LET'S FRIGGIN CRY ABOUT IT
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

LET'S FRIGGIN CRY ABOUT IT

In individual sets, we’ll play songs that are close to us and tell you the stories behind them. The songs that make us hope and hurt, often in equal amounts. And some of us might cry. And some of us will definitely cry.
Featuring: Chloe Louise, Allison Ekyholt, Conor Brennan (Woodrow), Suko (Trap Saturn), Nate Meng (The Stolen Sea)

Doors 7PM ~ SONGS 7:30PM
$5 ADV / $10 DOS

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GOOD NIGHT GOLD DUST
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

GOOD NIGHT GOLD DUST

As the singers and songwriters for indie rock band Good Night Gold Dust, Laura Schultz and Colin Scharf are most often swirling in a moody wash of electric guitars, synthesizers, and electronic drum beats. Some evenings, though, they emerge from those electric layers with acoustic guitars in hand, and return these songs to their origins.

$10 TICKETS

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LITTLE FEVERS
Aug
5
7:00 PM19:00

LITTLE FEVERS

LITTLE FEVERS

W/ TBA

LITTLE FEVERS was born out of MN darlings Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles back in 2014, minutes before the arrival of an actual baby. With a hint of pavement, a sprinkle of stereo lab, a dash of Emily Haines and bit of Violent Femmes, Little Fevers has been performing for the past 4 years, playing tunes from their debut release Field Trip as well as their 7 inch entitled, Singles. The band is currently performing, writing a new album and recording at Pearl Studios in NE MPLS. Make sure to check out Little Fevers on Spotify, Facebook, Soundcloud and follow their adventures on Instagram.

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MATT HIRES // BOY BJORN
Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

MATT HIRES // BOY BJORN

The material on American Wilderness drew its stylistic inspiration from old and new strains of Americana and contemporaries whose work reflects Hires’ own engaging pop sensibility. Many of the album’s songs explore an individual’s uncertain place amid the roiling tumult of modern life in the U.S. Others – like “Holy War” and “Glory Bound” – candidly observe Hires’ own internal conversation about religion and belief.

Doors 7PM ~ MUSIC 8PM
$10 ADV / $15 DOS

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SWAY WILD // BETH BOMBARA
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

SWAY WILD // BETH BOMBARA

Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw are back at it with new perspective, a new name, and a new sound. Sway Wild is their own unique blend of indie-rock, folk, funk and pop, influenced heavily by all the wild things around and within them.

Doors 7PM ~ MUSIC 8PM
TICKETS $12 ADV / $15 DOS

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BARLEY WINE JAZZ BRUNCH
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

BARLEY WINE JAZZ BRUNCH

Barley Wine is a jazz quartet featuring Molly Fish on vocals, Claire Kannapell on double bass and vocals, Garrick Rohm on keys, and Jason Buck on sax. Sit back and relax while the group plays updated classics by songwriters such as Duke Ellington, Chet Baker, and Cole Porter with some jazzy R&B hits sprinkled in.

11AM - 1PM
FREE

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LYNDA & THE ZEROS
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

LYNDA & THE ZEROS

LYNDA & THE ZEROS

Infectious, energetic and fun loving, Lynda & The ZEROs are New-Mo-Funky. Bringing maximum groove-to-move sounds with the incredible chemistry of horns, vocals and a dynamic rhythm section breeds a dance vibe that is unique and unstoppable! Lynda’s vocal prowess and high spirited stage show backed by the ZEROs ‘big’ sound (made up of some of Madison’s finest musicians) weaves Motown, Funk and R&B into one all-encompassing jam of happiness, love and **** good music.

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GRAVEYARD CLUB // INSIDE VOICE
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

GRAVEYARD CLUB // INSIDE VOICE

GRAVEYARD CLUB

w/ INSIDE VOICE

Graveyard Club (Matthew Schufman (vocals, synths), Michael Wojtalewicz (guitar), Cory Jacobs (drums) and Amanda Zimmerman (bass, vocals) began inspired by a unique list of shared interests: the classic short stories of sci-fi author Ray Bradbury, the music of Ryan Gosling’s little-known band Dead Man’s Bones, and a fascination with both 50’s crooners and 80’s pop music. On their new record, Goodnight Paradise, these influences combine with synth-pop and dark surfy sounds to create a distinctly nostalgic feel for a place and time you feel you know intimately, but never really existed. It's Twin Peaks in Cathedral Hill and Boris Karloff at the Under-The-Sea prom of your dreams.

