodge, 7:30 pm
Orpheum Theatre’s Stage Door, 9 pm
Amy Hager and West High alum Jacob Mullis,
a.k.a. Minneapolis’ Fort Wilson Riot, are bursting
with passion, politics and a whole lot of talent,
especially when they bring their guitars, keys
and trumpets to Madison. With the Pearl & the
Beard, Nester and Anna Vogelzang.
Former Stoughtonites Nick
Prueher and Joe Pickett, now
veteran writers with comedy
outlets like The Colbert Report
and The Onion, stop by with
another touring show of laughably awful video footage. This
time it’s a movie: Computer
Beach Party.
Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse, 8 pm
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NOTEWORTHY: U.S. detonates
experimental plutonium bomb in
desert at Alamogordo, N.M., 1945.
BIRTHDAYS: Police drummer
Stewart Copeland, 1952; actress
Phoebe Cates, 1963.
Maxwell Street Days
State Street, 8 am-6 pm.
Also Saturday (8 am-6 pm) & Sunday
(10 am-5 pm), July 17 & 18
Madison Early Music Festival
Downtown merchants revive
the spirit of Chicago’s old
Maxwell Street Market by piling
the sidewalks with their wares.
The people-watching is
primo, the bargains can’t
be beat, and there’s music
all weekend on the 200
block of State Street.
The annual confab of medieval, Renaissance and
Baroque music winds down with a performance
of Beowulf by Benjamin Bagby (Friday) and a
choral presentation of Tudor music (Saturday).
Concerts at Mills Hall in the UW Humanities Building,
7:30 pm
Saturday 7.17
■
WORLD DAY FOR
INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE
■ NOTEWORTHY:
Disneyland opens, 1955.
BIRTHDAYS:
Excellent adventurer
Alex Winter, 1965;
rapper M.I.A., 1977.
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Dane County Fair
Alliant Energy Center,
through July 18
Paddle &
Portage
The summer staple rolls
on through the weekend
with more judging of animals, including sheep (Friday), goats (Saturday) and
horses (Sunday). There’s
also a hypnotist, a carnival
and, on Friday, the driving
of tractors.
James Madison Park,
9:30 am (registration
begins at 8 am)
North American
Hardcourt Bike Polo
Championships
Madison College-Truax
Campus, 10 am. Also Saturday
(10 am) & Sunday (11 am), July
17 & 18
From Ottawa and Winnipeg to
Tempe and Tampa, devotees of
the wild pastime of bike polo
meet here for the continent’s
big dance. Sixty-eight teams
are competing in the sport,
which is like polo without the
messy cleanup.
Anne Heaton
(see Saturday)
The Dwarves
Anne Heaton
Frequency, 9 pm
High Noon Saloon, 7 pm
The fire-breathing miscreants who tore up both
the grunge and hardcore scenes in the late ’80s
and early ’90s are sitting on a new album, The
Dwarves Are Born Again, with which they’ll tease
and taunt you when they visit the Frequency.
With Turbo ACs, Knuckel Drager and Admiral of
Black.
On her latest release, Blazing Red,
the Boston-based songstress
evokes the power of early Tori
Amos with her breathy vocals and
moody keyboard playing. With
Rose Polenzani and Meg Hutchinson.
HUGE
GREAT
DEALS!
Find us in the100 block
of State Street
(in front of the former Children’s Museum site)
More Sale Items at
the Store Too!
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Mon.–Fri. 10–8, Sat. 10–6, Sun. 12–5
Clothing!
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Books!
On The Capitol Square
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Theodore
High Noon Saloon, 8 pm
High Noon Saloon, 10 pm
The local avantgarde sax wizard and Madison Media
Institute
instructor
brings his latest ensemble
to the Willy
Street coffee
shop for an
evening of musical
magic.
Dane County Fair
(see Friday)
These silly North Carolinians
don’t just sing about fried
chicken and dancing; they’ve
been known to toss the finger-lickin’ treat into the audience and invite fans onstage
to shake their cabooses.
