Music / Event Calendar

Madtown Poetry Open Mic - Featured reader, Martha Jackson Kaplan


Fri, June 1, 2018 - 8:00 pm - free


Martha Jackson Kaplan is a Pushcart nominated poet who writes from a love of words and a curiosity about how they speak to us of history, sense of place, and the personal. What do we see? What don’t we see? What and how do we say, or not say? Is it dangerous?

She has awards from Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets and from Möbius The Poetry Magazine. Poems of hers have been included in exhibits at the Monona Terrace, MMoCA, and the Chazen. Among those publishing her work are Blue Unicorn; Branch Redd Review; Hummingbird; Verse Wisconsin; New Verse News; Hospital Drive Anthology; Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar; Turn Up the Volume: Poems About the States of...


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BEEFGRASS


Fri, June 22, 2018 - 8:00 pm - $6


Newly emerged from the cornrows and the shambledown haybarns of Rurl Amerca cums the offbeat country n' blewgrass mutants of BEEFGRASS. Featuring members of Madison stalwarts Beefus, the Driveway Thriftdwellers, Five Points Jazz Collective and Fringe Character, BEEFGRASS is a swingin' slice of hoedown hysteria that will leave your straw hat blazin' and your boots bleedin'. Scoot on down to Mother Fools to hear them "jam" on banjo, guitar, mandolin, pedal steel, bass, trombone, drums, muppet, and MORE COWBELL, and prepare to have your mules frightened and your tractor fractured. There is nothing on earth like BEEFGRASS -...


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