“Whether you grew up with New Order, The Cure, The Smiths, or Echo & the Bunnymen or dig artists like Real Estate, DIIV, Wild Nothing, The Drums, or Arcade Fire this band and album are for you. Graveyard Club draws from, and connects, these great artists while having a unique and expressive voice all their own. Goodnight Paradise is a beautiful record. It's honest, melodic, catchy, layered and simple yet complex - it's a perfect pop album” - Jake Rudh, Transmission, Minnesota Public Radio, The Current

We're a band called INSIDE VOICE. We're trying to work out some feelings about romance, civic duty, technology and modern social life, and being a decent human being. We make music that we might call "weird orchestral music". We each play in other bands too: Bathtub Cig, Fiji-13, We Are The Willows and PETER M

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Betsy Ezell
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Betsy Ezell

The Betsy Ezell Quintet presents a diverse sound, ranging from straight ahead jazz, to blues, to Latin jazz, to gospel-infused soul. The original music is hopeful and thought-provoking and the band members bring a wide range of musical backgrounds to give the live performances compelling twists and turns.

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BLUES BRUNCH W/ BILL ROBERTS COMBO
Jul
14
10:30 AM10:30

BLUES BRUNCH W/ BILL ROBERTS COMBO

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BLUES BRUNCH

FEATURING THE BILL ROBERTS COMBO

The Bill Roberts Combo: is it jazz-blues or blues jazz? We are reuniting these styles in a savory combination of tasty licks and appealing musical presentations. Featuring one of Madison's finest guitarists, Bill Roberts, this group serves up a healthy entree of hot jazz-blues guitar, with side dishes of soulful bass, spicy piano, delicious beets (beats), and often topped with sweet sweet saxophone. Are we carrying this food metaphor too far? Yes. Yes, we are. Come get a taste of the real thing at The Winnebago.

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SHANE LEONARD // CALEY CONWAY // TOM WINCEK
Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

SHANE LEONARD // CALEY CONWAY // TOM WINCEK

SHANE LEONARD

W/ CALEY CONWAY (FIELD REPORT)
& THOMAS WINCEK (VOLCANO CHOIR)

Doors 8PM ~ MUSIC 9PM
TICKETS $12

Shane Leonard is a producer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who lives in a modest two-story bungalow on the Eastside Hill of Eau Claire, WI. Thanks to his parents who had a pretty good record collection, he grew up playing drums on pillows along to Santana's Woodstock performance of "Soul Sacrifice", strumming air guitar to Chuck Berry, and gazing at photos of young Steve Jordan in the Blues Brothers' gatefold. Older jazz musicians took him under their wing for a couple decades, and a few really patient teachers even tried to get him into the serious orchestral stuff, but it didn't really take. Still, Shane harbors an appreciation for classical music. He's not saying he doesn't like classical music. It's very cool. After dropping out of music school to hit the books and become a high school English teacher, he became fairly obsessed with traditional folk music and left to travel Appalachia, visiting elder fiddlers and banjoists and learning the old tunes. Eventually he hit the road touring with great bands like Mipso, Field Report, Rose Cousins, The Stray Birds, Oh Pep! and others. Several EPs and full-lengths of original music later (see: Kalispell), he can now be found hunched over a piano and notebook, magnetizing a production team with Brian Joseph (Bon Iver, Paul Simon) that has attracted national artists such as Anna Tivel, Kristin Andreassen (Uncle Earl), Sean Rowe and others to record new sounds in the North. Shane Leonard's forthcoming solo album, Strange Forms, will be released 5/31/2019.

