Spring continues to make its tentative debut this week. The calendar includes: a talk by Diane Ravitch; a performance by the Rhapsodie String Quartet; and, more live music from Girl Talk, Sugar & Gold, Dan Bern, Chris Tomlin, Acoustic Africa, and Valentiger.
BIRTHDAY: Actress Rachel Weisz, 1972.
Oakwood Village-West, 7 pm
The Madison Symphony Orchestra's foursome plays Beethoven's String Quartet No. 4 in C minor and Dvorák's String Quartet No. 13 in G Major.Girl Talk
Alliant Energy Center's Exhibition Hall, 7:30 pm
Mashup maestro Gregg Gillis' latest album, All Day, almost crashed the Interwebs in December, when it appeared out of the blue as a free release and sparked a downloading frenzy. Find out how the man behind the laptop works his magic in this week's
Sugar & Gold
High Noon Saloon, 7 pm
San Francisco duo spin electro, R&B and much more into indie dance delights that drive MGMT and Hot Chip fans wild, as well as those who love to get down to the tunes of Prince and Michael Jackson. Of Montreal side project Yip Deceiver gets the party started, along with Madison DJ the Real Jaguar.
BIRTHDAYS: French actress Juliette Binoche, 1965.
NOTEWORTHY: Willard Scott debuts as Today Show weather forecaster, 1980.
High Noon Saloon, 6:30 pm
If America had a Renaissance Man award, Bern would be the ideal recipient. In addition to playing guitar and singing, he composes songs, writes fiction and paints. Get to know the stylish folk-rock of his new album, Live in New York, at this concert, then pick up Songbook, the sheet music for his tunes, if you want to start a cover band.
Alliant Energy Center's Coliseum, 7 pm
The award-winning Contemporary Christian Music artist recently came out with his seventh big album, And If Our God Is For Us... With Louie Giglio.
Wisconsin Union Theater, 8 pm
As its name suggests, Acoustic Africa presents music from some of Africa's finest acoustic guitarists and singer-songwriters. This performance features Malian celebrity Habib Koité, who has appeared in People and Rolling Stone recently; fellow Malian Afel Bocoum; and Zimbabwean favorite Oliver Mtukudzi (see Music
Valentiger, Daniel & the Lion
Project Lodge, 9 pm
"Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!" seems to be the theme of this show at the Project Lodge, which features Valentiger, a folk-meets-alt-country trio from Michigan, and Daniel & the Lion, a Baraboo-based folk-pop duo that roars with charm and a hint of Bon Iver's aesthetic.