Live music keeps sustains nightlife during this winter interregnum week in Madison, with shows by Reptile Palace Orchestra, The Trews, and Frank James & Bobby Briggs, along with Rock Star Gomeroke and the 608 Beat Battle.
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High Noon Saloon, 6 pm
Reptile Palace Orchestra fill their musical melting pot with sultry lounge tunes, klezmer jams, Turkish melodies and other surprises, including a cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing." Devour their latest mélange this Tuesday. With Subvocal.
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Overture Center's lobby, 5:30 pm
The Gomers provide the live karaoke backing, you provide the vocals. That this unfolds in the city's premier fine-arts venue makes Rock Star Gomeroke a fine art, but you probably knew that already.
Frequency, 8:30 pm
This quartet of Nova Scotia natives lures fans of Canadian rock royalty the Tragically Hip and American classic rockers like Cheap Trick with guitar-driven anthems on love, heartbreak and self-discovery.
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Tricia's Country Corners, McFarland, 8 pm
The winner of numerous local music awards and a former writer for the cable game show Fandango in Nashville, Frank James has been playing country music for more than 35 years. Watch and reminisce as he and his left-handed guitar bring the atmosphere of an old-fashioned honky-tonk to McFarland.
High Noon Saloon, 9 pm
Local hip-hoppers DJ Pain 1, Yung Saint, Za'Firah, M City and Street Fire get creative juices flowing as beat makers gather to craft a killer loop from Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." The contest's winner scores a studio session with Smokes (a.k.a. Mr. Asian Pride) and interviews with a variety of music bloggers.