Borne out of an intense two-year period in which Leonard lost his father and then became a father and husband himself, Strange Forms delivers candid ruminations on the themes of rebirth and vulnerability. "I was thirty once / but now I'm thirty-one / I wonder / will I ever feel that I have reached dry land" Leonard ponders over a backdrop of gritty electric guitars and blown-out backbeats. The tones ring like Revolver era Beatles and early Beck; the boldly sincere lyrics recall Ben Gibbard's earnest pen. For roughly a year, two best friends orbited a collection of vintage equipment in a small room, Leonard playing all the instruments and engineer Brian Joseph (Bon Iver, Paul Simon) capturing whatever sounds excited them. A 1950's student model bass drum adorned with a hand-painted bald eagle. Cantankerous guitars pushed through the preamps of a Tascam 4-track cassette recorder. Vocals sung into a smashed-up handheld microphone inherited from Doc DeHaven, the once legendary jazz trumpeter of Madison, Wisconsin. In embrace of innocence and weathered by experience, Leonard confides to his newborn daughter, "ever since the day you were born / time accelerates / already each season feels like / the passing of a day / much as I'd like to be still with you / I know you'll never be the same".

"In Leonard, Tivel has found a partner whose obsession for sonic landscapes matches her own for the written word. His goosebumps-inducing string arrangements feature heavily throughout the record. Leonard also plays percussion on the album and has a standout performance on the song "Shadowland" where he skillfully guides the moody arrangement behind a complex military-inspired beat."
-NPR Music

"With a soft-spoken vocal suspended halfway between the styles of Ben Gibbard and Paul Simon, Shane Leonard strikes a philosophical tone, leveraging an effortless lyricism that blends a personal narrative with the universal force of informed hindsight."
-Chillfiltr

CALEY CONWAY (FIELD REPORT)
Storyscapes in Folk and Indie
"Milwaukee Singer-Songwriter Caley Conway writes about heavy subjects-- relationships, betrayals, people pushed to the brink, the burden of expectations-- but she does so with an extraordinarily light touch, delivering her quippy lyrics behind a barely concealed smirk. Think of her as a more laid-back Gillian Welch-- if Welch doused her record in casual profanity." --Shepherd Express

THOMAS WINCEK (VOLCANO CHOIR)
A digital, generative, improvised representation of minimalist orchestral music, bound with a distorted reflection of non-genre specific dance music.

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SAM NESS
Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

SAM NESS

SAM NESS

Doors 8PM ~ MUSIC 9PM
$10 TICKETS

"Sam Ness is taking the Madison music scene by storm. His rugged charm coupled with immense talent have made him a stellar act to watch" 
-On Wisconsin Radio

"Sam Ness looks and sounds like he was born a few decades too late.
His hair and beard conjure images of Jim Morrison circa 1969, and, like Morrison, Ness writes poetry that he sets to music and prefers the character of old European cities. But Ness isn’t as lost as Morrison was."
-Wisconsin State Journal

"...his husky voice soothed all our chilly souls and he dappled his set with a few covers from Passenger, The Lumineers and other folky loves of ours." 
-International Sound Project


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MARY MACK & TIM HARMSTON
Jul
9
7:00 PM19:00

MARY MACK & TIM HARMSTON

Minnesotan comedians, Tim Harmston and Mary Mack (seen in Madison's Pursuit of Happiness Fest at Central Park last year) are stopping in as part of the Happy Camper Comedy Tour, a cross country ramble in their 9 1/2 foot 1977 Scamp trailer.

$12 ADV / $15 DOS

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NOLA Tribute
Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

NOLA Tribute

NEW ORLEANS TRIBUTE

Featuring members of Mama Digdown’s Brass Band, Youngblood Brass Band, New Tradition Brass Band, and Tony Castaneda’s Latin Jazz Band

Darren Sterud: Trombone/Vocals
Nat McIntosh: Trombone
Tony Barba: Saxophone
Dave Stoler: Piano
Scott Elsner: Sousaphone
Jordan Cohen: Drums

Playing Traditional New Orleans Jazz and R&B, The New Orleans tribute is comprised of some of Madison's best jazz musicians and musicians from the Madison New Orleans brass band family. Tickets on sale now! 

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CHLOE LOUISE // LABRADOR
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

CHLOE LOUISE // LABRADOR

CHLOE LOUISE

W/ LABRADOR

CHLOE LOUISE decided that singing was what she wanted to be doing around the age of two, when Julie Andrews taught her you could sing in public and she figured out costumes could be made out of curtains.

