Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving, Madison!

Sorry, no links this week. Our schedules are all booked up with stupid family and friends. We'll be back in a few days, though. In the meantime, eat some food.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Saturday 11/19: Poetry Readings @ Project Lodge and Avol's Books

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Fans of poetry readings take note: there are at least two different poetry readings happening tonight.  At 6pm, head over to Avol's Books (315 W. Gorham St.) to check out the latest installment of the ____-Shaped Reading Series, featuring Mary Austin Speaker, Chris Martin, and Sarah Fox.

If that's too early for you, head over to the Project Lodge at 7:30pm to hear Nate Slawson, Matt Hart, Kara Candito, Sean Bishop & Rebecca Hazelton read their work.  More information here.

Both are free.  You can even check out both readings.  Yeah!

Avol's Books. 315 W. Gorham St. 6pm.
Project Lodge. 821 E. Johnson St. 7:30pm.

Friday, November 18, 2011


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Geronimo!, Lovely Dark @ Mickey's Tavern. 10:30pm. 1524 Williamson St. Free.


Delicate Steve, Yellow Ostrich @ The Sett. UW Union South. 1308 W. Dayton. 9pm. Free.

World on a Wire
(dir: Fassbinder) @ UW Cinematheque. 821 University Avenue. 4070 Vilas Hall. 7pm. Free.

YesYes Books Poetry event w/Matt Hart, Nate Slawson, Kara Candito, Sean Bishop, and Rebecca Hazelton. @ Project Lodge. 821 E. Johnson St. 7:30pm.

QUASH CLEAR SOMETHING-SHAPED READING: Mary Austin Speaker, Chris Martin, and Sarah Fox @ Avol's Books. 6pm.


Girl In A Coma, The Coathangers, Black Box Revelation @ High Noon Saloon. 701 E. Washington Ave. 8pm. $10.


Youth Lagoon, Young Magic @ High Noon Saloon. 701 E. Washington Ave. 8pm. $10

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Saturday 11/19: World on a Wire @ Cinematheque

Kurt Raab and Karl-Heinz Vosgerau in Fassbinder's World on a Wire
World on a Wire, Rainer Werner Fassbinder's only sci-fi film — originally made in 1973 for television but subsequently "lost" — has finally been restored from the original 16mm negative and a digital transfer, and the resulting 35mm print will be screened here in Madison this weekend thanks to the UW Cinematheque.  Some reviews argue that World on a Wire may be one of the best films made by Fassbinder.  If you aren't a huge fan of New German Cinema, don't fret: "this 'art film' is compulsively watchable" (Michael Sicinski).  From Janus Films:
A dystopic science-fiction epic, World on a Wire is German wunderkind Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s gloriously cracked, boundlessly inventive take on future paranoia. With dashes of Kubrick, Vonnegut, and Dick, but a flavor entirely his own, Fassbinder tells the noir-spiked tale of reluctant action hero Fred Stiller (Klaus Lowitsch), a cybernetics engineer who uncovers a massive corporate and governmental conspiracy. At risk? Our entire (virtual) reality as we know it. This long unseen three-and-a-half-hour labyrinth is a satiric and surreal look at the weird world of tomorrow from one of cinema’s kinkiest geniuses.
This is not to be missed.

Saturday, November 19. 4070 Vilas Hall. 821 University Avenue. 7pm. Free.

Excellent film trailer after the jump...

Friday, November 11, 2011

Saturday 11/12: Memoryhouse, The Loom @ Der Rathskeller

Memoryhouse are a Canadian two-piece on Sub Pop records that have been tagged on the blogosphere with the totally-meaningless genre called "dream pop." A more concrete description might be that they sound a little bit like Beach House, but slower, softer, more languid. Pitchfork favorably called their latest album "awash with nostalgia." Gimmicks aside, though, there's something here.

Der Rathskeller. UW Memorial Union. 800 Langdon Street. Free. W/ The Loom.

More videos, including one of The Loom, after the jump...


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Chris Bathgate, Paper Thick Walls, and Briar Rabbit @ Project Lodge. 7pm. $5.


Memoryhouse, The Loom, and Cat Martino @ Memorial Union / Der Rathskeller. 9:30pm. Free.

Essential Killing (Hungarian, starring Vincent Gallo) @ UW Cinematheque. 7pm. Free.


Found Vs. Found (Found Footage Festival) @ Orpheum Theatre. 8pm. $13.

Slow week! Anybody got anything else?

Thursday, November 3, 2011


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Karaoke Underground @ Mickey's Tavern. 1524 Williamson Street. 10pm. Free.

Andy Kindler @ Comedy Club on State St. 8, 10:30pm. $15. 

Gremlins (with Director Joe Dante in person)@ Marquee Theatre, Union South. 1308 Dayton St. 9:30pm. Free.

Monsters of Poetry @ Project Lodge. 817 E. Johnson. 7:30pm. $3.

The "          "-shaped Poetry Reading Series @Avol's Books. 315 W Gorham St. 7pm. Free.


Star Slinger, Shlohmo, Shigeto @ The Sett. Union South. 1308 W. Dayton. 9pm. Free.

The Movie Orgy (with Joe Dante)@ UW Cinematheque. 7pm. Free.

Andy Kindler @ Comedy Club on State St. 8, 10:30pm. $15.


Ray Davies @ Barrymore Theatre. 7:30pm. $40.

Cave, Running, Samantha Glass, The Lonesome Savages @ Mickey's Tavern. 1524 Williamson Street. 10pm. Free.

The Big Clock (with Joe Dante) @ UW Cinematheque. 4pm. Free.

Did I miss anything?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sebadoh played High Noon last night / PHOTOS BELOW

The kings of lo-fi bedroom-pop graced the stage of High Noon last night for a performance that was more rock-heavy than some might have expected.