Trampled by Turtles
Winter has arrived and with it comes a quiet week of talks and tunes. The calendar includes: talks by Seyla Benhabib, and M. Caren Connolly with Louis Wasserman and Zane Williams; and, live music from Jen Gloeckner, Joe Buck Yourself, Mini Mansions, and Trampled by Turtles.
NOTEWORTHY: Altamont, 1969.
BIRTHDAYS: R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, 1956; Northern Exposure star Janine Turner, 1962.
Chazen Museum of Art, 7:30 pm
Benhabib, a professor of political science and philosophy at Yale University, discusses "The Contemporary Debate about Cosmopolitanism in the Humanities and Social Sciences." If you thought cosmopolitanism went out with Kant, you thought wrong.
PEARL HARBOR DAY
NOTEWORTHY: Ted Turner & Jane Fonda proclaim their engagement, 1990.
BIRTHDAYS: Gravel-voiced singer-songwriter-pianist-actor-playwright Tom Waits, 1949.
Borders Books West, 7 pm
With Madison photographer Williams, authors Connolly and Wasserman talk about their new book, Wisconsin's Own: Twenty Remarkable Homes. The homes encompass a range of architectural styles, from Georgian Revival to -- but of course -- Prairie School.
Frequency, 8 pm
The sonic creations of this singer-songwriter from Dubuque range from a brutal, brooding style reminiscent of PJ Harvey to an ambient haze that floats into the dark realms of Zola Jesus. With Londres Grand, the Munitionettes, Avedis and Soul Low.
NOTEWORTHY: John Lennon assassinated, 1980.
BIRTHDAYS: Kim Basinger, former owner of Braselton, Ga., 1953; singer Sinead O'Connor, 1966.
High Noon Saloon, 9 pm
You may know Joe as the Legendary Shack Shakers' naughty guitarist or as Hank III's evil, upright bass-playin' sidekick, but his solo show -- a combination of punk-rock 'tude and hillbilly pride -- might be his most sinful offering. "Gutterbilly" five-piece Goddamn Gallows and local goth-country goons Those Poor Bastards will raise some hell to get the evening started.
BIRTHDAYS: Bond boss/Dame Judi Dench, 1934; quirky actor John Malkovich, 1953.
Project Lodge, 8 pm
The new yet vintage-sounding psych-pop project of Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman hits ProLo with a barrage of fuzzy bass lines and a just-released self-titled debut album. With Meteorade.
High Noon Saloon, 8:30 pm
This Duluth quintet aren't a spin-off of David Letterman's "Stupid Pet Tricks," but they do put on a wild show. These days, they're claiming to be a folk-rock ensemble in the vein of the Avett Brothers and Blitzen Trapper, but their progressive-bluegrass roots show through in their fiery, fast-paced performances. With Romantica.