A few years later, after receiving her first tape player, along with a combination of Elvis, the Grease soundtrack, and TLC tapes (Thanks, Mom), she realized that you could not only sing songs, but also make up your own words. When her first guitar arrived in her early teens, Chloe dedicated every day to learning and writing new songs. She has spent the last 10 years playing shows, writing new music, and trying to maintain a balance of sparkle and witty lyrics.

Her influences include everything from Shania Twain to Drake. Singing in her shower solidly remains one of her number one hobbies.

LABRADOR is an indie rock band that sounds like the kind of thing you would hear in The Bronze on an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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WHOA DAKOTA // BACKBUZZ // COOL MATT
Jun
23
7:00 PM19:00

WHOA DAKOTA // BACKBUZZ // COOL MATT

WHOA DAKOTA

W/ BACKBUZZ & COOL MATT (PHOX)

What does it sound like when the daughter of a champion bull rider makes pop music? "[Whoa Dakota] plays with Americana, soul and pure electronic-pop sounds to great effect."

Nashville-native and Little Rock-raised Whoa Dakota was recognized as 2018's Best Pop Artist by the Nashville Scene. Designated by NPR as one of the most "dazzlingly eclectic music makers in Nashville’s indie pop scene," Whoa Dakota explores complex social and psychological situations woven through jangly guitars and danceable grooves.

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JAZZ BRUNCH
Jun
23
10:30 AM10:30

JAZZ BRUNCH

JAZZ BRUNCH

w/ Barley Wine

Barley Wine is jazz quartet featuring Molly Fish on vocals, Claire Kannapell on double bass and vocals, Garrick Rohm on keys, and Jason Buck on sax. Sit back and relax while the group plays updated classics by songwriters such as Duke Ellington, Chet Baker, and Cole Porter with some jazzy R&B hits sprinkled in.

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LYNDA & THE ZEROS
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

LYNDA & THE ZEROS

LYNDA & THE ZEROS

Infectious, energetic and fun loving, Lynda & The ZEROs are New-Mo-Funky. Bringing maximum groove-to-move sounds with the incredible chemistry of horns, vocals and a dynamic rhythm section breeds a dance vibe that is unique and unstoppable! Lynda’s vocal prowess and high spirited stage show backed by the ZEROs ‘big’ sound (made up of some of Madison’s finest musicians) weaves Motown, Funk and R&B into one all-encompassing jam of happiness, love and **** good music.

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HAPPY HOUR W/ THREE HOURS
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

HAPPY HOUR W/ THREE HOURS

HAPPY HOUR W/ THREE HOURS

1/2 OFF HOMEMADE FOCACCIA PIZZA, RAILS, AND SELECT TAP BEERS

Three Hours is a Madison based guitar & drum duet born in the fall of 2018.

Rob Murphy (Black Cat/Mori Mente/Bron Sage) on drum/vocal & Ced Ba'etch' (Mal-O-dua) on fingerstyle guitar/vocal joined forces to offer the Madison music scene their take on Jazzy Rags and Old Country Blues as well as original material.

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THE NORTH CODE // AMERICAN OPERA // SARAH BURTON
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

THE NORTH CODE // AMERICAN OPERA // SARAH BURTON

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THE NORTH CODE // AMERICAN OPERA // SARAH BURTON

THE NORTH CODE
The North Code is an indie folk band based in Madison, Wisconsin. Our debut album, In My Head, is now available on all streaming services! 

AMERICAN OPERA
Incremental progress. Monumental setbacks. Small victories. This is the story of American Opera.

More than a record, Small Victories is a collection of moments, both devastating and victorious. Ominous nostalgia confronting hopeful reemergence. Sonically, think Manchester Orchestra meets Ryan Adams, Brand New meets Langhorne Slim — polished stones in a bed of gravel and grit.

"The idea behind Small Victories is that the world is going to grow fists and start swinging at you, but you need to find reasons to get back up," says Bee. "Lyrically, there are common threads in the songs that explore heartbreak, hope, loss, religion, mental health, and more. Some of the songs are about failure — I lovingly refer to them as 'pep talks to myself.' Maybe if I sing them over and over, something will change?"

