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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Concerts

Speedy Ortiz performs gritty, indie rock to a subdued audience last Tuesday at High Noon Saloon.
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Speedy Ortiz, Tera Melos showcase quirks

Speedy Ortiz frontwoman Sadie Dupuis effused flower power on center stage Tuesday night. She wore a floral print top, a skirt and a flower pin in her hair, distancing her look from the dreary Madison weather.


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(Sandy) Alex G blends genres, performs fan-led encore

As a horde of people crowded into the High Noon Saloon on Thursday night, it became quite clear that the night would be filled with sincere appreciation for the music. I soon found myself completely surrounded by denim-shirt-wearing, Pabst-Blue-Ribbon-holding music fanatics.


Lizzo created a welcoming space in her set for audience members.
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Lizzo empowers audience through self-love anthems

The only person who could possibly feel themselves while wearing a sweater in the balmy heat of this confused Wisconsin weather is none other than empowering Midwest-raised rapper, Lizzo. Entering the stage wearing a fuzzy red heart on her chest, she went full-force from the beginning to end of her set, belting near-flawless anthems of feminism and body positivity.


Spoon frontman Britt Daniel played both old and new fan-favorite songs at the Orpheum on Thursday.
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Spoon gives underwhelming performance at the Orpheum

While preparing for a jog, one stretches their muscles and warms up. During Spoon’s concert on Thursday, it felt as though both the audience and the band were in a constant state of anticipation, slowly tying their sneaker laces before finding that endorphin-releasing energy experienced at concerts.


Tarriona "Tank" Ball of Tank and the Bangas gave an electrifying performance at the Terrace on Wednesday.
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Tank and the Bangas performance takes Terrace crowd for a ride

It was a typical end-of-summer night at the Terrace, a slight chill in the air as stars rose above Lake Mendota, beer flowed from pitchers and a crowd of people bounced to the sounds of a groovy flute and song lyrics about amusement park rides. New Orleans-based band Tank and the Bangas poured their infectious energy over the crowd and kept them moving along with the rhythms of their jazz-gospel-funk-soul-infused jams.


Milwaukee band GGOOLLDD will perform at the Majestic Theatre this fall.
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Upcoming concert to jam out to at the start of fall

Madison has finally returned to its lively state as the 2017 fall semester begins for thousands of UW-Madison students. Along with the start of the semester comes the start of an even more exciting time: fall concerts. Pulling from upcoming events held across the city at classic Madison venues, here is a semi-comprehensive list of some of the must-see shows for the first half of the semester:




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