Combine this with melodies
that range from surf rock to
rockabilly, and you’ve got the
recipe for a picnic gone wild.
With Whiskey Daredevils.
This St. Louis band combine
romantic, alt- country leanings
with pouty, surly moments that
occasionally erupt into sonic violence. With a Daytrotter session
and two new CDs (Hold You Like a
Lover and Dust From 1000 Years)
under their belts, they’re likely to
get a lot more well-deserved
attention in the months to come.
With New Mountain Kickers.
Monday 7.19
NOTEWORTHY: Dow
Jones Industrial Average
closes above 14,000
points for the first time,
2007.
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John Hiatt
Barrymore Theatre, 8 pm
The diverse list of big-name
recording artists who’ve covered
Hiatt’s tunes is impressive, ranging from Bob Dylan to Iggy Pop
to Keith Urban. Hiatt’s chops are
nothing to sneeze at either,
whether he’s rocking out on the
guitar, crooning or tickling the
ivories. This visit to Madison will
focus on songs from his latest
album, The Open Road, which
was released in March.
Opera in the Park
Garner Park, 8 pm
Who says you need a tuxedo for
opera? In this free event, Madison Opera invites everyone to
spread out lawn chairs, blankets
and picnic dinners for an
evening of operatic and Broadway favorites. The performance
features four guest soloists, the
Madison Symphony Orchestra
and the Madison Opera Chorus,
all under the direction of John
DeMain. It also includes a preview of Madison Opera’s upcoming season at Overture Center
(where, sadly, you can’t bring a
picnic dinner).
State
Street’s
Summer
Sidewalk
Sale
■ BIRTHDAYS: Queen
guitarist Brian May,
1947; filmmaker Atom
Egoyan, 1960.
The Bridge
Majestic Theatre, 10 pm
After winning the Baltimore
City Paper’s Best Band in
Baltimore award in 2005,
this six-piece took their
tunes to the high seas as
part of Jam Cruise, a wintertime music fest on a
cruise ship. Though they’ve
given up their sea legs,
they’re bound to get your
land legs dancing to a hippie-approved blend of folk,
funk, blues and bluegrass.
Shoeless Revolution
Orpheum Theatre, 8:30 pm
The Twin Cities rock band is
originally from La Crosse,
and Dave Matthews seems
to be their biggest influence. Whether this is a revolution is up for debate, but
their three-piece horn section and sizzling tempos are
bound to put the crowd in
celebration mode. With Roster McCabe.
The Dan Potacke
Show
Frequency, 6:30 pm
After some time off,
the comedian returns
with his nightclub
variety presentation.
Guests are comedian
Matt Sloan, of Chad
Vader fame, and
electronic musician
Matt Fanale, of Caustic fame.
Hanah Jon Taylor (see Saturday)
Sunday 7.18
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Tuesday 7.20
Wednesday 7.21
■
NOTEWORTHY: Neil Armstrong
takes “one small step for [a] man,
one giant leap for mankind,” 1969.
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BIRTHDAYS: Grammy- winning
guitarist Carlos Santana, 1947;
Grammy- winning Soundgarden/
Audioslave singer/songwriter/
drummer Chris Cornell, 1964.
Capitol Square, noon
Hometown rocker Lucas Cates
brings his bandmates and two
albums’ worth of material to
the Capitol Square’s King
Street corner for a free
lunchtime show.
YellowFever,
Venus in Furs
Project Lodge, 7 pm
YellowFever’s art-pop, composed of drums, keys, bass and
vocals, takes many of its cues
from 1980s Rough Trade artists
like Young Marble Giants and
the Raincoats. Madison’s Venus
in Furs channels Death From
Above 1979 and the Rapture,
mixing this style of dance-punk
with surf rock; the results
should get even the wallflowers
grooving to the beat. Learn
more about Venus in Furs in this
week’s music column, page 15.