SARAH BURTON
One bad breakup, two robberies, a few trips to the ER, and moving to the West Texas desert are just a few of the turns that led to the creation of Give Me What I Want. It's a vignette of a new age wild west with songs about internet dating, crazy exes, getting older, and that feeling you get when everyone around you is in love and you're not. In it, Sarah delivers an unapologetic demand with a finger in the air, howling with the underdogs who are sick of getting scraps. It's a raw and real album that skirts Americana, folk, rock and country; the songs tell classic stories in a modern age from love and lust, to enchantment and disenchantment, and that constant search for fulfillment.

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FRESH FACES COMEDY
Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

FRESH FACES COMEDY

Doors 7PM ~ COMEDY 8PM
$5 Tickets

Madison Comedy Week brings you the freshest and most promising of faces of Madison's Comedy Scene to the beautiful Winnebago for the annual fresh faces showcase!

Will Byrd hosts a stellar lineup of up and coming Madison comics including:

Sasha Rosser
Cal Smith
Shauna Jungdahl
Lalita Dee
Morris Brown
Sara Lebow
Jared Porter
Joe Molloy
Henry Toups
Samara Suomi
Craig Smith

Show starts at 8 but show up early for Happy Hour! 1/2 OFF HOMEMADE FOCACCIA PIZZA, SELECT TAPS, AND RAIL DRINKS, 5-7PM.


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BLUES BRUNCH
Jun
16
10:30 AM10:30

BLUES BRUNCH

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BLUES

BRUNCH

FEATURING THE BILL ROBERTS COMBO

The Bill Roberts Combo: is it jazz-blues or blues jazz? We are reuniting these styles in a savory combination of tasty licks and appealing musical presentations. Featuring one of Madison's finest guitarists, Bill Roberts, this group serves up a healthy entree of hot jazz-blues guitar, with side dishes of soulful bass, spicy piano, delicious beets (beats), and often topped with sweet sweet saxophone. Are we carrying this food metaphor too far? Yes. Yes, we are. Come get a taste of the real thing at The Winnebago.

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DUSTIN THOMAS // SPARE CHANGE TRIO
Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

DUSTIN THOMAS // SPARE CHANGE TRIO

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DUSTIN THOMAS // SPARE CHANGE TRIO

w/ Samia Shalabi & Trill LeBeau

Big hair, big smiles, and a whole lot of love- Wild-hearted globe-trotter DUSTIN THOMAS is making waves from America to Australia with his infectious blend of beat-box/soul-folk. Armed with his voice, a guitar, and universal anthems of love and war; this young singer-songwriter continues to inspire hearts around the world on his mission of peace, joy, and unity. As a touring artist Dustin Thomas is known worldwide for his captivating and unifying performances and soulfully crafted sing-a-longs. As a recording artist, Dustin has built a unique grassroots following online and boasts over a half a million streams on his website alone. Truly a man of the road, Dustin Thomas has shared the stage with the biggest names in conscious music including SOJA, Xavier Rudd, Trevor Hall, Rising Appalachia, and Nahko and Medicine for The People. As an advocate for both social and environmental justice, Dustin Thomas uses his platform to inspire both awareness and consciousness about important issues and writes music that encourages all people from all walks of life to work through the hard times, appreciate the good times, and ultimately to love themselves, love the planet, and love each other.

“…a powerful singer songwriter in the midst of a massive empowerment movement.” – Huffington Post

“His uniqueness defies labels. If you need comparisons, he’s a conduit for something spiritual and real, the way that the great Bob Marley was (and still is) or the way real issues were sung by, say, Tracy Chapman, whose stirring voice, by the way, seems to be echoing in Dustin” – Big Island Weekly

Milwaukee’s own SPARE CHANGE TRIO, known largely for their eclectic live performances that incorporate the Australian Yidaki (didgeridoo) into flowing soundscapes of reggae, funk, and jazz-fusion, consistently leave audiences wanting more. Deeply rooted in the positive message of reggae music, the band has grown to realize their calling: to spread peace, love, and harmony… while laying down an infectious groove.

Uprooted from Galveston, Texas, TRILL LEBEAU is riding the wave of musical medicine. With a side note of comedy, and eccentric yet eclectic style of fashion, and a folky sound and gypsy vibe that amps up a crowd and keeps you moving your head, tapping your feet... or just get up and lay the boogie down! 

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