Eric Daub
Farley’s House of Pianos, 7:30 pm
The west-side piano outlet and intimate performance
space hosts pianist Daub, a music professor at Texas
Lutheran University and a UW graduate. He performs
Beethoven’s “32 Variations on an Original Theme,” selections from Frederico Mompou’s “Impresiones íntimas,”
Schubert’s “Sonata in A Minor” and Ernesto Lecuona’s
“Andalucía.”
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BIRTHDAYS: Oscar- winning
actor/comedian Robin
Williams, 1952; U.S. soccer
star Brandi Chastain,
1968.
Barrymore Theatre, 8 pm
High Noon Saloon, 8 pm
The English band that grabbed
Americans’ attention in 1981 with
“Tempted,” then again with
“Hourglass” six years later, re formed in 2007. Lately, they’ve
rerecorded 14 of their greatest
hits to create an album called
Spot the Difference, affirming
that their songs sound just as
slick and cool as they did in the
’80s.
Great Shopping
Bargains
& Fabulous Food
Concerts
on the Square
Capitol Square, 7 pm
This week the Wisconsin Chamber
Orchestra pays homage to the four lads
from Liverpool as the
Beatles tribute band
Yesterday joins in on
English folk songs like
“She Loves You,” “Penny
Lane” and “Revolution.”
The Killigans
Frequency, 8 pm
Fans of the Pogues, Dropkick Murphys and Social D will dig this folkpunk six-piece from Lincoln, Neb., which
incorporates accordion and mandolin into
rollicking celebrations of working-class life.
Thursday 7.22
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FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8-6
SUNDAY 10-5
maxwellstreetdays.org
Pomegranates
UW Memorial Union Terrace, 9:30 pm
NOTEWORTHY: Milwaukee serial killer
Jeffrey Dahmer arrested, 1991.
BIRTHDAYS: Indigo Girl Emily Saliers, 1963;
actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, 1971.
Dubtonic Kru
High Noon Saloon, 9 pm
This Jamaican quintet, winding up a U.S.
tour that started last winter, plays appealing, breezy reggae. Word is that the band
will celebrate the birthday of Haile Selassie
at the stroke of midnight, so prepare
accordingly. With Kingtown Rockers,
Mash’Allah and Tropical Riddims Sound
System.
Maxwell St. Days
JULY 16, 17 & 18
Quality outdoor clothing & gear
at the best prices of the year.
The Cincinnati-based quartet
claims to be a fusion of surf and
soul, but that’s not quite the
case. You may find elements of
these genres in their sound, but
you’re more likely to file their
mp3s near those by fellow indie
darlings Islands and the French
Kicks. Come down to the Terrace
and see how their live act compares with the Islands show that
took place there last week.
Edited by Isaiah Mustafa
CLEARANCE
PRICING
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Earth • El Naturalista
UGG • Sperry Top-Sider
Camper • Volatile
3 DAYS
JULY 16, 17 & 18
Pomegranates
(see Thursday)
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Bear in Heaven
The Brooklyn psych-pop band,
which shares a label
(Hometapes) and a musical
approach to minimalism with
Madison’s All Tiny Creatures,
stops by the High Noon on its
way to the Twin Cities from
Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival. With Twin Sister and Mountain Man.
NOTEWORTHY:
Roger Waters mounts an all-star live
performance of The Wall at the
dismantled Berlin Wall, 1990.
Lucas Cates Band
Squeeze
BIRTHDAYS: Leather-clad Village People biker Glenn Hughes,
1950; actress Elizabeth McGovern, 1961.
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Used Book Sale
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If you can paddle a
canoe or kayak real
fast, and also run real
fast while carrying
that canoe or kayak,
you’re a contender for
this race. It starts in
Lake Mendota, proceeds on foot across
the isthmus to Lake
Monona, then winds
up in Olin Park.
Southern Culture
on the Skids
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